Sunday Services 9 & 11 am

Our Sunday morning Worship Services start at 9 and 11 a.m., beginning with Morning Song.

Have you missed a sermon? Audio of past sermons can be found here. Sermons are also live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.

Sunday Worship

 

October Topics are: Death/Mourning/Fear

Oct. 1: The Mote in Our Eyes
Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Gail Sphar
I (Rev. Gail) took some tests to find out if I had unconscious biases. I wasn’t surprised that I have a bias for flowers and against insects. That explains all those irrational fears of creepy crawly things. But what to do about my unconscious bias against women in leadership? That’s me! We all have unconscious biases that are hard to change. How do we respond ethically to them? If you want to take some Implicit Associate Tests for yourself, go to https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html.

Oct. 8: “Coming Out: The Love that Overcomes All Fear”
Mary Early-Zald and Scott Weaver
Every October we honor National Coming Out Day. At the same time, we acknowledge how we harbor the fear of difference, both external and internal, embodied in people and communities. Join us as members of the FUUN Trans Affirming Collective and youth from Nashville Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network share some joys and costs of being and not being our whole selves out loud.

Oct. 15: “What’s Next?”
Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Rachel Rogers
Unitarians Universalists have agreed to disagree about what happens after we die, and instead focus on what happens while we are alive. It’s no surprise that we here hold a great many different ideas, images and beliefs about what happens to us after death. Together we will explore many of these ideas and how they may bring comfort, stir up questions, and even inform how we live.

Oct. 22: “Black Death as Digital Spectacle”
Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Steve Haruch
Black Lives Matter is a response to hundreds of years of evidence to the contrary – as black people have been whipped, lynched, executed and shot in front of white spectators. In this day and age, the spectacle is as close as our cellphones since we can observe the death of black people videoed in real time any time. Access to these images fuels revolution and revulsion. They can be motivating and traumatizing at the same time. Since we agree that black lives matter, we must explore the ethical and emotional terrain of this spectacle of black death.

Oct. 29: “Samhain”
Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Chelsea Henry
Samhain, (pronounced SA – When) like all Celtic words, is pronounced totally differently than it is spelled. It is a Pre-Christian or Pagan Celtic holiday that we all celebrate as Halloween, but it has been transformed mightily over the centuries. Pagans honor their ancestors on that night when they wander between the worlds of life and death. The custom of trick or treating continues that form, as the spirits – or children dressed as ghosts and ghouls – come to our doors and we honor them with treats. Today we will celebrate the more ancient heart of this holiday.

 

 

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From September to May, we have a robust Sunday School Program for Children (PreK through 8th grade) and Youth Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children’s Religious Education Schedule:

CLASS PreK K-1st 2nd-3rd 4th-5th 6th-8th
CURRICULUM Celebrating Me and My World World of Wonder Love Will Guide Us Sing to the Power Amazing Grace
TEACHERS Suzanne LeBeau & Mary Shelton Carolyn Reed & Jessica Young Eileen Finan & Dan Hiller Jacob Hathaway, Sharon Ruiz & Ed Turnley Lynne Cushing, Bethany Rittle Johnson & Kristen Sunderlin
wk # 3 24-Sep I Have Two Hands Nature’s Partnerships Awesome Love The Power of Roots Curious Faith
wk # 1 1-Oct I Have Two Feet Bible Story Bible Story Bible Story Bible Story
wk # 2 8-Oct I Can Move Beloved Community Beloved Community Beloved Community Beloved Community
wk # 3 15-Oct I Can See Thanks Be for Trees! We Love to Discover The Power of Growth Being Good, Being Bad
wk # 4 22-Oct I Can Hear Balance in Our Ecosystem Love in Our Congregation The Power of Place Telling Right From Wrong
wk # 5 29-Oct I Can Touch Habitats We Are Loved, Flaws and All The Power of Stillness Unitarian Universalism

See also Sunday Services Visitor Information

Childcare is available in the Nursery for infants and Pre-K during the 9 a.m. service and for children up to 10 years old starting at 10:30 a.m. Click here to meet our childcare team.

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If you have questions or concerns, or if you are rising 6th grade and above and would like to help:

Marguerite Mills, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
MMills@firstuunashville.org
615-383-5760 ext. 304

Jonah Eller-Isaacs, Religious Education Administrator
REAdmin@firstuunashville.org
615-383-5760 ext. 315