Wednesday Night Supper
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday Night Supper

Join us at 6:30PM on the 4th Wednesday of most months for Wednesday Night Supper!  The dinner is cooked by church members and there is no agenda besides an opportunity to get to know one another better.  This month we are serving chili (with meat and vegetarian), corn bread, salad, and desert. Cost is $5/adults, $2.50/children. Please RSVP to WNS@hvuuc.org to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

 

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UU 101
Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

UU 101

UU 101 is a 3-session class on the history of Unitarian Universalism, the Unitarian Universalist Association and this church. Also, a chance to share your spiritual journey with simpatico people. Led by the Rev. Jeff Briere and other veterans of church life. October 25, 26, & November 1, each night at 7 pm.

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In the Heart of the Other: A Muslim and a Jew Share Stories
Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

In the Heart of the Other: A Muslim and a Jew Share Stories

Did you ever feel like you didn't fit in? Feel like the odd guy out? It just might be you were the new kid in town. Or, maybe like Arif Choudhury, you grew up in one of the few Bangledeshi-Muslim immigrant families in Chicago, the only "brown-skinned boy" in the neighborhood. 

Getting to know one another is sometimes harder than we think. And yet, sometimes, even in the most difficult of situations, it can be as simple as listening. Listening to someone else's story. As Noa Baum writes in her memoir The Land Twice Promised, An Israeli Woman's Quest for Peace, when listening to another's story “you have a glimpse into their world, a glimpse that is larger and deeper than you would ever have had in a meeting or even a social interaction.”

On stage together for the first time, professional storytellers Arif Choudhury and Noa Baum will share with each other, as well as local audiences, glimpses into their worlds in their live performance In the Heart of the Other, A Muslim and Jew Sharing Their Stories. Hosted by URI's Northeast Tennessee Cooperation Circle, and made possible by generous community support, performances are free for both students and the public.

Performance Schedule

"In the Heart of the Other, A Muslim and Jew Sharing Stories"

Thursday, Sept. 14

3:30 PM - ETSU Martha Culp Auditorium,  412 Seehorn Road, Johnson City

7:30 PM - International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main, Jonesborough

Friday, Sept. 15

3:30 PM - Tusculum College Auditorium, 60 Shiloh Road, Greenville

7:30 PM - Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City

All Performances FREE - Limited Seating

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Wednesday Night Supper
Aug
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday Night Supper

Join us at 6:30PM on the 4th Wednesday of most months for Wednesday Night Supper!  The dinner is cooked by church members and there is no agenda besides an opportunity to get to know one another better.  This month we are featuring the delicious veggies of summer!  The menu will depend upon what is available and looks good at the farmers market this week, but everything will be vegetarian. Cost is $5/adults, $2.50/children. Please RSVP to WNS@hvuuc.org to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

 

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Annual Church Picnic

The Annual Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Picnic is August 5, 2017 from 4 - 10 PM. Put it on your calendar! It will be at the Bays Mountain Recreation Area, 404 Bays Mountain Park Road in Kingsport. The picnic sites are 28, 31, 32. Our Fellowship Coordinator, Cynthia Goodman is planning it. She may ask a few people for their help, so be generous with your time!  Also, Sarah White, our Director of Religious Education, will be registering our children for Religious Education for the upcoming year at the picnic.  There will be more info to come! 

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Jun
16
9:00am 9:00am

Quilt Group

The quilt group meets twice a month.  Check the church calendar for dates. If you plan to come please bring an iron, a rotary cutting mat, rulers, and cutter, and/or a sewing machine and thread (don't forget your power cord and foot pedal).

This is a fellowship opportunity, not an obligation.   If you can come and would like to come, please join us--no experience necessary. If you can't come or really don't want to come, don't worry--no guilt necessary. 

http://www.localendar.com/public/hvuuchurch

 

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

Men's Group Retreat

To all HVUUC Men Achieving Community by Helping Others. 

For our annual retreat weekend we are going up to Natural Tunnel State Park. 

For those of you who haven't been, we've come to enjoy this park because the lodge we stay in is comfortable and spacious, there are lots of outdoor spaces and hiking trails and the park is only 35 miles from church - making day visits easy if you choose not to overnight in the lodge. 

This year's events: 

* Fossil hunt led by our Geologist-in-chief Michael L. Jones (Michael says bring a hand lens - I have several I will bring along)
* Frontier Muster and Trade Faire - A Revolutionary War re-enactment at the block house. 

* Hikes long and short.

* Slum Dog UU contest - A UU quiz show
* Lawn Games 

* Cards, board games - bring along your favorite.

* Campfire

* You are welcome to lead a group activity - in the past we have had guided meditations etc. 

Please let me know if you are coming for all or part of this glorious spring weekend. 

Also - here's your chance to cook up a storm.  We need cooks for Friday night, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch is a make your own dang sandwich, because folks will be doing different events, Saturday dinner. Sunday morning we need to push off by 10 to get the church, so no formal meal there.  

We usually try to carpool - look for more later on those arrangements.  

To reserve your spot or for more info, contact Dave Calvert at macho@hvuuc.org or MACHO-HVUUC@yahoogroups.com

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Apr
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

yUUth Group Picnic

The yUUth group will be having a picnic on Sunday April 23rd at 4 pm following the annual meeting. Families of the youth are welcome to join us. Youth that will be 12 or older during the coming school year will be eligible to join the group, and are also welcome to join us to for this picnic to learn more about us. We will be at the Bays Mountain Eastman Recreation Area, shelter #27. It’s a potluck - we will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and will supply drinks. Bring your outdoor fun gear, including water shoes because the creek is always a draw.

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Apr
23
12:15pm12:15pm

Annual Congregational Meeting

All congregants are welcome to attend. As per our by-laws only church members who signed the membership book at least 60 days prior to April 23 may vote. Childcare will be provided during the meeting.  We will vote on new board of trustee members, nominating committee members, and the 2017/2018 Budget.

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Apr
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

UU Game Night

Join us on the second Saturday from 5:30-9:30PM 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 updates are posted to a "secret" Facebook group. Email gamegroup@hvuuc.org to get in the group or find out more.  There is also a Yahoo group! hvuuc-game-group-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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Mar
26
12:30pm12:30pm

Habitat for Humanity Meeting

There will be a brief meeting of people who signed up to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Faith Build after church Sunday, March 26th in the sanctuary. If you still want to volunteer, but you have not signed up, you can sign up at this time. We will volunteer during the April 19-22, 2017 time frame. A work day lasts roughly from 9am to 4 pm. Volunteers can let us know which days they can volunteer, or if they will volunteer for all four days.  You will get information on the location of the build, where to park, info on new owner of the house, and answer any questions you have. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the build, so we need numbers of those volunteering each day.

 If you can't attend this meeting, but want to volunteer contact office@hvuuc.org

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Feb
26
12:30pm12:30pm

CPR Class

Basic Life Support(CPR) class will be February 26th, 12:30pm - 5 pm, in the REZ. This class covers adult, child and infant CPR plus AED. Students will receive a study book, pocket mask andcard (good for 2 years). Deadline to sign up is February 12. Maximum number of students is 8. Cost is $30 for class, supplies and card.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the sanctuary or e-mail office@hvuuc.org

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