Want to be part of something bigger than yourself?  Something that changes lives?  Want a chance to serve?  To grow?  To give thanks?  

At ORUUC, we're not perfect--far from it.  But we've got a dream that the world could be different.  That every life could be honored.  

And that, as we reach out in love, love would change us, as well.  

Come.  Journey with us.


Our Sunday services each week begin at 10:00 am. 

All are welcome.....No Exceptions!


Alive with the transforming power of LOVE, we live in kinship with our neighbors and all creation.
ORUUC inspires and sustains healthy relationships rooted in LOVE:
Within: people coming alive with purpose and passion;
In teams: equipped to learn, serve, and care;
With our neighbors: walking in LOVE toward a more loving East Tennessee.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Rooted in LOVE, we covenant
To gather in peace
To face conflict with compassion
To see strength in diversity
To share laughter and tears
To honor the profound in each of us.
With purpose and passion, we care for one another and grow together.