Meditation Group
Dec
13
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Come as frequently as you like for our weekly Centering Prayer meditation practice -- 20 minutes of reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Coffee and snacks are available afterward. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Sue Neustel @ sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105

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Meditation Group
Dec
20
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Come as frequently as you like for our weekly Centering Prayer meditation practice -- 20 minutes of reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Coffee and snacks are available afterward. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Sue Neustel @ sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105

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Meditation Group
Dec
27
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Meditation Group: Every Thursday, 5:15 -6:00p at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

FUUF’s Meditation Group is partnering with the Centering Prayer group at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Centering prayer is a catholic form of meditation that includes using a sacred word like a mantra.  All are welcome to bring his/her own contemplative practice as we share space and share silence together.  There will be signs to lead people to the room.  For more information, contact Sue Neustel at sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105.

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Book Discussion
Jan
13
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion

All are welcome to join us as we discuss the book “An African American and Latinx History of the US” by Paul Ortiz. Ortiz presents an intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights spanning more than 200 years. Inclusive and timely, this is a bottom-up history told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists, revealing the radically different ways people of the diaspora addressed issues still plaguing the US today. In February or March (TBD), FUUF will join other UU congregations to visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL, which uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terror lynching, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system.
Dr. Frances Henderson, Assoc. Professor of Political Science at Maryville College, will lead our discussion..
 

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Book Discussion
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion

All are welcome to join us as we discuss the book “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment” edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom. This book is the 2018-2019 Common Read for Unitarian Universalists, and is an anthology with writings by 14 acitivst ministers and lay leaders in Unitarian Universalism today. They examine ways that capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression intersect with and contribute to ecological devastation. In addition they explore how our faith calls us to the long-haul work for justice for our human kin, the Earth, and all life. Each essay is accompanied by suggested ways to take the next steps for further learning and action

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Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

FUUF Film Series

The Bird & Book

1509 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville

“UMBERTO D.”

 

The Italian Neo-realist masterpiece, directed by Vittorio de Sica, is suitable for all ages and runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.  Following the film there will be a brief discussion.

 

Review from IMDb:  This is storytelling at its simplest and most beautiful. An old man – his sole companion, a dog – tries to survive on a fixed, tight income while being mistreated by his landlady. De Sica brilliantly captures the despair of his protagonist and makes this film unforgettably powerful. It deserves to be seen by everyone, not just those who enjoy foreign-language films.  “Unberto D” truly is one of the greatest films ever made.

 

Beverages will be available for purchase.  For more information, contact David Butcher at davidb4444@yahoo.com

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WORSHIP: "Wittgenstein, Job and the Doubt That Faith Needs" Rev. Jake Morrill
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: "Wittgenstein, Job and the Doubt That Faith Needs" Rev. Jake Morrill

The Book of Job is an ancient, majestic work about the relationship between humanity and the Holy. Ludwig Wittgenstein, writing a century ago, also tried to describe the relationship between humanity and the world, as it could be known. Neither Job nor Wittgenstein trucks in stability nor resolution. Instead, they open up the depths. Not to nonsense or nihilism, but to a search that goes on and on.

Bio

Since 2003, Jake Morrill has been the Lead Minister of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. A product of the Tennessee Valley UU Church religious education program, he loves to preach at Foothills, and see how the congregation is thriving.

Board Member on Duty: Gladys Church

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Meditation Group
Dec
6
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Meditation Group: Every Thursday, 5:15 -6:00p at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Come as frequently as you like for our weekly Centering Prayer meditation practice -- 20 minutes of reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Coffee and snacks are available afterward. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Sue Neustel @ sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105

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Worship: "Healthy Humility for This Being Human"
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Worship: "Healthy Humility for This Being Human"

This first Sunday in Advent we consider Mary, expecting her first child, probably pretty clueless about how life would change, and what would be expected of her. Being in long-term relationships--whether as parent, spouse, friend, co-worker, neighbor—often brings humbling moments. We are humbled by beauty and love, and we are humbled by our own frailties and short-comings. How do we cultivate a healthy kind of humility in and through the relationships of our lives, staying grounded in what’s real and open to what is still to be discovered?

 

 

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Meditation Group
Nov
22
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Meditation Group: Every Thursday, 5:15 -6:00p at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

FUUF’s Meditation Group is partnering with the Centering Prayer group at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Centering prayer is a catholic form of meditation that includes using a sacred word like a mantra.  All are welcome to bring his/her own contemplative practice as we share space and share silence together.  There will be signs to lead people to the room.  For more information, contact Sue Neustel at sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105.

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Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

FUUF Film Series

The Bird & Book

1509 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville

(Behind Southland Books)

Join us as we explore and discuss a variety of outstanding films.

