Affinity Groups

Families Group

This is a social group for parents, grandparents or guardians who attend or are friends of Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and have children and grandchildren from birth through school age. The goal of our group is to create a supportive community for ourselves and our children and grandchildren within our faith community. For more information please                       e-mail or find us on Facebook under HVUUC Families Group.


M.A.C.H.O. stands for Men Achieving Community Helping Others.  The MACHO group works together on various projects around the church, as well as, projects in the community.  The MACHO group built HVUUC's beautiful bocce ball courts, helped the junior youth with their fire pit area, and can be seen at the helm on the barbeque at many HVUUC events.  The MACHO group also has a weekend retreat annually and evening fellowship opportunities throughout the year.

Women's Group

The HVUUC Women's Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the home of that month's hostess.  The meetings are a chance to socialize with the other women; there is no agenda but there will usually be a "check in" time.  Everyone brings a snack/appetizer and or beverage to share and having a good time is mandatory!  Check this month's newsletter (there is a link at the bottom of the HVUUC website homepage) for the location of the next meeting.

Fiber Fellowship

If you play with fiber, join us in the Fred Ball Fellowship Hall on 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon! Do you quilt? Embroider? Crochet? Knit? Felt? Whatever your passion we want to share it with you. Bring your tools and a project if you'd like or contribute your time to a service project at the gathering. Tea and snack around 10:30--see you there!

Buuk Club

There is a book discussion group held at church the third Tuesday of the month from 10AM-noon. We meet in the Susan B. Anthony room of the REZ.  New people are always welcome!  For more information and our current book, contact

Youth Group

The Yuuth Gruup welcomes all youth ages 12-graduating senior for truly galactic fun, service, and fellowship. We meet once a month August through April. We do a mix of service and fun activities, though we end up having fun all the time! If you are interested in being involved in the youth group, please contact

Game Group

We gather to play a range of modern board and card games for fun and a little friendly competition (or cooperation!). Newcomers are welcome at all events, regardless of game-playing experience. Every game is taught prior to playing. We generally have two game nights a month: Casual Game Night on the 2nd Saturday, and Complicated Game Night on the 4th Saturday. Casual Game Night is all-ages and family-friendly, and usually features simpler games. Complicated Game Night is adults-only and usually features more complex games.

Location information and updates are posted to a "secret" Facebook group. Email to get in the group or find out more.  

And check out the board game library in the REZ!


UUSingles is an informal group for UU's without partners to have fun and provide mutual support. Anyone with an idea to suggest is encouraged to throw it out to the mailing list. Meals out, concerts, hikes, etc.


If you would like to try Yoga to help improve your core strength, balance, and ability to relax, please join a small group that meets in the Meditation Room in the RE building on Tuesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:30pm.

Your first class is free of charge – I feel it’s important that you get a chance to try it before you invest in a series of classes. The class is a mixture of breathing techniques and yoga poses that flow from one into another. You do not need to be trained in yoga or have attended the last session to attend this series of classes. Go to www.YogaWithTish for more information.

cUUps - Covenant of Unitarain Universalist of Pagans

The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) is an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals.