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Jeff Jones

A few years back, I attended an "Americana concert" here. The concert was great, featuring some of the talented church members. Looking around afterwards, I noticed the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Seven Principles on the wall and thought, “Wow, why had I never heard of this place?” So I attended a few services and was pleasantly surprised. The...
2016-03-15T22:39:23+00:00
A few years back, I attended an "Americana concert" here. The concert was great, featuring some of the talented church members. Looking around afterwards, I noticed the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Seven Principles on the wall and thought, “Wow, why had I never heard of this place?” So I attended a few services and was pleasantly surprised. The UU church seems to embody what I want to see in our world. A place of spiritual richness that has its arms open wide. There is no "I'm right and you're wrong" here. This is a place where we can discuss and accept and even celebrate our differences. A place of "spiritual seekers" trying to make sense of this world without pushing an agenda or creed. A place of mutual acceptance and respect for each other that I am proud to be a part of.

Nicole and Jeff Wiltrout

We originally came to UUCCI because we wanted to find a progressive and open-minded spiritual home to raise children in that didn't just accept diverse beliefs, but celebrated those differences. We have always felt so fortunate to have found it here. At UUCCI, we're constantly challenged to think more deeply about the world around us, our role...
2018-04-28T22:16:08+00:00
We originally came to UUCCI because we wanted to find a progressive and open-minded spiritual home to raise children in that didn't just accept diverse beliefs, but celebrated those differences. We have always felt so fortunate to have found it here. At UUCCI, we're constantly challenged to think more deeply about the world around us, our role in it, and how we can be our best selves.

Jon Fischer

I came to UUCCI after prior experience at other Unitarian Universalist churches. While living in California I went church-shopping, and the UU church seemed to suit my needs best. Later, moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, I felt sure that the UU church would be the only place I would feel comfortable. I stay because it’s great to be...
2016-02-22T16:10:53+00:00
I came to UUCCI after prior experience at other Unitarian Universalist churches. While living in California I went church-shopping, and the UU church seemed to suit my needs best. Later, moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, I felt sure that the UU church would be the only place I would feel comfortable. I stay because it’s great to be part of a community that wants to make the world a better place. In some ways it’s similar to the Catholic Church I grew up in, but more welcoming and inclusive, and especially more fair to women. I was always a feminist, even before I knew what the word meant.

Ann B.

I love being a member of this congregation, whose members continually aspire to grow in generosity, inclusivity, justice-making, community building and developing a meaningful spiritual life. They inspire me to be more courageous than I could be by myself.
2018-04-28T22:47:16+00:00
I love being a member of this congregation, whose members continually aspire to grow in generosity, inclusivity, justice-making, community building and developing a meaningful spiritual life. They inspire me to be more courageous than I could be by myself.

Sharon Boyce

After being invited to visit several times over the years, we finally attended a service. I remember a display of paintings by Gretchen Marks, and a duet sung by artist Bob Pulley and his wife, poet Nancy Pulley. Being very visually oriented, these things in combination with the beautiful building had great appeal for me. We were...
2016-02-22T16:08:33+00:00
After being invited to visit several times over the years, we finally attended a service. I remember a display of paintings by Gretchen Marks, and a duet sung by artist Bob Pulley and his wife, poet Nancy Pulley. Being very visually oriented, these things in combination with the beautiful building had great appeal for me. We were not unhappy at our previous church, but UUCCI has become a very important part of life for us and our grandsons.

Cheryl B. & Family

I came to UUCCI when I was new to town, and searching for a community of like-minded souls. I found something so much more! I’ve made wonderful friends, given my children a constant moral compass, found ways to use my skills for a purpose. I discovered a home away from home, filled with an amazing, loving, beautiful,...
2018-04-28T22:56:50+00:00
I came to UUCCI when I was new to town, and searching for a community of like-minded souls. I found something so much more! I’ve made wonderful friends, given my children a constant moral compass, found ways to use my skills for a purpose. I discovered a home away from home, filled with an amazing, loving, beautiful, supportive family. I came here wanting to fill an emptiness, and ended up being filled to the brim with genuine community.

Dick Boyce

We ended up at UUCCI because of proximity. After driving by the building on Goeller Road whenever we went anywhere, we started asking questions from neighbors who attended here. We were members of another church and were not unhappy there, but this gave us what we were looking for in a church. I stayed and became involved...
2016-02-22T16:02:02+00:00
We ended up at UUCCI because of proximity. After driving by the building on Goeller Road whenever we went anywhere, we started asking questions from neighbors who attended here. We were members of another church and were not unhappy there, but this gave us what we were looking for in a church. I stayed and became involved because this church helps me crystallize what is important to me about trying to change things little by little in the world. This was the springboard for me to get involved in a number of non-profit organizations where I now volunteer.