Visitor Information

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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.

Worship Schedule


9:30AM-10:45AM   -


Adult and Youth Religious Education

11:00AM-12:00PM -



12:00PM -1:00PM


Fellowship Hour

Sunday School

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.

Worship Service

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.

We are located at 136 Bob Jobe Road in Gray, Tennessee.  You can see HVUUC from Interstate 26 which connects Johnson City, TN and Kingsport, TN.
  • 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).

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Current Events
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This Sunday

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Up Coming Sermons

Aug 24

Reverend Chris Buice, from Tennessee Valley UU Church in Knoxville

Spirituality is not so much about what we do know as what we do not know. The best description of spirit might be the French phrase "un certain je ne sais quoi" a certain I don't know what. This Sunday we will explore what spirituality might mean for a diverse faith tradition with many different beliefs and convictions. Can we find common ground?


Aug 31
Rev. Luck

Marshall Ganz has been involved in labor organizing for a life-time. He was the speaker at the minister's days at GA. I will share some of what I learned from him. The David in the title refers to people like Cesar Chavez.


Sep 7

Reverend Luck

This is one of HVUUC's participatory services, and it celebrates the gathering of the congregation after the summer.  You are invited to bring a little water to add to the communal bowl symbolizing the gifts you have received during the summer and bring to the congregation in your person.  Perhaps you visited somewhere or would like to use rain water, or tap... traditionally some share a few words as they add their water to the congregations.

What's Happening This Sunday