During Celebrations of Life, communal and personal events are acknowledged and celebrated, the congregation sings, listens to philosophy and takes strength in community. The Celebrations often include secular and sacred musical presentations, dance performances and speakers from the larger community and the metropolitan Atlanta political body. Notable luminaries, such as Gloria Steinem, bell hooks James F.T. Bugental Ph.D. and Cathy Cox have spoken over the years.
Monthly existentialist discussion groups provide an opportunity for deeper study of the existentialist philosophy. Readings are selected from historical and modern texts and reviewed in lively opinionated conversation.
The First Existentialist is a unique spiritual home in the Candler Park neighborhood of Atlanta for its membership, guests and a very broad community.