Weighing in at #3 on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: “Belonging”. Whether or not, your secularism is an important part of who you are, there are going to be times when you want to enjoy the company and acceptance of like-minded folk. In a fairly religious world, that’s not always an easy task. From themed parties to game nights to unstructured gatherings, you can come to the Hub and meet-up and socialize.
Regular Community Events
2nd Tuesday at the Hub at 5:30pm. Let’s get together and get to know each other better over some good conversation and refreshments. We’ve scheduled a monthly reception where new members can meet existing members, share experiences and get more information about the Hub organization and activities. Don’t forget to RSVP at Meetup.com!
Coffee and Community
10:00 am every Sunday, 3100 Downing Street, Unit C. RSVP @ meetup.com Join us for coffee, community and discussion every Sunday morning at the Hub!
Look, we know you don’t have to get up and go to church on Sunday morning, but after sleeping in some, you can make your way over to the Secular Hub to hang out and talk with like minded friends.
The Hub will be open every Sunday from 10-1:00, and sometimes we’ll have more of an agenda than other times. On some weekends, we may have a pancake breakfast with donations used to bolster the community or a particular project; sometimes we’ll meet up and go to participate in some community service event. As a community center, the Hub is open to the ideas of our members on how to move forward. Details will be added for particular dates as projects come together.
This is a recurring weekly event, subject to other secular events that require the Secular Hub space. We’ll make sure to update the meetup each week with any projects or changes and notify when they are cancelled.
New Attendees: Note that the number of RSVPs generally does not reflect the number of attendees, as many regulars show up without RSVPing. We generally have about 15-20 people. And regulars…. let us and others know you are coming
Note: Coffee and Community is free and open to the public. A key benefit of the Secular Hub is the physical meeting space it provides free-of-charge to local secular groups. To help pay the bills, the Hub collects membership dues and limits some activities to dues-paying members as a perk. If you are not yet a member of the Hub, please feel free to stop in for an ‘open’ event, enjoy the company of your fellow heathens, and see what the Hub is about. If you like what you see, help support the local secular community and gain access to further secular events/opportunities by becoming a member. You can sign up in person or online at https://www.secularhub.org/membership-2/
Secular Movie Night (Members Only)
Movie Nite- Thursdays at the Hub at 6:30pm. Secular Hub members are invited to hang out and watch a movie on our BIG screen at the Secular Hub on Thursday nights! Drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for sale. Doors will be open at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at 7:00pm. RSVP @ Meetup.com
Movies will sometimes have a secular theme, sometimes they’ll just be things we all vote on and want to see. We will update individual events with the movie when available. This is a recurring weekly event, subject to other secular events that require the Secular Hub space. We’ll make sure to update the meetup each week with the movie selection and notify when they are cancelled.
Note: The Secular Hub meetings such as movie night are open only to dues paying members of the Secular Hub. Sign up on line or in person at the Hub.
Lunch Social @ 3 Margaritas - Boulder
Lunch social- 12:30pm Thursdays @ 3 Margaritas- Boulder. Join the dozen or more Boulder Atheists that regularly meet every Thursday for a social lunch at a restaurant in Boulder. The lunch gathering starts at 12:30 pm. and continues into the afternoon. Please RSVP if you intend to come. PLEASE NOTE: We often see several people stop in during the afternoon regardless of what the RSVP count on Meetup.com says. Some of the regulars are not frequent Internet users. All are welcome.
Social Hour Southeast
At Darcy’s 4955 S Ulster St. #103, Denver, CO 80237. Come any time after 5:30 pm, we’re usually there till 7:30 or so. We meet in The Library, a nice room off the main dining room. Happy Hour prices till 7 pm. There is also a 3 course dinner for two for $24.95 if you’re super hungry. Parking in front and in the garage on the north side of the building. RSVP @ Meetup.com
Second Saturday of each month at 11am at the Hub The Secular Hub is hosting a chapter of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (www.survivorsnetwork.org). It is a confidential self-help group that supports people who have been victimized by clergy and others in positions in authority, helping them in trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, heal and move forward. We also cooperate with news media and provide reliable information when we can, as a way to help ourselves recover and prevent future abuse of children and vulnerable adults.Support meetings are a confidential and a safe place to meet and share with others on the recovery journey. Because of the sensitive nature of this meet-up, it is not advertised on Meetup.com. Please send Jeb an email if you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses are confidential.
