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.


Life Review...Seeking the Threads of Meaning

Roger Golden

Roger is ordained in the Church of the Brethren and has spent a number of years in Mennonite Church settings. He graduated from Goshen College (IN) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (IN). Three children live in CA, AZ and IA with three grandchildren. Roger and his partner, Cinny Poppen, were trained and certified as Sage-ing Leaders by Sage-ing International. They have presented workshops around the country and currently live in Abingdon.




On the Path

Bill Kirkwood

In “On the Path” Bill will invite us to reflect on the “what, why, who and how” of our spiritual journeys.  What does it mean to be on the path?  What’s our motive, goal or hope—the “why” of the path?  What does our path require of us?  Who are we committed to supporting on their journeys, and how can we best do so? 

Bill Kirkwood has taught meditation, yoga practice and comparative spirituality for more than 40 years.  He is a direct disciple of Sri Goswami Kriyananda and a lineage holder in the Kriya Yoga tradition, which includes Paramahansa Yogananda.  Bill is an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton, where he leads a meditation group on Wednesday nights.  Bill cherishes his long relationship with Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.  He is married to Lee Kirkwood.  They have two daughters.





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 ...

Spiritual Memoirs Book Club
Join us on Sunday June 12th from 12:30-2PM as we discuss Seven Story Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith by Thomas Merchant.  All who have read the book are welcome to join us!