Serving Within Our Community

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Volunteer at Greater Nashville UU

We welcome involvement in our community. Whether you have unlimited time to share with us or can only help an hour or so a month, there are many ways to serve within our shared ministries. To volunteer in any of the following ways, please click the volunteer link.

WORSHIp

There are some many ways to help with worship!  Greeting newcomers at the welcome table, ushering at the service, providing audio or visual support, singing in the choir, offering special music, or helping to lead the service as a Sunday Service Coordinator.

The Worship Ministry is integral to the Sunday morning experience at Greater Nashville UU. There many different ways to share your talents on Sunday mornings. We hope you’ll consider helping.

For more information, contact Rev. Carmen Emerson.

Storytellers Group

Do you enjoy telling stories? 

The Storytellers Group prepares the Time for All Sages portion of the Worship service. Our intent is that stories are appropriate and interesting for all ages, as well as culturally sensitive.

If you are a weaver of stories and would like to participate in this group, contact Rev. Dr. Michelle Pederson.

music

Do you like to sing? Join the Choir! We practice Sunday mornings at 10am.

Can you plan an instrument? Please let us know! We are always looking for ways to include music diversity in the worship service.

To learn more contact our music director, Fran Gebuhr.

Religious Education

Do you love watching children learn? Or maybe you love to watch teens sprout wings and fly? Or do you prefer facilitating adults engaged in a deep discussion? 

Our Religious Education program is vibrant because of the many volunteers that commit their time to leading and creating classes for children and adults. Time commitments vary; there are many ways to assist, we hope you’ll consider joining our team!

Interested? Contact Kristin Reveal.

Fellowship

Is socializing at lunch your favorite part of Sunday? Do you enjoy working with others to create good times?

Fellowship, a shared ministry of fun and connection, is for you! The Kitchenettes prepare and clean the kitchen before and after lunch. Our Host Chefs volunteer to bring food to feed us on Sundays. Our receptions teams plans special event meals. We hope you will join us!

To learn more, contact Arleen Yeager.

Membership

Do you want to see the Greater Nashville UU Congregation grow? Do you like to meet new people?

Join the Membership team, a shared ministry of welcome and belonging! You could mentor a new member or arrange new member socials and game nights. Maybe you would like to help with a New UU class, or put together a booth at the Bellevue Picnic. If you are an introvert, you could help put together welcome packages and manage our user data base.

Let us know your ideas! Contact Rev. Carmen Emerson.

social Action ministry

The Greater Nashville UU Social Action ministry serves as a catalyst for peace and social justice to realize the seven UU principles within our fellowship, the Metro Nashville area, our country, and the global community.

The Social Action ministry supports and guides our work with NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope), the UU Service Committee, Safe Haven Family Shelter, and Tennessee UU Justice Ministry; plans theme Sundays, as well as providing financial support to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Room in the Inn,  Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Nashville Peace and Justice Center, and the Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee.

Social Action engages the congregation in support of the LGBTQ community through promoting the congregation's participation in the annual Nashville Pride Festival and Walk, and the annual Nashville Cares AIDS Walk.

For more information, see Social Action.

Interested in helping us? Contact Doug Luckes or Nancy Colowick.

CARe team

Are you a person who is good at helping others? Our Care Team meets monthly to check in on those who have been ill, or hospitalized, or may have been going through a rough patch. We send cards, arrange for meals during times of recovery, make home visits, and can even find a ride to Sunday services and other congregation events.

If you have the gifts of compassion and caring please be in touch with Twilla McClellan.

Aesthetics Ministry

Do you enjoy interior design? Can you arrange flowers? Do you find yourself re-arranging motifs to increase their appeal?

The Aesthetics Ministry provides flowers for Sunday Services. We arrange hallway art displays and seasonal decorations. Join us!

Contact Lenore Vanderkooi.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS Ministry

Are you a fix-it type? Do you like to garden? Are you interested in Building safety? 

The Building and Grounds ministry takes care of our building and surrounding groups, including the Still Spring Memorial Garden, trail, and Meditation Area. This year we are focusing on our safety policies with the hope that our facilities are available and meet high standards for safety. We always can use new people on our team!

Contact Steve Graves if interested.