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Celebrate the Holidays - Human Light 2016: Togetherness

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  • DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church

    1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL (map)

    41.803326 -88.118858

  • [NOTE]  We're putting this up on Meetup as early as possible to facilitate your holiday scheduling.  The date and time are firm, as is the pot-luck nature of the program.  Additional details etc. may be added or changed as the program is finalized over the next month.

    2016

    Love and compassion

                beyond belief!

    Join us for our celebration of Human Light. We will follow a program similar in format to the prior few years: There will be thematic readings, inspiring quotes, a pot-luck dinner, re-worded classic holiday tunes and time for socializing.  Human Light is the Humanist's annual winter holiday celebration, and in our chapter we have begun to develop our own traditional program structure.  For more general information about Human Light see the below links:

    From the AHA

    Another from the AHA about Human Light

    And from Wikipedia

    The past year in America has been one of great tension, passionate disagreement and anxiety - largely due to political infighting and mud-slinging.  Psychologists have noticed a genuine trend towards more fear, apprehension, anxiety and anger.  These feelings are highly correlated with a political climate characterized by a tone of separation, intolerance and inflexibility and demonization of those who disagree. 

    This year's theme, then, will be one of togetherness, of compromise, of building on shared principles and of recognizing our common humanity and shared goals.  Among the key tenets of Humanism is that we must respect all persons, and that the ability to compromise  inherent to democratic governance is a noble goal we should seek to promote.  Let us spend the evening in a manner intended to replace fear with hope, and apprehension with confidence.  Let us come together as friends who recognize that we are largely pulling together toward the same goals, and that we have much reason to respect, cherish and support one another.

    Please bring a dish to share:  Either an appetizer, a dessert, a salad, a side-dish etc.  Ham and pulled pork sandwiches will be provided by members of the board.  Also, please feel free to bring your favorite beverage (perhaps to share) if coffee and lemonade are insufficient to satisfy you.

    As with all such functions involving food, please Contact Jack Sechrest at abm9[at]comcast.net or[masked] with the number in your party so we have an approximation of tables and chairs to set up.

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    My partner and I live in Oswego. A long-time skeptic and atheist. I... more

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    m on the board and really enjoy the company of these dynamic, caring people!

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