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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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UUCA as “One Voice”

Watch our "One Voice" music video and get a feel for what we represent and do here at UUCA!
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Sunday, May 8, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Youth Worship Service”
Joy Berry, Director of Lifespan Religious Education 
Our annual Youth Worship service on May 8 is always a favorite! The 10th-12th graders will explore what May’s congregational theme of Blessing means to them, how their ideas about the nature of Blessing have changed, and how they hope to bless the world. This special worship service will also include our annual Bridging ceremony (celebrating seniors Destin, Emma, and Molly) as well as UUCA’s first membership ceremony for YOUTH. Join us as we are reminded that our time with our children and youth is both temporary and a true spiritual blessing.

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: How Can I Keep From Singing (audio only)

On May Day, join Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper and singer-songwriter Chris Rosser for a lively service featuring the music of Pete Seeger. Come sing along and be inspired by the life and work of a beloved prophet. Click on the title to listen...


A Soul Matters facilitator writes, “I guess after plan A fails, I need to remember there's a whole alphabet.”

It’s not just our friend who needs help remembering, “there’s a whole alphabet” out there; it’s all of us. We all get stuck in wanting things a certain way. We all, at times, focus so intently on the few things going wrong that we completely miss the dozens of things that are going right. Tunnel vision too often takes over our days. Click on the title (BLESSING) 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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