Sunday, October 5, 9:15 & 11:15am
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Each week as we begin worship I say that welcoming is one of the disciplines of this community. But how far does that go? Is there a limit to who we should welcome? We’ll wrestle with this as we also dedicate our Religious Education teachers for the year ahead & celebrate all that our congregation has committed to do to make ours a more welcoming space.
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.
Read Rev. Ward’s latest Minister’s Musings, posted on our monthly newsletter page under the title “Columns from the Board President & Senior Staff.”
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.
To read Rev. Bovee-Kemper’s biography, click here.
After Ferguson: Entering the Wilderness (audio)
Taryn Strauss, Guest Speaker
Our only Universalist miracle story, that of the Rev. John Murray and the winds of change, begins with the extreme discomfort of a man steeped in doubt and personal loss. In the book of Numbers, Moses faces severe doubt that he can care for his people after bringing them into the Wilderness. Each of us works to find comfort, a sense of safety and protection from danger, but that keeps us out of the wilderness. What can the wilderness teach us? Click on the title to listen to the sermon.
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We talk a lot in UU circles about becoming something new. We are a “progressive religion.” We have faith that the arc of the universe bends towards justice and a new day that better for all of us. We believe in unfolding and evolving truth. Click the title to continue reading...
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(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place