Sunday, August 31, 10am
Unbottled – Water Ceremony
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister & Joy Berry, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
UU writer Jeff Lockwood says that ours is a religion that seeks spiritual inspiration that is “unbottled.” While we honor wisdom from many sources, our own spiritual journeys begin with inspiration that no one has diluted, filtered, or contained. Bring with you water from a special place for this multigenerational service where we gather once again as a community of unbottled vitality.
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.
Read Rev. Ward’s latest Minister’s Musings, posted on our monthly newsletter page under the title “Columns from the Board President & Senior Staff.”
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.
To read Rev. Bovee-Kemper’s biography, click here.
Who Are We? Whose Are We?
Asheville Playback Theatre, Guest Presenter
Questions of identity and connection underlie everything we do as a congregation. This week Asheville Playback Theatre will help us frame some of our thoughts and feelings around this. In their productions, Playback solicits stories from its audience and then transforms them into performance pieces that honor the stories as personal events and also as moments representing shared experience.
July & August
There are no Worship Themes during our summer months, July and August.
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place