What we're about

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), Connecticut, seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community. Check out our website at HFFCCT.org.
Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or dogma.
Our bywords are Reason and Compassion. We look for evidence as the basis of our beliefs about the world, and we embody compassion as our approach to others. We seek:
1. To provide a forum for mutual and public education,
2. To promote critical thinking and the separation of government and religion, and to stand up for humanist values as citizens,
3. To form a warm, welcoming and supportive community of thoughtful people.
We welcome all who wish to participate. Also, visit our Facebook Page! 
Click here to learn about membership in HFFC.
HFFC is an IRS-recognized 501(c )(3 ) educational organization. Membership contributions are tax-deductible. HFFC is an independent chapter of the American Humanist Association.
Contact for answers to questions, information, and membership forms: Cary Shaw, (203)849-8978, hffc@optimum.net
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HFFC Board of Directors (aka Steering Committee):
President: Cary Shaw
Vice President: John Levin
Secretary: Amy Ewing
Treasurer: Cary Shaw
Assistant Treasurer: Scott Hutchason
Program Director: Anita Peters
Membership: Cary Shaw, All Board of Directors
Technology: George Unser
Program Development: Fred Cunningham
Outreach: John Levin
At-Large: Paul Roszko
Newsletter: George Unser
Social Action: John Levin, Amy Ewing
Key Players:
Cathleen Costello: Sunshine
Ann Stamler: Membership Support, Welcome/Registration with Amy Ewing and Lori Tanner
Joe Stamler: Stagecraft & Audio Visual
HFFC Books Et Cetera: Mitch Tilkin, Manny Ratafia
Science Readers Group: Ruth Light
Communications Committee: George Unser, Cary Shaw, Amy Ewing, Paul Roszko

Upcoming events (4+)

Social Hour at HFFC: Open Forum

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What’s on your mind? Join the vibrant conversation! A lot has been happening. You will be intrigued. Enquire. Connect.
Gather, share experiences and ideas, have fun, and get to know each other.
Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We've shared about:
Vaccination third shot
Secular day of the dead
Recent hurricane floods
Experiences with refugee settlement
Experiences engaging others in points of view
Changing mores in describing people.

Welcome whether you are already an HFFC member, or a first timer!

HFFC Monthly Meeting with Shim Bo who does Buddhist meditation

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As of this writing the details have not been finalized.
It is currently planned to be an IN-PERSON meeting to be held at the Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut, a short jog off I-95 Exit 18.
We hope to have future monthly meetings as HYBRID (combination of in-person and Zoom). Stay tuned.

6:45 pm settle in; 7:00 program. Public invited. Link below will enable you to register.

The HFFC Monthly Meeting is the second Monday evening of each month.
Usually we feature an expert on a topic of current relevance followed by Q&A. Sometimes we feature discussion groups, and sometimes we feature a "Sound Off" whereby members get a chance to do mini-presentations on topics close to them.

Stay tuned for specifics.

HFFC Annual Summer Solstice Party

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The famed fun HFFC Summer Solstice Party will be held this year on the day of the longest daylight in the Nortern Hemisphere, Tuesday June 21.
It is an IN-PERSON event for vaccinated and boosted paid-up members for 2022. Membershp may be obtained at the door or online at hffcct.org/join

Food is potluck or bring your own, with some supplement by us. There is plenty of fun, games and socializing. It is planned that an EVITE will be sent to members with additional information.

Or for more information, contact Anita at Anita (symbol at sign) markthisdaywithlove.com

HFFC Science Readers

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Meeting opens at 6:30 pm, Discussion 7:00 pm
Hi, Sciencières et Scienciers*:
What’s the latest in scientific thinking? What does it mean for us? What do we think of it? Join the HFFC Science Readers group to tackle and be entertained. An article or videos are selected for reading/viewing in advance of the discussion or presentation. Welcome whether you are already a member of Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County, or a first timer! Contact Ruth Light at ruthlight1 at comcast.net (substitute at symbol for word at) to get information on the group and this month's readings.

Led by Ruth Light, M.D. Let's discuss a topic in science, learn and have fun.

*yes, I made up these words.

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