Sunday, July 5, 10am
Elizabeth Schell, Guest Speaker
As we celebrate the idea of “freedom” on July 4 weekend and a decision of equality for all from our Supreme Court, Elizabeth will explore personal stories of freedom and faith.
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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Returning to the Source (audio)
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
When Rev. Lisa was in eighth grade [redacted] years ago, she joined her junior high youth group on a heritage trip to Boston. This Sunday, she will have just returned from the same trip as chaperone to UUCA’s Coming of Age youth group. How often do we get to return as an adult to formative experiences of our youth? What are the lessons and gifts taken from such an experience? Click on the title to listen.
Be careful this month. The theme of delight is deceptive. One could easily see this is a way to end the year “on a light note.” But there’s deep work for us to do with this topic.
It’s hard to believe that our Unitarian Universalist fore-bearers had to fight for delight. Over the years–and continuing today–there have been many religious systems that begin with the idea that this world is broken, a place of misery and pain, toil and struggle. Our job is to survive it, indeed transcend it, through sacrifice, confession of our own brokenness, and an industrious Protestant work ethic. Delight was reserved for a time far off, a heaven granted to those who earned it. Click on the title (DELIGHT) to continue reading...
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place