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Friday, December 9, at 7pm. Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet....
Sunday, December 4, 9:15 & 11:15
Wading in Mystery
Rev., Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Certainty is a good thing, but it can also bedevil us, since in the end there is so much in the world and in our lives that we can’t be certain about. We explore what it might mean – at least now and then – to allow ourselves to wade in the mystery.
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. 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: The Act of Being (audio only)
Meg and Todd Hoke, Guest Speakers
As we enter a hectic holiday season, Todd & Meg Hoke offer us a service of words and music centered on the wisdom of paying attention. Click on the sermon title to listen.
What Does it Mean to be a Community of Presence?
Spiritually, presence can mean two radically different things. One the one hand, contemplatives talk of “being present.” Presence from this perspective is all about awareness and remembering to “live in the moment.” On the other hand, theologians tend to come at presence from the perspective of “otherness.” Their concern is not just that we pay attention to the present moment, but that we notice a transcendent Presence that is woven through all moments.
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place