Secular Alphabet Soup
First Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 3100 Downing (the Secular Hub)
The standard LGBT just doesn’t cut it anymore – there are more letters and identities and labels out there to try to fit them all into a single title. And valuable as those labels can be, they still don’t define us entirely as the unique individuals we are. This group will be about celebrating diversity, allowing people to explore who they are, how they want to express themselves, and to learn about others and their path through life.
EVERYONE is welcome to be part of this – there is no requirement of having a letter assigned to you or identifying with, or the need to have come out some closet or another. Just be YOU, in all your authentic majestic wonderfultude!!!!
This is a brand new group, so come help shape what it will be! We’ll have talks about different topics, spirited discussions, personal story sharing, and explore the diversity of our community. We’ll look into opportunities for activism, how we can support one another, and more!
The first meeting will feature a presentation about intersex – what it is, the history and some of the issues and struggles intersex people face, and some insight into what it is like to be intersex. I’ve been looking to form a group like this for a long time and am glad to finally have the opportunity to do it, so I hope you’ll join me!
- Membership Goal 40%
- Religiously Unaffiliated in Denver 32%
- % of Atheist with college degree 40%
- % of Atheist that are men 68%
Secular Hub Membership Membership Criteria:
(required of every member while at the Hub, on the website, or taking part in any Secular Hub sanctioned event)
- Commits to honor the separation of Church and State in American governance
- Commits to not promote belief in deities or other supernatural entities
- Commits to conduct themselves with a sense of decorum and goodwill, and agrees to not intentionally create ill feelings or animosity among fellow members
The Secular Hub reserves the right to revoke membership at any time if the actions of a member or group detracts from the happiness and general well-being of other members.
Board of Directors
Have ideas, concerns or suggestions you would like to share with the Hub Board of Directors? Please feel free to drop by for the 1 hour discussion opportunity.
Chauncey joined the Secular Hub shortly after its founding (and his arrival to Denver) in 2013. After volunteering at a Colorado Secular Conference, he was inspired to seek other opportunities to contribute, leading to his serving as the first organizer of the Secular Hub’s Community Service Committee (a precursor to the Secular Volunteer Corps). Since, he has participated in and helped organize a number of secular community events. Prior to arriving in Denver, Chauncey lived in Phoenix and Houston. In both locations, he was an avid volunteer, supporting hunger and disaster relief efforts, road races, community gardening, and efforts to fight childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Chauncey has also taken on leadership positions in professional and community organizations. For fun, Chauncey likes to hike and sample the local cuisine.
Director, Vice Chair
• Focus Areas: speaker, blogger, coordinating with other groups, event organizing
• Affiliations: Denver Atheists, Secular Sisterhood, Free Thought Exchange, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Secular Student Alliance
• Affiliations: American Humanists Association, American Association of University Women
After reading the book “Good Without God,” it became clear to her that she is a Humanist. The book made references to the AHA. “I sought out the organization online, and discovered that they would be holding a conference in Denver. I went and connected with Dave and Kimberly. I have been a member of the Secular Hub since May 2015, and I have been Treasurer since May 2015.”
James E. (Jeb) Barrett moved to Aurora from Spokane WA in 2005 after retiring from two professions: professional musician, working for Episcopal, Lutheran and Catholic churches for over 50 years, and as a licensed professional counselor and addictions specialist. Jeb joined the Secular Hub Board of Directors in 2015, and is a founder of the secular, non-religious Freethinkers in AA Group which came together at the Hub in October 2013. Other volunteer work includes serving as the Colorado Director for SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), a worldwide support network of over 28,000 members.
• Focus Areas: atheist activist, trouble maker, opinion haver
• Affiliations: President, Humanists of Colorado
Barbara Sannwald is an independent consultant in Information Technology. She received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Denver. Barbara has been involved in the secular community in Denver since 2007 as a member of the Humanists of Colorado (HOC) and eventually a founder and member of the Secular Hub. She coordinated the HOC book group from 2008 to 2014 and served the HOC in other capacities such as proofreading the monthly HOC newsletter, greeting newcomers at HOC meetings, staffing the secular booth at the People’s Fair, and hosting Winter Solstice gatherings.
Finds and organizes community service events for the Hub to sponsor.Community Service
Keeps website and social media up to date.Web Presence Committee
Plans and organizes eventsEvents Committee
Finds and books speakers on topics of interest to the Hub.Program Committee
“Fundraising is not really about money. It’s about people.”Fundraising Committee