For a full
calendar of our ongoing events, please see our Yahoo Calendar at this
Here for this month's
That calendar should include our regular events, special events, and
unique events this month. Below is a summary of our regular events and
LIST & DESCRIPTIONS
OF ALL REGULAR EVENTS
MAIN CITY-WIDE GATHERING
Our monthly Gathering is the
cornerstone of all HOH activities and takes place at the Bayland
Community Center [Map],
on the third Saturday of each month. We generally start with a reception and
follow with a presentation and then questions and/or discussion. The
presentations range from a wide variety of interesting topics. As with all
of our meetings and events, the HOH Monthly Meeting is open to anyone to
HERE FOR THE NEXT GATHERING'S TOPIC!
Note to parents: Child care is available at the Monthly
Gatherings! Please RSVP and note that
you'll need child care so we know to
alert our child care volunteer.
Note to all: Please be aware of our ongoing Canned
HOH REGIONAL FORUMS
These forums take place
simultaneously around Houston and surrounding areas on the first
Saturday of each month. The specific times and locations of these
forums can be found on our calendar
HOH Women's Club
Our women's club varies from
sharing activities to socials to luncheons and more. If you are interested, please contact us or join
us at our next get-together!
Contact: Sheila Finch 281-491-1608, email@example.com
[Women's Club Page]
HOH Young Adults Club
The HOH YAC has a variety of events
and social activities which happen throughout the month on different days
as members plan things and announce to the others. To keep up on this,
please join the HOH Young Adults Club Yahoo
List. In addition to these
irregular social events, the YAC now has a regular meeting focused more on
organizing, activism, and issues...
Contact: Rianne Stringer 832-444-3005, firstname.lastname@example.org
[Young Adults Club Page]
HOH Ideas Club
Here we gather to discuss the ideas
in a different book each month. Unlike a typical book club, the presenter
for that month will give an overview of the book and its ideas before
discussion. So, while reading the book is helpful, it is not required to
participate in a discussion of the ideas in the book. In addition,
ideas might sometimes come from several tangent books or from other
sources. The topics vary widely and are always engaging.
Contact: Bob Finch 281-491-1608, email@example.com
[Ideas Club Page]
Religion, Ethics & Society Club
This club looks at issues relating
to religion. This includes discussion about problems with religion and its
institutions and leaders. It also includes discussion of what elements of
religion may be important to human culture. The question, "what is
religion?" is explored, as well the history and future of religion.
Relevant subject matter might also include critiques on faith-based
thinking, superstition, religious violence, and dogma.
Contact: Marian Hillar 713-777-0374, firstname.lastname@example.org
Religion Club Page]
At the HOH Brunch, we usually pick
a topical question and then go around the table, as with a forum, each person getting
a chance to give their thoughts, followed by a general discussion.
The subjects are always interesting and everyone's invited!
Contact: Bob Finch 281-491-1608, email@example.com
to our regular events HOH participates in, and often co-hosts, some
annual events. These include the following:
Darwin Day is based on the birthday
of Charles Darwin, and is designed to celebrate the discovery of evolution
and promote knowledge and appreciation of what evolution has to tell us
about the fascinating natural universe we live in. Darwin's birthday is
February 12th and our event usually takes place sometime around that date.
See a report on our last Darwin Day: Click Here
This is a Humanist holiday
celebrated on June 21st. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the day is a way of spreading awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to effect change in the world. It is also seen as a time for Humanists to gather socially and promote the positive values of Humanism.
See a report on our last World Humanist Day: Click
The Winter Solstice Celebration is
held each year in December, preferably near that year's solstice date.
Humanists and others use this time of year to fellowship in the important
spirit of giving and compassion. We attach the celebration to a natural
event both to coincide with the other holidays of this month and as a
reminder of our appreciation of the natural universe. Please check back
here or contact us for details of this year's celebration as plans
See our Winter Solstice page: Click Here
From time to time, we'll also put on other various special events.
Here are a few examples:
Themes in Star Trek
- Halloween Costume Party
of Houston are members of the Houston Freethought Alliance,
along with some other local nontheistic and Freethought groups. The
following are some of their regular events, which many of our members also
The Coffee Socials are an Alliance
activity, not officially belonging to any one group in the Alliance. All
Houston freethinkers, Humanists, atheists, and agnostics are welcome!
Day: First & Third Sunday of each month
Place: Borders Book Store, 570 Meyerland Plaza, Houston 77096
Contact: Jerry Harris, 713-270-0121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings & Activities
For further meetings of other
Alliance organizations, please see their individual websites or visit www.HoustonFreethoughtAlliance.org