Times and topics
- 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.
- October 4
Loving without Limitation
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate, Rachel Rogers
All families struggle with who they are as a unified family on the one hand and how to unconditionally love each person in the family as an individual on the other. We will use the favorite Universalist Bible story about the Prodigal Son to launch us into reflections upon our own families who face challenges loving our own diversity.
- October 11
Resting into a Deeper Unity
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Trey Calfee
We will offer the opportunity to both experience and to reflect upon Buddhist meditation and concepts of ‘interbeing’ and ‘nonself’ that invite us to go under our conditioned individual selves and rest in a deeper unity that can help refresh us from conflict, suffering and burnout.
- October 18
Standing Here As One Strong Body
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Beloved Community Committee
We are one congregation made of diverse bodies. Since the Abolition movement to end slavery, Unitarians and Universalists have attempted to work together as black activists and white allies with varying degrees of success and failure. How do we stand together in body and spirit even as our experiences and emotions are often radically different? Carleen Dowell, Sara Green and Emily Green-Cain will lead us in action and reflection upon on our diverse roles in the Black Lives Matter movement.
- October 25
Every Body Welcome
The Rev. Jason Shelton, Intern Meghann Robern, and Worship Associate Valerie Martin Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. In this service we’ll explore the ways we celebrate (and sometimes diminish) this wondrous diversity.
Support Our Church
Items of interest from the staff, committees and the board
- NOAH Training Event!
Free Workshop on Faith-based Community Organizing Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 9am-3pm Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Ave, Nashville TN UUs are invited to attend this event, sponsored by NOAH - Nashville Organized for Action and Hope. Come learn how (more ....)
- First Hike Scheduled for Outdoor Fellowship Group
The first hike will be at Beaman Park in Nashville, Saturday October 24. Future hikes will be monthly on the third Saturday of each month. Mark your calendars!
- Men's Group meeting Oct. 4
The FUUN Men's Group meets Sunday, Oct. 4, from 6-8pm in the Fireside Room. All FUUN men are welcome. In addition to our personal check-ins last time, we discussed Finnish education, hybrid cars, and aspects of male/female psychology. Next time? (more ....)
- We need more walkers for our FUUN team AIDS Walk.
We would love to have a big team of walkers for this years Nashville AIDS Walk. Did you know you can sign up as a virtual walker and still collect pledges? This is a fun family event. It is also (more ....)
- Prayer Service for Barry Focuses on Less Fortunate
September 25, 2015 - The Tennessean The following is an excerpt from the article by Joey Garrison Nashville leaders of different faiths kicked off Mayor-elect Megan Barry's inauguration day on Friday morning at an interfaith service where they prayed for (more ....)
- Time for the Herb & Craft Fair
Volunteers are needed to help create the unique products that make the Herb & Craft Fair such a popular and successful fundraiser. See samples, ask questions and find out how you can participate by visiting our table in the social (more ....)
- Robert C. Palmer Lecture on Human Rights - Sat. Oct.17
The Robert C. Palmer Lecture on Human rights will be Saturday night October 17 in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Boulevard. The Palmer Lecture is named in honor of Reverend Robert Palmer, minister (more ....)
- Food Table Needs Donations
Each Sunday the Food Table provides breakfast items and snacks donated by church members. Feel free to cook something, buy something (double bonus if you use your Kroger card) or bring leftovers from a party and drop it off at the food table before the first or second service.
- Share The Table
"Share The Table" is a new fundraising opportunity for groups or committees within the church to fulfill a service opportunity and make money for your group or committee.
- Campus Preparedness is looking for Ready Responders!
The Campus Preparedness Committee will host two informational meetings on Oct 4 to discuss the Ready Responder Team--one between services and the other after 2nd service; both to be held in the Emerson Room. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in some additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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