Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

January 13th: Humanist Celebrations and Blessings

How do we as Humanists acknowledge and commemorate life cycles, holidays and other seasonal events? What does it mean to be thankful in a natural and ethical way?

Jeffrey will share with us his take on being thankful and what we can think about as we ring in 2019. As the Spiritual leader of Or Adam congregation. Jeffrey seeks to understand the emotional challenges we face, the benefits of celebrations of life guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience.

Despite the effort to generally avoid rigid rituals, the joy of holiday celebrations above and beyond the likes of Day of Reason, Darwin Day, HumanLight, there are opportunities to experience self-actualization and emotionally satisfying recognitions that fulfill the very human need for mindfulness, thankfulness and lifting our spirits.

Our lives revolve around the rhythms of nature, calendar time and order. Human beings are unique and therefore their needs, and the ways in which they choose to fulfill them are unique. Social activism, the study and perpetuation of important personalities and events of human history and culture and understanding and establishing our worldviews and the ethical standards by which we live our daily lives, are all important and meaningful in ways in which we can express our humanism and our appreciation of our blessings.

For humanists, the communal recognition of marking physical, emotional, and intellectual growth through non-theistic, non-sexist, and egalitarian celebrations of life cycle demarcations that articulate secular humanistic attitudes toward birth, growth, relationships, and death.

Together, let's examine opportunities to create meaningful secular humanistic celebrations and blessings consistent with our ethical, purposeful life goals.
Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

Date: 01/13/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 11:30am MST

Location: Humanist Community Center

Created by:   HSGP Volunteer Opportunities
 
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Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breaker

 
pete costantino
a new year to volunteer

Food Preparation and Replenishment 7-9 a.m. Do NOT need to be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breakers for the water heaters are turned on.

 
Steven Metzger

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (2)

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (• Set up tables and chairs. • Place tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, and flower vases on each table. • Set plates, bowls, silverware, etc., on buffet table. • Fill the coffee station with coffee cups, cocoa, and

 
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Teresa Cokl

Greet and Welcome 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (3)

• Greet attendees and make them feel welcome. • Distribute badges appropriately. • Offer a tour to new guests who have not visited the community center.

 

Bring a Casserole/Main Dish 8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (3)

Bring a casserole or main breakfast dish to the community center by 9:00 am. Don’t have a casserole recipe? Ask us to send you one in your email.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Kathy Pettycrew

Humanist Minute Speaker 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Share what Humanism means to you through a short reading or other self-expression. Need an idea? Ask us to send you a list of resources in your email.

 

Cleanup 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (2) (2)

Cleanup: clear tables; clean and store coffee urns and serving dishes; sort and discard trash and recyclables.

 

Shop for Food (Historically, this has been completed the day before the event.)

Must be a key holder • Costco membership preferred • Determine need based on donations by food preparation volunteers • Purchase items for Sunday breakfast • Deliver these goods to the HCC

 


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