Can We Be More Like Nurse Logs?

Elisabeth Maaike Geschiere, Guest Speaker

Live multiplatform worship in the sanctuary and over zoom!

Change is haaaard for most of us, including me. Leadership theorist Ronald Heifetz teaches that this is because all change begins with loss. And loss can feel like a death, however big or small. So, what might these “dead” trees of the forest that nurture so much new life have to teach us about change?

Elisabeth Maaike Geschiere, is a descendant of Dutch, Protestant Christian, working class immigrants who were mostly farmers. She is an Aspirant UU Minister and Chaplain whose sponsoring congregation is the First UU Church of Nashville. She graduated with her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2021 and completed her Chaplain Residency in Olympia, WA this past August. She hopes to be a full time healthcare chaplain in the Puget Sound region soon.

In-person Worship
Join us in the Saltwater sanctuary. Our doors open at 10:15 am.

  • Masking is required indoors, and we recommend wearing a high-quality mask like an N95 or KN95. Masks are available at the front doors if you do not have one.
  • We continue with a reduced seating set-up in the sanctuary of 90 seats, with each row spaced by three feet.
  • We no longer have a capacity limit for the sanctuary.
  • Social distancing is no longer required indoors. We will have cards available for you to place on seats if you would like to continue distancing from others in the sanctuary.

People of all ages are welcome. We hope to see you in person for worship one Sunday soon!
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To join by Zoom, go to and click on “To join a meeting—click here.” Or from the main church webpage, select Zoom Room from the drop down menu under “news and events” on the top menu bar. If this is your first time using Zoom, follow the prompts to download the application to your computer. It will be helpful if you have a high-speed internet connection.  For some connections, a pair of headphones will be helpful (a simple pair of earbuds will do.) 

If you would prefer to join by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 when prompted.  Long distance charges may apply, so it is best to call from a cell phone.   If you have a smartphone, you can download the Zoom app and join with Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 for video and audio connection.

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