What we're about

Don't believe in God? You are not alone! Join The Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO), a community which values people, emphasizes reason and focuses on this world.

In the meantime, check out our website-- www.hcco.org. (http://www.hcco.org) Give us a follow on Twitter-- HumanistOhio (http://www.twitter.com/HumanistOhio). Or check us out on Facebook--HumanistOhio (http://www.facebook.com/HumanistOhio). Additionally, check out our monthly events on our YouTube channel--HumanistCommunityOh (http://www.youtube.com/user/HumanistCommunityOH?feature=c4-feed-u).

Did you know? We're a lot more than just a Meetup! We're a democratic, membership-based community for humanists and other nontheists. You don't have to be a member to attend our events, but if you like what you see, please consider becoming a member. Visit http://www.hcco.org/join for details.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at president@hcco.org.

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Freethinkers Media Club: Share What You're Reading, Watching, & Listening To

Welcome to the Freethinker Media Club! We define "Freethinker" as a person who forms his or her own opinions about important subjects (such as religion, science, morality and politics) instead of accepting traditional dogma.

We use the philosophy of freethinking to frame our discussions about the media we're consuming on a regular basis--whether that be books, music, movies, podcasts, articles, or anything else. Each meeting we give every person present the chance to share what they're reading, watching, or listening to with the group and their take on it. We let discussion go where it may and encourage new ideas and perspectives.

This group is less about what we're consuming and more about how we process it. If you're finding value somewhere, if you're being challenged, if you're expanding your mind and informing yourself then this is platform to share that with others.

If you are ready for stimulating community on a broad spectrum of topics, then please join us for some great discussion.

HCCO/COUNT Adopt-A-Highway Community Service Event

The Home Depot

HCCO, together with COUNT [Central Ohio United Non-Theists] are asking for volunteers for ODOT's Adopt-A-Highway [AAH] Program! Our area for trash pick up is the Cleveland Avenue/I270 interchange. Please consider participating in this high-visibility community service program!

For more information on the ODOT AAH program, click here.

NOTE: The event will follow CDC COVID-19 protocols as exist at the time of the event.


All volunteers will be trained in safety before going out onto the highway, and must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Before attending, watch this safety video created by ODOT.
  2. Sign a waiver of liability for ODOT before or on the morning of the event.
  3. Participate in a review of safety procedures before going onto the interchange.

We will meet in the Home Depot parking lot [just south of the west side of the I270 interchange] at 9:00 AM.

All participants must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a special release form. Please contact the event host at [masked] if you are bringing a minor.

As we will be on the side of a busy highway, volunteers should wear loose fitting, brightly colored clothing, long pants, gloves, and comfortable work boots or shoes. Insect spray and/or tick repellent is also suggested. Some walking on steep and/or uneven ground is also required. ODOT will provide safety vests, trash bags, trash pickers, and road safety signs.

Rain date, if necessary, TBD.

Thank you for your participation!

ASH UU Topic: “An Avalanche Begins with One Snowflake”

Online event

ASH is Atheist, Skeptics and Humanists of First Unitarian Universalists of Columbus Ohio

Michael Greenman, co-founder of “GlobalRebirth23” and the “How’s the Weather?” action plan, will share details of the project.

The Climate Crisis is accelerating around the world, echoed by a growing separation between people in our nation and globally. Little is being done to change our “trajectory” towards extinction.
In his prescient documentary, “The Earthlings Project”, Les Kleen demonstrates that we are, in fact, all one people – all one planetary life form, dependent on each other.
“How’s the Weather?”, a project to create global unity to confront our crisis and our separation, is spreading a message of “possibilities” for an alternative path forward.

WE ARE BACK IN-PERSON!! | Recovering From Religion Support Group | Columbus, OH

WE ARE BACK!! I've never been more excited to type out a Meet-Up Event!!

If you are comfortable now that Covid-19 restrictions have eased a bit...we invite you to join us once again for in-person Recovering from Religion Support Meetings that began in October, 2014 hosted at The Hill's House in Hilliard, OH.

During the pandemic, we moved all meetings to Zoom Online, and due to the overwhelming attendance on-line [we had many join us from overseas as well!]...we will continue to host our Zoom Online Meet-Ups as well moving forward!

Please watch the calendar for updates as we evolve into yet another "new normal." Currently for this first month back, we still will host every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and currently will host on-line the 2nd Thursday of the month and In-Person the 4th Thursday of the month.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: You are welcome to attend regardless of your vaccination status, ability or willingness to wear a mask, etc. Some attendees will wear masks and practice social distancing and some will choose not to. This will be left to your comfort level and discretion. We do ask that if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 or any illness for that matter, to join us on-line that week.


The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life.

As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844)[masked] to speak with someone. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower left corner of the site to chat online.

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Life After Belief Groups meet for support, encouragement and growth on the process of living life without supernatural belief. Our core concerns are Community, Charting a New Course, Compassion and Coming Out.

Many in this Secular Community Group are still in various stages of recovery from religion and are processing the feelings, thoughts and struggles of leaving a religious community behind. From those who are attending their first “secular/atheist” group ever and have fears and concerns of being “found out” - to those who have been on this journey for a longer time.

We have many who are still trying to figure out if they believe or not. You are welcome here without pressure or proselytizing.

We are a Diverse and Inclusive Secular Community.
Atheist, Humanist, Non-Religious, Agnostic, Free-Thinker, Anti-Theist, Spiritual But Not Religious, Naturist, Curious But Still with Some Faith...

LGBTQ+ - Republican - Democrat - Green - Libertarian - Independent - Don't Like Any of 'Em

Married - Single - Divorced - Poly-amorous

You get the picture...The point is: Whatever identifier you choose, Whatever stage you are in...You are welcome here!

We welcome those that can't make it right on time...so even if an hour late or more, drop in and join us, you are never late to our meet-ups online or in-person.

The RSVP is just for head count, so please feel free to join us without an RSVP as well. We have new first-timers almost every meeting, so if you haven't come yet...you will fit right in!

We typically host 10-15 people on a group night.

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We look forward to you joining us soon!

Past events (1,606)

Sunday Brunch

Cornerstone Deli & Cafe

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