Sunday, September 24, 9:15 & 11:15am
The Power of Proximity
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
In order to make the change we hope for, to create the just world we imagine, we must be in relationship. Relationships within this congregation and outside of it mater to the work we do. Brian Stevenson calls it “getting proximate” in his book, “Just Mercy.” Let’s talk about what it means to build a culture of sanctuary within and beyond this congregation.
Rev. Ward offers spiritual leadership and a pastoral presence for the congregation and is chiefly responsible for its worship life. He also acts as chief of staff and oversees management of the congregation’s ministries. He was called as Lead Minister of UUCA in 2004.
To read Rev. Ward’s biography, click here.
Rev. Bovee-Kemper oversees the congregation’s pastoral, social justice, and membership ministries, working with the Lead Minister to provide a pastoral presence for the congregation. She works with the Earth & Social Justice Ministry to advocate and witness on issues of importance to the congregation, including hunger in Buncombe County, full equality for LGBTQ persons, and fair treatment for migrants. She also leads worship monthly. Rev. Lisa was hired as Assistant Minister of UUCA in 2011 and was called as our Associate Minister in 2014.
To read Rev. Bovee-Kemper’s biography, click here.
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Sermon: Practice, Practice (audio and text)
September 17, 2017
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
The old saw about how you get to Carnegie Hall has much the same answer as the question, what is the path to spiritual maturity: Practice, Practice. Today we’ll explore what kinds of practices we should consider adopting to life a spiritually satisfying life. Click on title to continue.
Welcoming is most often associated with “bigness.” We speak about “expanding the circle” and making more room. We talk about make ourselves larger through the practice of welcoming in new experiences and new ideas. But there is also the work of becoming smaller. And sometimes that is the even more important work.click on title to read more.
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place