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May Assembly: SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

For the May Sunday Assembly, we’ve chosen the timely topic of “Scientific Literacy,” and why it’s important. Brad Kelley will be our MC leading us through the Assembly, and we’re excited to host Art Stewart of Oak Ridge Associated Universities as our presenter. Art specializes in Aquatic Ecology, Ecotoxicology, and Effective Science Writing, and advocates […]

April Assembly: BIRTH

In keeping with the spirit of the spring season when the world is teeming with life, our April assembly theme is Birth! Hillary Tune will be our MC, and midwife Gina Brace will be giving the presentation. Both of these women are from Baby&Co, and will educate us about the choices available to women and […]

November Assembly: FOOD

With everyone’s favorite foodie holiday coming up this month, let’s celebrate one of life’s greatest pleasures together—“Food!” Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers for a tremendous “friendsgiving” potluck after the assembly! This is a great way to get rid of excess leftovers while trying out dishes from the other assemblers and their families. We especially need warming […]

Artsy Fartsy Social Club

Sometimes, our lives become so busy that we don’t take the time to do the creative things that we enjoy. So we’ve decided to set aside a few hours each month for creative people to come together and create. Do what you like, whether it’s writing, painting, knitting, or just come to watch and socialize. […]

Wonder Club: Rituals

Let’s talk about rituals! Some of the discussion topics we’ll cover: Why are rituals important to human psychology? What are the ancient origins of some of our modern rituals? How can we create modern, secular rituals for traditionally religious events like weddings, funerals and coming of age ceremonies? What personal rituals do you create for […]

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic & Hike

Kid Friendly Hike and picnic at Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area in the GSMNP. Metcalf Bottoms is easy to get to, is next to a stream, and has a short hike to historic Little Green Briar Schoolhouse. The hike is about .8 miles one way or 1.6 miles round trip. There is an option for those […]

October Assembly: Rituals

October’s Sunday Assembly theme is “Rituals” and we’ll be celebrating everyone’s favorite modern secular version of an ancient pagan ritual–Halloween! Since we no longer have evil spirits to ward off, just put on your costumes and eat as much mass produced candy as your tax dollars can subsidize! Rituals are an important way that communities […]

Artsy Fartsy Social Club

For October, we have a special family-friendly artsy-fartsy Halloween! Bring your pumpkins for some knife-free pumpkin decorating, practice your face painting for your Halloween costumes, or paint the most frightening portrait of your nightmares you can conjur up! JoJo generously provides some art supplies and face paints, but please bring your own pumpkins and decorating […]

Charlie’s Bunion Hike

Legendary hiker Nan Woodbury will lead us on a hike of Charlie’s Bunion! The hike is 8.5 miles round trip. Rated moderate for the 1640 foot elevation gain and strenuous for the miles. The trailhead is at Newfound Gap. The hike will gather at 9:45-10 at the trailhead and depart by 10:15. The drive is […]

September Assembly: Gender Roles

Join us this month as we celebrate Sunday Assembly Knoxville’s TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We’ve come a long way, baby! September’s theme will be the titillating topic of “Gender Roles.” We’re going to switch it up a little bit, and instead of having a speaker, we’re going with a panel format. The panel will consist of […]