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Welcome to Westside Unitarian Universalist Church. Where open minds and open hearts meet. A church where you can question, explore, and belong. A community for all seekers of truth and meaning. A place to grow spiritually and make a difference in the world. We hope that you will visit us soon.


love unites,

caring connects,

and community


Sundays at Westside

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Spiritual Practices Sundays 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Our early Sunday morning service
featuring meditation and breathing practices, singing and drumming, and simple yoga movements. 

Our regular Sunday morning service begins at 11 a.m.
This Sunday:

Coming Home to Our Karma
presented by Rev. Carol Bodeau

Karma is a concept from Eastern religions that not many westerners understand well, despite the fact that we tend to invoke it periodically in conversation.   What exactly is ‘karma’ in a theological sense, and how does it make sense for those of us who are outside of the traditions which hold it as a central precept?  

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We live stream our service
on YouTube! 
Click here to go to our YouTube page.

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Earth Church East Tennessee

Next meeting:
September Retreat at Elkmont

Our earth-based spiritual gathering
meets once monthly on Sundays.

Welcome, Visitors!
Get to Know Westside
and Unitarian Universalism.

See a special welcome message from our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau.

What is Unitarian Universalism, Anyway?

Unitarian Universalists are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and so much more.


Westside's Sunday Services are at 11 a.m. and are led by Rev. Carol Bodeau, Westside members, and guest speakers. Topics reach beyond religious texts to include a rich variety of life’s concerns, addressed with intelligence, inspiration, and wit. After the service, please join us for coffee and conversation. 

You are welcome at Westside! Meet our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau, here.

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Connect With Us Before You Visit!

If you are considering visiting us, we'd love to get to know you before your visit. Please consider taking a moment to fill out our

Connection Card.

Our Weekly Newsletter

Find out what's happening at Westside

Our weekly newsletter is packed with service information, news and events, Religious Exploration offerings, volunteer opportunities, blogs, and more. Add your email to the box to subscribe. Emails come from Westside Unitarian Universalist Church using the address "weeklyedition." Check your Spam folder and be sure to whitelist our address.

Our Current Covid-19 Advisement:

  • Masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear one. ​

Community Events

Regular Programs & Events

Special Community Events

While we only rent to groups or entities that align with our values, Community Events are neither sponsored by nor affiliated with Westside UU Church. The contents, discussions and activities in these events are not necessarily endorsed by Westside UU Church.

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Monthly Meetings

First Wednesdays of the month


Click here for more information

People in Park

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Meets all year long, outdoors.

Reconnect with
Nature, with others,
and with yourself.

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Westside is part of the Wild Church network. 

Learn more here.

Earth Church at Westside

Next meeting:


September meeting is

our retreat at Elkmont

Join Rev. Carol Bodeau for an earth-centered gathering each month, on the third Sunday of the month.  We will sit in a sacred circle, share experiences of inspiration in nature, create ritual together, and set intentions for the coming month.  Then we’ll have time for food and fellowship. 

Meetings outdoors (weather permitting) 
at Westside at 2pm

on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Meet Westside's Team

Click the photos to learn more about just a few of the people who help make Westside such a special place!

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Programs &
Membership Coordinator

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Board of Trustees

Children's Religious Exploration

at Westside


Note: We are currently exploring ways to retool our RE program in a post-Covid world. At this time, we do not have a Religious Exploration program for children. Children and youth of all ages are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary during the service. Younger children can take advantage of our children's area at the side of our Sanctuary, which features story books, coloring activities, and a few quiet toys. 

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