The Beloved Community Committee proposed a question during the reflection time following the Black Lives Matter worship service. What do you think about posting a banner on our church property that says “Black Lives Matter”? We had great discussions that spanned the range of taking it on the road to worry about repercussions. The committee that is working on the programming for Martin Luther King Day would like to focus on the Black Lives Matter theme and will invite local groups to come to FUUN to share programs about what is happening in Nashville. Our hope is that we can place a Black Lives Matter banner on our property in support of this event. We would like to offer the congregation an opportunity to express any concern or support in this effort. Please come to the Thoreau room at 10:15 on Sunday, Dec 6, if you would like to discuss the banner at FUUN with members of the MLK planning committee. If you are not able to attend and still want to express your opinion email to email@example.com
Join Steve Jones and Emily Cathcart for an “Urban” hike on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. The hike will meander through downtown Nashville for 4-5 miles at an easy-going pace with plenty of stops to take in the sights and rest, and maybe a snack at Farmer’s Market. For anyone wanting a shorter walk, there will be opportunities to double-back.
Meet at church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool downtown, or meet at 10 a.m. at Cumberland Park. This new water-themed park is at the southeast foot of the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge. You can park right next to the park for free at Nissan Stadium, Lot R just underneath the bridge. Raindate: Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. meet at church, or meet at 1:30 p.m. at Cumberland Park. To get more info, to confirm your attendance, or to get on the email list for the hiking group, email Outdoors@firstuunashville.org.
Ever since the first humans came into consciousness, we have looked to the night sky with a sense of awe, terror, and wonder. The mysteries of the stars have been the stuff of myth and legend, and artists have tried to capture their meaning from the moment we first learned to express ourselves. This concert, On a Starry Night, is an attempt to connect to that larger stream of creativity that has found inspiration in the beauty of the heavens. As this is our December performance, the concert naturally includes music inspired by the star of Bethlehem that marked the place where the infant Jesus lay. But we’ll also sing music drawn from classic and contemporary musings on the stars which remind us that wonder is not bound by season or doctrine. Those twinkling beacons may be the most universal point of reference imaginable.
Featuring interpretations of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” by the first graders of Glendale Elementary School.
- Saturday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m. at FUUN
- Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.at Belle Meade United Methodist Church
This will be my first concert since being appointed Interim Artistic Director of Portara, and I would be so thrilled to see you at one of our concerts!
Please let us know you’re coming!
https://www.facebook.com/events/890766217637146/ (Dec 5)
https://www.facebook.com/events/852432221522428/ (Dec 6)
-Jason Shelton, Associate Minister
The Strategic Planning Committee has completed our Needs Assessment, and are moving forward coordinating Focus Groups to gain congregational input. The Focus Groups will be guided by three themes that emerged from the Assessment: Leadership/Shared Ministry, Nurturing Spiritual Growth, and Engaging in the Larger Community. There will be multiple opportunities to participate, and congregants are encouraged to attend one or more Focus Groups to share your vision for our future. Stay tuned for announcements on times and dates for these meetings. -Ibba Surface
The map on the bulletin board will help the Strategic Planning Task Force answer those questions. If you haven’t put your dot on, please do so soon. We want you and your location included! -Ibba Surface
It’s time to purchase your holiday Poinsettias. Besides being a beautiful addition to your home for the holidays or a lovely gift, your purchase financially supports the Church. This year you may purchase a plant to be placed in the sanctuary for the month of December. If you would like to do this in honor or in Memoriam of a friend or loved one, the person’s name will be listed in the order of service.
To pre-order your poinsettias, or for more information, you can see Roger Layman at the Holiday Craft Fair table in the social hall between Sunday services during the month of November.