What we're about

Sunday Assembly San Diego (http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more.

Join us for a one hour celebration with some songs and a guest speaker, followed by coffee and cake. Sunday Assembly San Diego (http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/) is part of the international movement of people who want to celebrate the one life we know we have. Together, we are Sunday Assembly Everywhere. When traveling, look for other Assemblies in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Edinburgh, Utrecht, London, etc.

We are here for everyone who wants to:

* Live Better. (http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/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 (http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/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 (http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/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:

1. Is 100% celebration of life. We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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, vitalized, 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)

Game Night - TRIVIA on Zoom

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It's time for some good ol' fashioned trivia! Back in The Before, we used to have trivia nights in a bar, but this time, our host Mark will be treating us to some lovingly hand-picked trivia questions. So, bring your best caffeinated brain or a ringer with you, and join us for trivia night on Zoom. The Zoom link is at the bottom. Some Zoom pointers: - It's fantastic if we can see each other's faces and hear each other while we play, but we know maybe not everyone can do both. But please participate, even if you sit out a round out to see how it's played or to take a break. This is a game, but also excellent time to hang out and crack jokes. (Non-participants/Zoom bombers may be kicked off.) - It helps if you get your camera set up and at the right angle and lighting BEFORE you join Zoom. - And please, if possible, use earbuds or headphones for your audio instead of your device's built in speakers; it'll cut down on feedback, echo, and extra noise for everyone. Thanks! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89644758351?pwd=L1VjNWZURVVEYklXenJWZzZZL0M2Zz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

Talk-o Tuesdays

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Let's hang out and let the conversation go where it goes. What are you binge watching or reading? How's your family doing? Having weird dreams? Whether it's silly or serious, community and connection is just what the doctor ordered. Bring your best dad joke to start off. Here is the Zoom meeting info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86344068271?pwd=bFdqcUZwZjhsZHJhUjdteFkwbDdPdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] See Less

CANCELLED Feed The Homeless Downtown With Sandwich Saturdays!

We feed the homeless around downtown on Saturday evenings. This involves walking several blocks, but we have opportunities for those with disabilities to help. (Please reach out ahead of time and we can make accommodations for you.) We are not affiliated with a church or organization and our members are secular, religious, and atheist. Everyone is welcome! We hand out food, water, and various supplies with no expectations or requirements in return. Because we are interacting with a vulnerable population, we do not allow pictures to be taken of any unsheltered person. Kids are welcome to come help! Since we are working with people with mental illness, drug addiction, and living in a stressful environment expect bad language, people in various states of awareness (high, unconscious), and sometimes yelling. We have yet to see any violence, but of course, there is no guarantee. There is a large group of us for safety and we expect anyone who is part of our Meetup to stay with the group at all times. Please don't fall behind and let someone know if you're "running up the street to get that one guy a sandwich." We stick together. WHAT TO BRING or BUY AT ALBERTSONS: Loaves of Bread (wheat or dense bread as it holds up better) Lunch Meat (Turkey, Ham, Bologna) Sliced Cheese (NOT individually wrapped if you can) Peanut Butter Jelly (Squeezable if possible) Mayo (Little packets; no jars or squeezables) Mustard (Squeezable if possible) Bananas Oranges (Cuties) String cheese Cookies/Candy Water Bottles (we need *at least* 8 cases each time out) Sandwich/Snack Bags 100 Plastic Grocery Bags (usually purchased from the Albertsons for 10 cents a bag) Socks (Men and Women) Underwear (Men and Women) Toothbrushes/Toothpaste Feminine Pads/Tampons Baby Wipes Hand Sanitizer **We are unable to accommodate clothing donations (other than socks and underwear). If you have a large amount of clothes, please let Alexis know and we can find a great place to donate them**

Sunday Assembly with Tina Matthias - on Zoom

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COMPOST(ABLE) Sustainable communities are our future. After 32 years as the Volunteer and Programs Manager at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, Tina Matthias will share with us how neighborhoods are joining together to lessen their carbon footprint and divert food scraps from local landfills. The Zoom "doors" will open at 10:30, so folks can chat in breakout rooms with others before the assembly starts at 11. We will also use 15-minute breakout rooms after the assembly until at least 1 PM, so please feel free to stay and chat in small groups! The Zoom link and some pointers are below. You won't need to RSVP with Zoom first, just use this link! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85492848321?pwd=VWxPUGFlZjRrU2N3M1BVQUFBaHg5UT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] If you are new to Zoom, please watch this handy video about how to join a meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ Quick suggestions for Zoom: - Use your headphones instead of the computer's/phone's speakers; it'll make hearing you easier when we break out into little chat groups. - If possible, please enable your video feed so we can see you! The speakers will then be able to see your beautiful faces and reactions, and it'll feel more like we are in person. If you have to walk away from or move your camera, please disable it until you get back. And yes, of course we want to see your cats. - You'll be muted right when you get to the meeting, but worry not, there will be smaller groups during and after the assembly that you can use to talk to your fellow Earthlings. - In the corner of the box with your face in it, you can choose to hide yourself from your view, so you won't find looking at yourself so distracting. Also, it'll make more space on your screen to see others. We can't wait to see you all! http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org

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