What we’re about
Sunday Assembly Atlanta is a life-celebrating congregation without deity, dogma, or doctrine. Our free monthly celebrations feature wonderful speakers, irresistible songs, and inspiring service projects. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential.
Sunday Assembly Atlanta 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, Chicago, New York, Boston, Edinburgh, Oxford and London.
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
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.
Our code of conduct is here: https://sundayassemblyatlanta.org/conduct
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- 🍵 Coffee Talk - CentralDancing Goats Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA
Join us at the Ponce City Market Dancing Goats!
Connection with others is essential, so whether you're new to our community or like the company of longtime folks in Sunday Assembly, you are welcome for open, casual conversation. Get to know us, and we'd love to get to know you!
The optional topic we can dip into is: What's your favorite time of the year?
This is also a great place to learn about Sunday Assembly if you're curious about our activities, values, history, and people. Ask away!
The coffee shop is by the Eastside Beltline. It's near stops for buses 2, 102, 899, and 809, some requiring a short walk.
If you're driving/parking, there are limited spots nearby, more across North Avenue, and many paid spots at PCM requiring a short walk.
Accessibility: the coffee shop is one floor with restrooms in the back. We nearly always meet outside in the covered area.
- Fall Songwriter Workshops: IntroLink visible for attendees
Join us to get started in turning your musical ideas into music!
Our songwriters group will meet in person weekly for brainstorming, feedback, collaboration, and to have fun. There's no obligation to finish a song. Our goal is to facilitate creative expression, and if that results in an original song, great! We focus on having a good time above all. If we do want to perform though, at the end of each series we will support all that would like to perform an original piece at Red Light Cafe.
This first MeetUp will be virtual. The goal is to get to know one another and share what we hope to accomplish through the upcoming series of songwriting workshops (expect 4-5 workshops).
- Virtual Documentary Night: Forks Over KnivesLink visible for attendees
**YOU MUST WATCH THE FILM ON YOUR OWN BEFORE THE EVENT**
Link to the film is in the info below.
For this Virtual Documentary Night, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have voted to talk about the documentary, Forks Over Knives. This film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by changing what we put on our fork rather than going under the knife. Here is a link to where you can watch it for free.
This is a Voting Night, which means at the end of the night we brainstorm and vote to decide as a group what we will watch the following month, so please come ready with your recommendation. The only requirement is that the film must be available to watch online for free. If you need any ideas, you can search through the Flyers Page on the Community Documentary Night website. It is full of flyers based around certain themes and each flyer is full of documentary posters, which are hyperlinked to where you watch the films for free. Something to consider is that next month is November, which is Native American Heritage Month and there is also Veterans Day on November 11th. Check out the Native American Heritage Month and the Veterans Day flyer if you're interested in recommending a film in honor of this holiday.
Again, you must watch the film on your BEFORE the event. We will be meeting over Zoom, where we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with larger group discussion. The Zoom information is listed below.
Meeting ID: 875 5525 6659
This event is posted in multiple meetup groups, and on Eventbrite, as well as with members of the Community Documentary Night email list. (Message me if interested in joining the email list) Therefore, THIS RSVP LIST IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING THE EVENT. So even if you only see one person RSVPed in this meetup group, there will always be others in attendance from other groups. We tend to have at least 20 on average. By inviting numerous groups that increases the likelihood that those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is done purposefully to provide everyone with the opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives.
This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. Check out the Community Documentary Night website for more info or links to previously shown documentaries.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
- Walk up Stone MountainConfederate Hall Parking Lot, Stone Mountain, GA
Nature connects us so let's appreciate it together. Stone Mountain is a wonderful place (wonder more!) with beautiful plants and geology, as well as stunning views. I can speak on the plants, the area, and a bit of the history if anyone is interested. The walk up is less than 1 mile, but it is about a 700ft elevation gain, so it's a good workout and is strenuous in parts. The picture shows one of the steepest parts of the climb. Once at the top, we will rest and mill about for 30 minutes or so and then head down. We will likely be back at the start around 4:00, although that could vary depending on our pace. Afterward if anyone is in the mood for more walking and chatting, we can go to Sweet Potato Cafe, which is just down the road in Stone Mountain Village.
We will meet at 2:00 in front of the bathrooms at the start of the walk up trail, which is right by "Confederate Hall". There is a $20 fee (or $40 annual) to drive into and park in the park, but I have parked many times without issue at St. Michael & All Angels Church (6780 James B Rivers Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083), which is an easy 10-15 minute walk from where we're meeting. I will be at that church parking lot at 1:45 to meet anyone who parks there and walk with them into the park. If you have any issues please text me at 404-273-6968. I recommend bringing water and a hat, plus maybe sunglasses and sunscreen.