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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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Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse

Join us on Sunday, August 3 for singer/songwriter and guitar master, Pat Donohue! The show begins at 7pm.
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Children & Youth Programs

The above picture is from our 2013 Summer Camp for kids! Learn about all the Children & Youth programs and opportunities we offer at UUCA!
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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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ClimateChangeSunday, August 3, 10am
A Port in the Storm
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Climate change and how we humans cope with it is shaping up to be the defining challenge of this century. This Sunday we’ll reflect on some ways that we as a religious community might respond as voices for hope.

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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 Minister’s Musings, posted on our monthly newsletter page.

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.

White in America: Can I Get a Witness? (text & audio)

Rev. Jane Page, Guest Minister
(Sing) “Have you seen but a white lily grow – before rude hands have touched it?”
That’s the first line of a song that my voice instructor assigned to me. This song was written in the 1600’s for an English theater group. So the words were written a long time ago and it’s known as a classic solo. The song starts off praising the whiteness of the lily and the new fallen snow – that’s not really a problem. But it ends with praise for the whiteness of the woman he loves – and that just didn’t sit right with me. SO – when my voice teacher encouraged me to work on this song, I told him that I was uncomfortable singing it. Click on the sermon title to continue reading and/or to listen.

July & August

There are no Worship Themes during our summer months, July and August.

Location Key
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place

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