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

Mother's Day and Ancient Wisdom Stories
Rev. Luck

I want to bring some of women's ways of knowing to the pulpit reflected in ancient wisdom stories and myths as a counterpart to an earlier sermon on the Green Man and men's spiritual myths.

 

Malala and the Right to an Education: Honoring HVUUC's Religious Education Teachers
Rev. Luck

Those of many ages are inspired by the story and writings of Malala Yousafzei.  Her life's focus is education for all children, which is difficult where extremists deny girls an education.  She explains: "The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them...They are afraid of women...One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world."

Lessons Learned About Happiness at the VA
Rev. Luck

I was a chaplain at the Memphis Veteran's Medical Center as part of my ministerial development.  Soon after I entered parish ministry, I wrote a sermon about happiness in which I reflected on some of what the veteran's taught me.  I'd like to revisit the topic and bring their stories into HVUUC's worship this Memorial Day Sunday.

News

Women's Group

Join us for Women’s Group this month on the second Friday on the month, May 8th, at 6:30PM at Vicki Touati's home in Johnson City. Bring the usual snack and or beverage to share.   womensgroup@hvuuc.org

UU Game Group

Join us on the second Saturday each month to play board games (not the boring ones). All are welcome: the event is very family friendly (no age minimum), and we're there to have fun and maybe be a little competitive. Location information and u ...

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.
Bag it! Documentary

On Sunday, May 10th, Mother's Day, after our pot luck lunch we will honor our MOTHER EARTH by showing the award winning 2010 American documentary film BAG IT! Is Your Life Too Plastic?  This documentary film exposes the effects of plastic bags ...