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CAUTION: Construction in Progress! Because of this, entrances to our main building will change weekly. Here, we'll keep you posted on where to go!
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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: How a Faith Community Works

We support each other in times of need. Read how it happened for the Miller family...
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Sunday, September 6, 10am 
“But What About Hitler”
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister

The words “inherent worth and dignity” are ingrained in our UU psyches, a touchstone of our free faith. As we begin a month of exploring the theme of “invitation,” you’re invited to dig a bit deeper into the practical applications of the familiar first principle.

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.

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On Not Worshipping the Teapot

Revs. Kerry Mueller and Dave Hunter
“SBNR.” You’ve probably heard the term: “Spiritual But Not Religious.” It’s the coming thing. The future of the church for the Millennials and their children. I’ve been hearing it for years.

Often it comes from young couples looking for a Unitarian Universalist minister to marry them. “We’re not religious, but we’re spiritual – very spiritual.” I understand that they are feeling nervous about dealing with a clergy person. They want to get married, they can’t relate to the standard denominations, maybe they have already been turned down in some unpleasant way because they don’t meet some requirement of baptism or belief. Click on the title to continue reading...


Create a clearing, listen for your song and let it teach you how to give yourself to this world. There is no better description of the religious life than this! And notice that it all begins with invitation, with the deep humility and knowledge that while the song is deeply ours, it also comes from something or somewhere beyond ourselves. Click on the title (INVITATION) 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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