Did you know that we perform weddings, baby namings
and other humanist ceremonies? Call 973-763-1905
The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
Today is Updated 8-3-15
Ethical Culture is a Humanist Religion--Come and visit!
516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040 Phone 973-763-1905 Email: email@example.com
Board of Trustees: Bill Graves, President Zia Durrani, Vice-President; Rosalie Sussman, Secretary; Melissa Birun; Karen Bokert;
Barbara Cotler; Elaine Durbach; Fred Fink-Armstrong, Allan Parmet, Jeanine Rosh
Martha Gallahue, Leader Member; Liz Cunningham, Office Manager
Boe Meyerson, Leader Emerita; Jim White, Leader Emeritus
Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 9:45 am, Sunday, 9:30 am to 12 pm
This society is a religious and educational fellowship that seeks to achieve the ethical life without dogma; to develop the highest values in human relationships in ourselves, our families, and our community; and to elicit the best in others, thereby eliciting the best in ourselves
Have a Great Summer:
Our Next Sunday Morning Program is
Sunday, September 13, 2015
There was a beautiful celebration of the life of Gus Lindquist, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3 pm, -- with a program scripted by Gus himself! Read the op-ed piece by Gus published the day he died, June 18, 2015.
At its July meeting, the Board of Directors of the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County has moved forward with hiring a teacher/director for the new Families for Ethical Education Fall 2015 Program! Watch this website for details, or sign up for information at Meet-up.com. Take a look at Parenting Beyond Belief: Raising Ethical Caring Children by Dale McGowan, National Family Educator of the American Ethical Union.
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The Social Action Committee's First Local Hero Award
was presented 6-7-15 to to Susan Barry
Susan Barry & Friends 6-7-15
The Social Action Committee has instituted a program for celebrating Local Heroes. We believe that many people in our communities are doing important, under-appreciated work in social service and social action. Our first honoree will be Susan Barry, a long time language arts teacher at Maplewood Middle School who has organized a Model UN that is accessible to all types of students.
After several successful years, she is now teaching a one semester elective in Model UN to a total of 60 students along with running the extra-curricular group. Her students commemorated Human Rights Day by researching human rights violations throughout the world, and members wore placards that told the story of a human rights violation somewhere in the world. They also celebrated Red Hand Day in commemoration of child soldiers throughout the world by researching specific stories of child soldiers and sharing that information with other classes in the building. Please join us at the Program Sunday, June 7 to honor this local hero.