Creating a Meaningful Secular Holiday @ SECULAR SATURDAY

Creating a Meaningful Secular Holiday @ SECULAR SATURDAY

December 10, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Unitarian Society

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Humanists, atheists, and freethinkers readily acknowledge that the birth of Jesus is NOT the “reason for the season” — as devout Christians would have us believe. But what meaning does a secularized Christmas, stripped bare of the nativity story, offer our times? Celebration is core to human culture, but when you take away the religious component of Christmas, what do we have left?

Join us for this session to consider embracing the winter solstice as “the reason for the season.” As an enthusiast and promoter of earth-centered celebrations, Audrey will suggest ways to bring meaning to the winter holiday season that reflect humanist values. From food, to music, to poetry, to aesthetics and ritual, we’ll explore traditions old and new that can help us celebrate with authenticity and gratification.

The presentation and discussion will be from 3:00—4:30. Afterwards, join other Secular Saturday attendees in the gallery for refreshments and socializing.

Audrey Kingstrom, member and Program Coordinator for HumanistsMN, is also a Humanist Celebrant and long-time creator and producer of winter solstice celebrations.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Join or donate at

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