What we're about

Lehigh Valley Humanists is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. As secular humanists, we strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted way to live life. Humanism encompasses a variety of non-theistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and a set of ethical values grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now. We promote human rights, civil liberties, the scientific method, and the democratic process in an open, secular, and humane society. Lehigh Valley Humanists provides education, support, and outreach about humanism in an effort to build a vibrant community based around a positive ethical life-stance.

Visit our website at www.lvhumanists.org (http://www.lvhumanists.org/)

Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/67291625128/

Got kids? Check out LVH Families at https://www.meetup.com/Lehigh-Valley-Humanis ...

Follow LVH on . . .

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LVHumanists
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LVHumanists (https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FLVHumanists&h=SAQEYMGN-&enc=AZMkZ_nCGTEk4iW9BLMYCtxuVCHQd2t9kVDlmi_FD1TkquTPfIFJbhzzW1Ws9JUdTPvG1Z7HlLLnG86WgkOTKsn6AyiVJDxB_hQ8in3GpWK0ydjOHNkXD_C6orSErVFOoYj-Cd2ettkVIzGtS7KurCP0vYek068KT8kEnlJJVevTrA&s=1)
Google+: https://plus.google.com/106536832749169296564/about

Upcoming events (4+)

Live in the Garden: This Way to the Egress (and Brother JT)

Needs a location

Come join us for live music of This Way to the Egress! Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be fore sale here, too.

Guests welcome!

This Way to the Egress is described as "art punk," but is best listened to before you make any assumptions! They have an accordion, eccentric outfits, and may make you want to dance. (Please dance with me!)

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC5IPsQyH4AXB0Ftm16NdHxw

Brother JT will also be performing. Their style is rock-y.

https://brotherjt.bandcamp.com/

. . . . . .

The 7 week concert series will take place in the Bethlehem Rose Garden on Saturdays May 14th - June 25th. This family friendly event will include live music of various genres, a new food truck each weekend, and local beer and wine! We can’t wait to see you on Saturday's in the Rose Garden!!!

https://m.facebook.com/events/460423455769184/460439169100946/

SPAMALOT performance (Live in Allentown!)

Needs a location

Yes, oh brave, brave Sir Robin, the Civic Theater of Allentown is indeed performing the Monty Python inspired comic production SPAMALOT!

Come join us and the saber toothed rabbits as we cheer on the Geologic podcast's George Hrab in his first major role on stage!

Buy tickets HERE (34 USD)

I'm seat D107 center if you want to sit together

Also, if you like join us for dinner first at the highly rated Vegan Butcher (768 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109) beforehand at 5:30pm. Vegan (and non vegan) options available. SEE MENU HERE

Much fun and many laughs and European swallow carrying coconuts to be had! Perhaps drinks afterwards too if we can divine a good place to go nearby!

11
Disc Golf Social and Lunch

Needs a location

Bring your discs or frisbees to throw in baskets while we chat it up about the outdoors and celebrate Spring! All in all we'll just have fun...if you can throw a frisbee and hike a trail, you'll do just fine!

Afterwards we'll catch lunch in Emmaus at Funk Brewing which is having a Vegan Fun'raiser with lots of options. https://www.facebook.com/events/569010964658370

5
May Book Club

Needs a location

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." ―Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.
Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we’re deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.
Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about time aren’t inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we’ve made as individuals and as a society―and that we could do things differently.

Brian will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion.

Upcoming books: May is book selection month. Bring one book to recommend to the group.

Photos (2,587)