Music Matters - November 8

  • Posted on: 3 November 2015
  • By: Gillian
Freya Seeburger
Our guest this month is cellist Freya Seeburger. Since moving to California in 2010, cellist Freya Seeburger has been an active performer in both classical ensembles and rock bands. She has recorded and performed with independent rock, hip hop, and classical groups including Van Dyke Parks, the Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Grammy nominated artist Tanya Donelly, and The Coup (as a member of Classical Revolution).

Giving - October 18 Assembly

  • Posted on: 23 September 2015
  • By: Gillian
Most people enjoy giving of themselves, but did you know it is scientifically proven to be beneficial to your life? Living better by helping often! Come out to our next assembly on October 18 (on the third Sunday just this time) and learn about why we should give of ourselves more regularly.

Steve Kurtaugh will be speaking about what he has learned from his work at Ano Nuevo and other volunteer causes. We have childcare and fun activities for the kids and a thriving community. Join us!

September 13 - Advice from the Poets

  • Posted on: 13 August 2015
  • By: Gillian
Portrait of Nile Peterson, Poet Laureate
OK, admit it. You cried a little when you watched Dead Poet Society. Have you ever been inspired by a poem? Living better can be accomplished through the wisdom of the written word. This month, our featured speaker is Nils Peterson who will share his life-long wisdom with us on “How to live in the world well -- with advice from the poets."

August 9 - How Do We Get There From Here?

  • Posted on: 16 July 2015
  • By: Gillian
Sejal H Patel

In the spirit of helping often, Sejal H Patel will speak on The Distance Between Us and Justice.

How far away are we from justice?

That question carries many meanings. We can think about time. How much time it will take before events like wrongful convictions and civil rights violations won't happen anymore? We can think about distance.

Life here in Silicon Valley is geographically far away from places like Selma, Baltimore, and Charleston. We can feel grateful, guilty perhaps but grateful, that what we are reading about in the news is not happening to us. We care about injustice, but we can't do much about it.

Or can we? This talk will explore our proximity to justice - how close we are to it, and what we can do to resist what has been a stubborn undercurrent of our democracy since its inception.

SCIENCE BLIND - June 10 Assembly

  • Posted on: 25 June 2018
  • By: Gillian
It is hard to ignore the changes in our world, despite the best attempts of our leaders to sweep it under the rug. Join us for Discussing Tough Topics with Tact. Brad Hoge from the National Center for Science Education will explore ways to talk to family and friends about climate change and evolution.

To do your heart good, we'll have pop songs, readings, and socializing. Come and help us inspire each other–to live better, help often, and wonder more.

Sunday, June 10 at 11am

(Drop in early for coffee and donuts.)

890 Church Street, Mountain View 94042

EXPLORE - July 8 Assembly

  • Posted on: 25 June 2018
  • By: Gillian
Summer is here and it is time to get inspired with the spirit of exploration and adventure. Bex and Gil are full-time adventure bloggers who are kick-scooting the entire length of the west coast–from Canada to Mexico! They are no strangers to adventure, having sailed the North Sea and hiked the length of Israel, and they hope that this "Kicking the States" expedition will raise $10,000 to build a school in Tanzania. Follow their journey to Mountain View here.

GOING HOME - Oct 9 Assembly

  • Posted on: 28 September 2016
  • By: Gillian
Let's explore the issue of homelessness here in Silicon Valley together and see how we can help. Our guest is Jim Gardner from Good Karma Bikes. Learn about how their Transportation for Transformation program is helping homeless and very low income workers to be mobile again, a basic liberty that each of us takes for granted.

Doors open at 10:30am for coffee and snacks, and at 11:00am on the dot we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for food.

We will be collecting coats. Please bring any new or gently-used warm jackets or coats.

Sunday Assembly for July 12th - Come Together

  • Posted on: 30 June 2015
  • By: Anonymous

Come Together Right Now

Equality. What does that word really mean to you? We have seen love win in the Supreme Court, but has hate really lost? Charleston was a poignant reminder that communities remain divided. Because we are a secular congregation, Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley can bring all types of people together to live better, help often, and wonder more.