Worship retreat to plan services for August thru October. Who should come: Worship Coordinator, Service Coordinators, Choir, Bell Choir, Family Service Coordinators, Event for All Sages Storytellers, and Tech Crew. (Current people and anyone interested in joining one of these groups!)
Summer Song Sundays are lay-led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On July 21, Annie Terrell will speak on “The Mean Girls Table.” In addition, our new minister, Rev. Cynthia Cain will be visiting this Sunday. Join us to meet her!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE on July 21 for a fun Summer Fun Sunday on making ice cream hosted by Jesse and Caren.
Post-service lunch on July 21st will be a potluck featuring special dishes by our members.
In honor of the visit of Rev. Cynthia Cain, and because our kitchen manager, Annie Terrell, is the Summer Song Presenter, the developmental ministry selection task force is planning a potluck for lunch on July 21st. We hope folks will bring their special dish, whatever that is. If you don't have a special dish or you don't cook, we want you to come anyway and enjoy the meal and fellowship. We will assure there is plenty of food. Please plan to participate.
Summer Song Sundays are lay-led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On July 28, Logan Bruch will speak.
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE on July 28 for a fun Summer Fun Sunday hosted by Chris B. and Amy D.
All teachers, classroom helpers, and facilitators join us for an orientation meeting on July 28, 2019. First we will review new procedures (walkie-talkie, new registration forms, etc). Then we will review the teacher calendar. We will get any outdated background checks (every 2 years.) Finally we will break into small class groups to make sure August and September topics are taken care of. Questions? Contact Kristin R.
Bring your creative spirits and join us for an afternoon of creating Art! We will have different stations setup with different types of media: Print Making, Paper Marbling, Pipe Cleaner Dolls and Button Bracelets, Design Your Own. Art Day is from 1 PM until 6 PM. Light appetizers and snacks will be served. Come for the entire time, or just for a couple of hours - just make sure to allocate time to finish your project! Questions? Contact Thena
We'll just have to wait and see, we don't know what it's going to be! Bring an entree, side, or soup, a dessert, casserole, or that weird goop. Leave the salad and condiments to us; bring bread, not butter, have some trust! There's always something here for you, please come and join us! Bring a friend too!
We are very excited about the start of our new year in Children’s Religious Education! Come to an orientation meeting on August 4 at 12:45 in the RE Main room to learn about classes this year and to register your children for classes. We have an exciting new Soul Matters elementary curricula, OWL for grades 4-7, Crossing Paths (a neighboring faiths curricula) for the teen youth, and more! We will go over class options, the RE calendar, and register your children for classes. CRE Classes start on August 11.
GNUUC invites you to bring your vision for beloved community and your questions, fears, hopes, and full humanity into a new group that will advance the work of this congregation in building towards racially just, multicultural, anti-oppressive community within and through GNUUC.
Rev. Cynthia Cain is the speaker.
Rev. Cynthia Cain is the speaker.
Mark your calendars for Sunday July 14, 3:00 to 5:00 to attend NOAH’s public meeting with the candidates running to be Nashville’s next mayor (held at Greater Bethel AME Church, 1300 South St.) NOAH will present its issues and invite responses from the candidates, asking them each if they will commit to working with NOAH on its issues.
Come celebrate 25 years of Greater Nashville UU Congregation with us! Put on your fancy pants and let's pull out the sparkling cider and juice to commemorate 25 years together as a congregation!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a fun Summer Fun Sunday hosted by Lindyne and Eddie.
Join us on July 14 as we celebrate our 25 years together! During this special service we will walk through a visual timeline of our history and hear reflections from members. Nathanael Reveal will give the reflection.
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a fun Summer Fun Sunday hosted by Caren.
Sunday, July 7, 2019: Summer Song Sunday Speaker Jesse Spencer-Smith "I Am Legion: Rediscovering What It Means to Be Human"
Summer Song Sundays are lay led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On July 7, Jesse Spencer-Smith will speak.
Happy pride! Show off your colors at RAINBOW lunch! Dress for the occasion or don't, either way, you'll definitely taste the rainbow. This is a family friendly space that celebrates every queen and queer just as they are, so while we are mindful about youth not seeing or hearing anything inappropriate or explicit, we also allow space for everyone, including youth of all ages, to be themselves, colorful as you may find them. Come celebrate 50 YEARS of love and resistance in the margins with us!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a fun Summer Fun Sunday called “Create Your Own Town” hosted by Claire S. with Kristin R. helping.
Summer Song Sundays are lay led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On June 30, Thena Berry will speak on “Making the Music Beautiful.”
The Women's Soul Matters Covenant Group will welcome new members at our meeting on Thursday, June 13. We foster community, thoughtful listening and a deeper understanding of ourselves and each other while following the Soul Matters curriculum. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Please contact Pegatha Duke or Carol Looney for more information.
