Humanism with Heart is a discussion and service group that is guided by the principles of Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, encourages us to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that are guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience. Humanism and Unitarian Universalism (UU) share a long history, with several UU ministers having helped write the three iterations of the Humanist Manifesto.
If you have an idea for a feature article for our e-magazine, Fellowship Matters, please email Gregg Jamback at FellowshipMatters@uufws.org with your suggestion and preferred timing. Gregg will assign a writer to the article unless you request to be a guest writer. Please plan ahead to get on the schedule for a particular issue. We are looking out months in advance. Thank you.
PARENTS: The RE committee welcomes you to RE Information Sessions regarding the 2014-2015 Program Year. There will be important information at these events, so it is important that you come. There will be 2 sessions based on age: 5-12th grade, Sep 12 6:30-8 pm, and Infants-4th grade, Sep 13, 10-11:30 am.
September 1, 2014 (All day)
September 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves" is one of our Six Sources for Unitarian Universalism. Yet many of us cringe in discomfort, or complain, or even feel disenfranchised if we encounter a reference to a Bible verse or story. What causes that discomfort? Is there a way to handle the discomfort other than simply avoiding references to the Bible?
September 9, 2014 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We invite you to the first meeting of Humanism with Heart. We will start by presenting and discussing the first paragraph of the Humanist Manifesto III. Then we will listen to and discuss excerpts of an interview with Chris Stedman, Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community at Yale University. His book, Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, advocates outreach to seek "common moral ground between theists and atheists", and proposes achieving that aim by expanding interfaith dialogue to include atheists. If you are interested in Humanism with Heart, please send your name, email address and preferred phone number to email@example.com to join our email list.
September 12, 2014 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Families of youth in grades 5-12 are asked to attend this potluck and Open House event. Please bring a family sized dish to share and join the RE Committee for a fun and filling social time/meal.