Covid-19 Advisory: With the health and well-being of our Members and friends in mind, and under the advisement of the UUA, our building will remain closed for services and events. Please see below for opportunities to connect with us.

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This Sunday at 10 a.m. on Zoom:

Conflict and Covenant:

Calling-In Rather Than Calling-Out

The last few years have been a study in conflict management in the United States and, as a result, in our communities and families.  What are our typical habits when faced with conflict?  At Westside, and in many UU communities, we rely on formal ‘covenants’ to manage the inevitable clashes that arise when people come together.  But even then, covenants can be challenging for us.  In the last many years, an important distinction has been named in activist and justice-making communities between “calling out” (which can be confrontational) and “calling in” (which fosters on-going relationship).  This week, we explore the many ways we might face challenge and disagreement in our homes, families, communities, and world. 

Join us for our Zoom Services! 10 a.m. on Sundays

Our Sunday services are conducted by Zoom video-conferencing, so that we can interact in many of the ways we are used to for our worship time together. A password is required to attend our Zoom service. Complete Our Connection Card to Request Access to Zoom.



Please allow 2-3 days for a response to your request. Our Membership Coordinator will be in touch with you and respond during office hours (Sundays 9-2, Tuesdays 12-5, Thursdays 12-5).

After the service, join us for our "coffee hour" from 10:30-11:30 on the same Zoom meeting.

Live Streams of our Zoom Services on YouTube!

If you are curious about Westside but don't want to sign up for our interactive Zoom service, you can now view the live stream on YouTube.

Adult Religious Exploration Classes

Membership Coordinator Wendy Weiss and Rev. Bodeau are leading a variety of Adult RE offerings, including Compassionate Conversations gatherings.  See our website, newsletter and social pages for updates.

Small group connections for all interested members

Our small groups allow us all to stay in touch with each other through the coming months and beyond.  Members, can access this information in our Members' Area. New friends and visitors, contact us.

Check Out Our Facebook Page For Even More Opportunities to Connect!

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 10 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

Read Our Blog!


Throughout each month, we post blog entries and meditations from:

  • Rev. Carol Bodeau

  • Programs and Membership Coordinator Wendy Weiss

  • Our Board President

  • Various guest bloggers and friends of Westside.

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

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Children's Religious Exploration

at Westside


Our Religious Exploration (RE) program is designed to give children an enriching, rewarding experience in a thoughtful and nurturing environment.

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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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Rev. Carol Bodeau




Wendy Weiss 

Programs &

Membership Coordinator


Grechen Wingerter


Board of Trustees

Donations Welcome

We are a community organization who deeply appreciates the support, emotional, spiritual and charitable, of our community.


If you'd like to donate, or if you're a member and you'd like to pledge, please use our Online Pledge Form. Click here!

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church

616 Fretz Road

Knoxville, TN 37934

(865) 777-9882

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