Sunday Assembly!! (Saturday, November 9th)

The British are coming... the British are coming!

Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, the London-based creators of the popular movement called "Sunday Assembly", were so impressed by the response from the non-believing San Diego community that they have committed to help Americas' Finest City put on one of these fun events on Saturday, November 9th during their roadshow cheekily called 40 Dates & 40 Nights.

Join us for songs, poetry, inspirational messages and lots of great camaraderie, all designed to help us achieve the Sunday Assembly creed: "Live better, help often and wonder more!"

It will be Carl Sagans' birthday, and appropriately, our speaker will be UCSD astrophysicist Kim Griest, speaking to us about "The Wonders of the Dark Side: Dark Matter and Dark Energy".

And if that doesn't do it for you, then come for the scrumptious cake!!

Though it's been called "Atheist Church", Sunday Assemblies simply affirm our common human desire - and right - to gather regularly with others to celebrate life and friendship. Come help give a warm San Diego welcome to Pippa and Sanderson - and enjoy a great afternoon of fun, warmth and hospitality.

Donations are most appreciated, but the event is completely free!! Please go to our Eventbrite website to register and receive your free tickets: here

Doors open at 1:30.  Everyone is welcome!! See you (Saturday) at Sunday Assembly!!

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  • Ann

    This was a great event. If anyone is interested in helping organize regular Sunday Assemblies, please meet at the Outreach Booth this Saturday at 1pm.

    November 12, 2013

  • Dan F.

    I really enjoyed this event. It was fun, inspiring and educational. Sanderson and Pippa did a great job bringing a sense of joy and fun to the program. The talk on dark matter and dark energy by Dr. Kim Griest was fascinating. Being able to celebrate Carl Sagan's birthday with so many like-minded friends was especially poignant. Kudos and acknowledgements to Debbie, Jim, Paul, Monster On Sunday and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this event a smashing success. Well done all!

    3 · November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an inspirational moment to be in the same room with so many people wanting to connect as a community of believers (ie, reality believers), not merely as a audience at a debate, but as participants in something greater (which is not to say that debates are unimportant, of course).

    November 9, 2013

  • Ed S.

    We enjoyed the talk by Prof. Griest and of course, the cake in honor of Carl Sagan. It was a warm and friendly gathering.

    November 9, 2013

  • Ed S.

    We look forward to the event and seeing other Humanists there. Celebrating Carl Sagan's birthday is a great idea. By the way, we downloaded our tickets from Eventbrite already.

    November 7, 2013

  • James L.

    Excited and looking forward to it!

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • lynn

    Despite early reservations, I am now fully on board with Sunday Assembly and can say unequivocally that it's one of the best things to happen to us secular folks, and nobody anywhere will get rich off it. I understand your concerns: I did the research to satisfy mine. (See my next post.)

    This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with Sanderson and Pippa leading the show. We WILL be asking for donations to both defray our costs AND theirs. I know donations remind us of collection baskets in pews past, but they’re legit here. Sadly, this might be San Diego’s only Sunday Assembly, unless a committed team of volunteers comes forward and makes this a regular event (and how could they afford regular Sunday Assemblies, anyway? Hmmm - maybe with donations to defray costs :-)

    Don’t miss it – it solves one of the most often-heard complaints from secularists: lack of community born of regular family-friendly gatherings that foster life-long social bonds. What’s not to love?

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    Lighten up, folks.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Debbie A.

    No good deed goes unpunished. Pippa and Sanderson were suggesting a very modest wage (in the future) for being the executive directors and prime talent of the movement. They are not charging us for airfare, hotel, food, etc., and our expenses get paid first. It troubles me that "Tiffany" is given an opportunity to rant, when your fellow board member is actually having conversations with Pippa and Sanderson, and their volunteer support staff. You too can monitor the growth of Sunday Assembly by getting involved in hosting.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Besides, it's a free event. If I don't like the content, I don't make a donation.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any corroboration from other sources about the Sunday Assembly? I would question any accusations from someone starting an alternative and/or competitive option.

    November 2, 2013

  • jenelle k.

    Hi everyone, is there anyone in the vista area that i can ride with to the event? I would be happy to chip in for gasoline. I don't have a car, so getting there will take me a very long time by bus. I live 2 miles from the 78 fwy and vista village drive. My email is [masked] Thank you

    October 12, 2013

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