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Join us in celebrating Humanism!

The Jefferson Humanists is a chapter of the American Humanist Association.

Our mission is "to expand an ethical and life affirming humanist community devoted to science, reason, inclusion and social responsibility.”

In addition to a wide variety of activities (including book discussions, hiking, happy hours and more), join us for our regular monthly meetings, which are held on fourth Sunday evenings at 4pm.

A typical meeting consists of a Keynote Speaker or Special Program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

Before the presentation, take some time to browse our free Humanist library (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mrelisha/jeffersonhumanists), become a member (http://media.wix.com/ugd/d8cdae_02778f4cb27e45389d852099d45e3f76.pdf)of our Chapter, sign up for our newsletter, explore volunteer opportunities to help us build a stronger chapter, meet new friends, ask questions about Humanism and have some appetizer and wine.

For more information about the Jefferson Humanists, see our website, http://www.jeffersonhumanists.org . You can also keep current on what we are doing and humanist issues in your community and the world on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jeffcohumanists).

Upcoming events (5+)

Humanist Heathen Happy Hour - Bocce Ball Party at Tanglewood Park in Golden

Tanglewood Sports Park & Prospect West Tennis Courts

Note the earlier start time of 5:00 for this event. Come to a Bocce Ball party in the park with food, beer and wine. Don't worry if you never played because the rules are simple. The skill is how close you can roll your balls to the marker ball or knock your opponent's ball out of the way. We'll have two courts and also a corn hole game and croquet, or just come and hang out. We'll bring pizza, soft drinks, beer, and wine for a small donation. _____________________________________________________________________________________ The Jefferson Humanists welcome you to come join fellow Humanists and Heathens for drinks, dinner and unique conversations, every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. We'll try new places and go back to our favorites. Don't worry if you are running behind, this is a casual event.

Humanist Perspectives - Existentialist View and the Children at the Border

Existentialist View and the Children at the Border, with Joe Woodson. Let's meet Dostoevsky and Camus as they wrestle in their fictional writings with the suffering and death of children and seek some hope and love for the little ones. Joe will take us on an emotional existential journey. Breakfast pastries and beverages will be served. We meet in the Mills Building behind JUC. Park on the east side and take the walkway between the buildings to the side entrance. _____________________________________________________________________________________ The Jefferson Humanists Chapter of the American Humanist Association is very pleased to offer a regular explorations series on 3rd Saturdays, 10-12 AM, at Jefferson Unitarian Church (JUC). Each session will be slightly different and include several segments to showcase aspects of Humanism through a presentation, videos, movies, forums and explorations, followed by discussions. We will include time for participants to socialize and get acquainted, in keeping with our chapter goal of building community.

JH Monthly Meeting - Writing Fiction in a Credulous World, James Van Pelt

At our September program, James Van Pelt, award winning science fiction writer will speak on “Writing Fiction in a Credulous World.” About his topic, James comments: “I think it’s very interesting to think about where stories come from, why there is an urge to tell them, and theorize why there’s such a ready audience to receive them. Fiction doesn’t work on someone who isn’t able to suspend disbelief at least for the moment of the story.” James Van Pelt is a full-time writer in western Colorado. His work has appeared in many science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies. He’s been a finalist for a Nebula Award and been reprinted in many year’s best collections. His first Young Adult novel, Pandora’s Gun, was released from Fairwood Press in August of 2015. His latest collection, The Experience Arcade and Other Stories was released at the World Fantasy Convention in 2017. James blogs at www.jamesvanpelt.com, and he can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/james.vanpelt.14. For more information about James Van Pelt and his views on the importance of science fiction, click here: https://www.jeffersonhumanists.org/project/jh-monthly-meeting-writing-fiction-in-a-credulous-world-james-van-pelt-sept-22-2019/ ------------------------------------------------------ We will serve appetizers from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation is suggested for the food and wine. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins. We hope to see you at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, September 22nd, at Jefferson Unitarian Church! ------------------------------------------------------ SOCK DRIVE Humanists Helping Humanity, the social responsibility group of the Jefferson Humanists, is collecting socks for The Action Center, who is trying to break a Guinness World Record for the most socks ever collected. Please help them reach this goal by bringing your donation of new socks to the Monthly Chapter Meeting on September 22nd. Socks will be donated to the homeless and low-income families. We’re also happy to continue collecting any personal hygiene items for donation to The Action Center as well. ------------------------------------------------------ “Writing fiction feels like an adventurous act, nudging aside reality a word at a time.” ― James Van Pelt

Game Time

Barnes & Noble

Game Time is a new JH event hosted by Darlene and is held at the Starbucks Coffee Shop at Barnes & Noble in the Denver West Shopping Center, on the 4th Friday of the month. Everybody is welcome to come play cool games like Dictionary, the fake word definition game that always results in lots of laughter and fun. The Starbucks bar has coffee and other hot and cold drinks plus various snacks available for the usual prices. Look for the Jefferson Humanists sign on the table.

Past events (271)

FROG Book Meeting

Lakewood Library - Jefferson County Public Library

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