What we're about

Sunday Assembly is “a secular congregation that celebrates life”. We are a group of generally non-religious people that get together and listen to a talk, sing some fun pop songs, and eat tea and cake. That’s pretty much it. You can call it “atheist church”, “humanist church”, “secular community”—the labels are not as important is the intention, which is to help each other “live better, help often, and wonder more”. The monthly assembly is our flagship event for celebrating together and nurturing a wider secular community. The idea started in London in January of last year with Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two stand-up comedians that decided they wanted the best parts of church/synagogue/mosque/faith-community “without the god bit”. They put the idea out to their community and got such an overwhelmingly positive response that the thing went a little bit viral, with 30 assemblies popping up worldwide practically overnight. Since then the thing has gone way viral, with about 80 new assemblies working to launch in September. “Well doesn’t my city already have a dozen secular groups and a few Unitarian churches?” I hear you asking yourselves? Yes, and thank goodness for that. We love these groups. We are not in competition with traditional secular organizations but instead hope to complement, energize and enliven them. The intellectual and cerebral aspect of our average secular groups is very important and indispensable, but it doesn’t often leverage the positive power of emotion, music and poetry, or just enjoying ourselves as a group. Also, the assembly format is very accessible to families with children and seems to attract a variety of ages. Come check us out!

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A Secular Community Celebration (Virtual)

Community Forge

We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate life with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. 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.

Let's join the Pittsburgh Freethought Community for their monthly Social Night

Socialize with other Assemblers and like-minded people! The Pittsburgh Freeghought Community strives to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry and humanist values. PFC organizes a social night the first Tuesday of each month. Come and socialize with friends from Sunday Assembly or make like-minded new friends from PFC or related local organizations. See you there! (Note - this event is organized for age 18+) For more infomation about this and other Pittburgh Freethought Community events, please visit or join the Pittsburgh Freethought Community meetup group or FB page!

A Secular Community Celebration (Virtual)

Community Forge

We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate life with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. 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.

Let's join the Pittsburgh Freethought Community for their monthly Social Night

Socialize with other Assemblers and like-minded people! The Pittsburgh Freeghought Community strives to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry and humanist values. PFC organizes a social night the first Tuesday of each month. Come and socialize with friends from Sunday Assembly or make like-minded new friends from PFC or related local organizations. See you there! (Note - this event is organized for age 18+) For more infomation about this and other Pittburgh Freethought Community events, please visit or join the Pittsburgh Freethought Community meetup group or FB page!

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