Sunday Assembly (Launch!)

The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life.

Our events -- on the fourth Sunday of each month -- are 75 minutes of music from a live band (80s and 90s pop hits), inspirational talks, poetry and art, donuts and coffee, and more, followed by an optional potluck.

September 2014

We are very excited to announce the speakers for our launch event: Tom Ikelman and Michelle Huey.

Tom will share with us his personal story as a cancer survivor. Michelle, a volunteer for the Pathfinders Project, will tell us about her international travels as a Humanist service worker.

10:00 - Doors Open

10:30 - Service Begins

11:15 - Potluck

What is Sunday Assembly?

"It's all the good bits of church, but without doctrine and deities."

We are radically inclusive - everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs (or lack thereof), their sexual orientation, their age, gender, or politics.

Our events are free for all to attend, though donations are appreciated. Childcare is provided for potty-trained youth ages 2 and up, though we expect older children will have a blast at the regular service.

Our Motto: To live better, help often, and wonder more.

And It's a Potluck!

Stay after the service and have lunch with your fellow Sunday Assembly goers. Bring a dish to share -- just make sure your dish will be waiting about 90 minutes until we dig in.

We'll cover drinks, napkins, plates, and plastic ware.

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  • Fred M.

    An excellent time! 4.5 stars if it were possible. A couple of "first time" glitches (mic, band smoothness, noise from next door, some non-PG language from a speaker), but overall it was great; I'm definitely looking forward to the next one!

    1 · September 29

  • Matt M.

    For a maiden voyage, that was spectacular! You would expect at least a few Spinal Tap stories but no major mishaps.

    2 · September 28

  • Rick T.

    Had a great time! Nice job David...thanks to everyone who came out.

    3 · September 28

    • David D.

      Likewise! You guys rocked!

      2 · September 28

  • Gillian C.

    What a great launch! Lots of commitment and smiling faces.good tunes, too!

    2 · September 28

  • Heather A.

    Is there anyone from Davis going to this that could give me a ride back afterwards? I should already be in town but need a ride back.

    September 27

    • William P.

      You guys are awesome Bonnie. True spirit of Assembly here.

      4 · September 27

    • David J.

      Loved having you up. See your soon.

      September 28

  • Denyse

    I didn't get the information that a place opened up until after it was over. I hope you can arrange for more participants to attend or have it more often since it was such a success.

    3 · September 28

    • Jeff T.

      We expect there to be more room in October. Hope to see you there!

      3 · September 28

  • Heather A.

    Loved the music and the personal stories.

    3 · September 28

  • Judy S.

    Congratulations on a spectacular job! Great sense of community, grass roots spirit with a professional touch, awesome musicians and speakers, visitor-friendly, inclusive, fun.... What a wonderful launch!

    4 · September 28

  • Dane L.

    Great meeting! Thanks to all of you who put the time and effort in to make it happen!

    4 · September 28

  • madelyn p.

    Standing Room Only!!!!!!

    5 · September 28

  • Karen N.

    Can't wait for the move to a meeting space big enough to welcome all! :-)

    4 · September 27

    • Jeff T.

      Definitely Karen! We had no idea what to expect, but the response so far has been amazing!

      1 · September 28

  • William P.

    Jeff's comment about 100 seats is right.

    1 · September 24

  • David J.

    Wednesday 6:00am marks the countdown T-100 hours. Four Days till we assemble. Some of us have traveled to see Sunday Assemblies in Oakland, Silicon Valley, and else ware and enjoyed our visits there and refined our plans for this coming Sunday. This is going to be fun fun! fun!!.

    Check out Video's on YouTube.

    3 · September 23

  • David D.

    Just to be clear, we're going to try to squeeze everyone in. Those who arrive early (we open doors at 10) will certainly have a seat. I think we have 80 chairs.

    As the seats fill up, we'll have a standing area in the back that should accommodate another 30-40.

    Jeff, correct me if I'm wrong. :)

    September 23

    • Jeff T.

      I think we ended up with closer to 100 chairs. William has it written down exactly though. But yeah, otherwise it sounds good!

      1 · September 23

  • David D.

    50 RSVPs! We're half-way to filling up the room!

    1 · September 1

    • David J.

      Is EB limited some how? How about lap sharing. I'll volunteer mine...

      September 23

    • David D.

      No, but I understand there's about 15 or 20 there. Jeff, can you close the EB registration?

      September 23

  • William P.

    Hello All,
    We are looking for energetic and excited volunteers to help get the inaugural and future Sunday Assemblies up and running. I just posted the document, Sunday Assembly Volunteers Needed. To find it,at the top of this page click on More-->Files then Sunday Assembly Volunteers Needed. My name and contact info is included for anyone interested. I look forward to hearing from many of you soon.

    2 · September 23

  • Natasha F.

    I am given the option to print a ticket - do I need to bring a ticket? Thanks :-)

    1 · September 17

    • David D.

      Nope! Not necessary. See you soon!

      1 · September 17

  • Eryne D.

    My girlfriend and I would love to attend! Any idea if there will be vegan-friendly options available?

    1 · September 1

    • Eryne D.

      Perfect! Sounds perfect :)

      2 · September 1

    • David D.

      I highly suspect there will be! Of course, it all depends on what people bring to the potluck, but many of us are vegetarian and vegan, so your odds are quite good! :D

      2 · September 1

  • Mary

    I will be moving back to California in the very near future after a ten year absence.

    June 9

    • David J.

      Welcome Back. Mary. Are you in Town yet.

      August 24

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