In Unitarian Universalism, we are called to build the beloved community. Sometimes, this means we subscribe to a perfect vision for how human beings should live and be together. However, life is messy and so are people. The only time a house stays neat … read more.
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Rev. Buice’s Blog: The Tao of Tennessee
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Sermon Transcripts from Guest Speakers
|July 19, 2015||Kim Mason||If It Happens to You, Then It Happens to Me|
|Aug 2, 2015||Jerry Bone||Another Country: A veteran’s Odyssey|
|July 16, 2017||Dr. Ted Jones||When One Door Closes… And it’s the Only Door|
|July 30, 2017||Rev. Jake Morrill||The Playground Atheist: A Love Letter to TVUUC|
|June 24, 2018||Neil & Kathy Greenberg||The Stories of Our Lives|
|April 28, 2019||Jeff Kovac||Paul Robeson: Triumph and Tragedy|
On this weekend after the Fourth of July we’ll blend two fine American themes: the separation of church and state, and a touching love story. Gordon Gibson will be doing the blending by delving into Universalist history and drawing on the words of Judith Sargent … read more.
Join TVUUC Member, Youth Programs Coordinator, sponsored seminarian, and influential force in the Knoxville Trans Community, Juniper Stinnett, for a service honoring the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
Juniper has been an influential force within Knoxville’s trans community since coming out 7 years ago. She is a … read more.
Jacob loved Joseph, the son of his old age. To show his love, Jacob made Joseph a coat of many colors. Yet, the coat of many colors came at a great price to Joseph. In life great things often come at a great price. Indeed, … read more.
What are reproductive rights? What is reproductive justice? Are they the same thing, and how do they play into our Unitarian Universalist principles? Why is there a flurry of laws that are trying to restrict reproductive choices? Join us this week as Mark Mohundro invites … read more.
Today, many Christian churches will celebrate Pentecost, which marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus who were gathered for the Jewish festival of Shavuot. This movement of the spirit is considered to be the birthday of the Christian church. What … read more.
Frederick Douglass’s life and writings have impacted our understandings of liberation, freedom, justice, and perseverance. His relationships with Unitarians and Universalists shifted how our faith leaders and influencers showed up. Come join us to learn about Frederick Douglass and how we can fight for justice … read more.
You don’t have to look far to see that we have a problem with violence against women in our society. In a service informed by his work with Carpet Bag Theatre to bring art-as-therapy to veterans, Umoja Abdul-Ahad will provoke thought and discussion about what … read more.
Join us this week in celebration of the journey we’ve been on together at TVUUC this year as one community of all ages, marking spiritual milestones we’ve experienced and offering a taste of each of our freely-chosen experiential RE spaces as we share stories and … read more.
What spiritual lessons can motherhood offer for our whole community? How might our spirit grow by walking alongside the care-givers of the youngest members of our church family? By way of conversations with the mothers in TVUUC and beyond, we’ll strive to reach deep on … read more.