Sunday Assembly is Edinburgh's secular congregation, we are family (and dog) friendly, fun and free to attend.
We have assemblies generally on the first Sunday of the month, and usually at LifeCare Stockbridge (with occasional exceptions). We tend to have around 30-70 people attending, and the assemblies last an hour. They typically include some congregational singing of well-known uplifting pop songs accompanied by the house band, some gorgeous poetry, a stimulating talk, cake, and a chance to chat with others.
November’s main Sunday Assembly is about Happier Living and we are thrilled to welcome Simon Wallis as our guest speaker. Simon is working with Action For Happiness (AfH) to promote ways for us all to live more happy lives, and he was also involved in setting up Edinburgh’s Happy Cafe. He will be sharing ideas around AfH’s 10 Keys for happier living, with specific focus on ‘trying new things’. It promises to be an interesting, practical and inspiring session.
There will also be songs to sing along with and enjoy, poems, reflections, connections and chats. As it’s no long so easy to get out and meet people, join Edinburgh’s ‘secular congregation’ on the first and third Sundays of each month as we celebrate life together and strive to Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More.
The online event is on Sunday 1 November 2020 at 11.30am for about an hour. If you’re not already registered for our online meetings, please do so at HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/MEETING/REGISTER/TJUUC-CGRJ8RHNM24RG9OOKME_3XISAZPRGR .
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