What we're about

Welcome to our community of atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and rationalists. We meet every Sunday for a brief sermon followed by a group discussion. We welcome people of all ages. We are building a community of people with shared values, focusing on uplifting topics for atheists: being good without god, feeling wonder in a world that can be understood through reason and science, and contributing to your community without religion. Children are welcome.

Find out more on our website: https://seattleatheist.church/

Upcoming events (5)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training

Online event

This group will meet on Monday nights to support each other in our commitment to practicing meditation. I recommend Palouse Mindfulness. It is free and self-paced and you can begin at any time. https://palousemindfulness.com/ It is an 8 Week Non-Religious Meditation Training based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. The training asks you to take the training for 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. What it is: It's a total of four 5-12 minute videos about mindfulness and an equal number of short readings for the week, and a following the breath practice for another 15 minutes daily. The training includes some worksheets to track your experiences as well. For our purposes- the most important step is to follow the breath for the 15 minutes (with lots of moments when your thoughts are distracted away from your breath being a very normal thing). You literally cannot do it wrong. As little as 10 minutes of meditation three times a week is beneficial. The Monday night chat is a check-in accountability group. Please do not be late as this is a very short meeting and will end at 8:00pm. If you accidentally skip a meeting- just show up to the next one. No judgement. Please register for this event here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdemhqT0oHtAmABhGnbvghb5u-1FdSGJZ This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started: * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials A webcam is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present for the talk or the discussion.

Accountability Circle

Online event

Integrity, Perseverance, Honesty, Positive Energy - these are the character strengths we are looking for in new team members. Are you ready to do amazing things and have the support you deserve? This group focuses on helping you make one important change (make it a habit) that will yield a better quality of life. We use the techniques from BJ Fogg to create powerful habits. Learn about the method here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKUJxjn-R8 We meet once a week on Tuesday nights to share a progress report. What life changes would make a big difference to you? You don't need to do something big - you need to do something tiny consistently! If you want to change your life, change something you do daily. Anonymous Please register for this event here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udemrpj0qEtbpAjmNR-tEjaHams-g-AOp (Link good until November 3, 2022) This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started: * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials A webcam is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present for the talk or the discussion.

Reading Group: "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi

As part of our commitment to anti-racism, let's read and discuss Ibram X. Kendi's book, "How to Be an Antiracist". This upcoming week's reading: Chapters 3 and 4. (This section will be updated each week, so check back if you need to.) Please make sure to actually do the reading! Please don't waste everyone else's time by asking for a recap of what you missed by not doing the reading. It's important that this discussion group be a safe, nonjudgmental space for anyone of any background to grapple with new and challenging ideas. This is necessary, in order to enable us to honestly examine ourselves and our actions, and consider in what ways we contribute to racism, or to the silence about racism, especially ones that we aren't even aware of. In the process, it's practically guaranteed that we will make clumsy, unskillful, or hurtful comments. That's OK. Those who feel up to it are encouraged to offer a positive, helpful corrective and constructive criticism, so that we can all learn and grow into better versions of ourselves, better neighbors and co-workers, and better members of the society we all share. This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtceihqjwsHtZzrnZp3iZOgzGqPz2f9XOw Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started: * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion, but not to simply be present. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!) I hope to see you there, as we support each other on our journeys!

Online Service: How to Combat People's Racial Bias, According to Science

This week's speaker (Jack) is giving a talk about how to combat people's racial bias, according to science. Afterwards we'll have a group discussion about the talk and whatever else comes to mind. This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-CurzguHdRJPA9Dn6mGm-8gapNMHrel Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started: * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present for the talk or the discussion. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!) Join our private Seattle Atheist Church Facebook Group and continue the discussion outside of church: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleatheistchurch.private

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