• A secular community

    for upstate South Carolina


    Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe home for upstate South Carolina humanists within which we can stimulate intellectual curiosity through reason, engage in compassionate outreach, and promote a strong, interactive community.

  • Upcoming Events

    What’s Up at PH: The Piedmont Humanists Schedule of Events

    What’s Up at PH: The Piedmont Humanists Schedule of Events


    Next Up: Kevin McIntyre presents, October 6

    And Then: PH Annual Picnic, October 12



    Sunday, October 6: Kevin McIntyre will moderate a discussion in which he will ask the group to watch videos and share responses to the recent Democratic Climate Town Hall. This is a non-partisan, non-endorsing session! Join us in the Gallery at Coffee Underground, 10:00am-12:00pm.

    Saturday, October 12: Come on down for the Piedmont Humanists annual picnic at Cleveland Park! We’ll be in Shelter 29. PH will provide the grill-ables (veggie burgers, too), drinks, pickles, and basic condiments. Please bring your favorite side dish(es) for at least 15 people. If you’re helping to set things up, please be there at 11:00 am. Food will be served around 12:30 or 1:00. Bring the family for food, friends, and fun!

    Note: The above event replaces the Saturday brunch at Denny’s.

    Sunday, October 20:  Tim Brennan will share some ideas about wisdom. We’ll examine several aspects of this complex concept, such as its relationship to knowledge and human judgment. We’ll also consider the role of cognitive psychology and “common sense”. Join us in the Gallery at Coffee Underground, 10:00am-12:00pm.

    Saturday, November 2: PH is headed to the annual Upstate Pride SC Parade and Festival at Barnet Park in Spartanburg. We had tons of fun last year! We’ll have our own PH table with information and handouts. An arrival time of 10:30 am will provide us with easy parking and plenty of time for set-up. You can march in the parade and/or relax at our table. Please join us!

    Note: The above event replaces the Sunday, November 3rd meeting.

    Saturday, November 9: Brunch at Denny’s in Taylors, 9:00-until.

    Saturday, November 16: Humanists and others in the community will enjoy a Flying Spaghetti Monster spaghetti luncheon sponsored by Piedmont Humanists. The luncheon will take place in the Fellowship Hall at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 1135 State Park Rd. in Greenville. We’ll enjoy spaghetti and meatballs and a green salad (you are encouraged to bring other sides or a dessert--we’d love it!) from 12:00-2:00pm. Who knows, the Flying Spaghetti Monster himself might make an appearance! Bring friends and family!

    Note: The above event replaces the Sunday, November 17 meeting.


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    Dr. Brandis Hartsell, President


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