HVUUC Church

Our Vision Statement

We work together as a church to transform ourselves,
our community, and our world by sharing love,
pursuing justice, and seeking wonder.

HVUUC Church

Mission Statement

The mission of Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist
Church is to promote spiritual growth, religious
freedom, and ethical action.

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Holston Valley UU is a congregation that gathers in the spirit of 16th century Unitarian minister, Frances David, who wrote: “We need not think alike to love alike.” We embrace diversity within the congregation’s membership and in theology. We are committed to the spiritual development and well being of our young people, as well as our adults. We provide a religious education program based on experiential learning, ethical living, and drawing from all of the world's religions as sources of wisdom. We are committed to being a vital and growing progressive congregation within our larger community.

We hope you will visit our church. Our worship services are at 11:00am; children’s and adult's religious education classes are both before the service at 9:30am. I am in the pulpit three Sunday’s a month, and other Sundays guest speakers or members of the congregation lead the service, yielding diversity in the worship services.

Sermons

An Artist’s Insight into Everyday Spiritual Practice

Andrew McKnight

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight's musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and seven recordings. Andrew’s powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show. He has performed at many prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center and the Atlanta Olympics, has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, and a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows.

 

Mama’s Day and Flower Communion

Reverend Luck

We’ll have a child dedication service, as well as a new member dedication. Please bring a flower to exchange during the flower communion.

 

 

 

Facing into the Wind

Reverend Luck

Facing into the Wind is looking to the future as students, as Trustees, and as congregation members. There will be recognition today of Religious Education teachers, graduating seniors, and an Installation of the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees.

 

 

News

Ministerial Changes Update

After examining information online, interviewing congregations across the Southern Region, and holding two sets of listening circles, the HVUUC board of trustees voted on Jan. 27 to pursue hiring a developmental minister. If all goes to plan w ...

Reverend Luck's Retirement Celebration

Invitations will go out soon, but be sure to put the date on your calendar, Saturday, May 14th from 3-5PM.  We are planning a joyful send off as we wish Reverend Luck well in her retirement and celebrate the ministry she has brought to HVUUC.  ...

Men's Retreat April 29-May1

The MACHO Group will be having a retreat on Apr 29-May 1 at Natural Tunnel State Park. Mark your calendars. To reserve your spot or for more info, contact Doug Chaffin at macho@hvuuc.org or MACHO-HVUUC@yaho ...

Wednesday Night Supper

Join us for our monthly WNS Wednesday evening, May 4th, at 6:30PM. Since this is Cinco de Mayo eve, we'll be serving a mexican menu. Tacos, rice, beans and tres leches cake for dessert. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. Please RSVP to ...