Defying Hate • September 25, 2016

we_defy11:00 am ~ Defying Hate   

Cathy Harrington

To defy hatred takes courage and conviction, but if we are not committed to our convictions in word and deed, then disconnection takes over – and with it, indifference. We cannot afford indifference – ever. As John Fitzgerald Kennedy said:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good [people] do nothing.”

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

pg29:30 am ~ Forum (downstairs) ~ Review of “Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself” written by Rabbi Donniel Hartman.

Hartman identifies the root of religion’s moral failure in the way religions so often undermine their own deepest values. Rabbi Hartman is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute and author of “The Boundaries of Judaism.”

Presented by: UUCC member Frank Caperton.

UUCC’s Friday Movies – Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War

UUCC will air the Ken Burns’ documentary: Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War
Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00 pm
3224 Navajo Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37411
 No admission charge
Unitarians Martha and Waitstill Sharp saved many from the Nazis after being called by the Unitarian Service Committee (now UUSC) to interrupt their lives and go to Europe to help get Jews out before they were captured. Martha was the first US woman to be honored by Israel as Righteous Among the Nations. The two of them were only the second and third Americans so honored.

We hope to have a diverse and large number of people attend and discuss these questions:

How are you carrying on the Sharps’ legacy by defying hatred and discrimination today? Islamophobia and the Syrian refugee crisis are modern day parallels to the bigotry the Sharps fought against.

What can we ALL do to defy hatred, bigotry and fear of Muslims and refugees through interfaith cooperation?

We hope to see you there!


Help fund UUCC’s Social Justice Committee’s effort
to bring Father Michael Lapsley and

to Chattanooga!


UUCC’s Social Justice Committee is bringing Father Michael Lapsley to Chattanooga in late October, to speak and lead members of the Chattanooga Police Department and members of the African American community through the Healing of Memories Workshop, an intense process based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.


The Social Justice Committee has set up a Faithify Project  to help fund this important project. Please visit the Faithify Project, where you can learn more about the project, the fundraising goal, and our long-term vision.

What Shamu Taught Me • September 18, 2016

11:00 am ~ What Shamu Taught Me   

Cathy HarringtonshamuJournalist Amy Sutherland, while observing exotic animal trainers, realized that their basic techniques could be used in her own life to improve relationships and conquer bad habits.  Her book is not only practical and interesting, it is funny!

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

Share the Plate Sunday

stpWe will share the plate this sunday with the
Standing Rock Pipeline Protest
and the Sacred Stone Camp.




9:30 am ~ Forum (downstairs) ~ What is the OWL program and how it is used at UUCC?

our_whole_livesOWL = Our Whole Lives is a UU lifespan sexuality education program. This morning’s presentation is led by Wendy Sapp and Cecile De Rocher, active volunteers in the UUCC Religious Education program.