FSM News

  • Date change!

    September 29, 2016

    UU Humanists

    Please note that in order to prevent two events back to back this month we have moved UU Humanists to the last Thursday of the month, the 29th. Hope to see you there!

Regularly Occurring FSM Events

Here is a list of our regularly scheduled events. We offer a variety of different meetings each month spread across the Columbia metro area in an effort to serve the needs of as many freethinkers in the Midlands as possible. We strongly encourage people to join Meetup or Facebook and RSVP if they plan to attend—it helps us plan for seating—but this is, by no means, required. Joining one of these social media sites will also allow you to find out about any changes to individual events and other, specially scheduled, events. You can also check out the calendar or our upcoming events list on this website for actual dates of these events and any special events we have.

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Sandhill Rationalists
First Monday of every month @ 7pm

The Sandhill Rationalists meet at different restaurants in The Village at Sandhill for dinner and lively discussion with other atheists and freethinkers from around the area. Recently we have been meeting at Red Bowl Asian Bistro, but this meeting changes location from time to time so it is best to check on the current location before heading out!
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Drinking Skeptically
First Friday of every month @ 7pm

Drinking Skeptically meets at Jake's Bar in Five Points. We can usually be found at tables just inside the door or out back on the deck. This is a great time to come relax and meet fellow freethinkers from around the area! Jake's has a great selection of beers as well as other drinks, both alcoholic and non, and a lovely menu featuring local, organic produce. Some folks come to drink, some to eat, and some just to talk.
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Science & Religion
Second Thursday of every month @ 7pm

Science & Religion is a discussion group type meeting. Sometimes we chose a book to read and discuss, sometimes we discuss suggested topics, and sometimes we just discuss whatever comes up. Even if we have chosen a topic we often will discuss many other things—so don't be afraid to come join us! We usually wrap up the official meeting around 9 and then head someplace for a late dinner. It's a great chance to discuss ideas involving science, religion, and philosophy with other freethinkers!

We meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Enter from Heyward St, go past the library (octagonal building) and through the double doors. We can usually be found in the first classroom in this hallway. There are often other groups using the facility, if you get turned around they should be able to point you in the right direction.
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FSM Monthly Meeting
Third Wednesday of every month @ 7pm

For our monthly FSM meeting we meet for dinner at Grecian Gardens on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. We are usually in a private room in the back, or in the bar area to the right as you go in. If you ask the hostess for the freethought group she can show you where to go!

As this is considered our main FSM meeting it is often our most well-attended meeting each month and offers a chance to get to know some of the freethinkers from the larger Midlands area.
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Lexington FSM
Fourth Tuesday of every month @ 7pm

If Sandhills and downtown Columbia are just a bit too far for you to travel, or there just aren't enough events for you already, we've got one in Lexington! Come join us at Keg Cowboy.
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UU Humanists
Fourth Thursday of every month @ 7pm

This is another discussion group meeting and topics usually center on secular humanism or related topics. A lot of the same faces from the Science & Religion meeting show up here and the format is very similar. We usually wrap up the official meeting around 9 and then head someplace for a late dinner.

We meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Enter from Heyward St, go past the library (octagonal building) and through the double doors. We can usually be found in the first classroom in this hallway. There are often other groups using the facility, if you get turned around they should be able to point you in the right direction.
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