It’s the time of year when the clocks change, the daylight returns and new growth emerges. This month‘s Sunday Assembly has the theme Spring Forward, and we’ll be gathering to celebrate being alive with talks, songs, poems and more about moving forwards in both encouraging and tough settings.

Our speaker is SA Edinburgh’s own Mark McKergow, who will be sharing his User’s Guide To The Future framework for turning big ideas into tangible actions. Mark is an international speaker and consultant when he’s not playing the sax at SA Edinburgh, and it turns out that not all the different parts of the future as equally useful – indeed, some of them can be a distraction. Come along and see where to look and what to overlook to start making a difference to yourself and others.

We will also have songs with the house band, poems, Jules will be ‘doing her best’ in our congregation slot, and there will be cake (and eggs to paint as well!). Come and join Edinburgh’s secular congregation at LifeCare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne Street, EH4 1JB at 11.30am on Sunday 1 April – it’s free, family and dog friendly, and fun.

Regular assemblers will know that we had to postpone the March assembly because of the snow. Never fear – it’s rescheduled for next month. Our upcoming programme is:

Sunday 6 May: All Together Now with Claire Carpenter, The Melting Pot
Sunday 27 May – special international Sunday Assembly at Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 140 Pleasance, as part of the Sunday Assembly Gathering
Sunday 1 July – Dinner with Darwin with Johnathan Silvertown, University of Edinburgh