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.


What is your Pearl?

Phil Kestner

My topic comes from Matthew 13:45 by way of professor Amy-Jill Levine who I heard at Bristol some months ago. The topic is really what is THE most important thing in your life? What is your reason for being? As Joseph Campbell might ask, "What is your Bliss?" Part of the life-long answer is who are you? What will your legacy be?


The Elevator Speech

Rev. Jeff Briere

You get on an elevator and the doors close. Someone notices your lapel pin or your necklace, which features a flaming chalice.  The person asks you about it. You respond, "It's a flaming chalice." The person looks at you. "What's that all about?" they say. You have about 30 seconds before the elevator reaches its first stop.  What do you say?

Water Ceremony

Rev. Jeff Briere

Please bring  a small vial of water from a place important to you, even if it's the kitchen sink. We will mingle these waters as representative of our co-mingled community. Be prepared to tell us what you bring to our church community.


Monthly 2nd Sunday Potluck Lunch
Bring a dish to share and join us after the Sunday service for our monthly potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall.
Talent Show

The Second Annual Back-to-School Talent Show!

Saturday, September 24th 7:00-9:00PM

Three Age Brackets - preschool to grade 5, middle and high school age, everybody else!< ...