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

Time to Play

Kirk Roberts 

Do you make time to play? Schedules, schmedules, the time to play is now. Get ready for some tips and interactive experiments about getting over ourselves, loosening up, getting centered, and having some fun in the here and now.

A Father's Gift

Noa Baum

In 1965, there was a war between India and Pakistan and Bilal wanted to know "Why is there all this hate?" This is the true story of a special gift Dr. Bilal Ahmed, a Pakistani Muslim, received from his father when he was thirteen. He offered his story as a gift to storyteller, Noa Baum, to shape and retell and, she will tell it to you in the hope that you too will pass it on.

Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller who performs internationally. She works with diverse audiences ranging from The World Bank and prestigious universities to inner city schools and detention centers.

Born and raised in Israel, she was an actress at Jerusalem Khan Theater, studied with Uta Hagen in NYC and holds an M.A. from NYU. Noa offers a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of narrative to heal across the divides of identity. In a world where peace is a challenge in the schoolyard and beyond, Noa’s work builds bridges of understanding and compassion. 

Noa has lived in the US since 1990.

News

Church Picnic

The HVUUC Potluck Picnic is scheduled for August 6, 2016 from 4 -10 PM at the Eastman Recreation Area, Picnic Shelters 42 and 43. Just bring a potluck dish to share! Join us for fun and fellowship, RE registration, AND, meet and greet our new ...

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.