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UUCA Welcomes You

Welcome! You're invited to join us for worship on any Sunday.
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Working to End Racism

Here’s how our congregation is living into its commitment to combat racism.
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UUCA Blog

Read our weekly blog to learn what UUCA is all about!
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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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After Spring

Earth & Social Justice Movie Night

Friday, April 14, at 7pm. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees.
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Sunday, March 19, 9:15 & 11:15am 
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

he choir and guests will be sharing selections from Hamilton: An American Musical. This piece of musical genius by Lin-Manuel Miranda contains layers of meaning and many relevant messages for today. What is America meant to be? Who is America for? How do we remain engaged in helping to create a powerful and inclusive society when the foundations of our country are at turns hopeful and flawed?

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!

 

Sermon: On Kindness

Rev. Mark Ward
Lead Minister
When does kindness become a revolutionary act? How do we integrate into a practice of our lives?
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Risk

Risk is usually associated with the dare devils and thrill seekers. The real danger, we’re told, is a life of boredom. The battle is between the bland and the bold.
Yet, as James Baldwin reminds us, it’s not quite that simple. He places commitment, not thrills, at the center of the game. For him, the ones to be admired are not so much the dare devils as the dedicated ones. And that Holy Grail? Well, he suggests, maybe it’s not “the exciting life’ as we’ve been told. Maybe it’s the faithful life. click on title to continue.

Location Key
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place

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