Rainbow Camp
Jun
13
9:00 am09:00

Rainbow Camp

Rainbow Camp provides opportunities for children of diverse backgrounds to come together for fun, fellowship, and learning. 

Click here for Registration and Consent Form

Click here for Application for Counselor and CIT

Click here for Rainbow Camp Brochure


May
29
10:00 am10:00

The Warrior Code

Rev. Jake Morril, preaching
On this Memorial Day Sunday, as we honor the fallen, let's revisit the draw to military service.  Often, it's described as a will to power.  But what of its means of enacting traditional values, what you might call a warrior code.  And if we recognize that, how can we find our footing in the liberal faith to both support warriors, to support freedom, and also to work for a world of peace?  Our complex ethics will allow us to give full honor to those who have served and have fallen.

May
22
10:00 am10:00

Milestones:Rites of Passage

Rev. Tandy Scheffler, preaching
What do we at ORUUC ask our children to know and understand at what age? This day, we honor those children in the congregation who have completed a Milestone this year. Milestones are this church's homegrown rites of passage for young people: "Welcoming" for Kindergarteners, "Journeying" for Fourth Graders, and "Coming of Age" for High Schoolers. Each Coming of Age youth will share a personal "This I Believe" testimonial.  

LWV
May
17
12:00 pm12:00

LWV

Lunch with the League

Maestro Brian Salesky

Executive Director and Conductor

Knoxville Opera

will present a History of Opera

Accompanied by Opera Singers

Tuesday, May 17

Noon to One

Unitarian Universalist Church Sanctuary

809 Oak Ridge Turnpike

Open to the public - no reservations required

Box lunches - first come, first served

11:15 - 12:00

Social Hall

Note: No food or beverages allowed in sanctuary

 

 

 

May
15
10:00 am10:00

Family Traditions: Good, Bad, and Otherwise

Rev. Jake Morrill, preaching
Reunions, holidays, get-togethers, birthday parties.  Those times when we gather with those who formed us, and who we have formed.  How can we draw on these times for their gifts without letting them drive us around the bend?

Holocaust Remembrance Day
May
8
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Special Opportunity!  Save the Date!!

Holocaust Remembrance Service, May 8, 4 – 5:30p.m.

Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge (JCOR), 101 Madison Lane

Community-wide event, offered by ORUUC and JCOR

 

Everything about the Holocaust goes against everything I know as a mother.

Everything ORUUC and JCOR have done to bring Holocaust Remembrance to the Oak Ridge Community aligns with everything I hold dear as a mother.

 

Make this Mother’s Day connect you to all Mothers and all Mothers’ Children.

Make this Mother’s Day inspire you in ways Mothers Day founder, Unitarian Julia Ward Howe, envisioned (World Peace.)

 

Invite lots of other Mothers and their families.

Let’s fill the synagogue

While we fill our minds and hearts

with fierce commitment to build a world

where no Mother’s child is in Harm’s Way. Ever. Again.

 

May
8
10:00 am10:00

May 8, 2016 "In a Line of Begats

Rev. Jake Morrill, preaching
In a society that encourages us to imagine ourselves as self-created, we understand that we follow in a long line.  In this month that we explore the theme of "tradition," what does it mean that as individuals we live in this life, like figures in the Bible, as one link in a long line of begats.
 

The Beloved Community
Apr
24
10:00 am10:00

The Beloved Community

The Beloved Community
Rev. Jake Morrill
April 24, 10:00 am
The vision for religious liberals is not after-death glory, but the reign of love in this world.  It is a vision not of this world abandoned, but this world transformed.  Looking around us, how can we tell when we see a revelation of Justice in the world, and when we are engaging in mere wishful thinking?

League of Women Voters
Apr
19
12:00 pm12:00

League of Women Voters

 

Roane County Executive to Speak at Lunch with the League

 Ron Woody, Roane County executive, will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the League, Tuesday, April 19.  The program will begin at 12 noon in the social hall at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Woody will address issues of importance to the county such as where your tax dollars go, problems the county has solved and problems it is still facing, according to information provided by his office.  Among the topics he will address or update in his presentation, "The State of Roane County," are education, property appraisal, business recruitment, development of tourism, and funding of public services.

What happens in Roane County is of importance to Oak Ridge since a significant portion of Oak Ridge is located in Roane County, and present and future planning affect the lives and wellbeing of these residents and, consequently, all of Oak Ridge.

Woody has served as county executive since 2010.  From 2003 to 2010, he was a county government consultant with the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service.

 Woody began his service in county government as administrative assistant to the Roane County executive between 1983 (soon after graduating from Tennessee Technical University) and 1985.  He continued to advance and gained extensive experience in positions of increasing fiscal responsibility.

He is a native of Roane County, growing up on River Road south of Kingston in the Luminary Community, where he and his family still live.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Lunch with the League is open to the public.  There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.  Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis for $8, or you may bring your own.  Coffee and tea are provided.

For information, please visit on line at lwvoakridge.org, or call 865-693-6286.

When Your Mind is Blown
Apr
17
10:00 am10:00

When Your Mind is Blown

When Your Mind is Blown
Rev. Jake Morrill
April 17, 10:00 am
One source of revelation in Unitarian Universalism is "direct experience of the transcendent."  Which, to be honest, can be a little scary.  What do we do with those experiences?  How do we handle them?  Or make meaning from then?  We'll reflect on how this happens in Islam and talk about mysticism, generally, as we consider the times when our own minds are blown.
 

ORUUC Auction
Apr
1
6:00 pm18:00

ORUUC Auction

It's time to clean out your closets, get crafty, or donate some time to the yearly ORUUC Auction on April 1.  The Silent Auction will start at 6 PM with entertainment and snacks. The Live Auction will start at 7:30 PM with auctioneer Bear Stephenson. Bidding on Silent Auction items will start on March 21.

We need donations of new or gently used items, homemade crafts, or your time and skills whether that be with computers, or hiking, or baking, etc. Give a lesson, or a party, or an excursion. Attached is the donation form to fill out and return to the office by march 14. 

Please submit your donations no later than March 14 if they are for the  auction so we can get them in the Auction booklet. The Auction Donor form can be found HERE.

Jason Shelton Concert
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

Jason Shelton Concert

Percussion ensemble Heritage O.P. and the First UU Nashville Adult choir have joined together to present an evening of music that will make your spirit sing and your body groove! Heritage O.P. (organic percussion) has a vision to heal and unite, believing that music is truly the healing force of the world. The groups will present a suite of newly-composed music for chorus and percussion, and then break into an all-out dance party!

Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door, with a $3 discount for students and seniors. There is a $0.50 surcharge for credit card purchases. Online tickets sales will be available at Will Call on the night of the event. Click HERE to order your tickets now.

Event will be held on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church: 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN.

Questions? Contact the ORUUC Office at (865) 483-6761.

The Resilient Heart
Mar
13
10:00 am10:00

The Resilient Heart

"The Resilient Heart"

(Daylight Savings: Clocks "Spring" Forward!)

The wars of the last decade have fueled research into effective therapy for trauma.  This, in turn, has led to insight about resilience.  What is true for a human entering combat is true for a person wading into love, or healing from loss.  There is the injury.  And there is also resilience.  What does resilience tell us about healing?  What does it tell us about our human lives?

Play Your Way To Okay
Mar
7
11:00 am11:00

Play Your Way To Okay

Play Your Way to Okay

As we take up March’s theme of resilience, we start by exploring the role of playfulness in bouncing back from Life’s challenges. What is the role of play in your life? How might play help you to be more okay with Life? How playful are we as a congregation?  How might we play our way into even more purpose and passion at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike?