Help Wanted: Gurus and Disciples Need Not Apply-In Person and Virtual Worship- Rev. Chris Buice

When Tom Innes was leading the Personal Beliefs and Commitments Class, he counseled us against the “Big Jug/little mug” theory of religion and education, the idea that the teacher (Big Jug) possesses all the knowledge and dispenses wisdom to students (little mugs) who are empty containers. Although the Unitarian Universalist church does value trained professional, ministry the goal is to empower everyone for the work of shared ministry, thus if we had a sign it might say “Help Wanted: Gurus and Disciples Need Not Apply.”

(You can watch our worship service streamed at 11 am on our Facebook page, or our website and also on our YouTube channel

Per the CDC, Knox County’s current risk level is now medium. At this level, masks are required in all indoor spaces at TVUUC for those ages 2+, and there will be no congregational singing during services and no food or drink served inside the building. During Sunday services, the Lizzie Crozier French room will be available as a designated viewing space for those who would prefer to be in a smaller group. Room A will also be available for families with children who prefer an area where children may play during the service. You may also watch our services online. To view our full COVID-19 policy, please visit