The theologian Walter Brueggemann speaks of resting as a form of activism. This Sunday we will look at the idea of Sabbath, a day of rest, through the lens of contemporary Unitarian Universalist theology. When doing something is accomplishing nothing it may be an opportunity … read more.
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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|
The headline in the newspaper read, “Unitarians Divided” in the aftermath of the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association this summer in Spokane, Washington. However, our parish minister returns from his sabbatical with an even deeper sense of how we are united and why … read more.
Liberation Theology is a framework and movement grounded in the social gospels that states that true followers must work toward a just society, bring about social and political change and align themselves with the working class and marginalized. As our communities, world and our own … read more.
Often, whether we are the one saying goodbye or the one letting go, how we live into the future has been changed forever. Pam will reflect on leave-taking as her ministerial internship comes to a close this week. Note that she will return for a … read more.
A lot of Americans–and most assuredly most Unitarian Universalists–are low on hope these days. The Accidentals–TVUUC members Bill Dabbs, Paul Davis, Laurie Knox, Tina McMillan, John McNair, and Carolyn Rogers–have not been immune to these feelings of hopelessness and despair. After being asked by FUUF … read more.
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.
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.