Speaker: Rev Chris Buice

Out of Our Shells, Into the Ocean

As we come out of our pandemic shells and re-enter community life we will contemplate what sea turtles have to teach us about how to be good Unitarian Universalists. This Sunday will be our Water Communion service.

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Religion, Reverence and Respect

The president often ends speeches by saying, “May God Bless America and may God protect our troops.” Following Memorial Day Weekend we will reflect on the common practice of merging religion with militarism and nationalism. People who believe in God are often on both sides … read more.

Did the Buddha Have a Blooper Reel?

Did the Buddha Have Blooper Clips?  – Rev. Chris Buice and the TVUUC Staff

What better way to celebrate over a year of on-line worship than to share some amusing bloopers and outtakes from past services paired with a serious meditation and the need for … read more.

The Best Time to Plant an Oak Tree

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum features a little known Presbyterian minister, the Reverend John Rankin, who lost his job in Dandridge, Tennessee, for supporting the abolition of slavery and then relocated to the north side of the Ohio River so he could help … read more.

We Can Do Hard Things

We can agree that the church should challenge us to grow. However, what do we do when religion is more demanding than we want it to be? What do we do when our faith requires more of us than we are willing to give? What … read more.

Resurrection Boxing Club

In Newport, Tennessee, there is an organization called the Resurrection Boxing Club which suggests a rather unconventional interpretation of the Easter Story. The club is a ministry of a local church offered with complete sincerity. We may be able to draw insights from their work … read more.

And the Walls Came a Tumbling Down

Many of us may have grown up singing the song, “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho and the walls came a tumbling down.” During the season of Passover we will explore how the story of a violent … read more.