Our speaker from November's assembly, Dr. Paul Ortiz, has kindly agreed to share his presentation slides with us. Dr. Ortiz presented “Defending History: The Struggle to Tell Historical Truths in the United States" on Sunday, Nov. 21.
The presentation slides are available at the link below.
Pippa Evans, co-founder of Sunday Assembly and successful stage improv comic in London, will share practical life hacks from her new book Improv Your Life as part of Sunday Assembly Gainesville's June Assembly, June 20 at 11 am via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info.
Pippa Evans is an award winning improviser, performer and author of Improv Your Life: An Improviser’s Guide To Embracing Whatever Life Throws At You. In 2013, Pippa and Sanderson Jones started Sunday Assembly, the church for people who don’t believe in God which became a global phenomenon. Though no longer involved in the Sunday Assembly project, Pippa finds herself drawn to the Venn Diagram of secular spirituality, improvisation and inner work. How can we be fully ourselves in relation to others? Can we do serious work without taking ourselves too seriously?
Pippa is a core member of Showstopper The Improvised Musical and regularly appears on BBC Radio 4.
Learn more about Pippa at her website, www.pippaevans.com.
In the summer of 2015, a group of 14 friends began searching for a way to bring a secular community to the Gainesville area. After a great deal of research and legwork, they happened upon Sunday Assembly, a worldwide secular organization founded in London by two comedians. The way in which Sunday Assembly combined the form of traditional religious gatherings (sermon, music, food, fellowship) with a secular, free-thinking spirit immediately appealed to the group of 14. The decision was made to start an assembly, and in January of 2016, Sunday Assembly Gainesville (SAGA) formally launched. The assembly was fully accredited in 2017, currently the only one in Florida.
With its motto of “Live Better, Help Often, and Wonder More,” SAGA continues to hold monthly assemblies on the third Sunday of the month, providing stimulating speakers drawn from our community, music with which to sing along, and fellowship. Community service is a vital component of SAGA (“Help Often”) and includes both volunteering and monetary contributions to such organizations as Grace Marketplace, St. Francis House, and the Southwest Advocacy Group.
Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to celebrate SAGA’s 5-year anniversary via Zoom, rather than in person. The next assembly, Sunday Jan. 17 at 11:00 am, will officially commemorate five years of SAGA. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own festive foods and drinks as part of the celebration. More information is available here.
Looking for some safe and uplifting holiday fun? Sunday Assembly, a global network of secular communities that celebrates life under the motto “Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” has a tradition of celebrating the winter holiday season with a big sing-along party (frequently featuring confetti cannons). This year, the pandemic has made it impossible for our beautiful communities to gather in person. So, for the first time ever, we will all come together at the same time around the world for one massive online event, from 9pm in Amsterdam to 9am the next day in New Zealand!
Anyone can participate in this massive global Zoom event! Simply register and the Zoom info will be sent to you.
More information is available here and the link to the Facebook event is here.