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  • June 28
    The Importance of Being Needed

    The Rev. Cathy Chang, Chaplain
    This morning we'll explore what it means to be a life-giving or life-affirming presence, and how allowing ourselves to need and be needed is part of the gift of life.
  • July 5
    "Disappointment Pierced Me Through, Still I Kept On Loving You"
    Jennifer Hall
    Jennifer Hall, a member of the Safe Congregation Panel, explores how we stay in community after we are pierced by disappointment.  She will discuss her experience with deep disappointment in our congregation’s decision to post a ban on guns on our campus.  How do we nurture this beloved community so we can withstand the inevitable pain that accompanies true love?
  • July 12
    Vulnerability as Spiritual Practice
    Holly Mueller
    Vulnerability is a crucial part of forming community and allowing ourselves to be accepted by others, but it is not an act that happens by accident. Vulnerability is a spiritual practice we must put effort into, taking the leap of faith sharing openly with others, relying on people besides ourselves, trusting that those around us are able to meet us as we are.
  • July 19
    Summer Hymn Sing
    Jason Shelton

    Singing together is one of our most important communal spiritual practices. Come and learn the stories behind some of your favorite hymns, and of course we’ll raise the roof with our singing. If you have a request for a favorite hymn, please send it to music@firstuunashville.org.
  • 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.

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