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The purpose of this meetup (the First Coast Freethought Society Meetup Group) is to reach freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, humanists, and skeptics everywhere and enable them to interact with like-minded people, make friends, and enjoy the activities of the First Coast Freethought Society, Inc.

The First Coast Freethought Society Meetup Group and the First Coast Freethought Society, Inc. (FCFS) are two different things. Interested? Read on!

The FCFS is a nonprofit membership organization of freethinkers dedicated to promoting science, reason, and compassion over dogma, faith, and belief in the supernatural. Our purpose is to serve the needs of nonreligious people, promoting secular humanism and a non-theistic approach to everyday life: http://firstcoastfreethoughtsociety.org/cms/

The FCFS offers the below events. (Details on Meetup page.) Membership in the Meetup Group is required to attend our events, but membership in the FCFS is not required. Every Meetup member is welcome!

• A monthly talk or lecture, followed by lively Q&A, designed to educate and entertain
• A monthly social hour and dinner at a local Olive Garden (ordering from the menu)
• Two different monthly humanist book groups, one in Jacksonville and one in St. Augustine
• Secular Sunday Morning, a gathering for conversation and coffee at Losco Regional Park
• Dinners for Doubters (nonbelievers), when scheduled
• Other activies (movies, trips, etc.) - watch our Meetup Events

The FCFS provides a place where agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, skeptics, and humanists can gather to hear speakers, discuss philosophy, science, and other topics of interest. We offer support to those who have rejected or are questioning their religious beliefs.

At our meetings, you will find a forum for individuals interested in learning more about humanism and freethought. Through monthly lectures followed by questions & answers, humanist book discussion groups, informal discussions at dinners and other social gatherings, we explore topics of interest, make friends, and enjoy fellowship with like-minded people.

The First Coast Freethought Society is an educational, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under IRS Chapter 501(c)(3), founded in 1998 by Earl Coggins. Our meetings and activities are free and open to the public. By joining this Meetup Group, you will be kept apprised of all our activities. We hope to see you at events that appeal to you!

If you share our worldview and enjoy this Meetup, you might want to receive [i]The FreeThinker[/I], the FCFS monthly newsletter. To be placed on our e-mailing list, visit our website: http://firstcoastfreethoughtsociety.org/cms .

We would welcome you as a First Coast Freethought Society member. Nonprofits must have membership in order to exist. On our website, click the "Join, Renew, Donate" link, on the left, to become an FCFS member.

Upcoming events (5+)

Secular Sunday in the Park

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Olive Garden Social Hour and Dinner

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Humanist Women’s Lunch

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Past events (258)

A Rally in Support of Public Education

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