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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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Chris Crass Book Tour

Join us for this FREE event on Sunday, April 27 from 12:30-4:30pm at UUCA...
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Children & Youth Programs

The above picture is from our 2013 Summer Camp for kids! 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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CrocusSunday, April 20, 9:15 & 11:15am
Out of the Ordinary – Easter
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

After being frozen and whipped by winter winds, the ground in early spring is dull and unremarkable, and then something amazing happens: sprouts of green poke through, and life emerges once again. The Easter story is a reminder each year of how out of the ordinary amazing things can happen.

Photo credit: Kerry D Woods / 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.

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
Assistant 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.

Pull a Thistle, Plant a Flower (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
How do we learn what it is we must do with our lives? For the figure at the center of our service today it came to him while he was harvesting wheat on his family’s farm one bright autumn day. Only just returned from service in the Civil War as an artilleryman with the Sixth Wisconsin Battery, Jenkin Lloyd Jones didn’t see much future for himself in farming. As he joined his brothers in the field, his head was full of all that he had seen in the war – the folly and the bravery, the terror and the tedium – and he marveled over how, as he was to put it later, the war seemed, “such a wrong way to do the right thing.” Click the sermon title to continue reading and/or to listen.

FREEDOM

The theme for March is FREEDOM First Thoughts FREE-dom - The state or quality of being free, especially exemption or liberation from control of some other person or arbitrary power, exemption from arbitrary restrictions on a specific civil right; exemption from a specified obligation; to be able to act, move without hindrance; being able to choose
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Location Key
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place

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