The Freethought Society of the Midlands (FSM) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Additionally, we have several other meetings each month that could be considered groups on their own: Drinking Skeptically, Sandhills Rationalists, Science & Religion (at the UU congregation), and UU Humanists (at the UU congregation). We also have a 'daughter group', Midlands Agnostics, Atheists, and Secular Humanists (MAASH) through which we focus our charitable efforts. We are trying to get MAASH instituted as an AHA chapter.
These are the descriptions of the two groups that meet at the UU congregation:
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!
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.