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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Video: A Call From Selma

Watch this New York Times video of UUCA's Rev. Clark Olsen narrating the events of Rev. James Reeb's death 50 years ago. Click on the title to watch the video.
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MSCH: Two Shows in March!

Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse will have two great shows in March: Brian Ashley Jones on March 8, and The Don Juans on March 22! Each show begins at 7pm.
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AWE: Re-Membering Brokenness

Join us on March 26 at 6:30pm for a special Alternative Worship Experience (AWE) service focusing on brokenness within ourselves and our larger community.
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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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AubraLoveSunday, March 8, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Resilience: I Hear the Chains Falling” – Women’s History Month
Rev. Aubra Love, Guest Minister

Rev. Love is founder of The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute, and will bring a message about resilience. Come celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

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!


If You Want to Know God, Study the World (audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Fires set by mobs rousted Joseph Priestley from his home and laboratory, but weren’t enough stop him from sailing for America and spreading views dissenting from the state church that gave birth to one of the early threads of Unitarianism here. Click on the title to listen.


When did we decide that resilience was a solo project?

It's not that we ever consciously decided that this was the case. It's just what we've been taught. The dominant culture around us may be well intended, but it takes us down the wrong path. "Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps," it says. "You're stronger than you think." "If it first you don't succeed, try, try again.” This is how resilience is most often framed: It's all about individual mental toughness and inner strength. Click on the title (RESILIENCE) 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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