Coming Society Events 

Fiction Circle Discussion Group
Sunday, May 7,  12:15pm

We'll meet in the auditorium immediately after the Sunday program to discuss Colson Whitehead’s "The Underground Railroad." Winner of the 2016 National Book Award, Whitehead’s novel uses an actual railroad (albeit underground and largely unknown) to explore black American history.

Film Discussion Group
Monday, May 8,  7:15pm

The movies for this month are “Going in Style,” the story of three friends who risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the bank that absconded with their money. And, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” which tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, May 21, 12:15pm  

We meet after the Sunday morning program in the upstairs conference room on the third Sunday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome to share their short, original works. . 



• Historical records of the society (1882-1980) are available to the public at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The Society donated its papers to the UIC library over 30 years ago. Items in the collection include minutes, correspondence, membership lists, speeches, photos, and newspaper clippings. For an inventory of the collection, follow this link: ethicalhumanistsociety.org/history.

• Enjoy the coffee and social hour after Sunday morning programs. For the summer, the coffee hour is 'Do-It-Yourself'. Feel free to bring snacks to share and make coffee or tea. But, please help to clean up afterwards.

• Getting married? Naming your baby? Having a memorial service? Our Officiants—Matt Cole and Katie Merrell—perform weddings, baby namings, and memorial services. For a caring, secular ceremony, inquire at our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Our Tribute Fund is a way of honoring each other—like condolences on losing a loved one and congratulations on a birth, wedding, or personal achievement. Each tribute is printed in the newsletter. Forms are on the literature tables.

• Join one of our hard-working committees—like Ethical Action, Sunday Program, Fund Raising, Building, Membership, Publicity, Audio-Visual, Adult Education, and Caring. Are you interested? Call Sharon Appelquist at the office.





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May 13
8:00 pm 

Val Leventhal & Patrick Reninger


$8 suggested donation includes refreshments.

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