Do You Believe in Unicorns?

One service: 11:00 am 02/14/2016

If you went to this year’s church retreat at Pickett State Park then you may have noticed a pink unicorn galloping through the forest or playing board games in the social hall. Although our faith is known for its emphasis on reason and rationality no one seemed to find the presence of a unicorn terribly remarkable. The creature appeared to fit right in to the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. So do you believe in unicorns? Do you have room in your life for things that do not fit into the rationalist schema or have not yet been pinned down by binomial nomenclature? The National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris offers a display of a series of 6 tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn. Five of the tapestries correspond to the five senses, sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing – but what is the meaning of the 6th tapestry? This Sunday is Valentine’s Day so will contemplate the words inscribed on that last tapestry “À mon seul désir,” or “To my only desire” and reflect on the meaning of the holiday for those of us who do not fit in.


Service Leader: The Reverend Chris Buice



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