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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Social Justice Movie Night: Gen Silent

Join us on Friday, April 17 at 7pm for this documentary film about LGBT seniors who are disabled or ill and their fear of discrimination to get their health care needs met.
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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: Mozart at UUCA

Learn about how UUCA participated in the Asheville Amadeus Festival!
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HandsInDirtSunday, April 19, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Soil of Life” – Earth Day
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister & Joy Berry, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Want to grow? You’ll need to get your hands dirty. At our multigenerational service today we explore some of the lessons that the soil teaches us about supporting and sustaining life.

Photo credit: LOLren / Foter / CC BY

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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Counting on Chaos (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
My wife, Debbie, has begun a new practice when we go out on our walks. Periodically, she’ll just stop and jump. She’s not jumping over or onto anything in particular – just jumping, for the sake of jumping. She started this after reading that she might be able to reduce the gradual loss of bone mass in her hips and legs by mildly stressing them in this way. Just jumping something like 20 times a day, it seems, can halt the loss of bone density – something that is a particular concern for women – and in some cases even improve it. Click on the title to read more and/or to listen...


Every UU out there agrees: to be a "people of revelation" in our liberal tradition means first and foremost to be a people of humility. Revelation is not sealed. It is on-going and spread out all over the place. Nobody has cornered the market. Nobody has captured it whole cloth. Click on the title (REVELATION) 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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