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 (5+)

Discussing: Guns, Germs, and Steel

Durham Southwest Regional Library

By popular demand! A discussion of this fascinating book! What do you think of the ideas? What was most interesting, useful, intriguing to you about this book? How has this affected how you look at the world around you? Your own place in the world? You don't need to have read the whole book to come. It's been suggested, the first few chapters give you the main gist of the book. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. Each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for one hour, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We have a play area in the back of the room with supervised activities, partially blocked by sound barriers but still part of the main room. 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. • What to bring: Your inquiring mind

Game Night

Bull City Ciderworks

• What we'll do We'll be getting together at Bull City Ciderworks in Durham for tabletop, board, and card games. There are some games there, but please bring your own. We'll likely have enough people to run a few different things; ranging from quite casual to moderately serious (from Uno to Settlers of Catan). We'd love to see you! • What to bring Yourselves, any games you'd like to play, and any friends you'd like to play with! Friendly doggos also welcome. • Important to know This is a venue where alcohol is served; however it is all-ages. There are sometimes food trucks, if not we can bring food, or get food delivered from several different nearby restaurants.

March Assembly: Service to the Community, with Durham Urban Ministries

Our speaker this month will be a representative from Durham Urban Ministries, a community organization that provides food and shelter and helps end homelessness in Durham. 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. Each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for one hour, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We usually have a separate, optional kid's room with activities. 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.

April Assembly: Hemant Mehta

ArtsCenter

For this month's assembly our speaker will be Hemant Mehta, author of the Young Atheist’s Survival Guide, and the blog the Friendly Atheist. This will be our first joint event with Triangle Freethought Society, and we couldn’t be more excited! 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. Each assembly includes songs, speakers, and other fun stuff. Singing along is encouraged! The assembly lasts for one hour, followed by snacks and time to chat and get to know each other. Children of all ages are welcome! We usually have a separate, optional kid's room with activities. 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.

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