Times and topics
- July 26
You Must Be Present to Win: Why Coming out of Hiding in the First/Last Step of Spiritual Living
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
The first question God poses to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is this, “Where are you?” The same question is posed to each of us at every moment: Where are you? Where are you in your life, in your ability to respond to self and others, in your capacity to respond to God? Rabbi Rami will lead us into this question and how we might respond to it.
- Aug. 2
Gardening as a Spiritual Practice
Ginger Brown, Mike Bolds, and Gloria Ballard
Inch by inch, row by row - is there a spiritual dimension to making our gardens grow? This morning, we’ll hear from three wise planters who will offer their reflections on planting, tending and weeding our gardens and our lives.
- Aug. 9
Israel has a diverse population and rich civic culture where people love to debate. Gail will share a few stories of people she met there to give an idea of the complex religious, ethical and political realities where all agree on one thing: "it's complicated."
- Aug. 16
Building a New Way
Gail Seavey and Gail Sphar
Members of FUUN both gave and received inspiration at General Assembly - the annual gathering of UU's from all over the country. From Reproductive rights to protecting our earth with Oregon's indigenous people, from Cornel West's black prophetic fire to protecting UUs from sexual abuse, we have brought some of those stories home to share.
- Aug. 23
Collaboration as Spiritual Practice
Sometimes it's easier to get things done with a "Lone Ranger" approach, but having worked in collaboration for 10 years with four others here, I have learned that the team approach has rewards far beyond getting the needed tasks done.
- Aug. 30
Wade in the Water
Gail Seavey, Jason Shelton and Marguerite Mills
Celebrate annual water communion with stories and songs about wading in over our heads. Please bring some water that has personnel meaning to you.
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Items of interest from the staff, committees and the board
- Register NOW for Religious Education for Children and Youth
Click through to register for PreK-8th grade Sunday School, 9th-12th grade Youth Group, 7th-9th grade Coming of Age, and 1st-2nd and 5th-6th grade Our Whole Lives.
- Important news from NOAH.
Nashville's downtown has a new convention center, a new baseball stadium, new hotels, expensive new condos and apartments, and new entertainment options for tourists. But what do YOU need? You need "A SEAT AT THE TABLE!" It's time that (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 ....)
- FUUN Youth Group on Summer Break for July and August
Our Youth Group is on Summer Break for July and August. While our formal meetings are on hold, we strongly encourage youth to attend services for further enrichment and to deepen their relationships with the greater congregation. The group will start up again in early September; click here for more details.
- Help Wanted!! The Nursery is Hiring!
The nursery is looking for new people that enjoy playing and caring for children! This is a paid part time position that consists of around 4 to 6 hours per week. The nursery's primary hours are Sunday's (8:30 - 12:30), (more ....)
- Important Information About Your Kroger Plus Card
Attention Kroger Shoppers! Thanks to everyone who participated in Kroger Plus cards bonus fundraiser for the church this last year. We raised several thousand dollars thru the program last year and hope to increase the amount this year. The only (more ....)
- Faith Development - August 2015
Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups are meeting in August - click above for more information. There are no other Faith Development offerings this month.
- Our Whole Lives Classes Coming this Fall
Our Whole Lives -or OWL- is our Unitarian Universalist sexuality education program. It helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. This year, we'll offer K-1st Grade and 4th-5th Grade programs rescheduled from last year - because of the delay, these classes are open only to those eligible last year (entering 1st/2nd or 5th/6th *this fall*). Click here for more information.
- Important Safe Congregation Announcement!
The Safe Congregation Panel is hosting three community conversations to discuss a sensitive issue regarding the ability of a former FUUN member to participate in events on the church campus...
- Get out and vote from NOAH
Voter Registration and "Get Out The Vote!" - NOAH has designated 3 dates as NOAH Days: July 22nd, July 27th and August 1st. We hope you can choose one of these dates as your GET OUT date - click above for more information.
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