- Big Questions Book Club
April's book is We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. We'll be dabbling in physics and talking about the questions that science can't answer. Trent and Cigdem will be hosting. They have two small and friendly dogs - death by doggie kisses is a risk assumed by those who attend. You can park on the grass to the right of the driveway or in the parking lot next door. Bring a snack and/or your beverage of choice (or don't - it's cool either way).
- Spring Picnic and Egg Extravaganza!
We will be returning to Windmill Hill (part of Shelby Park) for our annual picnic and egg-hiding-and-finding fun. The forecast is for 75 and sunny, but if that changes, we will have an indoor backup location. SAN will provide coffee and juice. Please bring something to share if you are able, don't worry if you can't--just plan to join the fun. We will have eggs to hunt, games for kids and adults, and just time to hang and enjoy the day. See the directions below and call me if you are lost. [masked]
- Potluck Lunch after Assembly
Last month's brunch went to well we are doing it again! We will need about 15-20 people to bring food (signup sheet below), but everyone is welcome to join in for the meal. SAN will provide drinks and the plates, napkins, etc. We won’t have a kitchen, so chilling capability will be a cooler. If you want to bring something hot, please bring it in a crockpot; there will be space to plug it in. Spring is finally here, so April's potluck theme will be all things spring-y. Interpret that as you choose--for some people spring food might mean dishes that feature eggs, others might think asparagus, and to others, a coconut cake is the ultimate spring food (I'm not going to lie, I am now totally jonesing for a coconut cake). Please comment below to tell us what you are bringing so we can know if there are any gaps. Please be prepared on potluck day to fill out an ingredient list for homemade items and keep the label for store-bought items. Also, please come a few minutes early to drop off your food.
- Let's celebrate life, people!
Sunday Assembly Nashville is a secular congregation that celebrates life! This monthly event is like a variety show with pop sing-alongs and is designed to get us to laugh, sing a bit and let our hair down. At each event, we save about 15 to 20 minutes to hear from a guest speaker on an evidence-based topic. In April, our very own David Ian Lee, professional stage director and actor and MTSU lecturer in theater and communication joins us again. David has been a huge hit in the past both as speaker and as a host. On April 14 he will talk to us about using our powers of imagination and communication to develop better self-knowledge and good relationships with those we love. Enjoy great danceable songs with the rocking Unnamed Assembly Band. Hear some poetry and a personal story from someone who is trying to do their best at tackling life's challenges. Best of all, get to know other people like you from our area, because life is better when you have a community to share it with! Please plan to stay for pot-luck lunch after the event. Bring a dish if you can. Share your company even if you can't bring a dish. We'd love to see you there. Look for the pot-luck meetup to share ideas on what to bring. Free child care in the kids education room from 10:00 a.m. Our team of adult volunteers has created an awesome curriculum of readings and crafts to entertain your kid and help them think about the themes we also focus on in our Assembly service.
- Shape our monthly show/event! Sunday Assembly WoMo Committee
Wonder More Committee plans all the spoken word parts of Sunday Assembly's one-of-a-kind monthly secular service or show or event or lalapalooza. Please join us. We'll start with a run-through of the reading and trying-my-best segments for the upcoming Sunday. Next we'll talk over names of people that might be invited to be future speakers and plan themes, nominate hosts to emcee for us and do everything else that makes this amazing event fun and educational every month. Nicole D. is our committee chair. Message any host of this meetup if you have questions or concerns.
- NaNoCon 4: An annual event for heathens all!
The Nashville Nones Convention (NaNoCon) is a secular event for those of us who, when asked what religion we prefer, select “none”! Features a full day of excellent speakers, workshops, and great conversations. Good news, now you can now get in free! Sunday Assembly Nashville is the 2019 presenting sponsor, which means free tickets for all participants! It's easy to get yours: - Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nanocon-2019-tickets-44444461581 - In Eventbrite, click the green Tickets button - Click on the “Enter Promotional Code” link, enter in this code: SA - Check out, and you’re all set! (no credit card required!) Feel free to share this tip with others, and see you March 23! Details at https://nashvillenones.com/
- Big Questions Book Club
The book for March is Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. We'll talk about death and how we face mortality without the supernatural. How do our views on the afterlife (or lack thereof) inform how we live our lives today? Has disbelief changed our thinking about end-of-life planning? How do we cope with loss without believing we'll meet again? Bring a snack to share (or don't, no biggie) and/or your beverage of choice. Be forewarned that I have a dog and no matter how hard I try you will probably leave covered in his hair. Park on the street and come in through the side door.
- The Middle Ground Potluck
This Live Better Potluck SMOUP (Small Group) is a 'Come As You Are' Open House every 3rd Sunday from 4pm-9pm. Tailored for curious newcomers & those seeking a deeper connection with like-minded Sunday Assemblers, it's a no pressure opportunity to experience & find common ground within our supportive community.
- SAN Marketing / Branding Focus Group
Focus Group discussion: Come help SAN put our best foot forward for our marketing and branding campaign in the region! This will be a fun conversation about who we are and where we go moving forward. Your input is requested!