• Back to School Supplies Drive

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    This month's digital donation drives will support the schools in the neighborhood of the Humanist Community Center - Emerson Elementary and Westwood High.

    Please send your tax-deductible gift to HSGP by mail or donate online with the contribution note "School Supplies."

    Thank you for supporting our community!

  • Sherry's Events: Friendly Coffee Social at Little O's

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    Sherry's social events are not official HSGP events, just opportunities to get together with other secular folks.

    Join us for fun, food and friends.

    The patio is nice and cool - that's where you'll find us. Look for the Meetup sign. We will be joined by members of the Atheist Meetup Group.

    Sherry's events are not official HSGP events, but are opportunities to socialize with like-minded folks. Enjoy!

  • Coffee Talk Zoom discussion

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    Note that the RSVP list usually understates the number of attendees by quite a bit. We do get a good turnout and we do have great conversations. Everybody is respectful of each other and everyone gets to talk more than enough.

    We are continuing to be on Zoom only this week. The Covid numbers in Arizona are still not looking good and we need to stay safe. We'll stay on Zoom only until the numbers look good again. Check here or on the HSGP Facebook group page for updates on future events. We all want to get back to in-person meetings as soon as reasonable so stay tuned.

    For those not on Meetup, here are the Zoom instructions:

    Topic: Coffee Talk Zoom Discussion
    Time: Thursday, Aug 18, 10:00 AM to 1:00 pm Arizona

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  • Let's Eat Geography!

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  • Let's Geography!

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    Let's Geography!

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    NOTE TIME CHANGE: We are now meeting at 6:30 pm

    How many countries can you identify on a blank map? How many countries can you name even if you don't know right where they are? If you feel you need to brush up on some geography, come learn with us. If you already know everything, come show off. We promise to be impressed!

    One evening a month we will meet to discuss a country somewhere in the world, locate it on a map, and share everything we have been able to find out about it. There’s so much to learn: people, rivers, cities, language, mountains, food, customs, music, exports, politics, weather, philosophy. We’ll all teach and learn together, and then we’ll choose a country for next time.

    Look stuff up before you come, anything at all about this month's country that interests you, so you can share what you have learned with the rest of us. If you know of any good restaurants showcasing the cuisine of ___ let us know!

    Hosted by Teresa Cokl the third Thursday of each month.

    Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http://hsgp.org

  • Let's Geography! Cameroon!

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    Let's Geography!

    Topic: Cameroon

    Did you know that the world's largest frog lives in Cameroon?! The Goliath Frog can become 13.4" long and weigh just over 7 lbs.?!! Look stuff up before you come, anything at all about this month's country that interests you, so you can share what you have learned with the rest of us. Let us know if you have a favorite topic that you would like to explore and tell us about. If you know of any good restaurants showcasing the cuisine of Cameroon (and it looks very tasty!) let us know that, too!

    How many countries can you identify on a blank map? How many countries can you name even if you don't know right where they are? If you feel you need to brush up on some geography, come learn with us. If you already know everything, come show off. We promise to be impressed!

    One evening a month we will meet to discuss a country somewhere in the world, locate it on a map, and share everything we have been able to find out about it. There’s so much to learn: people, rivers, cities, language, mountains, food, customs, music, exports, politics, weather, philosophy. We’ll all teach and learn together, and then we’ll choose a country for next time.

    Hosted by Roxanne Ereth the third Thursday of each month.

    Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http://hsgp.org

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  • Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

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    FYI, this is not an HSGP sponsored event but may be of interest to Humanists.

    We are continuing to do our Saturday sessions on Zoom only until the Covid numbers in Arizona look much better. Keep an eye out on this Meetup page for future events and what is planned.

    Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online
    Time: Saturday, Aug 6, 10:00 AM - Noon

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  • Sunday Speaker: Drew Bekius, Upgrading Our Humanism: Developing Applied Values

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    Upgrading Our Humanism: Developing a Lifestyle of Applied Values

    What values do we as humanists embrace? And what does it look like to truly live them out?

    In “Upgrading Our Humanism: Building a Lifestyle of Embodied Values,” Drew Bekius will help us consider what it might look like to practice our humanism more intentionally, more honestly, and more vibrantly, while also having a bit more fun in the process. Join us as we upgrade our collective humanist lifestyle.

    Drew Bekius is an advisor, coach, author, and humanist based in the Twin Cities. As a humanist lifestyle coach, his work focuses on helping folks identify and more fully embody their humanist values. His work also includes confidence coaching, consultation in community-building, and speaker coaching for TEDxMinneapolis. A former evangelical Christian minister, Drew has served as president of The Clergy Project and is the author of two books, “The Rise and Fall of Faith” and “Your Next Life Now.” A humanist celebrant and member of several humanist organizations, he also serves on the board of trustees at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Drew and his two teenage daughters live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

    * DUE TO THE RISE IN COVID CASES, SUNDAY SPEAKER MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ONLINE FOR NOW. THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE. *

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    The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings. Meetings are free and open to the public.

    **Go to our YouTube channel to see past meetings, presentations and and interviews. Please become a subscriber--it's free! LINK HERE

    **We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. To become a member or make a donation, go to www.hsgp.org
    Thank you!

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  • Leaving Religion Discussion Group - on Google Meet

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    This discussion group will be on Google Meet. Here is the link:
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    Many people today are experiencing either a change in their religious beliefs or have left religion altogether. This often results in a loss of close relationships. Know that you are not alone. This meet-up is designed to provide a welcoming place for each person to share feelings, thoughts, and stories, or to simply listen to others.

    This is not meant to be a support, counseling, or therapy group. We are meeting and talking to others who have gone through similar experiences, which can be healing or comforting. You’ll meet former believers who are now atheists, agnostics or not sure what they are.

    The topic for August's meeting is: Now that you have left religion, how do you interact with and maintain relationships with friends and family who are still religious.

    Limit 12 people

    We meet 90 minutes once a month at the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (Google Meet for now). Humanism is a secular philosophy that encourages critical thinking and ethics.

    Let’s enjoy some great conversation and get to know some awesome people. Join us.

    Your host, Elizabeth Sowell