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Welcome to the Grand Traverse Humanists. If you value science, reason, and compassion and believe that humans are responsible for their own destiny, you have come to the right place. We are a community for the non-religious in the Grand Traverse area, offering a forum for discussing and advancing a secular worldview based on our common humanity. Our programs include monthly speakers and discussions, film and book groups, and various volunteer and social events. All are free and open to the public. Check out Upcoming Events below, or click on the calendar. Nontheists, agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, rationalists, humanists, and more…we welcome you to join us!

Grand Traverse Humanists Main Meeting

Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

Traverse Area District Library main branch, 610 Woodmere Ave., TC

Please note: MEETINGS AT THE LIBRARY ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD DUE TO
COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
We have been holding virtual meetings over Zoom: check the upcoming events for details.

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Hungry Humanists: Pie!
    Pie

    Monday, November 23, 6:30 p.m.

    We’ll gather virtually to enjoy pie together. Share your favorite pie recipe and learn about others’ favorite pies. Claudia Schmidt will attend and recite “The Art of Pie” by Susan Bright, long a favorite at her performances. Hope to see you there!

    Register in advance by clicking here:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErde2trT0pHd3OmCXwtDepMD092EvZHpwM

     

     


  • Volunteering at Safe Harbor

    Tuesday, December 1, 3:00-9:00 p.m.

    As in recent years, Grand Traverse Humanists will prepare a dinner for Safe Harbor.

    It will be different this year. We will be preparing dinner only – no overnight, evening, or breakfast shifts are needed. There will be two shifts: 3-6 p.m. to prepare dinner, and 6-9 p.m. to serve and clean up afterwards.

    Precautions to protect guests and volunteers are built into the plan. We will have a smaller number of volunteers in the kitchen at a time and for a shorter duration than in the past. One sub-team will prepare food then another will serve it from behind a barrier. We will all wear masks. As a commercial kitchen, Safe Harbor has an exhaust fan that can eject air from the room drawing in fresh air. The guests will come into the dining area in shifts and one of us (with mask and gloves) will need to sanitize tables between groups of guests.

    Please volunteer to be part of this effort. Safe Harbor is important despite COVID!

    Text, call, or email: Scott Blair 231-313-7214, or scott.blair@jacobs.com.

     

     


  • Virtual G.T. Humanists Meeting: Election Reflections

    Monday, November 9, 7 p.m.

    By the time of this meeting, we will have just had an election, and we want to talk about it! No matter what the outcome (if we even know the result yet), discussing it together will help us process what’s happening and see what’s likely to come. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom–register in advance here:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldO-vpj4tHNweKlGY5OTi43wYYGhUI1Fq

    And if you’re reading this before the election, don’t forget to vote!

     

     


  • Virtual Hungry Humanists: Soup!

    Monday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.

    Hungry Humanists will hold a virtual event to share food and camaraderie via Zoom. This month, the theme is soup! Join us online at 6:30 for food and conversation. Then at 7:00, Healthy Chef Ali Lopez (also a former GT Humanist presenter) will join us to share some healthy soup cooking tips and entertain any questions you may have. 

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOitqzkjG9FFYUSxQM86GccBg1nUpy9n  

     

     

     


  • Virtual Hungry Humanists: Fish!

    Monday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.

    Hungry Humanists will hold a virtual event to share food and camaraderie via Zoom. This month, the theme is fish or any seafood. Join us online at 6:30 for food and conversation. Then at 7:00, Healthy Chef Ali Lopez (also a former GT Humanist presenter) will join us to share some of her favorite fish cooking tips and entertain any questions you may have.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOmtqTkoEtPcux7TbB_kRXOsOzw9dMD_

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Hope to dine with you (virtually) soon!

     


  • Hungry Humanists Virtual Pasta Night

    Monday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.

    We miss seeing you for our monthly restaurant outings, so we’re having our inaugural online Hungry Humanists event this month! It’s PASTA NIGHT for Hungry Humanists… make your favorite pasta dish at home, and join us online at 6:30 for food, conversation, and camaraderie. Then at 7, Healthy Chef Ali Lopez (also a former GT Humanist presenter!) will join us to share some of her favorite summer pasta cooking tips, and entertain any questions you may have.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvceGsqD0oGNTn_Fh4tWKgucFirTUVW3Zt

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Hope to dine with you (virtually) soon!