What we're about

The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.

We are here for everyone who wants to:

Live Better. We aim to provide inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people to live the lives they want to lead and be the people they want to be.

Help Often. Assemblies are communities of action building lives of purpose, encouraging us all to help anyone who needs it to support each other.

Wonder More. Hearing talks, singing as one, listening to readings and even playing games helps us to connect with each other and the awesome world we live in.

The Sunday Assembly . . .

• Is 100% celebration of life.

• We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.

• Has no doctrine. We have no set texts so we can make use of wisdom from all sources.

• Has no deity. We don’t do supernatural but we also won’t tell you you’re wrong if you do.

• Is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs--this is a place of love that is open and accepting.

• Is free to attend, not-for-profit, and volunteer run. We ask for donations to cover our costs and support our community work.

• Has a community mission. Through our Action Heroes (you!), we will be a force for good.

• Is independent. We do not accept sponsorship or promote outside businesses, organizations, or services.

• Is here to stay. With your involvement, The Sunday Assembly will make the world a better place.

• We won’t tell you how to live, but will try to help you do it as well as you can.

• And remember point 1… The Sunday Assembly is a celebration of the one life we know we have.

What should you expect from a Sunday Assembly event?

Just by being with us you should be energized, revitalized, restored, repaired, refreshed, and recharged. No matter what the subject of the Assembly, it will solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday.

But life can be tough… It is. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, we have moments of weakness or life just isn’t fair. We want The Sunday Assembly to be a house of love and compassion, where, no matter what your situation, you are welcomed, accepted and loved.

Most of all, have fun, be nice, and join in!

Upcoming events (3)

Monthly Informal Assembly: Icebreakers and Conversation

Online event

Sign up to join us for our monthly community time, so we can stay in touch until we can meet in person once again! You can sign up once for all of 2021 here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlduyuqTorEtCW8JkzU-VJLjdXAMRDEcVw

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Sunday Assembly is a secular community that celebrates life. We don't do supernatural, but we won't tell you you're wrong if you do. Our motto is "live better, help often, wonder more."

We meet on the second Sunday of every month. In 2020 and 2021, our meetings are informal conversation time to keep the community going while we can't see each other in person.

When we can meet in person, each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We have a separate room for children's activities, with paid and background-checked childcare staff.

We keep in touch between assemblies through our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sundayassemblychapelhill) page, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SA_ChapelHill), and via our mailing list (http://eepurl.com/bhnz2v) (we send a message about 2 times a month). You can email directly with questions or feedback: [masked]

Sunday Assembly Chapel Hill (http://www.sundayassemblychapelhill.com/) is a part of a global movement (https://www.sundayassembly.com/). We're completely volunteer-run and funded solely by donations.

Monthly Informal Assembly: Icebreakers and Conversation

Online event

Sign up to join us for our monthly community time, so we can stay in touch until we can meet in person once again! You can sign up once for all of 2021 here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlduyuqTorEtCW8JkzU-VJLjdXAMRDEcVw

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Sunday Assembly is a secular community that celebrates life. We don't do supernatural, but we won't tell you you're wrong if you do. Our motto is "live better, help often, wonder more."

We meet on the second Sunday of every month. In 2020 and 2021, our meetings are informal conversation time to keep the community going while we can't see each other in person.

When we can meet in person, each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We have a separate room for children's activities, with paid and background-checked childcare staff.

We keep in touch between assemblies through our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sundayassemblychapelhill) page, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SA_ChapelHill), and via our mailing list (http://eepurl.com/bhnz2v) (we send a message about 2 times a month). You can email directly with questions or feedback: [masked]

Sunday Assembly Chapel Hill (http://www.sundayassemblychapelhill.com/) is a part of a global movement (https://www.sundayassembly.com/). We're completely volunteer-run and funded solely by donations.

Monthly Informal Assembly: Icebreakers and Conversation

Sign up to join us for our monthly community time, so we can stay in touch until we can meet in person once again! You can sign up once for all of 2021 here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlduyuqTorEtCW8JkzU-VJLjdXAMRDEcVw

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Sunday Assembly is a secular community that celebrates life. We don't do supernatural, but we won't tell you you're wrong if you do. Our motto is "live better, help often, wonder more."

We meet on the second Sunday of every month. In 2020 and 2021, our meetings are informal conversation time to keep the community going while we can't see each other in person.

When we can meet in person, each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We have a separate room for children's activities, with paid and background-checked childcare staff.

We keep in touch between assemblies through our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sundayassemblychapelhill) page, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SA_ChapelHill), and via our mailing list (http://eepurl.com/bhnz2v) (we send a message about 2 times a month). You can email directly with questions or feedback: [masked]

Sunday Assembly Chapel Hill (http://www.sundayassemblychapelhill.com/) is a part of a global movement (https://www.sundayassembly.com/). We're completely volunteer-run and funded solely by donations.

Adopt-a-Trail Service Project Interest Group
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

Sunday Assembly Chapel Hill is going to participate in the Durham Parks & Recreation Adopt-a-Park/Adopt-a-Trail program. This is a one-year commitment to do at least 6 service projects to keep an assigned trail clean and attractive.

Sign up here if you would be interested in participating. More details will be added as they are known!

Past events (259)

SACH Board Meeting + Election

Online event

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