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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Social Justice Movie Night

Join us on Friday, September 19 at 7pm for the film Puzzles: When Hate Came to Town. The viewing is free but donations are welcome!
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Children & Youth Programs

The above picture (Creating Sand Mandalas) was taken at one of our 2014 Summer Sunday Programs. Learn about all the Children & Youth programs and opportunities we offer at UUCA!
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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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water-pouringSunday, 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.

Photo credit: RHiNO NEAL / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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