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“Army Wives” Find Unitarian Universalism

I am not afraid to admit that one of the television shows I watch regularly with my wife is Lifetime Channel’s “Army Wives”.  I pretend it is “research” for this future Army Chaplain.  My wife does get annoyed at my regular corrections of their uniforms and their doctrine (but they actually get it right more than most shows on television). 

We had not watched this week’s episode yet… it is waiting on our DVR.  Imagine my surprise when I learned that the past episode and the next episode features Unitairan Universaism and the UU Church in Charleston, SC.  They are not just using the location, but are giving a fairly good explaination as to why a serving Lt. Colonel might look to have her daughter dedicated at a UU Church before she deploys to combat. 

I can not find a way to embed the video, but I do have a link to the episode.  The scene I am mentioning begins at about 35 minutes. 

All I have to say is…. Airborne! 


Special Welcome to those searching for which buy imitrex generic church was in Army Wives!

One of the things I find most interesting about looking at the statistics of those who visit us here at Celestial Lands is that it tells me the searches that bring people here from major search engines. Recently, there have been a rash of people finding their way here by searches like “What church was on Army Wives?”

For those who find this article that way, welcome! The church, the ceremony, and the theology represented in the “Army Wives” episodes about the child dedication are Unitarian Universalist. The church is the UU Church in Charleston SC, but there are over 1.000 UU churches in the United States.

You can learn more about our faith at http://www.uua.org, or by checking out the “Explore Unitarian Universalism” section of Celestial Lands at http://celestiallands.org/wayside/?page_id=5.

If there are any questions I can answer, please do not hesitate to ask!

Yours in faith,


6 Thoughts on ““Army Wives” Find Unitarian Universalism

  1. Patrick McLaughlin on Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 19:03 +0000 said:

    Thanks, David. As someone who unplugged from TV back in my early teens (the result of living deep in the Outback, where there wasn’t a choice… and then deciding I liked it that way…), there are occasional moments I realize I’ve missed something. Seeing the trailer/clip that was on FB, I wanted to see this…

    So, thank you!

  2. Justine Urbikas on Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 19:39 +0000 said:

    I’ve always been interested by that show… but I don’t have cable… or… technically TV anymore with the digital conversion.

    thanks for sharing.

  3. DairyStateDad on Thursday July 9, 2009 at 9:10 +0000 said:

    I’d love to know much more about how that story arc — specifically the UU church of Charleston’s role in it — came to be. Who played the UU minister? Who wrote those lines — great little bit of evangelism for our faith, doncha’ think? I don’t watch the show but I’ve set up the DVR to record the next 2 episodes!

  4. I’ve been in this church! It’s a beautiful historic building with a peaceful garden/cemetery. Thanks for posting this, David – and I echo DSD’s comment – they got UUism right & this is a great bit of publicity/evangelism for us.

  5. The Eclectic Cleric on Thursday July 9, 2009 at 17:44 +0000 said:

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I hope you will provide this same link for next week’s episode.


  6. I just watched this episode on Netflix and I had to come search what denomination the church was. Even though I have not considered myself a Christian or religious for many decades, I found the message uplifting and was truly moved by the message of brotherhood, of peace, love and understanding for all the people of the world.

    I believe this is exactly what Jesus tried to teach, but unfortunately it is totally the opposite of what religion preaches.

    Peace be with all of you.

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