The official selection for March for the Sunday Assembly virtual Book Club is Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus by Lynn Sherrer. The Book Club will meet virtually using the Zoom platform on Saturday, March 13 @ 11:00 am.
March's book selection is Book 1 of an urban fantasy series full of adventure and snarky humor.
Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for tea.
Wizard Lily Singer is kept busy managing library archives, studying magic, and trying to keep her witch friend Sebastian from dragging her into trouble. Unfortunately, he loves adventure even more than she loves being left alone.
She doesn't want to investigate a malignant spell in a haunted house, but Sebastian is promising rare books as the reward. She also doesn't want to hurt her family, but is tired of being lied to about her past. And she definitely doesn't want to get stuck in a dangerously unstable time loop, but Sebastian is in trouble--again...
Strangling her friend, as satisfying as it would be, won't fix her problems. If she wants answers, and to not miss tea, she had best find the right spell for the job--before everything goes to hell, and takes them all with it.
Interested in joining? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom information.
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.
January's book club meeting is set for Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11 am via Zoom. Interested in joining and discussing a book with like-minded folk? Joining is easy. Email email@example.com for Zoom information. This month's book is The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murello. GoodReads has this to say about the book:
"Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable."
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.