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,
Our mission...explore ethical values.
Thursday evenings, April 19-May 17
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.
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.
Course cost: $60 (some scholarships available)
All are welcome to join in this exciting 4-week journey but space is limited.
Please register online by clicking here.
Labyrinth Mindfulness for students!
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
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
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT.
Please go to smartrecoveryct.org
for updates regarding any meeting cancellations.
We need your support
YHC does not receive any funding from Yale University. That's right, we are a 501(c)3 organization that exists solely because of the generosity of friends like you!
Please make a donation by visiting our website. Any amount is appreciated. Be a part of our work to realize our vision of people united by values rather than divided by beliefs!
Feel free to reach out by calling us at 203-900-7942 or emailing:
Board Chair, Chris Kriesen:
Our mission ... serve others.
This month we have two great opportunities to serve others by joining with our friends from the Humanist Association of CT.
Thursday, April 26th
Caffe Bravo 794 Orange St., New Haven at 6pm
25% of the food and drink we purchase will be donated to the AIDS project of New Haven. We are hoping to host at least two tables
and want you to join us! Reservations are required.
Call 203-900-7942 or email YaleHumanists@gmail.com
Sunday, April 29th
Lighthouse Point Park,
Register 1pm Walk 2pm
Be a part of our humanist team and gather donations by clicking
Meet up at the registration table.
You can't be in the New Haven area this month? Consider serving in your own community, take a pic. and send it to us!
Our mission...find inspiration and meaning through connection.
Humanist Haven Community Gathering
Sunday, April 1
Center Church Parish House
311 Temple St., New Haven
Bunnies, Eggs, and Humanist Redemption Stories!
Yale Univ., class of 2020
Executive Director, YHC
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.
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