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Choosing Community
Platform program presented by Kate Lovelady, Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of St. Louis. An individual’s community used to be largely determined by circumstance— the extended family and town in which they grew up, the traditions of family and background. “Community” was mostly a given, and often something to escape from in search of freedom and new experiences. Today, community is often something that people are seeking, as families shrink, people move more often, traditions continue to lose power, and individuality reigns supreme. What does it mean to cultivate voluntary community? And what does choosing community mean in a time of national strife? Child care is available. Our Meeting House is accessible.

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What we're about

This humanist community meets weekly, and also has special events and other activities throughout the year. We welcome newcomers or visitors of all ages and backgrounds to Meetup with us for any or all of these things, as we work together to make a more just, sustainable and humane society – and enjoy each other’s company.

There are several ways you can participate:

· Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. we gather for “platform,” with a different featured speaker and topic each week, on a wide variety of topics. Our overall theme is how best to live ethical and moral lives, and that doing so does not require belief in a god

· Children’s classes meet each Sunday at the same time as the adults. The Ethical Education program is designed for kids in grades K through 8, and there is also childcare for younger children.

· Charitable and social justice projects (see calendar).

· First Friday Film series features documentaries on a variety of subjects.

· Social gatherings including potlucks, game nights, and secular holiday festivals (see calendar).

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