May 5, 2018: Rev. Jason Shelton at the All Church Retreat
9:00 AM09:00

May 5, 2018: Rev. Jason Shelton at the All Church Retreat

MAY 6, 2018 - Guest, Rev. Jason Shelton - Rev. Jason Shelton is a composer, arranger, conductor, singer and multi-instrumentalist who performs in churches and concert halls throughout North America. Rev. Shelton’s workshops for ministers, musicians and choirs are helping to redefine music ministry in the liberal religious tradition for the 21st century.

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Annual Church Retreat Schedule


Revised 4/26/18

9th Annual Church Retreat
May 4-6, 2018
"How Can We Keep From Singing?”
Special guest, Jason Shelton

All events are for all ages - Parents are responsible for their children

3:00 pm         Arrival and Check-In – Group Lodge
            Charles, Keymeister
            Bring-Your-Own Brown Bag Supper           
7:00 pm        Welcome and Socializing – Lodge
            Make Paperbag Mailboxes
            TV Theme Song Game
            Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, games
9:00 pm        Campfire
            Hotdogs and s’mores; bring an instrument
8:00 – 9:00 am    Breakfast by Sarajane - breakfast bread, fresh fruit, juice, breakfast egg casseroles (meat and vegetarian)
Banana Dogs for young-at-heart
9:15 – 9:30am       Ingathering, welcoming of Jason Shelton
9:30 – 11:00am     Music Workshop with Jason Shelton
                             Part 1 - Foundations
11:00 – 11:15am      BREAK
11:15-12:30pm        Music Workshop with Jason Shelton

Part 2 – Sources as Promissory Note

12:30 – 1:30pm    Lunch by Sarajane - vegetarian soup, sandwiches with egg salad or tuna salad, chips, fresh vegetables, lemon supreme cake
1:30-3:00pm        Music Workshop with Jason Shelton
-or-                Part 3 – Hymn Sing!
1:30-6:00pm        Outdoors: hike, swim, kayak
6:00pm            Dinner –  Taco Bar by Denise

Scavenger Hunt
I Scream for Ice Cream Social
Talent Show, Thena, Emcee

8:00 – 9:00 am    Breakfast by Youth
9:00 – 10:00        Worship, led by Thena & Fran?
10:00 am        Clean-up and Check-out, by Everyone

Foundations – Role of congregational singing in faith formation & congregational identity, including a tour of our hymnals as our evolving story.
Sources as Promissory Note – Visitors know within 4 minutes if we’re true to the values we’ve professed on our websites. How does the music we sing help us convey our message with integrity?

Hymn Sing! – Choosing 12 songs to help us sing who we are.


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Saturday, April 21, 2018: Memorial Garden Weeding Party

  • Greater Nashville UU Congregation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All hands, all ages, on deck!  We will spend the morning pulling weeds and sprucing up the Memorial Garden.  Please bring garden tools, wheelbarrows, gloves, hats, drinking water, sunscreen, and bug spray.  Stay as little or as long as you can.  Your helping hands will be greatly appreciated!  Please RSVP to Caren Spencer-Smith, Nathanael Reveal, or Mary Hinton.

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The 2018 GNUUC Online Auction is now OPEN!
to Mar 16

The 2018 GNUUC Online Auction is now OPEN!

  • Greater Nashville UU Congregation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our largest fundraiser is right around the corner! On-line bidding and registration are now available! The auction is a fun social event for the entire congregation. Childcare is provided and fun events for the children have been planned. Consider it a parents night off!

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12:30 PM12:30

March 4, 2018: Land Stewardship Committee

An Ad Hoc Committee for Land Stewardship is forming to maintain the Memorial Garden, the wooded area, the trail, and the meditation area. A call is going out to all church members who are interested in helping to form the Land Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee, under the Buildings & Grounds Committee. The first meeting will be on Sunday, March 4 at 12:30 pm.

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