"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation
of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
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> creating a supportive community of and for ethical nonbelievers
> advancing and teaching Humanist principles and ideals
> actively working for non-theist interests
> participating in service to others
End of the Line Humanists
is dedicated to:
What is Humanism?
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
SUMMER WELCOME GATHERING – Thursday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
Shanahan’s Creole Restaurant, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park
Join us as we gather for food, drink and community. We’ll share some interesting discussions and amusing activities, and welcome friends old and new. This annual summer gathering is focused on making new connections. If you haven’t been to one of our events, this is a great way to get to know us in a low-key social setting. We’ll be in Shanahan’s back room, past the French doors. Hope to see you there!
1st VOLUNTEER NIGHT for HOUSING FORWARD – Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m.
United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield, Oak Park
The first of two volunteer nights for Housing Forward. ELH will cook, bring and serve dinner for 15-18 at this summer transitional shelter for the homeless and dine with the recipients. (Although the shelter is using church space, Housing Forward is not a religious organization.) If you’re interested in volunteering, RSVP is required to cynthia@ELHumanists.org so that we can coordinate food, etc.
Author/blogger HEMANT MEHTA – Sunday, July 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
Hemant Mehta, popular blogger at Friendly Atheist, and author of several books including I Sold My Soul on Ebay and The Young Atheists Survival Guide, will join us to discuss his work and topics of interest to nonbelievers. This is the 3rd event in our ELH Humanist Speaker Series (more info and photos from the series here.) Hemant is as close as we nontheists get to a rock star. Don’t miss him!
LIBRARY BOOK SALE VOLUNTEER DAYS – Late July, TBA. (Watch this space for dates and times.)
Oak Park River Forest High School cafeteria, 201 Scoville Ave., Oak Park
Every summer we schedule two or three volunteer shifts to help the Oak Park Public Library get ready for their huge August book sale. We unpack, sort and arrange books and cut boxes. Anyone working more than one shift can pick out books and buy them at the time of service with the volunteer’s discount.
TRIVIA NIGHT at CONNOLLY’S – Tuesday, Aug. 8th
Connolly’s Public House, 1109 South Blvd., Oak Park
And now for something on the lighter side: join us for our second foray into the world of Trivia in the front bar at Connolly’s. Last time our ELH teams took the top two spots! Drinking and dining, lots of fun and comradery.
2nd VOLUNTEER NIGHT for HOUSING FORWARD – Sunday, Aug. 20th
First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., Oak Park
The second of two volunteer nights for Housing Forward. ELH will cook, bring and serve dinner for 15-18 at this summer transitional shelter for the homeless and dine with the recipients. RSVP is required to cynthia@ELHumanists.org so that we can coordinate food, etc.
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