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HWSC Monthly Meeting: HUMANLIGHT

There’s Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, and the Wicca celebration called Yule. Humanists have initiated their own winter holiday, created by the New Jersey Humanist Network. They named it HumanLight, celebrating the light of reason, compassion and hope. Since its 2001 inception, it has been adopted by a growing number of Humanist chapters in the USA, Canada and England encompassing readings, food, music, and giving to the poor. HWSC has embraced it for the past three years, enjoying a mix of serious and jovial in anticipation of the cloudy months ahead. For the potluck, you are reminded to bring enough food to serve four. We also ask for a simple donation of non-perishables for the food pantry.
This year’s program will include candle lighting, wassail and a few short readings. Do you have a favorite Humanist saying or quote? Bring it along to share. Alternatively, there will be sayings scattered throughout the room for added reflection. Love to sing Christmas Carols but turned off by the words? Scott Thompson will offer some Humanist lyrics both serious and funny with our own pianist Perry Perkins for a sing-along.

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  • Jack S.

    Thanks to Scott and the several people who helped him, we were treated to a wonderful evening with many new features. Many jumped at the opportunity to make comments about two quotes they were able to select from the 96 that were provided. This provided for member participation that is usually not possible. We had a potluck diner and the members out did themselves with the quality and variety of the food they brought. We collected canned good for the local food pantry. As they say, "You shoulld have been there."

    December 12, 2013

  • tscott

    Everybody seemed to have a fine time. I certainly did as well.

    December 11, 2013

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