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.