Classes meet on Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Child care is available. The schedule is subject to change; please check this page for the most current information.
Join us for fellowship before Wednesday night classes! Our fellowship dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Nonviolent Communication for Parents
April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11—Palmer Room (Morgan House) and April 20 ONLY—Emerson Room (main building)
Imagine having the family communication and parenting skills you need to strengthen family connections and truly make the most of your limited time together. And imagine moving beyond behavior management with your children, to create a home environment grounded in emotional safety and trust. Join Linda Ray Miller for this six-session series about Compassionate (aka Nonviolent Communication or NVC) Parenting. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions, and the class will be closed as of the second session.
April 2, 9, 16, 23—Fireside Room (main building)
Participants in this workshop, led by our senior minister, the Rev. Gail Seavey, and our associate minister for music, the Rev. Jason Shelton, will explore the purpose, substance and style of UU worship, and examine the roles of music, readings, meditation and prayer, sermons and liturgy, both as individual elements and as parts of the whole. This will be a creative, hands-on workshop. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a worship associate, but it is not required that you become one if you take the class.
Packaging Pressed Flower Products for the Herb Fair
April 2—Classroom A (main building)
The Herb Fair is drawing near and it is time to start packaging the wares! Please join Lisa Pasto-Crosby and Paige DeBenedittis for an evening filled with fellowship and product packaging. Many hands make light work! There is rumor that there may be an offering of cookies.
Plant Propagation, Growing Herbs and Their Uses
April 9—Classroom A (main building)
Herb expert, Sara Plummer will be sharing her wealth of knowledge (and some of her recipes) about growing and using herbs, as well as, protecting them from disease and insects. This class is a “must attend” for the gardening, cook and herb enthusiast(s)!
BBC Book and Movie Discussion-The Children by David Halberstam
April 16—Classroom A (main building)
Join the Beloved Community Committee to view A Force More Powerful, a 2001 PBS documentary about non-violent struggle in the 20th century, followed by a discussion of The Children, a history of the civil right movement, by journalist David Halberstam. Both works tell the story of the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins of 1959, and both focus on a group of young African Americans who attended the Reverend James Lawson’s workshop for nonviolent demonstrators in Nashville, then went on to play active roles in the civil rights movement. You do not have to have read the book to enjoy the discussion, but we highly recommend the book…it’s a terrific read! Discussion will be led by Ann Wheeler and Tanya Surawicz.
Beat Your Heart Out!
April 16 and 23—Alcott Sitting Room (Morgan House)
Come beat your drum and discover the joy of making music with your friends. This class is a great introduction for folks who are curious about drumming or for experienced drummers looking to make new friends. The focus of this class will be on basic techniques, rhythmic patterns, and communicating with one another through the medium of music. Participants are encouraged to bring drums(s), however, you do not need to bring a drum to participate! Join Matt Smyth and Bill Taylor for a night of drum pounding fun!
Documentary Screening: “Before God: We are All Family”
Saturday, April 5—5-7 p.m., Casa Azafran (2195 Nolensville Pike)
By Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a story of reconciliation between LGBTQ individuals and their Latin family members, part of HRC’s current campaign A La Familia, which promotes full inclusion of LGBT people within Latin communities, using the core Latin touchstones of faith and family. Discussion following with HRC personnel and members of different Nashville communities about our experiences of sexuality, faith, and family. Food and beverages as well! Please RSVP to email@example.com.