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Welcome

Our mission is to create a religious community that encourages spiritual growth, celebrates personal and religious diversity and challenges us to live our values conscientiously through service and example within our congregation and in the larger community.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to this place of learning, worship, and fellowship.

Please join us for worship on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday mornings of the month at the Smith Life Event Center at 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike in Maryville, Tennessee.

We gather for worship at 10:00 am, followed by coffee and conversation.

Multigenerational Faith Development activities are held on 1st Sundays at 11:15 am. (September-May). Check our website for opportunities for small groups and community service on 4th and 5th Sundays.

We are a Welcoming Congregation.

Our Worship Space

Smith Life Event Center

1404 Tuckeleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803

For directions click here.

Upcoming Events

Sun May 01 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Worship
Sun May 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Potluck
Sun May 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Fellowship
Tue May 03 @12:00AM
Deadline for submissions to The Foothills nUUs
Tue May 03 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
PFLAG Meeting
Wed May 04 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Chat
Sun May 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Worship

A Month of Sundays-May

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

As May approaches, we are completing a month of exploration around the “Revelation” worship theme. One of the ways we see revealed truth in our lives is through “Tradition,” which is our worship theme for May. Indeed all six of the Sources of our UU faith (see uua.org/beliefs) are connected with Tradition in some form. Throughout the month of May we will explore the ways that tradition can both liberate us and at times hold us back. Join us this month for worship services led by Rev. Laura Bogle as well as Rev. DiAnna Ritola.

 April 24

  • 10:00 am – 4th Sunday Discussion Group (facilitated by Bill Grant) – If lively conversation and fellowship with FUUF friends sounds good to you, then this may be just the thing for you on a 4th Sunday! All are welcome!

 May 1

  • 10:00 am – WORSHIP: “Love is the Spirit..." (Rev. Laura Bogle) – It has become tradition to say "Love is the Spirit of this Fellowship" each Sunday;perhaps it is the simplest statement of who we are as a UU congregation.Let's consider how we stay focused on this simplicity as we grow and change.Bring a flower to share in our annual Flower Ceremony, and help us welcome guest musician Kiya Heartwood from Austin, Texas.
  • 11:00 am – Potluck –Our theme will be Favorite Foods Your Mother Made.  Hosts will be Cathy Denton & Friends.

 May 8

  • 10:00 am – WORSHIP: “Birthing a New Self”(Rev. DiAnna Ritola) – In times of transition the pain of being surrounded by uncertainty can feel nearly overwhelming. Yet just because one chapter of life has ended or shifted does not mean that there is nothing but a void. It is within this sacred space that we are called to birth our new self and become more of who we really are as Divine Human Beings.
  • 11:20-12:30 – UU PATHWAYS: UU History (facilitated by Rev. Laura Bogle) – Join us as we learn and discuss UU values and principles in community. All are welcome in the UU Pathways group, which will meet on 2nd Sundays through May. Please contact Crystal Colter at crystal.colter@gmail.com at least one week ahead of each session if you need childcare to be able to participate.

 May 15

  • 9:00 am –  Meditation – Join us for 45 minutes of mindfulness meditation in the outdoor pavilion. Sue Neustel will lead the group, but all input is welcome.
  • 10:00 am – WORSHIP: “What’s in Your Attic”(Rev. Laura Bogle) –How do you relate to the traditions of the past -- family, religious, cultural?How do we sort through what is worth keeping?
  • 11:00 am – Teen Meeting – Teens will meet with Ash McDaniel to talk about the monthly worship theme and assorted other fabulous topics, as always.
  • 11:20-12:30 – UU PARENTING GROUP: Supporting UU Values in a School Environment (facilitated by Rev. Laura Bogle) – Join us as we share and reflect on what it means to be a parent in the context of UU principles and values. Laura will share some resources, and we will draw upon our own wisdom from experience.  The UU Parenting Group will meet on 3rd Sundays through May and is open to parents of kids of all ages as well as those who aren't parents but may be playing important mentoring roles to children. Please contact Crystal Colter at crystal.colter@gmail.com at least one week ahead of each session if you need childcare to be able to participate.

