Our annual pledge drive will begin next month, and your participation is requested and very much appreciated. Sunday, February 17th will be the big day for the stewardship campaign. We will have a short presentation on the budget and pledge process directly after the service followed by a luncheon of soup beans and cornbread, a live old time string band and a square dance caller! This will be fun for all ages. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.
Come play board games and card games with nice people in a familiar setting. It’s all for fun, game rules are taught before playing, no experience required. Traditional or modern, simple or complicated, we have lots to share and laugh about. Come as you are, for just a little bit or the whole thing.
Hogwarts School of Magic and Fun is returning July 15-19th!
We had such a magical week together this past July, and we hope to see many returning witches and wizards. We have so many magical moments planned!
You can sign up at:
4-6th Grade Our Whole Lives
4-6th grade O.W.L. begins January 27th and runs on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45 through April 7th, with the required guardian orientation on January 13th at 1:00.
O.W.L classes will impact Religious Education in the following ways:
Pre K-1st grade class will not be impacted.
2nd-4th grade class will be held as normal, minus the children participating in O.W.L.
Junior/Senior Youth class WILL NOT BE HELD! If you have a child who comes to the Junior/Senior Youth class they are encouraged to participate in O.W.L if age-appropriate. If they are not within the age limits they can assist in one of the other R.E. classes. This would be a wonderful opportunity to be a role model for the younger children in our congregation!
Adult R.E. 2 will be transformed into the guardian parallel class. For the first time, guardians who have children in the O.W.L class have the opportunity to participate in the same curriculum. Our hope is that this will foster open and trusting communication at home!
To learn more about O.W.L, or to register for classes, click here Our-Whole-Lives-4th-6th-grade
The regular service will be co-opted Sunday, December 30th as a holiday celebration of food, fellowship, and music. The men's M.A.C.H.O. group will cook up a mighty breakfast featuring pancakes and fixin's, we all dine and celebrate with each other while the musicians share their talents. Individuals and acts can sign up to play. At the end, about 11:30am, anyone who wants to "jam" in the musical sense has a lovely opportunity to do so.
On Christmas Day from 1-5PM in the Fellowship Hall we will have a potluck meal at the church. Bring your board games, playing cards, and puzzles... Let's enjoy time together! Signup sheets for attendees are available on the counter at the back of the sanctuary. Sign up to bring a side, soft drink, or dessert of your choice. BYOB. If you'd rather contribute with cleanup instead of bringing a dish, that would work, too. Also, consider bringing extra Gladware/Tupperware to tote home possible leftovers.
The Families Group will meet at the church for a hot chocolate bar, games, and holiday crafts. Hot chocolate and marshmallows will be provided, but if you want to bring anything else that can go in hot chocolate (peppermint? whipped cream?), it would be appreciated! And while games will be provided, if you have a family favorite, please bring it! Meet us in the Fellowship Hall from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday!
The Families Group 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 contact email@example.com or find us on Facebook under HVUUC Families Group.
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.
The auction is 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.
This year all donations of auction items and viewing of the auction catalog will be done via our new auction website.
Go to the new website, register yourself as a bidder and click on Donate an Item to add your item to the catalog. If you have any problems contact Karyn at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll walk you through it or add your item for you.
Volunteers are needed! Contact email@example.com
Women's Group will meet this Friday, November 2nd 6PM at Denee M.’s. All who identify as women are welcome. Bring a snack and/or a drink to share. If it's been a crazy day and you just don't have time to prepare anything, come anyway. If weather permits, we'll have a campfire.