Worship at Greater Nashville UU
Worship is a communal and intentional event.
We gather together to hold up those things of ultimate worth, meaning, and value.
Sunday Mornings at the Greater Nashville UU are a foundation for the rest of our programs and mission. Our 11am worship services challenge our thinking, comfort our hearts, and inspire us to action.
We come to experience new and thought-provoking ideas, to search within ourselves for answers, to reflect on the changes we need to make in ourselves for the benefit of our community and our world.
Sunday Services are followed by a community lunch hour. Stop by Visiting Us to learn more.
Upcoming Worship Services
Guest, Rev. Dr. Deane Oliva – “A Reflection on Transgender Remembrance Day”
November 26, 2017 – Rev. Carmen Emerson – “Sacred Pauses” – Are you a UU who prays “to whom it may concern”? If the language or idea of prayer is alien to you, Rev. Emerson invites you to consider instead the practice of a sacred pause now and again, in the midst of our busyness.
Recent Worship Services
November 12, 2017 – Guest, Cynthia Stewart, What does it mean for a person to hear a call, receive a blessing? What does it mean for a community to give it? Today we will think about the ways we as a community bless and call each other.
November 5, 2017 – Rev. Carmen Emerson – “A Communion of Hope” – Poet Jack Gilbert wrote, “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” In this season that celebrates abundance we’ll reflect on our stubborn gladness by sharing (anonymously) the hopes that feed us.
Guest Speaker, Rev. Denise Gyuach. "Dismantling the Master's House"
On this United Nations Sunday Rev. Carmen Emerson will reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and what it means to live with grief, imagination, and hope. Are you familiar with the 30 articles of the Declaration? Just for fun, check out this illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
In this family worship service we’ll consider our second wisdom source: as UUs we find inspiration from people who lived long ago or today, whose lives remind us to be kind and fair.
Rev. Carmen Emerson, Mike Morgan, and Jesse & Caren Spencer-Smith reflect on the courage of being your full self, and what it means to unequivocally love and defend others as they do the same
Rev. Carmen Emerson - “What puts the ape in apricot? Courage!” - The Soul Matters theme for October is “Courage” - what is it, what does it mean to have it?
Guest Speaker, Imam Ossama Bahloul, Ph.D., resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Nashville.
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.