Welcome to the website of the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Services are held every Sunday at 11:00am at the Everett Senior Center in Maryville, Tennessee. Please join us before the service at 9:30 a.m. for faith development followed by coffee and conversation at 10:30 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays: Faith Development classes for children and youth begin at 9:30am.
1st Sundays: Meditation Group at 9:30am
2nd Sundays: Adult Book Club at 9:30am
4th Sundays: Parents Cafe at 9:30am
Please click on "Newsletter" to the left for a comprehensive calendar of upcoming events. We also invite you to find us on Facebook!
This Thanksgiving weekend join member Dianne Gruber to consider accepting the grace of life, and the spiritual gifts that come from a practice of giving thanks.
No family in our culture today is untouched by some experience or knowledge of the complex phenomenon of addiction. In this service we’ll hear from several voices in our congregation reflecting on spiritual lessons learned in encountering addiction in themselves or people they love. “Don’t just do something, sit there” is a mindfulness reminder, encouraging us to stop and reflect in times of stress and sorrow. What is it I am really craving? What is it I really have control over? How do I know when it is time to act, and when it is time to let go? As we enter the holiday season and the time of winter darkness, how might we all cultivate this practice for deeper connection, greater self-awareness, and healthier communities?
As we approach the darkest night of the year, it seems appropriate to turn to the work of the Spanish Catholic mystic St. John of the Cross and his poem “The Dark Night of the Soul.” You may have heard the phrase before; we’ll look at where it came from, and the nature of the dark night as a stage in the spiritual journey—a time when all the old certainties seem far away and the path is unclear. The time Dante speaks of as being “in a dark wood, where the way was lost,” a fearful time. Nonetheless, Bruce Springsteen reminds us that there are “things that can only be found / in the darkness on the edge of town.” What is it that sustains us in such times? What gifts can we find in that dark night? Join us as Rob Spirko—longtime FUUF member, instructor of English at UT, raconteur and man-about-town—explores the answers to these questions.
All ages are invited to participate in our no-rehearse, original pageant! No memorization required, and there will be a mix of speaking and non-speaking roles. Contact Jennifer Spirko in advance if you’d like a role in the pageant, or look for the sign-up sheets on Sunday morning.
Holiday Party Potluck after worship! Bring your favorite hearty appetizers and party food. If you can help with set-up or clean-up please contact Karen Brackett.
This year 5th Sunday services will be special—worship full of music, story, meditation, and a time to share on the seasonal theme. Come to be renewed and to share in the Circle of Life. Creation: In the dark of winter, how do you nurture a creative life? What seeds of new life are waiting to grow in the new year?
Our December Book Club will meet on Sunday, December 8, at 9:30am. We will be discussing "Fluent in Faith". As always, all are welcome at book club, whether you've read the book/seen the movie or not. If you have any questions or to suggest titles for future meetings please email book club coordinator Carrie Talley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foothills UU Fellowship now has its own CafePress store where you can purchase shirts, hoodies, car magnets, coffee mugs, and more with our beautiful new logo! To purchase your items, go to CafePress today!