Holladay United Church of Christ

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Open & Affirming

Compassionate Action

In our effort to be faithful to our understanding of the implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we affirm that God loves all humankind—people of all genders, ages, races, ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, physical and mental abilities and sexual orientations.  We seek to be inclusive, accepting all who would join in a pilgrimage of faith with us as we seek the meaning of mercy, justice and compassion in living our lives in this place and at this time.

Great Salt Lake

Creation Justice

NAture Nurture

As stewards we have a responsibility to be caretakers of Creation. Getting out into nature, really experiencing it firsthand (not just through books, movies, or our kitchen windows) develops an appreciation that leads to taking action to protect it. This ministry team will offer field trip opportunities to enjoy nature in the mountains, along the rivers, and in the wetlands, and put you in touch with service opportunities. 


Volunteers<br />

Community & Compassionate Action

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Compassionate Action helps us be the hands that extend God’s extravagant welcome in our world.  Compassionate Action begins with a desire to see as God sees – to see our interconnected nature that comes from all creation as equally sacred unique reflections of God’s image.

Compassionate Action extends God’s unconditional welcome through volunteer service and financial support that helps ensure basic needs are met and dignity upheld.

No matter who you are or where
you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Sunday Reflections

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday"Unfinished Business" by Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Isaiah 25:6-9, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 16:1-8, NRSVUE) It’s one of the oldest jokes in all of sports: What are the last two words of the Star Spangled Banner? “Play Ball!” They’re not, of...

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Palm Sunday "The Sacrament of Baptism"- Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Philippians 2:5-11/NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 11:1-11/NRSVUE) When I made the leap from middle school to high school, I was looking for an extracurricular activity in which to participate (it...

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Fifth Sunday in Lent “For Your Sake”– Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Jeremiah 31:31-34, CEB)Gospel Reading (John 12:20-33, NRSVUE) I went to my first major league baseball game in June of 1976 with my father, right about the time I turned eight. It was the Yankees...

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Fourth Sunday in Lent "Snakes Everywhere"- Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Numbers 21:4-9, CEB)Gospel Reading (John 3:14-21, NRSVUE) In today’s first reading, from the book of Numbers, the Israelites are understandably pretty fed up with wandering around aimlessly...

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Third Sunday in Lent "Flipping Tables"- Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Exodus 20:1-17, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 2:13-22, NRSVUE) When he was in college, my friend Brian scored a summer internship with a minor league baseball team. Since Brian is at least as big...

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Second Sunday in Lent "Taking Up The Cross"- Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 8:27-38, NRSVUE) “If any want to become my followers, let them take up their cross and follow me,” Jesus says to the crowd with his...

Sunday, February 18, 2024

First Sunday in Lent"Moving Along" Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Malachi 4:1-6, NRSVUE) Gospel Reading (Mark 1:9-15, NRSVUE) Working with the Gospels during this time of this church year can be challenging and disorienting. I say this because we’ve already read...

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Transfirguration Sunday "The One Constant" First Reading (2 Kings 2:1-12, NRSVUE) Gospel Reading (Mark 9:2-9, NRSVUE) If you thought that our readings from Mark’s Gospel over the last few weeks, with their tales of Jesus performing miraculous healings and exorcisms,...

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany "Miracles" — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Isaiah 40:21-31, NRSVUE) Gospel Reading (Mark 1:29-39, NRSVUE) In 1820, near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson finished a book project that he’d been working on for about a year — one...

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany"Prophets All" — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Deuteronomy 18:15-20, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading     (Mark 1:21-28, NRSVUE) It looks like it’s time to reconvene the search committee folks. Oh, I don’t mean here at HUCC — I have no...


April 21: HUCC New Members Class

Are you interested in becoming a member of Holladay UCC? If so, please join our new members class on Sunday April 21st in the Chapel right after worship. This class will be the first in a series of three to become an HUCC member, with sessions two and three held on...

All-Ages, Dog-Friendly Spring Walk

The HUCC Outdoor Group invites everyone to a spring walk, Saturday morning, April 20th (rain date April 27th) on the Little Confluence Nature Trail in Murray. This is an easy hike for all ages. The path is wide and flat. Leashed dogs are allowed. There are sure...

Gatherings Faith Formation

The next Faith Formation reading group starts this Sunday, April 7th at 9:00 am in the Chapel. We will be reading  "Naked Spirituality: A Life With God in 12 Simple Words," by Brian D McLaren. Karen Dorman will once again lead this group. Hope to see you there.

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As a community of faith we seek to challenge and transform the world, beginning with ourselves, and to celebrate the image of God in every person and in all creation.


Responding to God’s love, we gather to be a healing, authentic, and empowered community who, through worship, education, fellowship and compassionate action, extend God’s extravagant welcome in the world.

Core Values

We courageously embrace innovation and open minded conversation, where inclusion is expected and people of all walks of life are welcomed and encouraged to seek God and progress on their own spiritual journeys.