Welcome to The Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"

Log in

Welcome to NoVES!

We are a humanist congregation that practices Ethical Culture, a movement begun in 1876 by Felix Adler.
The mission of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.

We invite you to visit us on a Sunday morning.  You might find the kind of caring, welcoming community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become part of it!

Click on the pictures to learn more...







Wedding Officiants
Ethical Culture
Youth Programs
Ethical Action
Stone Salad Festival
Winter Festival
End of Summer Picnic 2017
Multicultural Open Mic Night
Sunday Platforms
Live Music at Sunday Platform
Sunday School Ethical Quilt
March for Our Lives
Service Projects

What do our members say about NoVES?  Read our Member Testimonials and find out!

Blogs and Articles

Announcements

Recent Platforms

"The Better Angels of Our Intelligence: CIA and the Need to be Good" presented by NoVES member Chris Centner

"Good Intentions are Simply Not Enough" presented by NoVES Leader Randy Best

The Children Are Our Future" presented by NoVES Director of Ethical Education Kimberly Nyilasi

Bart Worden, AEU Executive Director, presented "Compassion and Justice: How the American Ethical Union plans to bring ethics to life."

Check them out on SoundCloud and our Facebook Feed below!

NoVES will be closed Sunday May 27th for Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday Lunch Discussion Group

Want to keep the conversation going? Meet us at a local restaurant for lunch at 1:00 PM after the platform. Location to be announced.

Volunteers Needed

  • Do you enjoy weddings? Consider being a NoVES officiant. Contact Randy Best if interested.
  • Do you have time to spare to deliver a meal, provide a ride, or just be a companion to a fellow member in need? If so, contact Iris Woodard with the Caring Committee.

Sunday School Happenings

  
Mother's Day Terrariums
NoVES member, Marian Arcelay, led the Sunday School students in a special project for some special Moms this week.  Recycled jars were used to make terrariums with sand, moss, rocks, soil and succulents.  They only need to be misted once per week, which means they are way easier to raise than kids!
For more stories of what activities the Sunday School has been up to, read our blog.

Navigator News

NoVES Troop 99 is participating in the Cardboard Boat Regatta on June 3rd. To learn more about this exciting STEM project and Navigators activities and badges click here.

Upcoming Events

Sign up for Weekly Announcements

Subscription form

* Mandatory fields
*First name
*Last name
*Email

Security check

* Code
 
Type the 6 characters you see in the picture
Captcha code image
Hear the code Try another code

Purchase from Amazon and benefit NoVES!

Buying a product from AMAZON.COM?  Click the AMAZON link above and a percentage of any purchase made will directly benefit NoVES.  For the Society to benefit you must use the above link both to place items in your "Shopping Cart" and to actually purchase the items.

AEU logo

Clink on the logo to learn more about Ethical Culture, ethical action nationwide, and AEU resolutions on national and global issues.

Directions to Sunday Platform

Green Hedges School

415 Windover Avenue NW

Vienna, VA

Driving Directions: Take the Nutley Street North exit from Route I-66.  At the fourth light, cross Maple Avenue (Route 123) and start watching your odometer.  At 0.2 miles, you will see a driveway with “Watch for Turning Vehicles” and “Green Hedges” signs.  There will also be an Ethical Society sign next to the driveway.  Turn right into the driveway, park in the lot, and take the nearest entrance into the building.

Site Map

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software