Holladay United Church of Christ

Worship In-Person & Online
Sundays at 10:00 am


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

Get Involved

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, Dcember 3, 2023

First Sunday in Advent "Hope" Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Isaiah 64: 1-9, NRSVUE) Gospel Reading (Mark 13:24-37, NRSVUE) Every morning, as I leave my driveway heading east, I manage to catch a glimpse of Grandeur Peak (well, at least the top half of it, anyway)....

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost "Reigh of Christ" — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24) Gospel Reading (Matthew 25:31-46, NRSVUE) Now, I’ve been told that I was a pretty good kid for the most part — but I definitely wasn’t on that particular...

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost “Talents” — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, NIV)Gospel Reading (Matthew 25:14-30, NRSVUE) Today’s story from Matthew’s Gospel, known as the Parable of the Talents, seems simple enough at first glance; then...

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost “Be Prepared” — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Amos 5:18-24, CEB) Gospel Reading (Matthew 25:1-13, NRSVUE) With all the lead-up to last night’s 70th Anniversary celebration here at Holladay UCC, I’ve recently been reflecting...

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost"An Unfinished Church" — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (1 Thessalonians 2:9-13, CEB)Gospel Reading (Matthew 23:1-12, NRSVUE) I’ve been thinking about church a lot lately — which kind of makes sense because I’m a pastor. I should...

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost “Connections” — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Deuteronomy 6:1-9, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Matthew 22:34-46, NRSVUE) As you might recall, this past New Year’s Day was kind of a wintery mess here in the Salt Lake Valley and so,...

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost “Render unto Caesar” — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Exodus 33:12-23, CEB)Gospel Reading (Matthew 22:15-22, NIV) Not far from my great-grandparents’ tiny village in the Scottish Lowlands lies a larger town by the name of...

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost "What Would You Do?" Gospel Reading (Matthew 21:33-46, NRSVUE) There’s this show that’s been on television for many years now called “What Would You Do?” For those of you who haven’t seen it, the premise is simple: actors engage in...

Sunday October 1, 2023

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost "Answers and Questions" Rev. Brent Gundlah Is there anything more frustrating than asking someone a question and having them respond to you with a question of their own? I don’t know. Is there? The chief priests and the elders of the...

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost"Everyone Gets a Medal!" — Rev. Brent Gundlah When they were six years old, our daughters, for reasons that remain shrouded in mystery to this day, decided they wanted to play soccer. It was the one and only time they ventured into...


Let’s Decorate Cookies!

Join us during Bistro after worship on December 10th to decorate cookies for our homebound community members.

Season of Stewardship Continues

Our church changes lives. Throughout it's 70 years, HUCC has made significant and positive differences in the lives of members, those in the greater Salt Lake City community and paople around the state, nation and world. Our progressive Christian presence continues...


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.