Calendar of Events
October 26, 2014 9:15 AM
Join the NoVESingers as we rehearse songs we will be singing at the Platforms on the fourth Sunday of each month through June. As this is the fourth Sunday we will be singing at the Platform so please dress in black pants/skirt and your NoVESingers shirt.
October 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Lisa Johnson-Firth, Principle of Immigrants, presents an update on immigration issues. Immigration is an issue fraught with misunderstanding, due to its complexity and emotionally charged nature. Everyone has their views, and strong ones at that. The only way bridges can be built between different points of view is through education, questioning and discussion. When persons are given exposure to different views – and as accurate a view as possible as to what is happening on immigration issues – and then permitted to question and discuss, real change becomes possible and coalitions can be formed where previously the gulf was too wide.
October 26, 2014 7:00 PM
The immigration film festival, headed by two members of the Washington Ethical Society, is envisioned as a vehicle for bringing the many images of immigration to the community. A number of us will be attending “Harvest of Empire” at the Unitarian Church of Arlington. The film won an award as the best documentary feature film. It tells of the connection between US intervention in Latin America and the immigration issues we face today. Please sign our signup sheet so that it might be possible for us to go in a group. Sign up as soon as possible for tickets on IMFilmFest.eventbrite.org for free tickets. Some tickets will also be available at the door at $6. In addition we will have the complete catalog of the filmfest available on the NoVES Information table at the Sunday Platforms.
October 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Come see our Sunday School kids as they march in the Vienna Halloween parade! Contact our Director of Ethical Education, Jeff Lewis, for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Founded September 1983
We meet at Green Hedges School
415 Windover Ave. NW, Vienna, Virginia
Platform talks and Sunday School begin at 11 am,
most Sundays from September through June
Our Ethical Society
The Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES) welcomes visitors to our diverse community. We are a humanist congregation with members around the greater Washington, DC area. People of all types and all different ages, with or without children, of many religious and ethnic backgrounds, all have made NoVES their humanistic/religious home. The mission of NoVES is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a humanistic program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.
Our Sunday School
We have a thriving Sunday School! Our children like attending because our Sunday School is a fun, hands on learning environment! Visit our Sunday School page to learn more about what we do and have planned for the year. To let us know you're interested or to seek further information, contact our Director of Ethical Education. Get a head start and fill out a Sunday School registration form too! You can enroll any time.
Now that the Supreme Court has declined to review the Court of Appeals' decision striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the Northern Virginia Ethical Society is eagerly looking forward to conducting same-sex weddings in Virginia (as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland). See our Ceremonies and Officiants section.
Visit us on Sunday Morning
We invite you to check us out on a Sunday Morning and to join us in other activities. You might find, as so many others of us have, the sort of caring, thoughtful community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become a part of it. Take a look at our current and past Newsletters to get a further understanding of who we are. Note our committed staff and volunteers. See what's going on by looking at our Calendar. We also invite you to 'friend' us on Facebook by following this link.
Driving Directions: Take the Nutley Street North exit from Route I-66. At the fourth light, cross Maple Avenue (Route 123) and start watching your odometer. At 0.2 miles, you will see a driveway with “Watch for Turning Vehicles” and “Green Hedges” signs. There will also be an Ethical Society sign next to the driveway. Turn right into the driveway, park in the lot, and take the nearest entrance into the building.
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