I think the thing I miss most about not going to church anymore is the community. It was nice to have a place to go a couple times a week and be with other people and enjoy their company and conversation and know we had common interests.
Also, I don't think we'll be seeing an atheist group putting on a Christmas pageant anytime soon. LOL
Same here... I really miss the built-in community that comes with attending a church. Potlucks, outings, events... even bible study... those times to get together with others who share your worldview.
Our local Meet-Up group has Rational Sunday School 2x a month at a local community center. They put together two programs, one for tweens/teens and one for under tween (so to speak). The tweens usually play games, have popcorn, maybe watch a movie. The youngers have music, games... always a rational theme of some sort.
COming up this month, they'll discuss the origins of Santa, learn about Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, etc., have a treat exchange, and have an opportunity to give back (brin canned items for the local food bank and/or donate a toy for the Ronald McDonald house. They do these charity things several times during the year as well with the kids.
While the folks who orgranize the event do their thing, the rest of us moms either sit in and enjoy or we find a room and just hang out to talk... of course, we usually always end up discussing religion or politics. LOL!