This month’s selection:

COCO

From Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios

 Synopsis from IMDb:  Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Rating: PG (This film is suitable for all ages)                  Run Time: 1 Hour, 45 minutes

 Following the film there will be a brief discussion. Beverages will be available for purchase.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DAVID BUTCHER at davidb4444@yahoo.com

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WORSHIP: "Facing death With Life" Rev. Laura Bogle
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: "Facing death With Life" Rev. Laura Bogle

Our annual All Souls service is a time when we remember those who have died and yet who are still present with us in Love. Bring photos or mementos of those you want to memorialize. Following the service, we will share a meal, and then re-convene for a Death Café conversation. This year's Death Cafe will be the first in an 8-part class entitled "Facing Death with Life." The Nov. 4 class is open to all. After that you must make a commitment to attend all sessions (this is not a drop-in class). More info about the class can be found in the newsletter.

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Book Discussions
Oct
14
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussions

Join us as we discuss the book “Refugee” by Alan Gratz for three interrelated stories about courage, survival, and home. (which is this year’s 1 Book/1 Read/1 Community selection for Blount County Schools - Grades 5 through adults). Gratz presents three interrelated stories about courage, survival, and the quest for home.

Discussion leader will be Mr. Kim Trevathan, Assoc. Professor of Writing Communication at Maryville College. Contact: kathie.shiba@gmail.com or 865.387.7681

 

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"Dessert & Dialogue"
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Dessert & Dialogue"

Specially intended as a small-group opportunity for newcomers  to ask questions, learn more about FUUF, and talk with Rev. Bogle and a few members. For more information, contact Christy Walsh, New Member Coordinator at christywalsh20@gmail.com or 865.809.7012
 

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Meditation Group
Sep
20
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

Meditation Group: Every Thursday, 5:15 -6:00p at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Come as frequently as you like for our weekly Centering Prayer meditation practice -- 20 minutes of reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Coffee and snacks are available afterward. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Sue Neustel @ sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Worship: "Change & Hope: A Healing Story" - Catherine Denton

– “Change & Hope: A Healing Story” – Catherine Denton – Worship Coordinator – Rob Spirko - Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder would make anyone lose hope for a well-adjusted future. Join Catherine Denton as she gives you a snapshot of that life and how she changed herself to find hope and healing.  May you find the inspiration to do the same in your present circumstances.

Catherine Denton is a longtime Foothills UU member, a Navy Reserve Veteran, Army brat, and Metaphysician. She teaches others how to find wholeness when they feel broken in life. Her first published book- Metaphysical Girl: How I Recovered My Mental Health is available at Amazon & Barnes and Noble online.

 

Board Member on Duty – Crystal Colter

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May
29
4:30 PM16:30

Welcome Table

New Providence Presbyterian Church

The Welcome Table provides a meal and a place of welcome to anyone in need.  Our fellowship helps serve the meal on each 5th Tuesday of the month.  Please join FUUF’s Catherine Smith on May 29th.  For more information, contact Catherine at 865.227.3477

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Building Bridges
May
25
12:00 AM00:00

Building Bridges

Multi-generational World Religions Study:

This year-long world religions program (3rd Sundays after worship and 4th Wed. from 6-8pm)  is designed to broaden your knowledge of humanity’s spiritual search and nurture a positive outlook toward other faiths and their followers. Multigenerational workshop for youth and adults of all ages. Contact: Rev. Laura (lbogle@uuma.org) or David Butcher (davidb4444@yahoo.com or 865-233-0280)

Topic for April:  Humanism

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Meditation Group
May
17
5:15 PM17:15

Meditation Group

 Meditation Group: Every Thursday, 5:15 -6:00p at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

FUUF’s Meditation Group is partnering with the Centering Prayer group at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Centering prayer is a catholic form of meditation that includes using a sacred word like a mantra.  All are welcome to bring his/her own contemplative practice as we share space and share silence together.  There will be signs to lead people to the room.  For more information, contact Sue Neustel at sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105.

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Building Bridges
Apr
15
11:30 AM11:30

Building Bridges

This world religions program is designed to broaden your knowledge of humanity’s spiritual search and nurture a positive outlook toward other faiths and their followers. This is a multigenerational workshop; we invite youth (12+) and adults of all ages to participate. Please RSVP to: davidb4444@yahoo.com
 

Presenter Bio:  Zaynab Ansari spent a decade studying Farsi, Arabic, and traditional Islam, sitting with male and female scholars in seminaries in the Middle East, including traditional scholars in Damascus in the 1990s. Upon her return to the United States, she earned degrees in history and Middle Eastern Studies from Georgia State University.
Since 2014, Zaynab Ansari has served as a scholar-in-residence for Tayseer Foundation, offering enrichment courses and halaqahs to women and youth in the Muslim Community of Knoxville, and working on interfaith dialogue. She is currently an instructor at Tayseer Seminary, which features a one-year intensive in Islamic Studies, drawing students from Tennessee and all regions of the United States.

