• 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

    The Piedmont Humanists' Schedule of Events

    Next Up: The Trans-Formers, Feb 9

    And Then: Monthly Humanists’ Hike, Feb 22

    And: Adam & Eve: The Biblical, Mythical, and Scientific, Feb 23


    Saturday, February 8, 9am: Second Saturday Brunch at Denny's on Wade Hampton in the back room. Join us for a bite, good company and insightful discussion on a range of topics!


    Sunday, February 9, 10am: The Trans-Formers will be talking with us about trans-rights, the trans community and how to be better allies. The Trans-Formers is a peer support group for the trans community in the upstate. Join us in the Gallery at Coffee Underground for a lively discussion.


    Saturday, February 22, 9:30am: Join the Monthly Humanists’ Hike for exercise, great views and a chance to enjoy the natural world with you fellow humanists! This is an easy 3.5 mile hike with minimal tripping hazards in DuPont State Park. This will probably take 2-3 hours. Please bring at least a bottle of water and a snack if you would like one. We are meeting at 9:30 at the Triple Falls Parking Area. Parking may be limited, consider carpooling if you know other people who will be hiking. Please RSVP so we don't leave without you!


    Sunday, February 23, 10am: Joyce Bates will be presenting and hosting an open discussion on Adam and Eve: The biblical, mythical, and scientific. Join us as we delve into what we know and what think we know in the Gallery at Coffee Underground.


    Sunday, March 8, 10am: Our very own, Jackson Downey will be hosting a discussion on Humanist Philosophy. This is the inaugural meeting of a humanist book club that plans to meet once a month with selected passages from great humanist thinkers throughout time. No homework required for the first meeting. This group will spin-off into its own time slot after this session. Join us in the Gallery at Coffee Underground.


    Saturday, March 14, 9am: Second Saturday Brunch at Denny's on Wade Hampton in the back room. Join us for a bite, good company and insightful discussion on a range of topics!


    Sunday, March 22, 10am: The co-founder of Defcon 864, a local hacker collective, will be talking to us about IT security and best practices to stay safe in cyberspace! As the world marches toward progress more and more of our data is exposed online. Fortunately, we have one of the good guys, a white hat hacker to show us where we might be vulnerable and how to lock it down in the Gallery at Coffee Underground.


    Saturday, April 4, 8am: Habitat for Humanity Build Day - One of the many aspects of Humanism is building community. Often we do this figuratively, by treating others with respect and dignity. Today, I am asking us to this literally as well. Let's help a family achieve the dignity that can be born from a safe and stable home. We have a limited amount of slots to fill, so be sure to RSVP on meetup for this build, first come, first served. Tasks will include installing shelving, door hardware, towel bars, and front handrails. We will be completing any remaining interior and exterior work.


    Our most up to date schedule is on MeetUp, follow us there for updates!


    Please contact me with questions at president@piedmonthumanists.org .


    Kevin McIntyre, President


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  • General Sessions

    Recurring events hosted or attended by the Piedmont Humanists

    Sunday Morning Discussion

    Presentations and discussions on topics of interest

    Where: The Gallery @ Coffee Underground

    When: Nearly every other Sunday from 10am to noon.


    Come join us for Presenters from inside and outside the Piedmont Humanists on topics relevant to humanism. Often times this meeting consists of live presentation with Q&A, and/or lively discussions. Have a hot cuppa from Coffee Underground. If you have a topic you would like to lead a discussion or presentation on, please email Kevin McIntyre.


    Some PH sponsored events are held in place of these meetings, please check the schedule before attending.

    Second Saturday Brunch

    Grab a drink and share a meal with the local Humanists

    Where: Denny's @ 2521 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29615

    When: The second Saturday of every month from 9am to 11am.


    Come join us for a leisurely bite and a fun chat over whatever is on your mind.

    Students of Humanism

    A book club curating and discussing the works of humanist philosophers

    Where: TBA

    When: Once a month, TBA


    The inaugural meeting will take the place of our Sunday Morning Discussion on March 8 in The Gallery at Coffee Underground. A recurring time and place is TBA. This group often has a reading list that will be discussed at the next meeting. Check the schedule for the assignment, but don't let being unprepared keep you from attending.

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  • Caretaker Board

    Kevin McIntyre


    Joyce Bates


    Jonathan Jones


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