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Winter Festival Program 2013
The Place Where People Meet to Seek the Highest is Holy Ground

Welcome To The Platform Meeting of the

Northern Virginia Ethical Society

Winter Festival 2012 - 2013

Platform Chairpersons Mary Ellen Stanton/Marv Friedlander

Chimes • Lighting the Candles


Welcome and Opening Words • Festival Program

Snow is Falling Pre-School Class

Marvelous Toy Sunday School and Chorus with Doris Justis

December Moon, by May Sarton, and Year's End, by Richard Wilbur Reader Marianne Moerman

Night Tree, by Eve Bunting Reader Amy Anderson (children's story)

Poem - Reader Ellen Dinerman

Suzy Snowflake - Sunday School and Chorus with Doris Justis

Poem - Jaime Argandona

Collection (charity & clothes) • Announcements

Peace Round • Closing Words


We are delighted you chose to participate in Winter Festival. Along with Stone Salad and Spring Festival, this is one of three festivals that our Ethical Society celebrates. Winter Festival comes around the same time of the year as several other major holidays. We celebrate the gift of the new year by bringing light into our lives. We choose to share ourselves through music, food, and companionship. Want to learn more about us? Talk with our President, Marv Friedlander, our Membership Chair, Mary Ellen Stanton, or any member. Visit us at to learn about upcoming platforms and other Society activities.

Upcoming Events...reserve these dates

January 12 Craft Club (women’s group) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Mary Ellen Stanton for further information

January 20 Martin Luther King march commemorative event in Reston, Virginia. We meet at 3:00 pm in front of Reston's Used Book Shop at Lake Anne Plaza and walk with our NoVES banner to the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation for a 4:00 pm concert. Contact Susan Teaford at for more information.

January 26 New Member potluck and panel at 6:00 pm at the home of Mary Ellen and Andy Stanton. Visit with other newer members and participate in an informal discussion about NoVES. Children welcome. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at

Feb. 17 March to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline member Helene Shore will be joining a massive march in Washington DC to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline. For additional information you can contact Helene at

A World of Heath, Connecting People, Place and Planet is a six session moderator led discussion course that explores the connection between human health and the environment. How does our personal health intersect with the environment, our food, community and ultimately the planet? For more information, take a look at the sign up sheet at our member's table or contact Helene at

Food For Thought


Many hands, small and large, contributed to this festival. Thank you.