May 27, 2018 – Rev. Carmen Emerson, In Loving Memory: On this Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend we’ll reflect together on service, loss, grief, and memory. Bring a photograph or memento of a lost loved one to share during the service.
Family Worship Service & Celebration of GNUUC Ministries
Rev. Carmen Emerson on Non-Binary Parenting.
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.
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
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
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.
April 29, 2018 -- GUEST SPEAKER - Rev. Peter Connolly: Outcasts, Eccentrics, Saints, and Sinners: An account of pastoral service to the homeless and formerly homeless community in its spiritual dimension.
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.
This April 4th will mark the 50th year since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his final manuscript entitled Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
March 18, 2018 - Worship & RE Teams - An intergenerational service on "Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life," the third source from which our living tradition draws inspiration.
Rev. Carmen Emerson - Going Low, Going High, Part 2
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! charityauction.bid/gnuuc2018
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.
Led by our minister, Rev. Carmen Emerson, join us for a conversation about personal theology, UU history, congregational life at GNUUC, and where all of these things may intersect for you. A conversation for those new to Unitarian Universalism, or those who've been around awhile and want to know more, and to know more deeply what it means to be a person of UU faith.
Rev. Carmen Emerson discusses "astery: 10,000 Hours of Practice"
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Anderson will be discussed on February 21, at 7 pm at the home of Arleen and Jack Yeager, 125 Morton Mill Rd, 615-679-0145. Guests bring snacks to share, hosts provide beverages. Everyone welcome!
Co-ordination by GNUUC and FUUN of Cynthia Stewart to the UU Ministry
Rev. Carmen Emerson discusses the "State of the Congregation."
In even the most challenging of times, humans will seek to find hope to avoid despair. If hope remains elusive, then we may just make our own hope and gift it to others.