Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
 We meet at Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Ave. NW, Vienna, Virginia
Platform talks and Sunday School begin at 11 am, from September through June
The Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES) welcomes visitors to our diverse community.   We are a humanist congregation that practices Ethical Culture, a movement begun in 1876 by Felix Adler.  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 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 - and it's offered without charge!  Our children like attending because our Sunday School is a fun, hands on learning environment!  Click on the link to contact our DIRECTOR OF ETHICAL EDUCATION.
Weddings, Memorial Services, & Other Ceremonies
The Northern Virginia Ethical Society is pleased to conduct weddings for those who are interested in a non-demoninational, humanistic ceremony.   We welcome all couples, irrespective of gender.  Our officiants are authorized to operate in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.  We will work with you to plan the type of ceremony that you find meaningful. We also perform Memorial Services which honor the life and individuality of the deceased and Baby Naming or Welcoming ceremonies that commemorate the family's newest addition and welcome the child into the social community. We also perform anniversary celebrations and vow renewals. Click on the link to contact our OFFICIANTS.
Want to Know More?
Read about our LEADER, take a look at our current and past newsletters in our NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE, check out our most recent PRESIDENT'S COLUMN, examine our PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS.
We invite you to visit us on a Sunday morning.  You might find the kind of caring, welcoming community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become part of it!


You can listen to a past platform below


Upcoming Events