Sunday, January 14, 9:15am & 11:15am
If You’re Not Right, You’re Wrong
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
In an increasingly polarized world, politically, socially, and emotionally, it’s hard to find a way through to compassionate interaction. Does dualism serve us or does it do more harm than good? You already know my answer (it’s yes to both possibilities) but come to the service anyway to reflect on how and why.
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: None Shall Be Compelled-A Celebration of Torda (audio only)
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
We begin the New Year with a celebration one of the oldest documents of our tradition: the Diet of Torda, a declaration of religious freedom and freedom of conscience in Transylvania by the Unitarian King John Sigismund. This January marks the 450th anniversary of that document, the first such declaration by any king in Europe and a powerful inspiration in the evolution of our religious movement. Click on title to continue.
“Here’s what I discovered. Intention is different from setting goals or resolutions in that it “pulls us into” who we truly are. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. To set intentions, we listen to our inner voice which tells us who we truly are.”
- Katie Covey, on what she learned from Soul Matters colleagues during their brainstorming session on being a people of intention.Click on title to continue.
(S) Sanctuary, (SH) Sandburg Hall, (RE) Religious Education Classrooms, (JH) Jefferson House, (23) 23 Edwin Place