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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Christmas Eve Services

Join us for two Christmas Eve services on Wednesday, December 24 at 4pm and 9pm.
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The Scoop: A UUCA Thanksgiving

If you had stopped by UUCA on Thanksgiving Day, say around 3pm, you would have witnessed a delightful scene. Nearly 90 people were seated in Sandburg Hall, sharing a Thanksgiving Dinner with friends, family and fellow UUCAers...
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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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WW1-ChristmasTruce-webSunday, December 21, 9:15 & 11:15am
“One Shining Moment: Remembering the Christmas Eve Truce”
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

The event is so enshrined in history as to seem a myth, but it really did happen: 100 years ago across the trenches near the start of World War I English and German troops on Christmas Eve put down their rifles and celebrated the holiday together. What has a century taught us about that night?

Photo credit: Diego Sideburns / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND


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.

Read Rev. Ward’s latest blog post in “Staff & President Reflections.”

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.

To read Rev. Bovee-Kemper’s biography, click here.

Yo, Bear! Facing Fear (audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Hiking in the mountains we’re warned that bears aren’t especially dangerous unless you come upon them unawares. So, we’re told to call out “Yo, bear!” as we walk to alert them to our presence and, we hope, encourage them to move out of our path. Maybe we can find a lesson there for dealing with the other fears that haunt our lives. Click on the title to listen.


Thomas Moore says that we take imagination too lightly, even forget about it. Our forgetfulness seems verified all the time when I talk to people. I hear comments like: “I’m not creative” or “I’m not one of those imaginative types.” But here’s the thing; I don’t buy it. Indeed, our Unitarian Universalist faith doesn’t buy it either. Click on the title 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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