Neshoba promotes the full participation of persons without regard to race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age and without requiring adherence to any particular religious belief or creed. We are proud to be an official Welcoming Congregation of the national Unitarian Universalist Association, supporting diversity and equality for all persons. Click below to learn more about Neshoba and the UUA.
At Neshoba, the minister, religious education director, and volunteer coordinators work together to nurture spirituality in many ways. This includes our Sunday worship service, adult and children’s religious exploration classes, weekly Wednesday Night Live activities, and other classes, discussion groups and spiritual practices scheduled at periodic intervals. Click below to learn more.
Neshoba has several interest groups and activities that one can be a part of, including our men's group, women's group, book club, choir, and a monthly potluck lunch. We offer various community-based activities such as events hosted by the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans group and the Memphis Freethought Aliance, as well as volunteer opportunities in the wider community. Click below to learn more about the Neshoba community and ways to get involved. Read More
The Neshoba Social Justice and Outreach Committee promotes social justice issues and opportunities for action in our community. The committee brings in speakers on a topic of interest, or schedules training or other hands-on activities related to upcoming Social Justice efforts. Regular events include legislative updates, the Mid-South Pride Festival, and a Christmas celebration with a local residential home for mentally challenged adults. Click below for more information about the SJO committee and opportunities. Read More
Our Affirmation of Covenant
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest for truth is our sacrament
and service is our prayer.
To dwell together in peace
To seek knowledge in freedom
To serve human need
to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the divine.
Thus do we covenant with each other and with God*.
“An oasis of liberal religion in the heart of the Bible Belt.”
Meet Our Minister
Reverend Beth LefeverMinister since 2012
Beth brings a strong leaning toward humanism into her ministry, and an appreciation of Life’s Mystery, understanding that nothing is certain and all things are possible in things of the spirit, and appreciating both the mystery and the potential. She seeks to nurture the spiritual lives of members and friends by calling on a variety of spiritual and secular resources, as well as her own personal experience, or “life passed through the fire of thought,” as Emerson put it. She also seeks to uplift the commonality of the human journey, and nourish that journey through meaningful fellowship, pastoral care of and with parishioners, and participating in, and promoting, community service and social justice efforts.