Times and topics
- September 6
The origin of the word "vocation" is a summons or call. How does the work we do intersect with our Unitarian Universalist call to being an honest, healing presence in the world and the multitude of ways we express our authentic selves?
- September 13
Hearing Your Life Speak
The Rev. Gail Seavey
The educator, Parker Palmer invites us to listen to our own inner teacher saying: "Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you." We will explore the challenges of this deeper listening.
- September 20
The Wild True Self
The Rev. Gail Seavey
We will celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur by telling a story traditionally told at this time - Jonah and the Whale - with its lessons about the wild chaos that is part of our true self. We will then 'come clean' for the coming year with the folk ritual of "T"ashlich' or 'letting go', symbolized by placing stones in water.
- September 27
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Meghann Robern
In a culture that highly values surface appearances and devalues the inner life, it's difficult to see how we weave together our complex, paradoxical identities into whole, real beings. We will explore the profoundly human passion to be identity artists - using our very bodies to show the world who we really are.
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Items of interest from the staff, committees and the board
- AIDSWalk and HIV awareness presentation
Join us Wednesday, September 9th at 7PM as Nashville Cares comes to FUUN!
- Opportunity to Suggest a new Congregational Study Action Issue
From the UUA The deadline for nominating an issue as the congregational study action issue (CSAI) that Unitarian Universalists will consider between 2016 and 2020 is October 1, 2015. For information on how to nominate an issue, go to http://www.uua.org/statements/process/guide/csai/submitting (more ....)
- Community Conversations Hosted by Safe Congregation Panel
We gather in safe and compassionate community, seeking our spiritual truths. We affirm our interdependence, celebrate our differences, and create a thoughtful and harmonious voice for liberal religion. Through the practice of the principles of our faith, we promote social, (more ....)
- Faith Development - September 2015
Faith Development (formerly known as Adult Religious Education) includes Nonviolent Communication programs, Covenant Groups and both multi-session and one-off classes of all kinds. Click here for more information and to see a schedule of our September Faith Development offerings.
- Dinners for 9
Dinners for Nine is FUUN's dinner group program, a great way to connect! Groups meet monthly. Please sign up no later than Sunday September 13. Click the Dinners for Nine link here to register (also located in the A-Z Index at the top right of the church website).
- Register for Covenant Groups Today!
What Are Covenant Groups? Groups of 5-12 people that meet twice a month, usually in participants' homes, for the purpose of supporting individuals' spiritual growth and deepening a sense of community among the group's participants. Every group is led by (more ....)
- Fundraising Committee Formation
The fundraising committee is seeking new members. This committee is advisory in nature and will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes, to discuss ways to strengthen the fundraising efforts of the Church.
- Beloved Community Gathering
The Beloved Community Committee will provide an opportunity to gather with fellow UU's this Sunday morning August 23, in the Fellowship Room between the worship services (10:15-11) to reflect on the experience of attending the NOAH mayoral candidates forum last (more ....)
- Join Us for a Celebration of FUUN Staff and a Picnic!
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 23, when First Unitarian Universalist Church will host a celebration of the staff, including a picnic following the 11 a.m. service. We will recognize the anniversaries of our Senior Minister, Gail Seavey; Minister (more ....)
- September Share the Plate
Crossroads Campus believes in the healing power of human-animal relationships. The organization's mission is to transform lives by creating opportunities for individuals who face poverty and homelessness to care for homeless animals.
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