• Children's Program During Sunday Speaker Meeting

    Humanist Community Center

    HSGP parents are hosting a children's program to coincide with the speaker meeting. Children ages 2-12 will be supervised by a paid child minder plus parent volunteers, as needed. Youth ages 13-18 are invited to meet in the library to discuss deep philosophical stuff. (The age ranges are a loose suggestion: youth can play with Legos if they want to.) A parent or guardian must remain onsite during the meeting. Please chip in to defray the child minder expense. A donation of $5 per child is requested. Parents are also invited to participate in curriculum development. When you RSVP for this meeting please add a comment to indicate the ages of the children you are bringing.

  • Sunday Speaker: Marty Seidenfeld, Final Exit Network

    Humanist Community Center

    The Right to a Death with Dignity: The Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century. "Death is inevitable. While most people would choose to die at home, in fact, most die in medical facilities. This talk will describe how, through the Final Exit Network (FEN), people whose medical condition makes their lives unbearable may choose to achieve a painless, reliable, dignified self-deliverance when, where and in the company of those they choose. If a person’s medical condition can only end in death, they have a choice about ending their suffering. We will discuss the ethical and moral responsibility of each person to make decisions about their own lives - and their own deaths. We hold that any competent person unbearably suffering from an intractable medical condition should have the option to die legally and peacefully. FEN’s mission is to educate those who qualify through our medical committee, regardless of the length of their prognosis, about how to achieve a practical, peaceful way to end their lives. We also offer a compassionate bedside presence. FEN is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, with our services available in all fifty states. There is never any charge to anyone using our guide service; we are 100% supported by membership dues, bequests and contributions. FEN is a member of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. In this talk I will briefly describe the legal status of self-deliverance, in the Unites States and around the world. I will also describe how many groups, especially conservative religious groups, oppose our work." Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am. Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. For a list of volunteer opportunities click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448A4AB22A6FA7-march5 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. A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending. Click here: https://www.meetup.com/Humanist-Society-of-Greater-Phoenix/events/257940233/ Need Accessibility Options? Send an email to [masked] with Accessibility Options in the subject line and let us know about your needs. We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

  • Monday Morning Coffee Social

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    Join us for fun, food, friends & laughter - isn't this the best offer for a Monday morning? Enjoy new friends and conversation. Take a break from your schedule to unwind. No rush hour, just good times. I encourage musical chairs to maximize the art of conversation & meeting new members. Average attendance is 12, a nice intimate group easy to get to know. Every Monday, same place, from 10 AM-Noon. Look for the Meetup signs on the tables. Please note: We will be with the Humanist group & another Meetup group: Parking: easy Directions, faces 20th st, 1 block s of Camelback RD, in the colonnade mall, on w side behind In & Out Burger, across the st from Trader Joes & Wholefoods. Please observe cell phone etiquette and leave the table to take a call. Thank you! Your host, Sherry This is not an official HSGP event, but another fun get-together in a nice place for socializing.

  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    627 West Rio Salado Parkway

    Are you or somebody you know suffering from an addiction to alcohol, smoking, drugs, food, or something else? Are you looking for a secular support group for those addictions? We all know about other 12-step groups and the lack of a scientific basis for support, but what about programs for the non-believer? Introducing, SMART recovery! This event is free and open to the public. Our Purpose To support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. Our Approach * Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance. * Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives. * Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change. * Meetings are educational and include open discussions. * Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments. * Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves. If you wish to attend but prefer to RSVP confidentially, send a Meetup Message to one of our hosts. Need to know more? Check out their videos: SMART Recovery See you there! • Important to know You may RSVP on this page, as usual, or you may choose to send a private message to the host, Chris. To do so click on his picture below.

  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    627 West Rio Salado Parkway

    It has been exactly one year since our first Smart Recovery meeting at the Humanist Center. Now we are adding a 2nd weekly meeting! Are you or somebody you know suffering from an addiction to alcohol, smoking, drugs, food, or something else? Are you looking for a secular support group for those addictions? We all know about other 12-step groups and the lack of a scientific basis for support, but what about programs for the non-believer? Introducing, SMART recovery! This event is free and open to the public. Our Purpose To support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. Our Approach * Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance. * Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives. * Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change. * Meetings are educational and include open discussions. * Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments. * Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves. If you wish to attend but prefer to RSVP confidentially, send a Meetup Message to our host. Need to know more? Check out their videos: https://www.smartrecovery.org/ See you there! • Important to know You may RSVP on this page, as usual, or you may choose to send a private message to the host, Sadie. To do so click on her picture below.

