We are creating an Auction Task Force that will meet once a month from September through February so that we can track our progress towards this large event. The Auction Date has been set for Saturday, February 17. (It is earlier this year so as not to conflict with preparation for the Pledge Drive.) Think Valentine's theme!
Join us for the 26th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run presented by NPS. Each year we have over 1,000 dedicated people participate and help raise over $200,000 for the local non-profit Nashville CARES.
Rev. Carmen Emerson & Family Worship Team: This year’s sermon series on our Sources begins with a family worship service on the 4th Source, Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves. The service will include a ritual of forgiveness.
Please join us for Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday, September 16, from 6 PM until 10 PM at the Centennial Park Bandshell. Map of Centennial Park.
The play the youth have chosen to see this year is The Winter's T. Find details at: http://nashvilleshakes.org/shakespeareinthepark.htm
Please bring wheelbarrows and shovels to help spread the mulch on the new playground for it's grand opening on Sunday, September 17.
We have the opportunity to share our space with a new school that is forming starting Fall 2018! The Founders of the Nashville Sudbury School have been working for nearly two years to plan for the opening of this new-to-Nashville opportunity. The model and vision for this type of school is a secular, open-learning style that will feel very familiar to Unitarian Universalists.
Rev. Carmen Emerson: We’ve all heard of the “Golden Rule” but have you heard of the “Platinum Rule”? We’ll reflect on the disciplines of Compassion to which we are called by the Platinum Rule. Service will include our ingathering water communion. Remember to bring a small amount of water!
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!
NOAH Criminal Justice Task Force will be meeting Monday, August 28, at 6:00 pm, at Greater Bethel AME, 1300 South Street. They will offer updates on their work, and welcome your questions, in these areas they are addressing:
Rev. Carmen Emerson - “Hopes & Dreams, Roots & Wings” - Last fall we wove a web of hopes and dreams, and during our all church retreat last spring we named the roots that “hold us close” and the wings that “set us free” (we sing this each week in our beloved hymn, Spirit of Life).
Help us Depave the Way for Our New Playground
That's right! Our congregation is putting in a brand new 3000 square foot playground. But first, we have to get rid of the parking lot that's in our way. It turns out that getting rid of a parking lot is really expensive. So we're organizing a party!
Please register if you're coming so we can plan properly for your visit!
reflection on myths, stories, and the total solar eclipse
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