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.

Join our community group on Facebook at SAA Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayAssemblyAtlanta/) and like our public page: Sunday Assembly Atlanta (https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyAtlanta).

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.

Upcoming events (5)

SAA Presents: Help Often!

Online event

This month, we’re going to highlight one of Sunday Assembly Atlanta’s motto points: “Help Often”. We will focus our discussions, activities, and assembly sections on the importance of helping each other in our community, as well as others in need. Since the world is starting to open up again, we will also provide information on local volunteering and charity opportunities.

To exemplify the theme of Help Often, the focal point of the assembly will be our virtual guests Jennifer Smith and Terence Noonan. They are the directors and founders of the Community Health Partnership-Honduras, an organization that provides medical and dental services to Honduran citizens in need. Come listen to their discussion on the work they do, and the stories of those they and their organization have helped.

Assemblies

Alongside our main speaker, assemblies are lively events with thoughtful musings on the theme, live music from our band, members sharing their experiences, and interaction with fellow assemblers! The assembly lasts around 75 minutes.

Assemblies, and the events around them, are open to the public and free to attend!

What To Bring

[We often collect donations for other charitable organizations, so we'll share that information when it's decided.]

After the assembly, around 7:00 PM, we'll have informal social time where you can catch up or get to know folks in the community and discuss the theme.

Accommodations and Location

We are virtual until we feel it is very safe to hold in-person large gatherings again.

What's Sunday Assembly?

The Sunday Assembly is a life-celebrating congregation without deity, dogma, or doctrine. Our motto: Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Read more info about us on our website: https://sundayassemblyatlanta.org/about/

Stay in Touch!

Meetup is the best place to see all of our events, but we're all over the interwebs. If you've got questions, comments, or want to stay informed, we've got all our links on our contact page: https://sundayassemblyatlanta.org/contact/

We'll see you at this upcoming assembly!

Join The Band!

Online event

Come join in the fun as we create music to perform at our monthly assemblies! Our cover band includes singers, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and sometimes other instruments. Our line-up changes from month to month, so we always like new people who are interested! We're not professionals, so feel encouraged to try.

We've been creating music from our homes and splicing it together with video editing, about 1 song per month. We're largely communicating in the SAA Slack #band channel about suggestions and coordination. Ask in here, and we'll let you in!

We play upbeat, secular music for assemblers to move to as well as slower, thematic songs depending on the assembly. Any suggestions of music fitting these descriptions are appreciated. We hope you will participate! We're (mostly) amateurs here, so don't be shy.

Secular Parents Community Group

Online event

As parents, we noticed that during these difficult times, it is harder for us to connect with other parents. Normal avenues of social connection between parents have been closed, postponed, or restricted, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to start a virtual gathering for parents in a secular space. Each meeting will have a light topic/icebreaker, followed by open discussion and sharing. We will finish up by examining secular resources that are available. We look forward to seeing you there!

This meeting’s topic: TBD

Feminist Bookclub - How to Do the Work (Ch. 7-9), by Dr. Nicole LePera

Join us for a small group discussion on powerful feminist books! We aim to explore our own and others' creativity, activism, empathy, and full range of being by coming together to absorb passionate feminist writings. Each month will focus on a different book, curated by the event host and monthly participants.

See IMPORTANT note below about attendance requirements.

Book for this month: How to Do the Work, by Dr. Nicole LePera. We will be reviewing chapters 7-9 for this meeting.

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[description from Amazon]

From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others—and soon “The Holistic Psychologist” was born.

Now, Dr. LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for SelfHealing as well as an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from a diversity of scientific fields and healing modalities, Dr. LePera helps us recognize how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, resulting in whole body dysfunction—activating harmful stress responses that keep us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviors can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell.

In How to Do the Work, Dr. LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.

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Sunday Assembly Atlanta is a secular community that welcomes all who welcome all! While most of its events are open to anyone who would like to join, some events are focused on a particular topic or subset of potential attendees. This is one such event! If you find yourself excluded from this particular event, we invite you to check out our other events to see what interests you.

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IMPORTANT:
This is a group for women only: transgender, cisgender, or really anyone who identifies as a woman! We recognize that feminist topics are not limited to only women and that there is value in gathering as larger, gender-diverse groups for such conversations as well. We also embrace that small groups of specific demographics enable important conversations to happen in safe and inclusive ways, and that is what this group is creating.

This is also a group for those who commit to reading all or most of the featured book. While there is value in being exposed to the ideas of the book even when you haven't read the book, this group focuses on going deeper into the content of the book and participants sharing what resonated with them specifically during their reading of the book. Therefore we ask that you read the book before our discussion.

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