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.
Speaker: Rev Chris Buice
William Ellery Channing told his congregation, “May your life preach more loudly than your lips.” Religion is caught not taught. We influence others more through our deeds than by our creeds. In the Unitarian Universalist tradition we believe in taking responsibility for setting a good … read more.
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.
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.
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.
The Bible plays a big role in the religion of Western Civilization. There are 66 books in the Bible, 73 if you count the Apocrypha. Jesus did not write any of them. So if Jesus wanted a Bible … read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.