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About Houston Oasis

Houston Oasis is a secular community that meets weekly on Sunday mornings here to enjoy fascinating talks, live music, and conversation. We are part of the Oasis Network of secular communities.

These five core values define the Oasis community:

  • People are more important than beliefs
  • Reality is known through reason
  • Meaning comes from making a difference
  • Human hands solve human problems
  • Be accepting and be accepted

Stories

Sara
"Being part of a community of people with similar values provides a great feeling of belonging..."
— Sara
Wil
"I absolutely love knowing that I’ll do as much good as I can with this brief life, and when my time is done..."
— Wil
Ian
"Oasis have given me a sense of community...for me, Oasis has made Houston home."
— Ian
Tim
"...the intellectual honesty, diversity, positive attitude, and purpose...is unique."
— Tim
Sarah
"I love the live music and the talks are always interesting and cover such a wide range of topics and perspectives."
— Sarah
CB & Kevin
" Oasis brings an exposure to the diversity of other people’s lives not present before our attending..."
— CB & Kevin
Megan
"I have always been surrounded in a deep Christian culture, though I realized I was no longer..."
— Megan
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Connect, Be Inspired, and Feel Empowered

From The Blog

Magnum Melon

When we consider the vast breadth of human experience, from wallowing ignorance to lofty enlightenment, groveling servitude to autocratic fiat, dry-mouthed poverty to sybaritic excess, abject suffering to full-beamed health, one final question lingers unanswered, tantalizing and cloying: why are our heads so big?

Wondrous Strange: Confronting Our Ignorance

In his iconic and arguably best play, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Horatio are confronted by the ghost of the recently dead king. Horatio is understandably aghast, crying out, “O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!”

Reflecting on Community Groups

As the Fall 2019 community groups start wrapping up, I wanted to reflect upon the whole experience. I’ve been coming to Oasis for a long time, long enough to remember when we fit into a much, much smaller room.