Letter writer: Sunday Celebrations offer nonreligious alternative

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I’m responding to the letter writer who questioned if Asheville had any nonreligious services similar to the Sunday Assemblies that started in England and are now being established across the U.S.

A Sunday Celebration group actually began meeting recently in Asheville. It offers an opportunity to share with others who no longer consider themselves to be religious. The goal of the group is to celebrate life with other kindred minds.

Many nonreligious persons still enjoy the experience of getting together for fellowship and discourse without using religious language. The Sunday Celebration seeks to accomplish this by using music, humor, poetry and TEDx-type presentations on social issues.

The group currently meets whenever a fifth Sunday occurs in a month. The next Sunday Celebration is March 29, noon until 1 pm., in the lounge of the Southern Kitchen at 41 N. Lexington Ave. This service is sponsored by the WNC Humanists, who have a listing on the Meetups in Asheville.

— Calvin King

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