 May 22

  • 10:00 am – 4th Sunday Discussion Group (facilitated by Bill Grant) – If lively conversation and fellowship with FUUF friends sounds good to you, then this may be just the thing for you on a 4th Sunday! All are welcome!

May 29

  • 10:00 am – It’s “Casual Sunday” at FUUF!
  • 10:30-11:30 – “UUA’s Social Witness Process: Translating Values Into Action” – Learn about the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Social Witness process, which includes two types of actions:
    • A 4-year process spent in Congregational Study/Action and development of Statements of Conscience
    • Actions of Immediate Witness

Here are some of the topics from recent years:

  • Escalating Inequalities
  • Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Immigration as a Moral Issue
  • NOTE: 5th Sunday Love Cooks Ministry Rescheduled for June 2 – Due to the holiday weekend, the Love Cooks ministry (making meals to be frozen for later use by congregation or community members in need) will meet on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 pm at a FUUF member’s home. For more information, contact Sherry Brewer at .

June 5

  • 10:00 am – WORSHIP: “Passages and Celebrations" (Rev. Laura Bogle) –Join us for our annual service sharing milestones and significant events in the lives of our members and friends.We’ll be celebrating youth and elders—and everyone in between!
  • 11:00 am – Potluck – A catered lunch will be served… all are welcome!
  • 11:30 am – Annual Congregational Meeting

 

 

GENERAL INFO TO BE INCLUDED AT THE END OF THE FIRST NEWSLETTER OF EACH MONTH:

We hold worship services on the first 3 Sundays of each month. On 4th and 5th Sundays we do not hold a traditional worship service.

Connect, Learn, Grow, and Serve!

1st Sundays following worship: Monthly potlucks provide fellowship time to build relationships and reflect together after worship. Feel free to bring a dish to share, or just bring your appetite – there is always plenty, and all are welcome!

2nd Sundays following worship: UU Pathways sessions facilitated by Rev. Laura are open and welcoming to newcomers as well as seasoned members and friends and offer an opportunity to learn and discuss UU principles and values.

3rd Sundays:

·         A Meditation Group meets before the worship service at 9:00 am. All are welcome.

·         The UU Parenting Group meets after worship and offers parents the opportunity to share and reflect on what it means to be a parent in the context of UU principles and values. Facilitated by Rev. Laura.

·         The Teen Meeting follows the worship service and is open to youth in 6th through 12th grades and is facilitated by youth advisor Ash McDaniel who can be contacted at ashnion@gmail.com.

4th Sundays: The Discussion Group provides an opportunity for lively conversation and fellowship. All are welcome!

5th Sundays: Our Love Cooks ministry allows those who enjoy cooking to prepare meals to be shared later with those in need in our congregation or in the broader community. Participating in Habitat for Humanity build days provides an opportunity to strengthen our community by empowering local families.

Coffee & Chat group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Southland Books for informal fellowship time.

Circles of Trust are a small group ministry in which we can engage in open and receptive communication. Each Circle of 4-6 people meets twice a month with a facilitator and a set agenda for reflection on the monthly worship theme. 

FUUF Night Out and Family Fun Events provide monthly opportunities to gather for a hike, have a meal, or see live music or a show together.

Poetry and Prose Society brings together those who enjoy writing as a means of creative reflection and growth.

Visit our full calendar and more information at www.fuuf.org

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If you have questions or would like to receive our newsletter, contact office@fuuf.org

Contact our minister at lbogle@fuuf.org

 

Contact Info

Phone: 
865-282-3883 
Email:  office@fuuf.org

Address :
Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1039 Hampshire Drive, 
Maryville, TN 37801

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