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

Social Justice Sunday with Interviews

Rev. Jeff Briere

We will interview some people in the congregation who are involved with some aspect of social justice in the community.

Connecting the Dots

Rev. Ed Wolff

I believe we are on a spiritual journey as human beings.  In this way, I look to scripture, experience, and tradition for a continued, evolutionary understanding of my and humanity's relationship with God.  It requires continually connecting the dots.

 

Ed Wolff was ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in 1996 at age 59 as his third career. His ministry took him to 6 different locations in the South, as Pastor of two congregations and then Interim Pastor for four congregations. Ed has called himself a "progressive activist," with organizations such as United Religions Initiative (URI), Green Interfaith Initiative, Inc. (GINI), Insure Tennessee, and the Green Team.

Now What?

Rev. Jeff Briere

A service devoted to practical steps we can take in the next several years to keep our sanity and protect the marginalized.

News

Opening for Quarter-Time Choir Director

Choir Director​ Quarter-time position​

Key responsibilities are:

• Directing the adult choir and vocal groups in rehearsal and pe ...
Church Work Day

Greg Kramer Facilities Chair is going to try something new. I'm going to have short workdays monthly during the week to get some inside work done at the church. The first workday is Monday January 23rd from 8AM—3PM. I have a list of inside and ...

Wednesday Night Supper

Join us for our monthly WNS Wednesday evening,January 25th, at 6:30PM. The menu will be Soup, Baked Potato bar, Salad, and Dessert. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. Please RSVP to sign up WNS@hvuuc.org< ...

Path to Membership Class

The next Path to Membership class will be held after the service on Sunday, February 12th, from 12.40 – 2PM. What is Path to Membership? It’s a class conducted by the Membership Development team that helps prospective members learn more about ...