Speaker: Rev Chris Buice

Loving and Losing

On the Sunday following both All Souls and All Saints Days we will reflect on the legacy of those who are no longer living and the impact they continue to have on our lives. This Sunday our senior minister will share some of the … read more.

No More Mister Nice Guy

Is there a place in the world for nice guys anymore? Or nice gals or nice non-binary people? Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has written a book called Faithful Presence that is in part about the coarsening of American politics. His rightwing critics dismiss … read more.

Outdoor Animal Blessing

We will have an animal blessing outdoors this Sunday October 10 at 2:00 near the labyrinth. You are invited to bring your companion animal for a blessing and stay to socialize afterwards with your church friends. Facemask and other pandemic mitigation practices will be in … read more.

Circling Vultures (and the Circle of Life)

If you climb to the top of House Mountain and sit on a rock outcrop overlooking the Tennessee Valley with the Cumberland Mountains in the distance you might have a spiritual epiphany. This Sunday we will explore how watching circling vultures can deepen our appreciation … read more.

Forgiveness: Detoxing the Soul

Yitzhak Rabin and Yassir Arafat were bitter enemies who set aside their differences in an effort to work for peace. Sometimes there is a whole lot of work that must be done before we can even begin to talk about peace or forgiveness or reconciliation. … read more.

Outdoor Water Communion

We are going to experiment with an outdoor water communion. Bring your own folding chair and water from some place you spent time over the summer that has been special to you. This water may be from a lake, creek, ocean, garden hose or kitchen … read more.

If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

The proverb tells us, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” So what do we do when the shoe doesn’t fit? This morning we will talk about the need to work for systemic change. Instead of forcing people to fit into the system we can co-create … read more.

Clueless: How to Be Watson, Not Holmes

Smart people do stupid things. Intelligence can lead to overconfidence. Overconfidence can lead to fiascos. So who should we look to for role models as we endeavor to work for a world that is free and fair for everyone? This morning we will bypass … read more.