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Sunday Assembly Atlanta - July: Making Friends With the End

  • Jul 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” 
--Woody Allen

This month, we'll be closely examining death in the effort to "Make Friends With the End." 

Death is what makes us human and what validates our existence in the world. Because we are alive, we will die. It is as much a part of our human lifecycle as waking up each morning. One way to celebrate life is to recognize it is finite. Every minute counts! 


On our bucket list for this Assembly, we will:

- Learn why recognizing and accepting death is a healthy goal for happiness- Find ways to discuss death with our loved ones from young to old

- Reflect on why death is really hard to think about without humor (and why humor can be helpful)

- Learn what death means to someone who experiences it on a daily basis

- Sing life celebrating songs

- And a few surprises!


Our lineup:        

- Scott S. will be MC       

- Ryan Hicks will share "I'm doing my best"        

- Kate Hauk will be discussing how her experience as a hospice chaplain shapes her views of life

- Joe B. will be leading the music


Come with an open mind, a tender heart, and a yearning to face life head-on, as it’s (probably) the only one we got.

Also, come with an empty stomach! After the Assembly, we will be having our usual potluck! Please bring food if you can. Food can be the perfect catalyst for bonding.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible.

*Make sure to RSVP only once on EITHER Facebook or Meetup so we can get an accurate count and make our service welcoming for all. 

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  • Natalie J.

    Was there video of this? And if so, where can it been seen?

    July 26, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      Sorry for the delay. Technical difficulties! Will let you know asap

      July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, sorry for the late RSVP, let me know if I can bring anything for the potluck or get together,

    July 19, 2014

    • Scott

      Thanks so much for RSVPing! You can bring any food you like besides Mac & cheese, because I'm bringing that!

      We look forward to seeing you, Kiandra!

      July 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ohhh the mac and cheese was so tasty, not as good as your mom's dessert, HAHA, just kidding, I enjoyed both

      July 22, 2014

  • Eric

    I'll be bringing my Mexican cornbread (only slightly spicy).

    July 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was wondering who brought that, I really enjoyed it :-D

      July 22, 2014

  • Nick D.

    Absolute blast! thanks for putting it on.

    July 22, 2014

  • Andy D

    I think I may be repeating myself when I say that these events are the highlight of my month. Honestly, I'd had a difficult weekend and really wasn't in the mood to attend (I sat in the absolute back corner of the room, hoping to attract no attention to myself), but once I got there, I saw some familiar faces, waved hi, enjoyed the songs and presentations, and had a great time chatting with some really great people (both "new" and "old"). My "maybe I shouldn't go" really turned into a "boy, I'm glad I went." A huge thank you to the great volunteers who make these events a reality for us month after month. (And an extra thank you to those who brought vegan-friendly dishes for the potluck!)

    2 · July 20, 2014

    • Lori L.

      I'm glad you came too Andy. Please coax yourself if there's another so-so day.

      July 21, 2014

    • Andy D

      Thank you both. While I can only speak for myself, I think it's common that we humans exaggerate the shitty feelings and minimize the non-shitty ones, so that translates into something like, "Ugh, I don't feel like going". In retrospect, a "I may feel down now, but probably won't feel like this forever" assessment is a more accurate (and productive, IMO) middleground.

      2 · July 21, 2014

  • Lori L.

    What a great range of food at this potluck!

    1 · July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first Sunday Assembly was enjoyable. I would like to thank all those involved in organizing the event.

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Scott

    Thank you all for coming tonight! We were so excited to see so many new people and returners.
    Assembly is because of you.

    We look forward to seeing you at our other events soon!

    July 20, 2014

  • Mella

    Thanks so much organizers, speakers, musicians -- this was an awesome meetup on an engaging topic!

    2 · July 20, 2014

    • Scott

      Thank you for coming out, Mella! We do this for you. I look forward to seeing you soon!

      July 20, 2014

  • Joel Steven J.

    I'm bringing cake

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Scott

    Please drive safe on your way here with the rain. We are very excited to see you all tonight!

    July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing guac & chips :)

    July 20, 2014

  • Kristy G.

    Does anyone have a video recording device of some semi-good quality we could use to film the assembly? Please, pretty please?

    July 18, 2014

    • Natalie J.

      I really hope someone does because I have to work until 7:00pm that day and would love to see it somehow.

      1 · July 18, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      We should be able to! We'll post the link here when we get it uploaded!

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Paula C.

    I'll pick up something from the store...potato salad maybe....cookies/dessert. Or anything you'd like to suggest.

    July 19, 2014

    • Scott

      Thanks for offering! Whatever you'd like!

      July 19, 2014

  • Lori L.

    If someone doesn't think they can come to the service, please consider coming afterwards for the potluck. We'd still live to see you and spend some time together.

    July 18, 2014

  • Kristy G.

    I've heard comments from a few different people that the Death themed assembly could be challenging for them to attend, as it's a sensitive subject and might hit too close to home right now. We want to be fully sympathetic to that, and we hope members know that we will do our damndest to approach this topic with respect and delicacy. That said, if you're not attending because it's too hard, I'd be willing to do a Google Hangout or Skype call from my phone so people can watch at home. Contact me personally, and we can arrange it!

    July 18, 2014

  • Kristy G.

    I think I'm gonna bring something cheesy. Maybe a cheese ball and crackers. Cheese balls are the BOMB.COM

    July 15, 2014

  • Sam M.

    A relevant movie. The Seventh Seal.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050976/

    July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like it's going to be another great topic and I'm really looking forward to this meetup also :). I'm going to bring fruit of some kind and probably a Dr. Seuss (one of my favorite authors for fun/clever writing that one can appreciate at any age) book for a donation to the kiddies or adults lol.

    July 13, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      Awesome! Thanks, Diana! can't go wrong with Seuss, he's my fave

      July 14, 2014

  • Kristy G.

    For our next "Help Often" service project with the Plaza Fiesta Saturday library, we need book donations! If you can, please bring a book to donate to the assembly next week (you can find tons of super cheap ones at the thrift store). All books, Spanish or English, fiction and non-fiction, chapter and picture books for all ages are needed, but especially board books. Themes popular with boys, like trucks, are especially in need. We will be helping promote literacy in the Latino community and reading to children and helping set up the library. More event details to come for this event August 9th!

    July 13, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      To specify, we need kids /young adult books

      July 14, 2014

  • quaffkko

    Really going to try and make it out to this one...

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • Natalie J.

      Same here.

      1 · July 8, 2014

    • Kristy G.

      Is gonna be a good one looking forward to seeing you there!

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Scott

    If you'd like to bring food for the potluck to share, please specify what you are bringing in the comments here. This will allow us to coordinate dishes.

    I'm bringing my usual: To-Die-For Mac and Cheese!

    2 · July 4, 2014

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