Join us for an interactive Inter-generational House Concert hosted by our own Roger Wiesmeyer. Roger plays oboe & english horn for the Nashville Symphony. He also plays piano and loves Mozart! This is an Auction event, so if you purchased a ticket then, you are set. Otherwise, just email Kristin to attend. Are funds tight this month? Email Kristin about adult, teen and child scholarships, several people originally signed up and will be out-of-town, so she has extra tickets! Click more for details on pricing…
Please join us for "Foodie Fourth" lunch and enjoy a curated meal that exhibits our most passionate foodies' best practices and favorite flavors. This is the day to enjoy local or responsibly sourced, organic or naturally grown, non-gmo, 7th principle practicing, whole food heaven. Our choices matter: let's make them delicious. If you are interested in being a foodie, talk with Annie in the kitchen!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a fun Summer Fun Sunday hosted by Devon B. We still need a 2nd Adult to volunteer as a helper this Sunday.
Summer Song Sundays are lay led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On June 23, Arleen Yeager will speak on Connections.
Hang out with your friends at Greater Nashville UU Congregation at the Nashville Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 22nd. UPDATED MEETING LOCATION: We have been invited to march with the Nashville Peace and Justice Center. Look for spot #60 on Broadway, near 10th Ave, in front of the Union Station Hotel. Text Kristin if you come and we can coordinate via group messaging. Once in the festival, we can disperse into smaller groups.Click the title to find out more and to see map…
Happy father's day! Bring your Dad, your Grandpa, your friend who has kids, a father figure, or someone you figure is a father to the Father's Day cookout! We'll have things on the grill, summertime sides, and all your favorite cookout things! If you'd like to help with this event, please talk to Annie in the kitchen!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a fun Summer Fun Sunday hosted by Jennie G. and Chris G.
Summer Song Sundays are lay led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On June 16 the Beloved Community covenant group will be hosting a Juneteenth Service. We didn’t have to write a sermon trying to convince others of the importance of anti-oppression work. Oppressed peoples have their own voices. All we have to do is listen. Come celebrate Freedom Day with an informative, performative, and engaging service centering the voices of Langston Hughes, Max Roach, and Abbey Lincoln as presented by Beloved Community Group.
GNUUC is invited to join our friends at TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition on Monday, June 10th from 6-9pm at Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike, 37211) to hear from candidates for mayor and at-large council seats at our Immigrant & Refugee Candidate Forum, co-sponsored with organizations from across our city.
Please join us for Second Sunday Supper presented by Beloved Community. We'll enjoy curated discussions for deeper engagement, connection, and growth in fellowship. If you don't wish to participate, you are still invited to join us for lunch!
Children and Youth: Join us during Children’s RE for a story telling session hosted by Jennifer C. with the help of Devon B.
Summer Song Sundays are lay led by members of the congregation. They are a time of sharing of stories from our experiences and life journeys. On June 9 Denise Graves will be speaking. In her talk entitled "10 Years too Late" congregation member Denise Graves will answer the question, "Are we each others keeper?"
Join Us on 2nd Sundays from 9::00am - 10:30am in the RE Main Room for the Beloved Community Covenant Group. GNUUC invites you to bring your vision for beloved community and your questions, fears, hopes, and full humanity into a new group that will advance the work of this congregation in building towards racially just, multicultural, anti-oppressive community within and through GNUUC. Click title to read agenda…
Details of Top issues from the GNUUC listening campaign and invitation to participate in NOAH Issues Convention
We’ve all had those moments. The ordinary suddenly appears extraordinary. One minute the objects around us blend into the background, sit there as “things.” The next they come to life, so clearly carrying meaning and memory. What once seemed possessions, now somehow possess us. They are a part of us. And us them. All it takes is a different kind of attention for their appearance to change. When it happens, it’s beautiful.
Rev. Peter Connolly, "Gratitude As a Spiritual Practice"
During the summer we combine all the Children and Youth classes into a single class and have fun, UU-friendly activities. We are looking for 2 Adult Volunteers to supervise the children each Sunday. This is a perfect time for those of you who would like to volunteer a single Sunday with our CRE programming to see if you like it. Click More to find out dates needed and how to sign up!
All members join us for our annual meeting. We will vote on our new Board members and fiscal year budget. The new board and budget go into effect at the beginning of our fiscal year on July 1, 2019. We will also have an update on our minister search!
Our youth and their mentors have prepared a special Coming of Age service for you. The youth will share their credos in a way that reflects each of their unique personalities. Come learn more about our coming of age youth - Zoe, Tim, Xander, Sam, Ian, Patrick, Imani, and Zachary. This Sunday we will also be celebrating our graduating seniors - Helena and Nissa! Our Annual Meeting starts at 12:15. Lunch will start at 12:30.