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The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
Today is Updated 6-22-15
Ethical Culture is a Humanist Religion--Come and visit!
516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040 Phone 973-763-1905 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Read the op-ed piece our friend Gus Lindquist
published the day he died, June 18, 2015.
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.
On Display at the Society Building through July: Work by Florence Weisz
Monday through Sundays, 9 -7.
If you are interested in learning more about Florence Weisz's collages and paintings, or if you want to buy, see her website at www.florenceweisz.com or call her at 973-762-4833.
The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County is seeking...
...to hire a part-time DIRECTOR/TEACHER FOR OUR ETHICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM suited to the needs of children, 4-7 and 8-11 years and older as the program grows. We need someone with experience in both teaching and coordinating curricula along with the ability to receive input from an active group of hands-on parents and to work with the Board of the Ethical Culture Society. This is a part-time position beginning at 10 hours a month. We are looking for someone who is sensitive to the needs of children within a congregational format.
We believe that ethical education promotes the dignity of every person and respect for all religions. Our core values include attribution of ultimate worth of the individual, solidarity in diversity, sustainable living and democracy that works for all.
The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County is a progressive non-theist religion dedicated to living ethically in a complex world. Founded in l876 and established in Maplewood in l945, over the years the ethical culture movement (known as The American Ethical Union) has been instrumental in launching Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, Visiting Nurses, New York Settlement House, Fieldston School, and National Ethical Service at the UN. The Society began a long-running Ethics for Children program and most recently, Essex Time Exchange among other initiatives. The Maplewood Society was the first peace site in the country. Its motto is: to act so as to bring out the best in ourselves by bringing out the best in others.
Please send your resume to: email@example.com.
Contact information: 973-763-1905; www.essexethical.org.