Perched on the border between possibility and trust, we explore the lessons from our Unitarian ancestors about responding to fear with love and growth.
Family Service: What does it mean to be a people of Trust?
Rev. Carmen Emerson reflects on the Congregational Study Action Issue introduced to GNUUC during our January Family Service, "Democracy Uncorrupted."
For those of you who missed Rev. Carmen’s sermon "The Beginning of a Transition," we have recorded it and posted it on the website.
Family Service: What does it mean to be a people of Possibility?
Remembering & Imagining - Rev. Carmen Emerson and Denise Graves remember important people who died in 2018 (from GNUUC and also from the world), and what we might learn from them as we move forward into a new year.
December 2: Family Service: What does it mean to be a people of MYSTERY? This Sunday we explore how to find the mysterious in the ordinary. We’ve all experienced it: the mystery of an ordinary moment that suddenly unfolds and offers deep meaning. The everyday becomes luminous. Think of moments you’ve experienced when life suddenly and mysteriously lit up and reminded you of the marvel and preciousness of being alive. You will have a special opportunity to share your experience during the service.
Bitterness and contempt play a large and growing part in our society’s public dialogue. Mystics, both theistic and non-theistic, tell a different story altogether: one of unity, a connectedness that runs through all beings and all things. What can we learn from these visions of unity?
Rev. Carmen Emerson, Remembering the Good Old Days
November 4: Family Service: What does it mean to be a people of MEMORY?
This Sunday we explore how memory helps us to always remember those who have come before us. We remember loved ones who have passed away, people in history whose lives have influenced us, and special pets who have loved us unconditionally.
Be thinking about a memory of a loved one that has passed away that has taught you a lesson in how to live your life today.
How does that memory give you joy today? How does that memory provide you strength today? How does that memory foster humor in you today? How does does that memory generate love in you today?
Five Wishes, Four Things - Rev. Carmen Emerson & Mary Early-Zald, Intern Minister
Renewing the Welcoming Congregation
September 2, 11 AM. October 7 - Sunday @ 11am - We start the month of October with a Family Worship Service focused on our the October theme, of Sanctuary. How do you find your inner sanctuary? Do you meditate? Commune with nature? Create art? Make music? Read poetry? Listen to music? Do social justice? Volunteer? Sunday we are going to create a mosaic out of fabric that represents our collective inner sanctuary. Please bring a 2 inch x 2 inch piece of fabric that represents your inner sanctuary. We have extra pieces for you to choose from if you forget. Remember, first Sundays lunches are potluck.
GNUUC Ministerial Intern, Mary Early-Zald, Ph.D., MDiv joins us on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
“When we don’t know” - At times, life presents us with questions for which we have no clear answer but choices must be made. How do we move forward with our task of decision making and emerge confident that the answer was our best?
“What Will You Do With Your Gifts?”
“There’s a River Flowing Through My Soul” - Service includes our Ingathering Water Communion.
September 2, 11 AM. What does it mean to be a people of Vision? Learn about a hero with vision - Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn about our Greater Nashville UU Congregation Mission Statement. Help Build Poster Wall of the fun events, projects, and volunteer opportunities we have coming up this fall! Remember, first Sundays lunches are potluck.
August 26: A two part series on Covenant. Rev. Carmen Emerson will look at the role covenants play within Unitarian Universalism.
August 19: A two part series on Covenant. Rev. Carmen Emerson will look at the role covenants play within Unitarian Universalism.
Sunday, July 22, 2018 -- Guest Denise Graves joins our Summersong Series