We're a group of young professionals (20s/30s) who live in the broader Columbia/Baltimore metro area who are looking for ways to connect with and learn from each other. We know it's difficult to meet people our age-ish in the suburbs, but we know life is better, richer, and more interesting when lived in community with other humans.
We gather for casual hikes, lunches, and discussions, or we volunteer together in service projects with local organizations and take part in political action—whatever interests and is meaningful to us.
Most of us have a connection to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (http://uucolumbia.net) (meets at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center), but you don't need to be spiritual, religious, or UU to join us. Unitarian Universalism is a progressive faith that recognizes that truth can be found in many sources (religious traditions, nature, spiritual teachings, lived experiences, etc.) and that promotes "deed before creed"—it's about living a life of action that reflects your values, rather than obsessing over your beliefs. That's why many of us feel strongly about local (and national and international) political and social issues.
We're all on our own unique journeys to figure out our responsibility to the world around us and our roles within it, with the understanding that we exist within an interconnected web with all living things. And while we're each on our own journeys, we are able to support and challenge each other by being present with each other. We hope you choose to join us!