What happens at Sunday Assembly?

  • Posted on: 1 March 2020
  • By: crista
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley is an inclusive secular community made up of agnostics, atheists, humanists, and believers. Whatever you believe, you are welcome. If you've never been to a Sunday Assembly, you may wonder what goes on. You’ve heard we have inspiring speakers and uplifting group singing. But what else? To help explain, here is a recap of what we did at our February Sunday Assembly, with links to videos of each:

We started out with some great group singing of Every Little Thing She Does is Magic and Fly Me to the Moon. Steve Sergeant welcomed everyone and shared a bit about Sunday Assembly. Ben Yep led an icebreaker: he encouraged everyone to share with someone next to them a resolution they have and how they can break it down into 4 steps. Crista Alvey shared a few quotes from 5 Love Languages, Love 2.0, and a bit of the song Closing Time.

Milena Popovic, a NASA researcher, was our guest speaker, and she shared theories on how life emerged on Earth. Our members’ recurring donations take care of most of our costs, but not all, so we passed around a donation jar as we sang Across the Universe. Mark Robichek shared how he has been Doing His Best after being diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency condition.

We enjoyed a two minute Moment of Reflection with nature sounds. Bill Hathaway and Raji Raman shared our Life Happens cards - things going on in our members' lives that they wrote down before the program to share. Crista let everyone know about our upcoming events. Steve shared his thoughts on our theme of the month, Beginnings. And we ended with one last song, You Are the Sunshine.

Our programs are put together to inspire our attendees to live better, help often, and wonder more, which is also our motto. Each Assembly occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11-12p at the Masonic Lodge in Mountain View. Afterwards, we socialize over an optional potluck lunch.