Single Service this Sunday

It's been snowing! We'll only have our full 11:15 service on December 10--worship and religious education classes. Join us!
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Working to End Racism

Here’s how our congregation is living into its commitment to combat racism.
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UUCA Blog

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Children & Youth Programs

UUCA has an energetic and passionate Lifespan Religious Education program for children and youth!
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Earth & Social Justice Movie Night

Friday, December 8, 7PM. The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. The Hunting Ground is a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on...
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Legacy Challenge

Make a new planned gift NOW and magnify your gift through the generosity of the UUA's Legacy Challenge!
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Sunday, December 10,  9:15am & 11:15am
Is Waiting the Hardest Part?
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate  Minister
The Angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid.” And she wasn’t. Or so the story goes. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation, a journey of the soul. Whatever it is we seek, wherever we may travel, waiting is part of the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Mark Ward

Rev. Mark Ward
Lead Minister

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. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
Associate Minister

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.


Read our weekly Staff & President Reflections blog!

 

Sermon: Digging Back In (audio & text)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Digging Back In
While Americans struggle with division and disparity, some people are finding hope with renewed interest in the case for progressive government that puts the common good first. It’s time to dig back in. Click on title to continue.

Hope

Hope
Faith, wherever it develops into hope, causes not rest but unrest, not patience but impatience. It does not calm the unquiet heart, but is itself this unquiet heart in [all of us]. Those who hope...can no longer put up with reality as it is, but begin to suffer under it, to contradict it. [True hope] means conflict with the world, for the goad of the promised future stabs inexorably into the flesh of every unfulfilled present.”
Jürgen Moltmann, Theologian

This soothing message comes to us as a gift. During dark days, we all get tired. The fruits of our efforts are hard to see. We feel alone. The promise that things will change offers us relief. We are released from the burden of believing that “it is all up to me” or that it all must be solved now. Click on title to continue.

Location Key
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place

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