Please use the menu at left to read full transcripts of testimonies from our members, who speak to the ways that this community has transformed their lives, supported them through hard times, and buoyed them on their journeys.

“Although a year might go by and I haven’t attended church, TVUUC is always there – open arms and without judgment. That’s what family is all about in my book!”

– Julie Haden


“My whole life I have longed for a sense of greater belonging and self-validation in my ever-changing identity, and have found that here at TVUUC!”

– Roddy Biggs


“When Gordon retired and we first considered moving south eight years ago, we knew that we wanted to be part of a Unitarian Universalist community.  We sampled neighborhoods and looked at homes, but we also visited UU churches before we chose where to live.  Chris Buice and the Tennessee Valley UU Church extended a warm welcome!”

– Judy Gibson


“I ended up having a transplant, but there were some complications and I nearly died. I got cards from this congregation that meant so much to me during that time. As I was recovering in the ICU, one thing I vowed to do when I was well enough was to spend more time at TVUUC.”

– Mark Mohundro


“Why do I love TVUUC?  It is one of the few places where I truly feel “myself,” accepted as I am, without judgment”

– Jen Hamilton


Here, many paths to the divine are honored and women are seen as equals. I have met people from different races, religious traditions, sexual orientations, and have been enriched by our diverse congregation.

– Anne Whitney