Fellowship and Common Purpose

Civic Saturday

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to church: a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about church religion or synagogue or mosque religion. It’s about American civic religion—the creed of liberty, equality, and self-government that truly unites us. At Civic Saturday, we gather, we sing, we share readings of American civic scripture, we hear poetry, stories and a civic sermon. It is free and open to all.

Civic Saturday events take place every other month in venues across Seattle, and this year, will expand to 8 different cities across the country!

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Upcoming Seattle Dates
Civic Saturday National
Past Sermons

Over the next year, we’ll be traveling to cities across the country, partnering with local organizations to bring Civic Saturday to a diverse range of communities. Information will be updated as it becomes available for each of the following locations, so check back often!

2018 Events

January 20, 2018: New York City, NY
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 12:00pm
RSVPs now open!

March 31, 2018: Nashville, TN

May 5, 2018: Des Moines, IA

Sep 29, 2018: Portland, ME
Portland Public Library

Nov 10, 2018: Los Angeles, CA
Skirball Cultural Center

Additional dates in Atlanta, Detroit, and other cities still to come!


A Divided Heart 11/12/16

Present at the Creation 11/26/16

If We Can Keep It 12/17/16

Alternate Realities 1/14/17

Where Is America? 2/4/17

A Great Awakening 4/8/17 ~ Listen here

Legitimate Doubts 5/20/17 ~ Listen here

Fear and Hoarding 6/17/17

Still More Perfect 9/16/17

Gratitude, Luck, Risk 10/1/17

A Thanksgiving Recipe 11/18/17
Bonus: Naa Akua’s poem, Power to the People 

A Practicing Citizen 12/16/17

February 3, 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | Hillman City Collaboratory | RSVP to attend

April 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | TBD

June 2, 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | El Centro de la Raza – Centilia Cultural Center

August 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | TBD

October 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | TBD

December 2018 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | TBD


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