Welcome to UUCA

Each Sunday, we gather to celebrate the values that unite us, broaden our understanding, deepen our spiritual lives, confront the challenges of living, explore the demands of justice, and build connections of fellowship, caring, trust and concern.
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Asheville Chamber Music Series Benefit Concert

Join us on Sunday, February 1 at 3pm for a spectacular performance by the Opal String Quartet. This concert will benefit UUCA's Welcome Project.
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UUCA Common Read

Join us for a Common Read six-session book discussion – The New Jim Crow – at UUCA on Sunday, February 1. Learn more about the book and this program!
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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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Adult Spiritual Development

Our adult programs are more than education – learn about all the benefits of participating in our classes, programs, and discussions!
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India-ColorfulWomen-webSunday, February 1, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Close Encounters”
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Three weeks in India will bring encounters with people whose lived faiths I’ve never experienced before. How does a Unitarian Universalist respond?

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.

To read Rev. Bovee-Kemper’s biography, click here.

Roots & Wings (text & audio)

This morning’s service began with the words of our Board President, Jane Bramham. I used her words to start us off because this sermon is the second in a series on governance and covenant – and as I’ve said before, governance itself is not usually the stuff of inspiration, but her words inspired me. You
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This we know: Unitarian Universalism calls us to be faithful doubters. Be cautious, says our tradition. Do not automatically believe what you’ve been told, especially when someone asks you to believe it based on their authority. Test it. Put it through the fire of your own experience, your precious power to reason and the gift of the scientific method. Click on the title (FAITH) to continue reading...

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

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