Visitor Information

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Welcome to Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, or HVUUC as we often abbreviate our name. As a visitor to the church, you will be welcomed in the church foyer by greeters who will provide you with an order of service. At the visitor table inside the inner doors, you can sign the guestbook, get a name tag, sign up to receive the church e-newsletter, and talk with a volunteer who will be happy to give you information about the church. If you have children, various childcare and religious education options are available. The minister or the service coordinator will be happy to talk with you after the service if you have additional questions.

HVUUC is wheelchair accessible and hearing assisted devices are available.

We hope you find the following information helpful in planning your visit to Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Worship Schedule


9:30AM-10:45AM   -


Adult and Youth Religious Education

11:00AM-12:00PM -



12:00PM -1:00PM


Fellowship Hour

Sunday School

Children 3yrs old (potty trained) through high school attend religious education classes at 9:30AM. There is nursery care for children birth through 2yrs old (or not potty trained) during this time.

Worship Service

All children are welcome to attend the Sunday Worship service.  Childcare is available during the service for children age birth through 2nd grade.


Please wear what you are comfortable in; people wear suits, blue jeans, and everything in between to worship.


After the service the congregation gathers for coffee, snacks, and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. We hope you will plan to join us for this vital part of our Sunday morning time together. Please get a cup of coffee and make your way to the Welcome Table in the Fellowship Hall where we can answer any questions you have and get to know you better.

After Church Activities

The second and fourth Sundays of the month activities that everyone can participate in are planned.  Check the newsletter for what is planned for this month.

We are located at 136 Bob Jobe Road in Gray, Tennessee.  You can see HVUUC from Interstate 26 which connects Johnson City, TN and Kingsport, TN.
  • From the South (Johnson City) On I-26, take Eastern Star Road Exit #10 (old Exit #45). At the end of the exit ramp, make a right on Eastern Star Rd. Make an immediate (100ft) right onto Bob Jobe Rd.
  • From the North (Interstate 81 and Kingsport) On I-26, take Eastern Star Road Exit #10 (old Exit #45).  At the top of the exit ramp, make a left onto Eastern Star Rd. Cross over I-26 and turn right at the first road past the interchange - Bob Jobe Rd.
  • On Bob Jobe Road - travel 1.6 miles. The church is on the left. Do be careful - Bob Jobe Road is a winding rural road with lots of hills. (but it's pretty).

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Current Events
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Sat October 11

The Board requests your presence on Saturday, October 11 as Marguerite Mills, SMART CHURCH CONSULTANT for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association, conducts a workshop to help us discover collectively the shared values and vision for how we can impact our community (within and without). The outcome of this values workshop will be a statement to help guide our work and measure our success at being the change we seek in the world.


This Sunday

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Up Coming Sermons

Sep 21

Cindi Huss

We enjoy chatting about philosophy with each other, we pig out on each other's fabulous cooking, and we like spending time together for fun and service. Some of us came here running toward something, some came running away from something, some researched extensively before entering, and others just happened in and decided to stay. Generally we agree with the principles of Unitarian Universalism.

Which is all well and good. But how is that religion? What inspires us to stay? What inspires us to volunteer? What inspires us to pledge? Where is the faith? And what makes us different from a social club?



Sep 28
Rev. Luck

As the very old joke (to the point I am weary of it) goes, Unitarian Universalist pray To Whom it May Concern. Yet the joke sticks around because it points to a great deal of truth. You might want to pray as spiritual practice, but there's just so much baggage associated with the act, or you don't know how. Perhaps you really don't think prayers are answered, and also it seems ethically wrong to ask for divine help for some, and leave others the short end of the stick, at best. Maybe you have no belief that supports prayer, and yet in darkest hours many need something to do.  We'll explore prayer possibilities for believing and non-believing UUs Sunday.

What's Happening This Sunday