Gather with a Common Purpose

Civic Saturday

In a time of deep anxiety, disconnectedness, and political polarization, people need a place to come together in civic community—in a room, face-to-face—to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the values and practices of being a contributing member of civic life within the United States. Civic Saturday began in Seattle, and is now in over 30 cities across the country.

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to a faith gathering. It gathers friends and strangers together to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation’s creed, and build relationships that create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.



Watch the latest virtual Civic Saturday!

On August 8th we strengthened our civic muscles on August 8th at our Civic Saturday gathering on YouTube.

Past Sermons

Upcoming Civic Saturday Gatherings

Watch our recent Virtual Civic Saturdays on Youtube!

August 8, 2020 • Virtual Civic Saturday
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May 2, 2020 • Virtual Civic Saturday with Wendy Willis
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April 25, 2020 • Virtual Civic Saturday with Shamichael Hallman
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The Myth of Normalcy by Brooke Sarden

Read Eric Liu’s recent sermons from Citizen University led Civic Saturday gatherings.

Liberate America, delivered April 18, 2020 via livestream

The Morals in Our Stories, delivered March 28, 2020 via livestream

Oaths of Commitment, delivered January 25, 2020 in Seattle, WA


2019 Civic Sermons

2018 Civic Sermons

2017 Civic Sermons

2016 Civic Sermons

photo credit Alan Alabastro