photo courtesy of the Church of the River official website
Authors note: I attend Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church. In an effort to give my readers a more accurate portrayal of Unitarian Universalism in the Memphis area, I want to expand my coverage to ensure that the news, events, and people of Church of the River are covered as well.
There are two Unitarian Universalist [UU] churches in Memphis, Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church and the First Unitarian Church [also known as the Church of the River]. Both serve an integral role in shaping the UU faith and should be covered equally by the Memphis Unitarian Universalist Examiner. Sloane Reed wants to explore the Church of the River thoroughly so she can guarantee they are included in the study of UU in Memphis along with Neshoba.
Reverend Burton Carley is scheduled to meet with Sloane on Thursday, September 3rd. They will discuss Church of the River to give her a better grasp on Neshoba's sister congregation. In the very near future, Sloane plans to attend a service at Church of the River to witness the community in action. By covering both churches as completely as possible, it is her hope that people from both congregations will have an increased awareness of one another, desire to collaborate on community events, and provide a platform for friendships between the churches. Additionally, those who may not be affiliated with either church-- but are interested in the UU faith-- benefit from a well-rounded analysis of Unitarian Universalism in the Memphis area.
Any members from Church of the River are warmly encouraged to e-mail Sloane to introduce themselves and provide information about the church.