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HLC Weekend Coffee Edition!
The Blue Strawberry has changed its Saturday hours of operation for the foreseeable future. Our Saturday coffees will now start at 9:00 a.m. until further notice. During the first 30 minutes of the Chinwag (and hopefully it won't always be that long), we will be discussing upcoming activities and getting feedback and input from everyone. If you aren't interested in that, feel free to come a half hour or so later for general chit-chat. The Blue Strawberry has been the coffee home for non-theist groups for years and we are happy to continue that tradition. Come and enjoy the company of fellow Humanists/Atheists/Other really cool people over the morning beverage of your choice and a bit of breakfast. Our coffee Meetups usually involve conversations that are group business-related and/or current events and topics that are often political but are also far-ranging. It's often anybody's guess what direction the conversation will take. Movies, television and science fiction are other common themes. Come on, it'll be fun!

The Blue Strawberry Coffee Company

118 Second Street SE · Cedar Rapids, IA

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Interested in Humanism? We are good without any god or gods. Join us to discuss ideas, create community, and be involved in social and political activism and service projects while having a little coffee and fun.

We are a chapter of the American Humanist Association ( https://americanhumanist.org/ ) and as such, support their efforts to "bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life." Furthermore, "Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values – values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now."

Humanists of Linn County is a progressive secular group without any religious or new age underpinnings. Secular Humanists and nontheists (atheists, agnostics, rationalists, naturalists) are the core of our organization. We are happy to work with friends and allies on common goals such as defense of our civil liberties and separation of church and state. For more information about Humanism and the mission of the AHA, please visit their web page at: http://americanhumanist.org (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-08-so-you-want-to-be-a-humanist-celebrant)

Some other direct links to pages with the American Humanist Association website that may be beneficial:

http://americanhumanist.org/AHA/Frequently_Asked_Questions

http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/What_is_Humanism

http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/Definitions_of_Humanism

Our group includes an AHA certified Humanist Celebrant who can serve as officiant at secular ceremonies and life events such as weddings, memorials, and naming ceremonies. Our Celebrant offers a secular alternative available to perform ceremonies that have traditionally been led by religious ministers, priests, etc. For more information about Humanist Celebrants, please visit: http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-08-so-you-want-to-be-a-humanist-celebrant or http://humanist-society.org/become-a-celebrant/

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