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
Join Us in Celebrating our First Source in a Service of Awe!
Bring a token item or photo to place on our Altar of Awe plus a "twitter-sized" description of your awe-filled experience.
This is a Family Service. Children, Youth, and Adults are all welcome to participate!
December 24, 2017 - Note that we’ll have both a morning and an evening service on Christmas Eve! Our regular 11am service will be a shorter and more intimate service. Our traditional Christmas Eve service begins at 5pm with a Choir Concert and continues at 5:30pm with a Lessons & Carols service for the entire family.
After the Christmas Eve service on Saturday, December 24, please join us for our annual tradition of dining out together at Asihi Asian Cuisine, 7638 Hwy 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221
All are welcome. We'll be arriving at about 6:30 pm. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $10.59 for adults. The food is great and the atmosphere is festive.
Guest Speaker, Edie Love, M.Div. "Fire Communion"
Please join us for our annual celebration of Mozart and his music. Enjoy the camaraderie of other Mozart enthusiasts, while supporting this wonderful cause. Please share this invitation with your friends, family, and neighbors. We hope to see you on January 19 and/or the 22nd.
Recent Worship Services
“On Being Afraid of the Wrong Things"
December 3, 2017 - “To Whom It May Concern: a Sacred Pause” - Rev. Carmen Emerson
November 26, 2017 – Rev. Carmen Emerson – “Sacred Pauses” – Are you a UU who prays “to whom it may concern?"
Guest, Rev. Dr. Deane Oliva – “A Reflection on Transgender Remembrance Day”
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.