Meditation Group
May
24
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
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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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Worship: “Portraits of Poverty” Pam Johnson

As the revival of the Poor People’s Campaign gets underway, we’ll take a look at the many faces of poverty and explore faithful responses to this justice issue. 

Pam Johnson is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Meadville-Lombard Theological School. In August, she began serving a part-time, two-year ministerial internship at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.

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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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Meditation Group
May
31
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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WORSHIP: "Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do" Rev. Laura Bogle
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: "Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do" Rev. Laura Bogle

Worship Assistant: Kathie ShibaAnnual Flower Ceremony - Sufi mystic and poet Rumi wrote “Let the beauty we love be what we do.  There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”  Join us to reflect on the beauty we create and exchange in community.  Don’t forget:  Bring a flower as an offering to our common vases, and you’ll get to take home a beautiful bloom that someone else brought.  The ritual symbolizes the beauty of our fundamental diversity, and the beauty of our fundamental unity at the same time.

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Meditation Group
Jun
7
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 Discussions
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussions

“Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History”

After the Sunday Worship Service, join Carrie Talley for a discussion of "Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History." by Rev. John Beuhrens.  Beyond presenting Universalist and Unitarian history in America as more than a list of luminaries, Buehrens weaves a historical tapestry rich in color and meaning that will serve to deepen the faith of modern Unitarian Universalists.

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Meditation Group
Jun
14
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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Meditation Group
Jun
21
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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Meditation Group
Jun
28
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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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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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: "The Promise and Practice"

FUUF Team: Talking with Kids and Teens About Race

 

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and even better citizens in our community?

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

WORSHIP: “Portraits of Poverty” – Pam Johnson

As the revival of the Poor People’s Campaign gets underway, we’ll take a look at the many faces of poverty and explore faithful responses to this justice issue. 

Pam Johnson is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Meadville-Lombard Theological School. In August, she began serving a part-time, two-year ministerial internship at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.
 

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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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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship: "The Stones Will Cry Out" – Jon Coffee

Cape Town, South Africa, a city with over 3 million people is less than three months away from running out of water. With no solution in sight, it is predicted to be the first major world city to run completely out of water. In the Christian gospel of Luke, in the days leading up to his death, Jesus says of his disciples, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” In 2018 the parallel may be, if we do not heed the current climate crisis, the very earth will cry out in the name of justice. How do we 'keep the faith' in the face of the global climate crisis?

Jon Coffee has visited FUUF many times. This congregation has held a special place for him as he has journeyed through down the path to ministry. He is a former intern and chaplain at TVUUC in Knoxville and now works remotely for Meadville Lombard Theological School. He lives in Knoxville with his husband, Keith. In their spare time, they enjoy video games and movies. They live with a big fluffy cat named, Cookie, who doesn't have much interest in video games, or theology. 

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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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Worship Shinto: The Way of the Gods:
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Shinto: The Way of the Gods:

Jon Coffee – What do you know about Shinto? It is often said of the Shinto tradition that it cannot be explained, it must be experienced. This Sunday, TVUUC Chaplain of Pastoral Care, Jon Coffee, will share some of what he experienced at the 2000-year-old Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Japan. Tsubaki and the Unitarian Universalist Association have a relationship going back decades based on love and understanding across cultural and religious lines.

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Community Meditation Group at St. Andrews Church
Jul
20
5:15 PM17:15

Community Meditation Group at St. Andrews Church

Community Meditation Group

Thurs. June 15 at 5:15 pm at
St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Maryville

FUUF’s Meditation Group is partnering with the Centering Prayer group at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Our practice will include 20 minutes of reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Afterwards we'll have coffee and snacks for anyone who'd like to stay and chat. Centering prayer is a catholic form of meditation that includes using a sacred word like a mantra.  All are welcome to bring your own contemplative practice as we share space and share silence together.  There will be signs to lead people to the room, and Sue Neustel will be near the side entrance to help everybody find it. For more information, contact Sue Neustel at sneustel@msn.com or 505-205-7105.

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Worship "Resist and Rejoice: Way of Knowing about the UUA General Assembly

Jennifer Spirko, worship coordinator, and Jan Coe, musician – Attendees will share their experiences of and lessons from June's Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, a national conference held in New Orleans. Important themes about racial justice wove through the gathering, both within our faith tradition and beyond it. Celebrate UUism in story and song, and reflect on the important work we have to do. GA's theme, "Resist and Rejoice" captures both the joyful spirit of working together and the crucial yet difficult work of resistance.

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