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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Children & Youth Programs

UUCA has an energetic and passionate Lifespan Religious Education program for children and youth!
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Earth & Social Justice Movie Night

Friday, March 9, 7PM. BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry.
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Legacy Challenge

Make a new planned gift NOW and magnify your gift through the generosity of the UUA's Legacy Challenge!
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Sunday, February 25, 9:15am & 11:15am
Celebration Sunday

Celebrate the Stories of Us!
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, Guest Minister
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn has served for four years as the Director of Stewardship and Development and Special Advisor to the President at the UUA. Before her work at the UUA, Mary Katherine served for 27 years in congregational ministry, in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Mary Katherine considers fundraising just another way to do ministry—inviting and inspiring the best we each have to give back to the world. Mary Katherine is married to John Rakestraw and they have a young adult son. 







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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Sermon: Persevering With a Practice of Equipoise (audio only)

Rev. Nan White, Guest Minister
Persevering With a Practice of Equipoise
The world in which we live is asking us to persevere in a practice that demands the ability to move gracefully through our diverse identities, rather than just raging against a chosen singular identity. Let’s discover together how such a practice becomes a spiritual practice for UU’s and how it might influence our giving.


February Theme-Perseverance
Rabbi David Wolf tells a story
A boy and his father were walking along a road when they came across a large stone. “Do you think if I use all of my strength, I can move this rock?” the child asked. His father answered, “If you use all of your strength, I am sure you can do it.” The boy began to push the rock. Exerting himself as much as he could, he pushed and pushed. The rock did not move. Discouraged, he said to his father, “You were wrong. I can’t do it.” His father put his arm around the boy’s shoulder and said, “No son. You didn’t use all your strength – you didn’t ask me to help.”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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