Highlights from September 2013 PA Atheist/Humanist Conference – #1

Did you miss the September 2013 Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference? No worries. For the next two months (January and February 2014), Freethought Society (FS) monthly meetings will feature speeches delivered during the September 2013 event.

The Monday, January 27, 2014 meeting will take place at 7:00 PM, in the large meeting room of the Bala Cynwyd Library. The library address is 131 Old Lancaster Rd, Bala  Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004. The library phone number is (610) 664-1196. More library information can be found at: lmls.org/lib_balacynwyd.html. The library is located on the corner of a nearby bus stop and the Bala Cynwyd SEPTA stop is within a short walk.

The highlighted conference speeches for January are Amanda Knief presenting “The Golden Calf: Why the Faith-Based Initiative Needs to be Sacrificed” and Jerry DeWitt presenting “An Atheist Sunday Morning Sermon.” Each presentation is 30 minutes long.

January/February 2014 Freethought Society newsletter

Click here for the Newsletter:  January February 2014 FS Newsletter-web

In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

The 2013 Tree of Knowledge Report

The Tree of Knowledge: Celebrating the Roots of Humanism, by Hugh Taft-Morales

 Freethought Society Endorses “Why Marriage Matters PA” and Why it Really Does Matter, by Glen Loev

The Freethought Society’s 2013 Four-Month Calendar

Last Call for Nominations to the Freethought Society Board of Directors and Freethought Society Board of Directors Nomination Form
Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the newsletter inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FS-Discussion/

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page: http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

September to December 2013 Freethought Society Newsletter

Here is the Freethought Society (FS) PDF newsletter (September/October/November/December 2013): 

Sept Oct Nov Dec FS 2013 Newsletter-web

In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

  •  Message to Freethought Society Supporters by Margaret Downey
  •  Photos of the Bartram Avenue Clean-Up Project
  • Godless Conference and a Neck Tie by Staks Rosch
  •  2013 Friggatriskaidekaphobia Party Photos
  •  Friggatriskaidekaphobia T-Shirt Order Form
  •  2013 Pennsylvania State Conference Photos
  •  2013 DragonCon Parade Photos                                                                                           
  •  My James Randi Educational Foundation Amazing Meeting Experience by Celestia Ward
  •  Volunteering at The Amazing Meeting by Margaret Downey
  •  Why I am No Longer a Christian by Alberta Parish
  •  Call for Nominations to the Freethought Society Board of Directors
  •  Freethought Society Board of Directors Nomination Form
  • The Freethought Society’s 2013/2014 Three Month Activities Calendar
  •  Supporter Donation Page and St. Croix Cottage Information

 We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the newsletter inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FS-Discussion/

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

Like FS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freethought-Society/147128532024347

Follow FS on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/FreethoughtScty

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Celebrate Winter Solstice/HumanLight! Dec. 15, 2013

Join the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia (HAGP) in celebrating reason, compassion, and hope at their Winter Solstice/HumanLight Party. This year festivities take place on Sunday, Dec. 15th at the Holiday Inn Fort Washington (at Ft. Washington Turnpike exit; also Fort Washington train station is in the Holiday Inn parking lot) 432 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Limited Space. Make Your Reservation by December 1st!

Winter Solstice/HumanLight Party Schedule:

12:00PM         Doors open, Emcee Pat Colucci welcomes all

12:30PM         lunch buffet begins
1:00PM           Cantabile quartet provides live music during a portion of the lunch hour

1:25PM           Dedication to Joe Fox, co-founder Human Light
1:30PM           Candle lighting and song: “These Three Flame”
1:45PM           Keynote Address by Edwina Rogers
2:45PM           music
3:45PM           Closing and Humanlight song

4:00 PM          End

also: Children/adult story telling by Mr. Jim

 

Price: Tickets, which include the buffet, are $20 for adults. People under 15 are admitted FREE if accompanied by an adult. The meal is an expansive luncheon buffet geared to vegetarian and meat eaters alike. Children will be welcome to visit the “build your own Sundae”  table after the meal. Purchase tickets online by going to this page: http://hagp.squarespace.com/humanlight/.

If you would prefer to make a reservation and pay by check, write a check for the number of adult tickets and mail it in with a note saying how many adult and children attending to HAGP, P.O. Box 161, Willow Grove, PA.

About Edwina Rogers:

                    Edwina Rogers has served in public policy positions in the US Senate, White House, private and international sectors for over twenty years. She currently serves as the Executive Director at the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), a non-profit coalition that represents the diverse and growing voice for separation of religion and government.

SCA currently represents over 20% of the US population and requires intense coordination between 50 state chapters and the coalition, which Ms. Rogers oversees and guides. She served as the founding Executive Director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative from 2006-2011, a Washington DC trade association, responsible for the national Patient Centered Medical Home movement and implementing the model around the US.

Restroom, lobby. etc., are handicap accessible

Connect with the Freethought Society on Facebook, Meetup and Yahoo Discussions

RR2012 (111 of 179) (1)Our Meetup and the FS discussion forums are for our supporters to discuss any and all issues that interest them. They include event announcements which keep our members and friends updated and informed about FS events and news as well as discussions.

The conversation/discussion topics differ between the Yahoo and Facebook groups. Sign up for both and don’t miss a thing!

Don’t skip our MEETUP group, which has announcements from the Freethought Society AND announcements from other Philadelphia region (PA, DE, NJ) affiliated groups!

To sign up for discussions and announcements:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FS-Discussion/

The Freethought Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freethought-Society/147128532024347

The FtS meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

You can also always email us at info@ftsociety.org