What we're about

Sunday Assembly Nashville is a secular congregation that celebrates life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: To help everyone live life as fully as possible.

Join us for a 90 minute celebration of life with a great live band, a TED Talk-like guest speaker, and a member sharing a story from their life. We also host a community event and a service project monthly.

Sunday Assembly Nashville is part of the international movement of people who want to celebrate the one life we know we have. It all started in London in January 2013. Together, we are Sunday Assembly Everywhere. When traveling, look for other Assemblies in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville, 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.

Upcoming events (5+)

The Middle Ground Potluck

Needs a location

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.

Tea and Books

Cook's House

Our book for the month of February is Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. The book is from South Africa and I will be making a South African themed tea with scones, savories and desert. You may bring a snack or other beverage. Let us know if you have allergies. I do have a dog in the house. If you don't finish the book or even get a chance to read or listen to it you are still welcome to come.

Big Questions Book Club

Clayton's House

New smoup! We're starting a themed book club. In this group we'll read about and discuss what it means to be a non-religious person. We know what we don't believe; let's talk about what we do believe. Where do we find meaning? What do we consider sacred? Our first book will be The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, with a particular focus on chapters 8 and 9. Come prepared to discuss. Feel free to bring a snack to share, but don't feel obligated. We need your mind; your Cheetos are optional.

Shape our monthly show/event! Sunday Assembly WoMo Committee

Nicole & Theresa's House

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.

Past events (539)

Help Often: Nashville Diaper Connection

6100 Centennial Blvd

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