HELP NEEDED!

Hello lovely current assemblers, and assemblers to be,

We need you!

The group of organisers has been slowly decreasing in size as life moves on for various people – this would be fine except that we haven’t had the same number of people sign up to replace them all.

This has left us with one person in particular shouldering 90% of the behind-the-scenes workload for a number of months now, and they are unable to continue with that level of commitment.

The VITAL to fill roles are:
Chair (from August at the latest)
Musical director

There are several other roles that would be great to fill, and every little helps a huge amount, but those two are the critical ones to fill. They both require a large amount of work and at present are done by one person who cannot keep this up.

This is a warning that without more volunteers joining the organisers Sunday Assembly Bristol will be coming to an end, or continuing in a significantly reduced form.

We’re sad to have to post this, but this is where we are.
– The Sunday Assembly Bristol Organisers

April Assembly – Celebrate Spring!

Sunday 7th April, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre
As the days start getting lighter and the first trees start to blossom, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited that spring has finally sprung! Marking the changing of the seasons is common place across time and cultures, but what does spring mean for you?

This month we welcome Chrissie and Nick from Bristol Humanists who will be exploring this topic, from the meaning of rituals and traditions to the human experience of life, death and renewal. Come along and celebrate the new season with us with singing, socialising and cake!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.


As always, we’ll be having a pub social at the Old Market Tavern afterwards, with food and drink. There are even some board games for all ages available at the pub!


So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre.

We’ve set up a chair for you already.

Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for an amazing assembly!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

Below, you can find the events we have happening between now and the next assembly, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet:

  1. Our Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol/
    • You can Subscribe to all our events by going to Events in the middle, and then Subscribe
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 10th March, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

It’s a very laid back meeting, all you need to do is turn up! Some of us will be getting lunch at the pub too so feel free to join us for food if you’re feeling hungry.

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our April assembly where we have Chrissie and Nick from Bristol Humanists coming to speak to us – keep an eye out for further information about the theme and content closer to the time!

It will be on Sunday 7th April at 10:45am at the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just email us at hello@sabristol.org.uk or message us via your favourite social media platform. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

March Assembly – Phenomenology of Illness

Sunday 3rd March MONTH, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre
Don’t forget, it’s that time of the month again – Sunday Assembly Bristol is THIS SUNDAY!

For our March assembly, we’ve rearranged the fantastic talk we had originally scheduled for February!  We have the brilliant Professor Havi Carel coming to talk to us about phenomenology of illness – how illness modifies an ill person’s body, values, and world.

We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.


As always, we’ll be having a pub social at the Old Market Tavern afterwards, with food and drink. There are even some board games for all ages available at the pub! 


So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.


Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for brightening our day

Thanks for a great Assembly 

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. Our Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol/
    • You can Subscribe to all our events by going to Events in the middle, and then Subscribe
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 10th February, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Wander More – Sunday 24th February, 10:00 @ Ebbor Gorge

A friendly, free group walk open to all. 

We’re going to walk around Ebbor Gorge, near Wookey Hole, with some pretty impressive gorgery and views across the Somerset Levels. 

The walk will take about two to three hours and has some short but steep climbs and muddy spots. There is a lovely viewpoint and we can finish with a visit to the Queen Vic in Priddy should we wish.

Keep an eye out for a car-pooling on social media as this place is quite difficult to reach by public transport (it is nice though!)
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our March assembly where we have our rescheduled speaker from February, Professor Havi Carel, talking about Phenomenology of Illness, as she was unfortunately under the weather this month! 

It will be on the 3rd March (Sunday) at the time of 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

February Assembly – Under the Weather

Sunday 3rd February, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre Hello assemblers!

Our February assembly is tomorrow (sorry for the late notice)! There’s a slight change to our February assembly as unfortunately our arranged speaker is actually feeling quite ‘under the weather’ and so we will be shaking things up a bit with a last minute speaker change! Come along for a little bit of mystery (here’s a hint – it’s weather related)!
 We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun!
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.

As always, we’ll be having a spot of lunch at the Old Market Tavern afterwards.

So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.

Hope to see you there!

See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly

Thanks for a top banana (fantastic) assembly!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. Our Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol/
    • You can Subscribe to all our events by going to Events in the middle, and then Subscribe
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 13th January, 11:30 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Sunday Assembly Social – Tuesday 22nd January, 20:00 – 22:30 @ The Crafty Egg

We’re going to have a Sunday Assembly social catch up between the main assemblies, to give us a chance to get together and hang out even more! This social is a chance for a drink, chat, cake, craft, games, or whatever else people fancy! Alice will be there – feel free to join whenever you want to. 
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our February assembly where we have Professor Havi Carel coming to talk to us about phenomenology of illness – how illness modifies an ill person’s body, values, and world!

It will be on Sunday 3rd February, at 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

January Assembly – Ripe for the Picking


Sunday 6th January, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre Do you ever find yourself throwing away old bananas you never got around to eating? Do you want to find out more about how we might waste food we could actually be using?Come along to our first assembly of 2019, where we have Heather Mack coming to talk to us about food waste and sustainability, in particular, bananas. We’re even going to be making some delicious banana based treats together!We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun! 
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.


As always, we’ll be having our pub social after the assembly at the Old Market Tavern afterwards. Check out the Facebook event here and the Meetup event here.



So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.


Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for helping us out – here’s what’s coming up!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. We especially want to thank everyone who took part in the research on secular assemblies – we will share the results once the research is complete! 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. Our Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol/
    • You can Subscribe to all our events by going to Events in the middle, and then Subscribe
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  4. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 16th December, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our January assembly, the first of 2019! It will be on the 6th January (Sunday) at the time of 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW.

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Keep an eye out on social media and emails for updates on the theme and speaker for January!

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

It’s the prime time to learn about number theory!

Maths is often seen as a bunch of rules to follow so to find the right answers. But often mathematicians make up new rules and explore new world that emerges from those rules. In our talk this month, Florian Bouyer is going to take us back to the basics and define addition again, but in two new unexpected ways. This introduction to number theory will lead us into the world of cryptography: how do you communicate with your bank on-line with the knowledge no one else can steal your information?

We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun!

If you can turn up a little early (10:30-10:45ish), some special guests at our next assembly would like your help!

Researchers from Coventry University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, are conducting research on the effects of taking part in Sunday Assemblies on members who attend. If you would like to take part in this research, please arrive 15-30 minutes before the assembly starts so that they have time to explain the study and conduct the pre-Assembly questionnaire.

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.

As always, we’ll be having our pub social after the assembly at the Old Market Tavern afterwards. Check out the Facebook event here and the Meetup event here.

So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre, or 10:30 if you want to take part in some exciting research! We’ve set up a chair for you already.

Hope to see you there!

Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly Bristol

See you on Sunday, at 10:45