Holladay United Church of Christ

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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. 

 

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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, July 14, 2024

Eighth Sunday after PentecostRev. Brent Gundlah"Choices" First Reading (Amos 7:7-15, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 6:1-21, NRSVUE) I don’t know if you’ve noticed but pretty much every Sunday, right after I’ve finished reading the gospel passage, I say those same five...

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Seventh Sunday after PentecostRev. Brent Gundlah"Going Home" First Reading (Ezekiel 2:1-5/NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 6:1-13/NRSVUE) Jesus delivers. And by “delivers,” I don’t mean that Jesus frees anyone from captivity or constraint (like God did for the Israelites...

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost"Why Are You Afraid?"Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Job 38:1-11, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 4:35-41, NRSVUE) “Why were you afraid?” Jesus asks his disciples near the end of today’s reading from Mark’s Gospel. And, at least at some...

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Fourth Sunday after PentecostThe Power of a ParableRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Ezekiel 17:22-24, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 4:26-34, NRSVUE) Over the past month or so we’ve been working on a little project at home, which has been… fun. Because water is, as we...

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Third Sunday after PentecostHide and SeekRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Genesis 3:8-15, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 3:20-25, NRSVUE) The neighborhood in which I spent my elementary school years was a pretty awesome place (even if I didn’t appreciate it at the...

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Second Sunday after PentecostPride SundayRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (2 Corinthians 4:5-12/NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 2:23-3:6/NRSVUE) At the last church I served, there was a box sitting on a table in the Sunday School classroom with a sign on it that said:...

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Trinity Sunday"A Proper Community"Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Isaiah 6:1-8/NRSVUE)Second Reading (John 3:1-17/NRSVUE) Okay, so here’s something I never imagined I’d be saying out loud in church (or anywhere else for that matter): Listen now to the word of God as...

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Day of PentecostRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Ezekiel 37:1-14/NRSVUE)Second Reading (Acts 2:1-21/NRSVUE) Creatio de novo is a theological term that means “creation without the use of any preexisting materials” or “creation from the new.” Because the early church...

Sunday, May 12, 2024

First Reading (Acts 1:1-11, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Luke 24:44-53, NRSVUE)The Ascension of Christ — Rev. Brent Gundlah Today’s just one of those days — or, to be more accurate, it’s three of those days; and therein lies a problem. You see, today we get ourselves a trio...

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Sixth Sunday in Easter First Reading (1 John 5:1-6, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 15:9-17, NRSVUE)"Love One Another" — Rev. Brent Gundlah In 1949 the legendary comedian Groucho Marx decided to relinquish his membership in New York’s prestigious Friars’ Club. As the...

News

July Dinner and a Movie

Wednesday July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Don't miss our second "Dinner and a Movie" gathering on Wednesday, July 17. A potluck dinner will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in MacMullen Hall. Please bring a salad, bread or dessert to share. At 6:30 p.m. we will move to the sanctuary to...

Pie and Beer Day

First Annual HUCC Pie and Beer Day on Wednesday, July 24 Plan to celebrate Pie and Beer Day at HUCC! Meet in Mac Hall at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th 2024. We’ll provide the pies – both pizza and dessert types You’ll provide the beer – Beer Beer, Root Beer, or the...

Canyon Worship

Mark your calendar now for our annual Canyon Worship on Sunday, August 4th. We'll gather at Group Picnic Site #7 in beautiful Spruces Picnic Area in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Worship will be followed by a potluck lunch. Stay tuned to the next edition of Tidings for...

HUCC All Family Camp

Our annual All Family Church Camp will be held on September 13-15 at Pinecliff Camp. Stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendar now. If you have questions, let Pam McCleese, Joe Baker or Karen Young know.

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Vision

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.

Purpose

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.