On 3/23/14, Chicago Sunday Assembly held their fourth service at Murphy Elementary School with the theme “Passion”. The two featured guest speakers were film critics Keith Phipps of TheDissolve.com and Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com. They discussed different aspects of their careers and how passion for the film industry helped them achieve their goals and get them where they are today. They also explained that money follows passion. They shared some jokes and tips on following your heart. Committee member Ben Zalisko gave a wonderful performance of “Storm” by Tim Minchin and Nicki Squittieri expressed what Sunday Assembly means to her; choice. The choice to chose your community and chose what you believe – or don’t.
Some song selections included “Where have all the flowers gone” by Pete Seeger and “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. Guests enjoyed both solo performances and sing-alongs. The band is full of energy and is happy to add committed, equally enthusiastic members to it’s group. If you’re interested in joining the band don’t hesitate to let a band or committee member know. The next service will include some Disney songs for children to enjoy and sing!
Donuts and coffee were great, but singing and clapping can work up quite an appetite. So afterwards people made their way over the Abbey Pub on Grace Street to keep the conversation going. Everyone had a great time socializing, eating, and a yours truly got to play a couple of games of pin ball with one of our youngest attendees.