Community and connection are central to human happiness and well-being.
That’s why we need Oasis: to provide a place for the non-religious to connect, be inspired and feel empowered.
Oasis Sunday gatherings feature speakers presenting on topics ranging from space exploration all the way to planning a vacation. There’s also great live music and time to socialize and have coffee with friends. For those with children, a childcare program is provided by a background-checked team. And best of all, the dress code is casual (unless you like to dress up, in which case, go for it!).
In addition to weekly gatherings, Houston Oasis has other events throughout the month, like social activities, humanitarian service projects and community outreach events. We even host vacations with communities across the Oasis Network. Come join in!
Five simple core values define our community and shape our interactions:
Alexis Potaman is a graduate of the University of Texas and Texas A&M and is currently an Environmental Planner for a Civil Engineering Design firm. She has attended Houston Oasis since the summer of 2013 and is married with one child. Alexis enjoys scrapbooking and family history (she discovered her great Grandmother had a pet pronghorn antelope!).
Wil has been a member of Houston Oasis since May 2016. He is a licensed primary care physician who works in Urgent Care full time. He aspires to making this world a better place, and he thinks that the Oasis core values are a great place to start. Wil's interests include live music, reading, exercising, and living life to the best of his ability.
Abhishek is an electronics engineer and has been involved with the Freethought community for over 10 years. He shares with Oasians a passion for the Oasis Core Values, particularly those that involve giving back to the community through volunteering. He loves meeting people from various backgrounds and traveling to visit his extended family.
Natalie began her career in the nutrition and fitness industry in 2002 and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She also works as a paraprofessional aiding children with autism. She has a passion for helping people and started exploring Humanism and other similar philosophies in 2001 and began seeking out other like-minded individuals in 2010.
Ted Andrews majored in geology at Ball State University and spent almost 40 years in the oil field service industry. The oil field took him to many countries including Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Venezuela, where his wife and two boys were born. His hobbies include backpacking, gardening, and in the last few months—baking pies!
Terry Ismert is a proud Native Houstonian and along with her husband attended the very first Houston Oasis Meetup. She describes Oasis as “the community I never knew I needed.” She has served as a theatre educator for over thirty years and is a dedicated mentor to many creatives. She is a member of the Oasis Care Team and the Speakers Committee.