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.
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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|
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.
Aisha will discuss spiritual and social presence and the spirit of dance while engaging participation via movement, call, and response.
Reverend Donna Uma Aisha Brown (ordained in the Temple of the Spirit) focused on Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, is a Reiki Master and … read more.
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was not only a great singer and actor but also an outspoken advocate for the rights of African Americans and other oppressed people. During the Cold War, his radical political views turned him from an international celebrity to a pariah in American … read more.
In this multigenerational service, we will celebrate Easter with Flower Communion–an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Please bring flowers to share, although if you forget, someone else will probably bring extras.
“Multigenerational” means that this service will be specially designed to … read more.
An Ageless Question .. We will dig deep into the motherlode of Ancient Indian Folklore & Legends to search for clues. We will knock on the doors of Modern Contemporary History & navigate the Dashboard of Popular culture to find the answer. Let us come … read more.
Former TVUUC minister John Buehrens is returning to our pulpit to talk about the meaning of Sabbath for religious liberals. He will share the story of how our congregation gave him a sabbatical in 1979 – 40 years ago -” that saved and transformed my … read more.