Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate their Charter Sunday on Oct. 19. The Blount County congregation has been an outreach of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) since it began meeting in Maryville in March of 2006. On Oct. 19, the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will become an independent congregation.
On Charter Sunday, any person age 16 or older who supports the purpose and mission of Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is invited to join by signing the Charter Member Document as well as the Membership Book. All present members of TVUUC who sign the two documents prior to Dec. 7, 2008 will automatically have their membership transferred to the Foothills congregation.
There will be no regular 11 am service on Charter Sunday. Instead, activities will begin at noon at the Everett Senior Center (702 Burchfield St. in Maryville) with a potluck lunch for all who plan to join the new congregation.
At 1 p.m., there will be a short Charter Membership Ceremony, followed by the public service at 2 p.m. A reception will follow and will end around 4 p.m. Childcare will be provided from 1:45 to 4 pm.
Services are held on the first and third Sundays of each month at 11 am. For more information, see www.tvuuc-bc.org or call 984-9111.