  • Coffee, Eats, Arts, and Socializing

    Jarrod's Coffee Tea and Gallery

    This is a casual group meeting in downtown Mesa in one of the Valley's finest Coffee shops that is also an art gallery. The coffee is awesome, the owners and staff are awesome, they have some great food (including GF options), and a fantastic display of art. Come and join us and shoot the breeze about whatever comes up! Check out the venue here: http://jarrodscoffeeteaandgallery.com/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/Jarrodsartcoffeeteagallery/

  • Weekly Friday Coffee Social at Kneaders in Phoenix

    Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

    Join us for fun, friends and food every Friday morning at Kneaders! This could be the most sensational part of your day! Menu BANANA CREAM PIE FRENCH TOAST This is an amazingly decadent offering that pairs our standard Chunky Cinnamon French Toast with our Banana Cream Pie filling. It's an amazing amount of flavor with shaved almonds and a hint of cinnamon added for good measure. $6.49 CHUNKY CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST - 2 pieces of our chunky cinnamon french toast served with strawberries, whip cream and homemade caramel syrup. $5.59 HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH PANCAKES - 3 fluffy pancakes served with strawberries, whip cream and homemade caramel syrup. $5.79 PECAN PANCAKES - 2 fluffy pancakes with chopped candied pecans. Served with homemade caramel syrup. $5.99 GREEK OMELET - 3 ounce scrambled omelet with spinach, feta and portabella mushrooms. Served with 100% wheat toast and fresh orange slices. $5.79 ITALIAN OMELET - 3 ounce scrambled omelet with sausage, mozzarella cheese, red bell peppers and fresh basil. Served with 100% wheat toast and fresh orange slices. $5.79 AMERICAN OMELET - 3 ounce scrambled omelet with ham, cheddar cheese and broccoli. Served with 100% wheat toast and fresh orange slices. $5.79 MEAT, EGG AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CROISSANT - Your choice of ham, sausage or bacon with cheddar cheese and two fresh cracke d eggs. Served on a European butter croissant. $4.59 MEAT AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CROISSANT - Your choice of ham, sausage or bacon with cheddar cheese. Served on a European butter croissant. $4.19 EGG AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CROISSANT - Cheddar cheese and two fresh cracked eggs. Served on a European butter croissant. $3.99 IRISH OATMEAL - Steel cut Irish oatmeal served with your choice of topping and brown sugar on the side. $3.99 Plus pastries like you wouldn't believe, and some awesome people to chat with! Look for the Meetup signs on the tables. Join us every Friday. Please observe cell phone etiquette by leaving the table for your call, thx. Please note: We will be with the Humanist group & other groups that aren't Humanist. Your Host, Sherry (Image Creative Commons)

  • Kids Chess Meetup

    Humanist Community Center

    “Chess can help a child develop logical thinking, decision making, reasoning, and pattern recognition skills, which in turn can help math and verbal skills.” - GM Susan Polgar Fun with Chess for girls and boys, children of all ages and skill levels, and their families. Learn something new, make new friends, have fun!

  • Monday Morning Coffee Social

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    Join us for fun, food, friends & laughter - isn't this the best offer for a Monday morning? Enjoy new friends and conversation. Take a break from your schedule to unwind. No rush hour, just good times. I encourage musical chairs to maximize the art of conversation & meeting new members. Average attendance is 12, a nice intimate group easy to get to know. Every Monday, same place, from 10 AM-Noon. Look for the Meetup signs on the tables. Please note: We will be with the Humanist group & another Meetup group: Parking: easy Directions, faces 20th st, 1 block s of Camelback RD, in the colonnade mall, on w side behind In & Out Burger, across the st from Trader Joes & Wholefoods. Please observe cell phone etiquette and leave the table to take a call. Thank you! Your host, Sherry This is not an official HSGP event, but another fun get-together in a nice place for socializing.

  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    627 West Rio Salado Parkway

    Are you or somebody you know suffering from an addiction to alcohol, smoking, drugs, food, or something else? Are you looking for a secular support group for those addictions? We all know about other 12-step groups and the lack of a scientific basis for support, but what about programs for the non-believer? Introducing, SMART recovery! This event is free and open to the public. Our Purpose To support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. Our Approach * Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance. * Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives. * Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change. * Meetings are educational and include open discussions. * Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments. * Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves. If you wish to attend but prefer to RSVP confidentially, send a Meetup Message to one of our hosts. Need to know more? Check out their videos: SMART Recovery See you there! • Important to know You may RSVP on this page, as usual, or you may choose to send a private message to the host, Chris. To do so click on his picture below.