- AA Convention
The 2019 American Atheist convention is is in Cinci this year! This is not an official HCCO event, but AA has extended the discounted price to members of communities in the tri-state area. We'd love to see you there with your HCCO shirts! To get the discounted rate please select "Local Activist" when purchasing tickets. Details for the convention are here: https://www.aacon2019.org/ Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-atheists-2019-national-convention-tickets-51489008009#tickets
- Values and Meaning Discussion and Potluck
In our daily interactions, it seems we don't often talk about some of the things that are most important to us. This is an event designed for reflecting upon and sharing values and themes that bear on our sense of meaning, such as friendship, to name just one example. Thanks to content created by Gleb Tsipursky and Agnes Vishnevkin, attendees will receive a handout containing various quotes about some topic, as well as follow up questions, leading to a structured discussion of the topic at hand. Everyone is encouraged to bring some food item. We will eat and mingle first, and then begin our discussion. The topic for this month is truth, lying, and honesty.
- ASH UU Topic: “Atheism in Cuba”
ASH is Atheist, Skeptics and Humanists of First Unitarian Universalists of Columbus Ohio Bill McDonald will present “Atheism in Cuba” Snacks are usually available, and you are welcome to bringing something to share!
- Fourth Sunday Brunch
Much like the other Sunday brunches, join us for interesting conversation. The deli offers excellent coffee by Crimson Cup and a full range of short order menu items. Located on the corner of High St. and Longview Ave. in Clintonville. There is free parking on the north side of Longview, across from the deli.
- Skeptics in the Pub
Skeptics in the Pub is an informal gathering of skeptics, science enthusiasts, critical thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for rational minded people to socialize, talk, and discuss topics they find interesting. There is usually no predetermined format, and we usually do not have speakers or a particular topic for the day, although we're not opposed to the idea if you'd like to volunteer. Moving to Hoof Hearted which was recommended as a possible spot that is a little more quiet.
- Life After Belief Group - [Recovering From Religion]
Who We Are: 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. [Read more about these Core Passions below.] 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 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, etc. From younger families to singles, from baby boomers to teenagers and kids, we are diverse and welcoming having those who identify as LGBTQ, Straight, Polyamorous, etc. Whatever identifier you choose, whatever stage you are in...you are welcome here! The RSVP is just for head count, so please feel free to join us without an RSVP as well. We have around 40 individuals in this group and most group nights we host around 10-20 people so the conversation can be voiced by all. Our children are[masked] years old and help out by providing childcare in our Basement Rec. Room, so don't let childcare stop you from attending, we have it covered! And yes...we welcome those that can't make it on time...so even if an hour late, drop in on us, we just enjoy having you there to share your thoughts and friendship. Meet-Up Location: Charles & Tiffany Hill's house in Hilliard, OH. 3090 Gilridge Drive - Hilliard, OH 43026 E-mail: [ [masked] or [masked]] Cell:[masked] - [Charles] _______________________________________________________ Recovering From Religion - Life After Belief Groups - Core Passions Community. To be a space where former religious individuals and families can find recovery, support, encouragement, friendships and a safe-place to discuss and live-out their new-found secular values that are no longer based on supernatural belief. To truly learn to care for one another and support each other through this journey of wonder we call life and to do this in community with others. Charting a New Course. To be a community where we learn from a broad-range of ideas, concepts and philosophies based on reason, rationality, science and other pursuits of knowledge as we form a new individualistic “world view.” We learn best in community and a broad-range of ideals as we seek out where our individual ideals/morals/worldview can find a starting point and hopefully continue to evolve as we seek our best selves in this life. We value your input and voice! Compassion. To be a place where we seek to model values of compassion, love and service as models of living a life of being "Good Without the Need for a God." We seek to make a difference in our world through acts of love, social justice, equality and compassion for those who are marginalized, discriminated against or find themselves in a place of needing basic physical necessities such as clothing, food, clean water, medicine or other needs of life that we ourselves enjoy. Coming Out. To be a space that will help those who choose to "come out" publicly deal with the issues that might come with this decision. Also, to support those who don't feel the need, desire or who are not ready yet to come out publicly to others. It’s your personal journey, and while some have “come out” many others have not, we are here to support you in this journey that many find difficult at times.
- Humanist Program:
The Humanist Monthly Program is our longest running event and still a community favorite. In the old days it used to be called "Going to HCCO" and we still like to think of it as our flagship event. Join us each and every second Saturday for free breakfast, coffee, and enlightening presentations. The coffee, fruit, and pastries start flowing at 11:30am and the presentation starts at 12noon. NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY: This location has two small stairs in the front of the building and is not not handicap accessible. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are working on finding a long term space that meets this need for our community.