Well, I'm here in Monmouth County. I live right next to Asbury Park in Loch Arbour and I don't know of another atheist within miles of me either, except my husband. So, nice to know you and if you ever want to stop by or just chat, just give me a call at 732 531 5182. Toni
The group that was meeting in the Toms River area is still trying to form up. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 am in the Toms River Library in Hometown Dairy Conference Room on the second floor. This group is evolving and looking for anyone interested in joining, we are now the Jersey Shore Freethought Society. Feel free to contact me if you are interested, even if you can not make the meeting.
We will be meeting in the meeting room of the Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library this Saturday, September 19th at 10:00 AM. As we get better organized hopefully we can have predictable schedules and locations for the meetings.
Thank you everyone for the responses.
I'm in the same boat. My husband, myself and one friend of ours is the extent of our atheist network. So yeah, it would be great to talk to someone like minded, especially a married couple. Do you have children?
I would love to attend. I wish I would have known a bit sooner. Between work, not having a baby sitter, life in general I may not be able to make this coming meeting. Any future ones, I would rearrange things to be able to attend.
Have you ever gone to the meetings in Toms River?
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