Services held Sundays @ 10 a.m.
Service w/ Rev. Jason Shelton
Reverend Jason Shelton (writer of some of our favorite hymns) will lead service on Sunday, March 24th at 10 a.m. Please join us in welcoming Reverend Shelton and reveling in all things musical!
Childcare during service & coffee hour after service are always free and open to the public :)
The Rev. Jason Shelton is a Unitarian Universalist minister, musician, and consultant. He served as Associate Minister for Music at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville from 1998-2017. In addition to Jason's work as a composer (The Fire of Commitment, Answering the Call of Love, Life Calls Us On, and many more!), he is an active choral conductor and worship leader, and an advocate for using music as a means of creating community in multi-faith, multi-cultural environments. Formerly a Franciscan brother, Jason received an MDiv from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2003 and was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 2004.
Rev. Jay Wolin
Sometimes we think of wholeness as some sort of purity. A return to a simple innocence. I propose that is not possible. I propose wholeness, is when we become self aware of and love who we are in all our brokenness and uniqueness. This allows us to act in alignment with who we are and live a fulfilled life.
Finding our Balance
Connie Ghinazzi, RST
“The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play.” This idea, borrowed from psychologist Erik Erikson, is the starting point for our examination of what a balanced life means, to each of us as individuals and also as participants in our UU congregation. Connie Ghinazzi will help us think about whether we agree with this notice, what a work life balance means to each of us and what we might do if we feel off kilter.
No Other Gods
Rev. Jay Wolin
In the Jewish tradition, the Ten Commandments were created by God and given to Moses to guide the Jewish people in how to live. I will re-look at them and see what meaning they have for us today as Unitarian Universalists.
Resurrect the Earth
Rev. Jay Wolin
This year Easter and Earth Day fall on the same weekend. The Easter holiday highlights both suffering and renewal in our lives. Earth Day highlights the Earth, our home, that we need to survive as a species. The Earth is suffering, in part because of our suffering as a species. I will look at ways that we can renew the Earth and by so doing renew ourselves and our species
Rev. Jay Wolin, Children’s RE, and the Earth Based Traditions Team
Animals can be a blessing in our lives. In this service we will recognize the importance of having animals in our lives. We will also look at the need and purpose for animals in our larger ecosystems. If you have a picture of a pet, or other animal you would like to be displayed please bring it in or email a digital photo of it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum Sundays @ 9 a.m. in the Community Room
March 24: March is Women's History Month. We are going to view another great movie: Iron Jawed Angels, a 2004 docudrama about Alice Paul, a suffragette who lights a fire under older women leaders in Washington DC when President Wilson refuses to give all women the vote. Hilary Swank Anjelica Huston, and and Frances O'Connor are great in this film. We will watch the first half on the 24th and the second half on the 31st.
March 31: We will wrap up the movie, Iron Jawed Angels and hopefully have time for some discussion. If not, we will have a table for people who want to talk further at coffee hour.
April 7: Parent and Family Topic by Aubrey Ryan
April 14: Student to Prison Pipeline from Tara Witherow from QCI
Tara will discuss how current policies and practices contribute to the pipeline, which is built with negative school policies, racism, fear, and lack of funds. Often our lack of knowledge and awareness allows it to continue, despite the good intentions of some communities.
April 21: The Web of Life from Kathie Murtrey
Kathie has facilitated workshops and retreats on a wide variety of topics. She is a global citizen with a long-term interest in the dynamics of peace-making and social justice, personal growth and the environment. Kathie is currently active with the Pachamama Alliance, has travelled to Ecuador and Peru to learn more from the indigenous people who were the inspiration for the formation of the Alliance, and is a facilitator for the organization’s Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream Symposium and their recent initiative, Drawdown: A comprehensive plan to reverse global warming. This morning’s program will be an Introduction to the course Drawdown
April 28: Travelogue from Dee and Mike Lazio - Ireland - Shamrocks, Sheep & Shenanigans
Watch and learn more about the Irish in the Lazio travelogue