So what happens during the day at Room In The Inn? Join us on August 29 for a self-guided open house to learn more about the programs and services offered at our downtown Campus. We will also be kicking off the 2017-2018 Winter Shelter season with tips and best practices for offering hospitality to your guests. Make plans to join us, and be sure to bring a friend!
The book group will read American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard for discussion at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the home of Twilla M. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. Everyone welcome. Hosts provide beverages and guests bring snacks to share.
Rev. Carmen Emerson – Making History: By this time we will have elected the first female president of the Unitarian Universalist Association at our 2017 General Assembly, and a new moderator. What can we expect, and why does it matter?
2017 NASHVILLE PRIDE EQUALITY WALK
SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH - 10 A.M.
Greater Nashville UU is a welcoming congregation supporting LGBTQ equality, proudly displaying our rainbow flag. We have a tradition of active participation in the annual Nashville Pride Festival and Equality Walk. Families and friends participate by spending the day at the festival and walking in the Equality Walk.
The Greater Nashville UU Youth Group is organizing our participation in the Equality Walk at 10 AM on June 24. You would you like to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be added to the group text and email list so we can coordinate.
The 2017 Nashville Pride Festival will be held on June 24 and 25, 2017 at Public Square Park, right in front of City Hall.
Every year the festival features top-rated entertainment on the Nissan Main Stage, an entertainment/drag stage, Kids Zone, and Youth Pavilion, and over 200 vendors featuring local not for profits, artists, and businesses.
- Entry - $5 per day (purchase a weekend GA or VIP ticket at this link)
- Kids 10 and under are free
- FWB - Tickets for both days are included in your membership
- VIP - Ticket(s) on sale at this link
For more information: http://www.nashvillepride.org
June 18, 2017 – Guest, Sara Green – “Living Life in the Ring” What is the deeper meaning behind Father's day that would make room for those with and without fathers? Perhaps, the answer is in the celebration of when we chose to show up to life. For those of with or without fathers, living life, as Brene' Brown claims, "in the ring" means walking into life with courage, vulnerability, and wholeheartedness. What if we define Father's Day as the day we celebrate all of those who are brave enough to be present in our lives- including ourselves.
Have you ever wondered what really goes on at Room in the Inn? We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to find out firsthand. Come along with us on the afternoon of June 17th and see for yourself the inn-workings of this organization. To sign up, see one of the planning team members Dave P. Denise G., Lisa A., Devon B. or Michelle P.
Ken Sizemore visits GNUUC.
When: Saturday, June 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Greater Nashville UU
Who: Parents, Teachers, Classroom Helpers, Facilitators, and Children/Youth
Bring: Assigned Potluck Item. An assortment of delicious pizzas will be provided. Please bring a side, dessert, or drink to complement that. Any questions or concerns about dinner, contact email@example.com to RSVP.
In times such as these, we need to know how to organize teams, to effect some changes, and resist other changes. NOAH is offering interactive training on community organizing, June 3, from 9am to 3pm, at SEIU Local 205, 521 Central Ave., 37211 (off Nolensville Rd, near Thompson Lane).
Part 2 of 2: A shared reflection on the effects of racism in our personal lives
Please let Jennie G. know what hours you are able to help staff the booth from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We've got some fun ideas for drawing people in to help them learn more about us. It's an easy, fun way for you to enjoy the event while helping spread the good word about GNUUC.
Rev. Carmen Emerson, “Be the Change: Part 1” – GNUUC will participate in a nationwide teach-in with over 200 UU congregations who are bravely and boldly examining systemic racism, white supremacy, and white fragility in our congregations and in our denomination at large. If any of these phrases made you cringe, this will be a really important service to attend, please come with your boldest hopes and your bravest hearts!
Join with others from GNUUC at this annual celebration and fundraiser for NOAH.
Rev. Carmen Emerson, “7th Principle: Interdependent Web of Existence” – The final worship service in our 2016-17 sermon series on the Seven Principles, including a Time for All Sages offering by the GNUUC Youth Group, “The Peasant and the Apple Tree” from Aesop: First UU?
April 16, 2017 – Rev. Carmen Emerson, “Hope, Tomb, and Womb” – Inspired by Valarie Kaur, Sikh activist and founder of The Revolutionary Love Project, who asks, “…what if the darkness [we’re experiencing] isn’t the darkness of the tomb, but he darkness of the womb?”
Celebrating Room in the Inn volunteers. Contact Michelle P. for more information.
Rev. Carmen Emerson, “Reciprocity & Relationships: 2017 Stewardship Sermon” – as we enter the second and final week of the annual pledge drive to fund our 2017-18 operating and programming budget, Rev. Emerson reflects on our expectations of one another by way of reciprocity and relationships.