Welcome to UUCA

Welcome! We're glad you want to explore our community of faith...
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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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The Scoop: Hunger & Homelessness

Learn about the work of our Hunger & Homeless Committee...
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Sunday, December 6, 9:15 & 11:15am 
“While Making Other Plans”
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

In a time of year brimming with expectations we take a moment to pause in appreciation with what we have. How do we find the balance that keeps us living with forward-facing hope and appreciation for the given? Also, please plan to join us at either 9:15 or 11:15 for the dedication of our Welcome Project.

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: A Useable Jesus (part 2)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
We continue our exploration of what the teachings of Jesus have to offer to modern-day Unitarian Universalists. Click on the title to listen...


Pray for our expectations to be turned on their heads? Give us tears when we expect to be fed? Give us wild obligations when we expect congratulations? Turn us sideways? You want us to pray for this? Hope for this? That’s a bit nuts! And a bit UU. Click on the title (EXPECTATION) 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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