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Coming Society Events  

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, July 16, 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.


Book Group
Sunday, August 6, 12:15pm

We will discuss Timothy Snyder's "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century." A history professor at Yale University, Snyder draws on his knowledge of war and genocide in Europe to offer 20 ways to fight authoritarianism.


Film Discussion Group
Monday, August 14,  7:15pm

We'll discuss these current films:

"Maudie" - An unlikely romance based on a true story in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art.

"A Ghost Story" - Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

""Baby Driver" is a backup, in case the above films leave the theaters early. 


Announcements


• 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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August 12
8:00 pm 

Five of a Kind

with: Sharon Appelquist, Dennis Harpole, Kris Huysken, Lizabeth MacDonald, & Jim Sanabria


$8 suggested donation includes refreshments.