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Welcome to Westside!

Our Sanctuary remains closed for in-person services. Join us each Sunday at 11 a.m. on YouTube!
 

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Indoor, In-person Services Resume Dec. 5th!
The Board of Trustees has voted to Reopen on Dec. 5th, with the following COVID-19 protocols in place:

1. Face masks will be required at all times
2. We ask that you maintain social distancing and sit with your family or "pod"
3. There will be no congregational singing at this time
4. There will be no food or drinks served at our Coffee Hour
5. The Board of Trustees asks that you attend our indoor services only if you are fully vaccinated, including eligible children.
6. We are unable to accommodate children not eligible for vaccination in the building at this time.
7. At this time, there will be no Religious Exploration programming for children or youth.  For children and youth who remain in the Sanctuary with their families, we will provide activity boxes for them to enjoy.

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This Sunday at 11, on YouTube

Thanksgiving Bread Communion
presented by Chris Edkins

Coffee Hour follows after the service, on Zoom

Join us on YouTube, and prepare your bread and wine or grape juice.  We will give thanks for the miracles of this life and take communion "together" from where-ever we happen to be.

Our church remains closed for in-person services. Join us on YouTube!

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After the service, join us on Zoom for virtual Coffee Hour!

The Virtual Coffee Hour will begin on Zoom a few minutes after the service ends. 

Here is the Zoom information:

 

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Adult Religious Exploration Classes

We offer a variety of Adult RE offerings. See our website, newsletter and social pages for updates.

An Invitation to Read!

On December 5th, we will have a special service and discussion about the book "The ABCs of LGBTQ+" by Ashley Mardell. We invite you to read this book with us.
We have a handful of copies available for loan at the church. For more information on the book, check out this Amazon link.

The discussion will take place during our regular Zoom Coffee Hour.

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Special Adult Religious Exploration Class

Christian Roots, Growing Branches 
Many of us were raised in various Christian traditions, and though we may have expanded beyond some or all of the specific teachings of those traditions, we may be still making peace with that part of our experience.  

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For many of us, there are parts of the Christian tradition that we want to hold onto--perhaps we believe deeply in God/Goddess, consider ourselves mystical, or love the ritual and traditions.  Sometimes, we have been wounded by the teachings of traditions which still hold some beauty for us, or we simply feel unable to separate our identities from the religions of our past.  For 3 weeks leading up to Christmas (a time that is sacred in the Christian tradition) we will have the chance to talk deeply about expanding beyond our Christian roots, while still feeling deeply centered in our own spiritual truths.  
Tuesdays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 6-7:30 pm via zoom. 
Open to anyone who wishes to join; led by Rev. Carol 

Email Rev. Carol at revcarol@westsideuuc.org​ to join the class.

Community Events

The Knoxville Intuitive Center:

The Basics of Intuitiveness

Dec. 8th, 6:30p at Westside

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Join intuitive facilitator Colin Chipps at the Knoxville Intuitive Center Meetup for a discussion and meditation on techniques to expand and refine your natural intuitive ability.
In this class learn how to locate your intuition, strengthen spiritual presence in the body and delineate your spiritual boundary. Each attendee will receive intuitive information.

Community events are neither sponsored by nor affiliated with Westside UU Church. The contents, discussions and activities in this event are not necessarily endorsed by Westside UU Church.

What is Unitarian Universalism, Anyway?

Unitarian Universalists are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and 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. Our adult Religious Exploration time begins after our coffee time.

You are welcome at Westside! Learn more about Westside and Unitarian Universalism here. Meet our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau, here.

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Rev. Carol Bodeau

Request a Sermon on Any Topic!

It's a dream come true: a Sunday service about any topic you choose, given by the person you choose (or you!), and done exactly how you want it done! Sound intriguing? Fill out this form and tell us your "dream" service topics--it's a sermon smorgasbord!

Read Our Blog!

 

Throughout each month, we post blog entries and meditations from our Minister, our current Board of Trustees president, and various guest bloggers.

See the three most recent entries below. Read all of our blogs here.