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, 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...

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Fifth Sunday in Easter "A New Way of Seeing" — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Acts 8:26-40/NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 15:1-8/NRSVUE) Acts 8:26-40 For the fourteen years I was in Boston, I worked in one building; it stood at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Summer...

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Fourth Sunday in EasterCreation Justice Sunday — Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Exodus 32:1-14, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 10:7-10, NRSVUE) You learn a lot of things as the parent of twins, and one of the things you learn sooner or later is this: While it’s...

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...

News

HUCC Spring Congregational Meeting May 19th

Save the date! The HUCC spring congregational meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, May 19. It is critical that members of HUCC attend this important meeting, when we will elect a new Church Council and Church officers, receive the annual reports of the...

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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.