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Sunday Assembly Atlanta: Celebration of Life, Helping Others and Wonder!

  • Jan 19, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Join us for our Sunday Assembly Atlanta's second meeting! We will have foot-stomping fun sing-a-longs, inspiring poetry, and a great talk by Dr. Richard Blue, motivational speaker who specializes in positive psychology. He will be starting our new year off on the right foot by giving us practical advice about how to combat negative thinking and develop a more positive mindset to improve our relationships and lives. Dr. Blue got his PhD in Counseling and Psychological Services from GSU in 1975 and currently serves as the consultant psychologist for the TV show 'Atlanta's Biggest Loser'. In addition, Dr. Blue is the author of 'Dr. Blue's Guide to Making Relationships Work: 50 Quick Tips That Will Save Your Relationship'. You can read more about him at his website, www.bluephd.com.

We will have childcare during the service provided so feel free to bring your little ones.

Also, after the event we will be having a POTLUCK LUNCH. If you'd like, please bring a dish so that we can have an excuse to enjoy your company even longer! SAA will be providing utensils, napkins, and drinks. Don't feel obligated to bring anything but an empty stomach though! We want to be able to share a meal with all of you and get to know you better!

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more about the global movement, check out: http://sundayassembly.com/about/

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  • Melissa H.

    hey my husband rsvp'ed for the two of us and our daughter but he just got called into work. We are both so disappointed. We share a car so none of us will be there. I had a dish to pass and everything! He said he's blocking off every 3rd Sunday on his schedule so next time we'll be there for sure. Email me and let me know what to bring or what I can do to help in the future: [masked]. Again, I am so sorry. I hate it when people back out at the last minute and now I'm doing it. :(

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      No worries, Melissa, we're excited to meet you next time!

      January 19, 2014

  • Nancy p.

    Lots of work went into this meetup and I will attend in the future. I would like more celebration of life and nature and less concentration on pain and depression. Hope to hear great speakers in the future and perhaps even meet outside in good weather. Life is good!

    2 · January 19, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      Fun and celebration outside sounds great, Nancy! And we wanted to close in on hardship in this assembly as a way of opening up a dialogue that recognizes yes, life is good, but it can also be hard, and one of the best things we have is each other to help us through--thanks for coming, and we look forward to celebrating in the future!

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was afraid this SA would be a letdown without Sanderson's charisma, but it was just the opposite. Seemed more real and meaningful, less like a show. I think it did celebrate life by recognizing there is hope and joy, even with the challenges we all experience. Many thanks to all. A special shoutout to Kristy for all she did in making this happen and for baring her soul today and showing that there can be light at the end of the tunnel and that the tunnel could lead to something great like SA.

    6 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    uplifting

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • Steve

    I thought the content today was fabulous - especially for an organization just getting started. Great job organizers.

    6 · January 19, 2014

  • Joe B.

    Great time, great peeps

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • Lee

    Thanks to the organizers for all your work putting this event together!

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Elisabeth

    I just learned of the group today, unfortunately too late to attend. I am looking forward to next time.

    January 19, 2014

  • Shawna

    I will be late but I will be there

    January 19, 2014

  • Cybercat

    Drat, I caught a cold. :( Don't want to spread it.

    January 19, 2014

  • Kristy G.

    So excited for today! I can't wait to meet everyone, and share in our nascent community of wonder and good. Get ready to feel inspired and revitalized! I gotta feelin.... that today's gonna be a good day.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Celeste M.

    Sorry I can't make it, the line up sounds great. Just can't seem to shake this cold

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be working tomorrow. Please say hello to Dr.Blue for me. He might remember me from the Hogpen Hill Climb we did with Laura, David, and another Richard some years ago.

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kristy, I would like to plan to visit in the future,, I want to start a Sunday assembly in my area,, what frequency will u be meeting so I can plan a road trip?

    January 17, 2014

    • John

      We meet the third Sunday of every month. We hope you can join us soon.

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the meetings always be in Chamblee?

    January 17, 2014

    • John

      Yes, for the foreseeable future. We have a great venue there, and I hope you can join us.

      January 17, 2014

  • Rachel

    I am excited to have found this group! Unfortunately I cannot attend this Sunday, but hope to attend a meeting in the near future.

    3 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the MLK Jr celebration Sunday - very important to any Unitarian Universalists. I won't able to come many assemblies if they are Sunday mornings because my family and I are involved in our church at that time. Sunday Assembly later in the afternoon or evening would be great for Unitarian Universalists who share the same beliefs of living life to the fullest in the time we have.

    2 · December 9, 2013

    • Kristy G.

      Thanks for the input everyone. We will be staying on Sunday mornings for various reasons, including that we want to fill a hole that isn't already being filled and creating an alternative to church is one way to do that. We want to create a community for people who don't already have one--of course, by no means intentionally excluding people who do have a community in their UU churches or wherever else. But we like Sunday mornings for the same reason everyone else does; we don't want to assemble in the middle of the day and break up the whole day, and we don't want to be in the evening because we want to appeal to families. We will be having more meetups throughout the week in the future, including community service projects and various discussion groups to continue to build that sense of community throughout the month. More info TBA!

      7 · January 7, 2014

    • Paula C.

      Hi Heather, I agree. Already have a morning commitment & my clone is on vaca indef...so this schedule is a challenge. Will do my best with it tho....

      2 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great group, looking forward to checking things out.

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm more than a little excited to see that a Sunday Assembly is happening in Atlanta! Looking forward to checking it out and meeting all you fine, beautiful, rational human beings. ;-)

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • Steve

    Meetings at other times are great if they are needed by enough people, but I would hope Sunday mornings could also stay on the calendar for those who are seeking an alternative to Sunday church.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just fyi, there doesn't appear to be enough info about the address for the map to function. I got a map of the United States when I clicked on the map link.

    December 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, mine isn't functioning either...

      December 21, 2013

    • John

      Fixed. Thanks for the heads-up!

      December 21, 2013

  • Tina

    Hi, I'm Tina, one of the Sunday Assembly Atlanta organizers. Inspired to do this after seeing the Uk Assembly launch almost a year ago.

    December 15, 2013

  • Dick L.

    This is a great idea. I hope it catches on. I will support it.

    2 · December 9, 2013

    • Kristy G.

      Thanks Dick! I'm so glad you're involved!

      December 9, 2013

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