What's Happening Nov 5 - Nov 11

What’s Happening at HVUUC Nov 5 – Nov 11

Sunday, November 5

8:50AM Youth Choir Practice - Meet in the Emerson room of the RE building musicdirector@hvuuc.org

9:30AM   Youth Religious Education Find out which class your child is in this year and be sure they are registered!  Children 3 years old and younger are invited to go play in our nursery.

If you haven’t registered your child yet, please click here RE Registration

9:30AM Adult RE 1  Why Evil Exists 

9:30AM Adult RE 2  Building the World We Dream About

11:00AM  “Fellowship & Community: What Good is the Auction Anyway?”, Rosemary Kleske     Coordinator: Deb Helmer

A look into what a Service Auction accomplishes beyond just fundraising for everyone in the church community, as well as, a personal perspective on this community as chosen family.

12:00PM Fellowship Hour – Join us for coffee, snacks, and fellowship after the service.

12:30 Adult Choir Practice – Meet in the Emerson room of the RE building

Monday, Nov 6

12PM Kitchen of Hope - Contact kitchenofhope@hvuuc.org to volunteer.

Wednesday, Nov 8

9:30AM Sangha

Saturday, Nov 11

5:30PM Service Auction

The evening begins at 5:30PM with heavy hors d'oeuvres and perusing the silent auction items.  The live auction will begin about 6:30PM.  Childcare is available all evening.

Not just a fundraiser, this is also a great community-building experience that lasts the whole year! Throughout the year there is continued fellowship and building of friendships via the hosting and attending of the auctioned services.

Volunteers are still needed; a few more bid runners (good penmanship is a must), another greeter/intake person, food setup and cleanup. Contact Rosemary K., 2017 Auction Coordinator auction@hvuuc.org


Yahoo Groups Mailing List will be Disabled as of November 13

Harp Concert November 11

You are invited to a Harp Concert Saturday November 11 from 2-3PM at the Kingsport Renaissance Theater 1200 E. Center Street. The concert will be a variety of selections performed by StringArt lever harp ensemble and pedal harp ensemble.  There will also be three solo performances including the premiere of “The Ballade of Dryope”, composer Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke.  There is a suggested donation of $5.  The funds are being raised to support Harp Performance, Harp Student Scholarships, and Harp Therapy for our region and is sponsored by Harpstrings-Studio.com.

Come our and enjoy a special presentation with the finale by the combined harp ensembles.

Songfest 2017 – A Fundraiser for Family Promise

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00PM Gregory Center at Milligan College.  Plan to join Family Promise for a great afternoon of music! An Appalachian Music Experience Come out to see:

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Ed Snodderly and Friends, ETSU Old Time Pride Band

Free to the Public. Donations are welcomed.

Ingathering for New Member November 19

We welcome you! Anyone who has been to Path to Membership class and wants to join Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church as a member, November 19 is Ingathering. We ask that you provide a 50 word introduction to be read in the church by November 16th. Contact Peggy P. at membership@hvuuc.org  or see her in person at church to sign up for Ingathering or if you have any questions.

Green Arts Festival December 3

The annual Green Arts Festival will be taking place immediately after the Festivals of Light service, always a popular event, on Sunday, December 3rd.   For those of you who aren't Makers, we will have a variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, crochet items, photography, art, and more to help you get your holiday shopping done while supporting local artists.
If you want a table, more information, or would like to perform some cozy winter music, please email me at
greenartsfestival@hvuuc.org and I will add you to my handy dandy spreadsheet! 

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Do you have a special story about the holidays you’d like to share? Or an unusual tradition that would be fun to describe?  The Religious Services Committee would like to get volunteers for a special evening service on Christmas Eve.  The stories need to be less than 5 minutes long and written out in advance. Please contact Deb H. if you’re interested at RSCchair@hvuuc.org

Support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s  

Did you know that over 110,00 individuals in Tennessee and 5.5 million Americans suffer and struggle with Alzheimer’s.  That is why, once again, I will be asking for your help. Just look for the guy in the purple shirt after Sunday Service during coffee hour. Thanks in advance for your support.

Survey for Midweek Service

Recently, the Board of Trustees did a survey to see if the congregation had a need for a midweek service. The survey is finished. Thanks to all the members and friends who responded. The survey showed a small group (six people) who work or had personnel issues on Sunday would attend a midweek service. At this time, due to the time, effort, and treasure it takes for a service, the board feels the number is too small to warrant a midweek service.

Hunger In Your Neighborhood

Bring donations of Flour, Sugar, and Baking Items for this month’s Hunger in Our Neighborhood collection.  Donations will be shared between the Jonesborough Food Bank, Hunger First in Kingsport and our own church food pantry.  Remember, the themes are for fun….not rules!

Caring Team

This support is provided by the Caring Team who responds to your Candles Card. The Caring Team coordinators for November are Cynthia Goodman and Joseph ViolaThey can be reached at caring@hvuuc.org  or 423-477-7661 (Press 3).