Worship Assistant: Catherine Smith

 

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Mar
18
11:45 AM11:45

Building Bridges

 

This world religions program is designed to broaden your knowledge of humanity’s spiritual search and nurture a positive outlook toward other faiths and their followers. This is a multigenerational workshop; we invite youth (12+) and adults of all ages to participate. No participation limits.  Please RSVP for each session to:

davidb4444@yahoo.com.

March we will discuss Evangelical Christianity

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UU Pathways-Faith Development
Feb
11
11:30 AM11:30

UU Pathways-Faith Development

Join Rob Spirko Sunday after the service for the next installment of UU Pathways, where we explore key areas of what it means to be UU.

This month’s meeting is on faith development.  One of the key points of our congregational mission is to “encourage spiritual growth.” So—how do we encourage that spiritual growth? What does it mean to develop one’s faith?  We’ll talk about our own experiences with religious education, whether in “Sunday School” or other places, and look at the history and philosophy of UU faith development—and why we’re moving away from “religious education” to “faith development” as a term. We’ll also hear from people who have participated in or led Faith Development in our (and other) UU congregations.

UU Pathways is geared towards people newer to Unitarian Universalism, but having been to a few sessions last year—and now leading them—I can say it’s a good experience for someone who’s been around a while, as well.  Hope to see you on Sunday!

“How Shall Our Garden Grow”
 

Link to Rev. Laura’s January 7th Sermon on her vision for ministry, including our shared ministry as a congregation https://betweenfaithandfear. blogspot.com/2018/01/201817- how-shall-our-garden-grow.html

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Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: An Introduction to Imbolc

Cindy Bryerose - An Introduction to Imbolc - Since the latter 20th century, Pagans and Wiccans have observed Imbolc as a religious holiday.  Historically, it was a traditional Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring, the "crone" (Winter) starting to go away as the "maiden" (Spring) begins to return.  Most commonly it is held about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, around February 1st or 2nd. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid who is thought to be a Christianization of the goddess Brigid.  

There will be live Celtic music before and during the service by our own George Kraushaar and Dianne Gruber.

Come and join us as we explore Imbolc!

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Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Common Cluster Meeting with UU President

There will be no worship held in Maryville today.  Please join in worship with our sibling congregations and our national UUA Board and President in Knoxville."

Rothchild Event Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville

         “The Courage to Love”
         UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray preaching, Rev. Jason Shelton leading music.
         Worship with hundreds of area UUs.  All-ages worship *and* childcare available.
        Share food and fellowship, and check out informational exhibits following worship.
        Open to the public – invite a friend!

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Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

WORSHIP "To Be a Gift to One Another" – Rev Laura Bogle

December 31 – WORSHIP: "To Be a Gift to One Another" – Rev Laura Bogle - What gift might you be in the coming year?  What gift might you allow others to give?  At this service we’ll have our annual New Year’s ritual of letting go and setting intentions for the year.  Join to recommit ourselves to living out our deepest values and desires for ourselves, our families, our community, our nation.  

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Civil Rights, Uncivil Times

"Mighty Times:  The Children’s March"

Film and Discussion Series at the Blount County Library, Learning Lab (adjoining the library parking lot).  Each film is approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by “a vibrant discussion of the current racial justice issues it raises.”

The film series is co-sponsored by TWIKTAR, SURJ and Blount County United’s Education Committee and funded through a bequest to Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  Talking with Kids and Teens about Race (TWIKTAR) is a community education initiative of Blount County United, Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Highland Presbyterian Church, Maryville College Diversity Action Team, Maryville College Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). 

 

 

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Civil Rights, Uncivil Times

 "A Time for Justice:  America’s Civil Rights Movement"

Film and Discussion Series at the Blount County Library, Learning Lab (adjoining the library parking lot).  Each film is approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by “a vibrant discussion of the current racial justice issues it raises.”

The film series is co-sponsored by TWIKTAR, SURJ and Blount County United’s Education Committee and funded through a bequest to Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  Talking with Kids and Teens about Race (TWIKTAR) is a community education initiative of Blount County United, Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Highland Presbyterian Church, Maryville College Diversity Action Team, Maryville College Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). 

 

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Worship "Missing the Mark" – (Rev. Tandy Scheffler)
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship "Missing the Mark" – (Rev. Tandy Scheffler)

October 15 – WORSHIP:  "Missing the Mark" – (Rev. Tandy Scheffler) - In this season of High Holy Days in the Jewish faith, Yom Kippur is an opportunity to review the past year and make atonement for sins--those places where we have fallen short, missed the mark, and hurt ourselves and others. In this month of exploring the theme of vulnerability, what does the Jewish practice of Yom Kippur have to teach us?

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