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Sunday, October 4, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Learning from a “Watchman””
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Readers of Harper Lee’s newly released novel, Go Set a Watchman, were shocked to read racist views in the mouth of Atticus Finch, the saintly hero of her To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s an experience that many of us know: being disappointed by someone we love, or even ourselves. As Jean Louise discovered, part of healing may just be a matter of letting go.
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. 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.
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Sermon: Finding Home (text)
READINGS From “Walking Meditation” in Peace is Every Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh Every step we make in awareness helps us get in touch with the wonders of life that are here, available to us right now. As you breathe in, you can take a step and contemplate, “I am arrived; I am home.” “I
We cling. You name it, we’ve wrapped our grasping fingers and anxious hearts around it: success, safety, society’s standards of beauty, personal desires to be accepted, perfectionism, duty, fear, grudges, hurts, hopes, stuff, shame and privilege. Whether the object of our grasping is good or bad is not, as we learn, truly the issue. Click on the title (LETTING GO) to continue reading...
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place