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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.
Adult and Youth Religious Education
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.
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.
- 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).
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.
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Up Coming Sermons
The Back Story: Elements of HVUUC’s WorshipSpeaker
We will focus on the stories behind the objects that add beauty to HVUUC’s sanctuary, along with the theological and symbolic underpinnings of Unitarian Universalist worship and architecture. There are layers of meaning and tradition in UU worship services that might deepen or make richer your experience on Sundays.
All of Our RelationsSpeaker
The Rev. Carol Bodreau
As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace a wide range of sources for spiritual and religious inspiration. One of the most powerful and increasingly popular of these sources is the earth-based religious traditions of the world. More and more, we are incorporating the words, rituals and symbols of earth-based and neo-pagan traditions in our UU worship and communities. Doing this with respect for both traditions, we create new and beautiful possibilities for embracing the web of all creation. Today, we explore how UUism and neo-paganism meet and merge in our faith communities.
Going Deeper: Introduction to the Concepts of MysticismSpeaker
Native American mysticism I encountered in the Southwest, the Christian/Earth Centered mysticism of Mark I Wallace (Finding God In the Singing River), the earth-centered images of male spirituality (The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Matthew Fox) and the depiction of Jesus in Wisdom Jesus (C. Bourgeault) have been integral to my sermons since sabbatical. The common thread is a mystical tradition. Colleague Tom Owen-Towle claims Unitarian Universalists are mystics with hands. What could he mean? Mysticism? Unitarian Universalists?