HVUUC Church

Our Vision Statement

We work together as a church to transform ourselves,
our community, and our world by sharing love,
pursuing justice, and seeking wonder.

HVUUC Church

Mission Statement

The mission of Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist
Church is to promote spiritual growth, religious
freedom, and ethical action.

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Holston Valley UU is a congregation that gathers in the spirit of 16th century Unitarian minister, Frances David, who wrote: “We need not think alike to love alike.” We embrace diversity within the congregation’s membership and in theology. We are committed to the spiritual development and well being of our young people, as well as our adults. We provide a religious education program based on experiential learning, ethical living, and drawing from all of the world's religions as sources of wisdom. We are committed to being a vital and growing progressive congregation within our larger community.

We hope you will visit our church. Our worship services are at 11:00am; children’s and adult's religious education classes are both before the service at 9:30am. I am in the pulpit three Sunday’s a month, and other Sundays guest speakers or members of the congregation lead the service, yielding diversity in the worship services.

Sermons

Evolution Sunday

Reverend Luck

For 9 years we’ve participated in Evolution Sunday with the intent of declaring that Unitarian Universalists embrace the sciences and the revelations and understanding they offer.

Love Your Enemy and All That Jazz

Reverend Luck

In this month dedicated to romantic love we’ll explore some of “harder” edges of love. What does it mean to love one’s enemy? Is that even possible? Or desirable? Maybe you’d like to email me other questions…like, Are we acting from love when keeping secrets?

 

A Calling: The Sermon I've Held Back

Reverend Luck

“Callings” exist, and they come in many forms. Mine had to be powerful because I was reluctant to leave the first home I’d ever bought and personalized just for me. I’d finally arrived at a high school art position and after 3 years had earned the kid’s respect. My church, family and friends were in Shreveport, and I was
terrified leaving the security of my job and its health benefits.

News

Ministerial Changes Update

After examining information online, interviewing congregations across the Southern Region, and holding two sets of listening circles, the HVUUC board of trustees voted on Jan. 27 to pursue hiring a developmental minister. If all goes to plan w ...

Harry Potter Movie Night
Our family friendly Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban night will be February 12th! Starting at 5:30PM there will be a (Hogwarts inspired?) potluck, followed by a viewing of the film in the sanctuary. Robes and wands are very encouraged!
Monthly 2nd Sunday Potluck Lunch
Bring a dish to share and join us after the Sunday service for our monthly potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall.
It's a Mid Winter Party!

Mardi-Tines? Valen-Gras? – It's a Mid Winter Party!

Hold this date – Saturday February 20, 2016 at HVUUC 6-9pm. We'll combine the romance and mystery of Valentine's Day with the ...