PEOPLE UNITED BY VALUES RATHER THAN DIVIDED BY BELIEFS      
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     April  2018
Friends,
   We've got lots of interesting changes happening at Yale Humanist Community, and in this month's newsletter you will get a sense of some of the changes the Board of Directors and I are excited about. 
     As challenging as it may be, change is a sign of life. We are pushing through the last months of the academic year with optimism about new opportunities for all of us to serve the mission of our organization. We are resilient!
   You are invited to join us by attending events in New Haven, contributing to conversations on our Facebook page, creating or finding similar events in your area and letting us know about them, and offering your generous support in order to keep us going strong. Indeed, we need one another in order to thrive. 
   
Yours for the good cause,
Kathleen
 

Our mission...explore ethical values.



Thursday evenings, April 19-May 17 
 7-8:30pm
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 
 (Unitarian Society of New Haven)

Rather than relying on divine intervention to address humanity's challenges, as humanists we affirm our own agency in the pursuit of happiness and recognize our responsibility to one another and the planet in this endeavor. Emerging research in the science of resilience and well-being affirms these truths, and provides time-tested practices and principles to help us "live a better life." 
In this experiential mini-course, we will explore evidence-based pathways for goodness, growth, and ultimately, human flourishing. 

Facilitators
Rachel E. Roth, CAPP, CGRS  
Rev. Dr. Kathleen A. Green, CAPP  

Rachel is a Resilience Trainer, Grief Support Specialist, and ICF-Member Coach. She's been studying grief and resilience since being widowed in 2012, and is dedicated to helping people people bounce back from adversity with deepened clarity, connection, and commitment using evidence-based behavioral psychology.

Kathleen is the Executive Director of YHC, on the teaching faculty at Claremont Lincoln University, and an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She has been committed to utilizing the principles of resilience in her personal and professional life since receiving certification in applied positive psychology. 

All are welcome to join in this exciting 4-week journey but space is limited.  Please register online by clicking here.
Course cost: $60 (some scholarships available)


Labyrinth Mindfulness for students!
Apri l 10th in Battell Chapel 12:30-2pm
All students are welcome to join us as we partner with the Yale Chaplain's office for a midday event of centering, mindfulness, walking meditation, and self-care. No need to r.s.v.p. Just show up and enjoy.


We went to Hartford Seminary!
YHC Board member Tom Krattenmaker and Executive Director Kathleen Green participated as panelists last month. A video of the event is now available! Check it out by clicking  here.

Struggling with addiction? Join us for SMART Recovery

Are you struggling with addictive behaviors? Our weekly SMART Recovery support group meets every Wednesday, 7PM at  The Grove  760 Chapel Street 
New Haven, CT.

Please go to smartrecoveryct.org 
for updates regarding any meeting cancellations.
Contact Us
Feel free to reach out by calling us at 203-900-7942 or emailing:  

Executive Director:

Board Chair, Chris Kriesen:   
boardchair.yhc@gmail.com
 
 
Our mission...find inspiration and meaning through connection.

Humanist Haven Community Gathering
Sunday, April 1
1pm 
Center Church Parish House
311 Temple St., New Haven

Bunnies, Eggs, and Humanist Redemption Stories!


Luisa Graden
Yale Univ., class of 2020



Kathleen Green
Executive Director, YHC


Rebecca Williams
Treasurer, Humanist Assoc. of CT



Just one community gathering this month, and it's in a new location! This dynamic trio will share their personal stories and thoughts on redemption.


Humanist Haven 
Student Dinners
Tuesdays 5:30 -7 pm

Students are welcome to bring their meal into the Silliman College Dining Hall Annex Room for community and discussion each week.

April 3rd host Vlad Chituc
April 10th host Kathleen Green
April 17th host Vlad Chituc
April 24th host Charlotte Abney
 
(Grad students eat free on the 24th with r.s.v.p. 203-900-7942
 or YaleHumanists@gmail.com)

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