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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The Scoop: Rev. Lisa’s Installation

Read all about Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper's Installation Service at UUCA.
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Children & Youth Programs

The above picture (Creating Sand Mandalas) was taken at one of our 2014 Summer Sunday Programs. 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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Sunday, October 19, 9:15 & 11:15am
“Claiming Myself”
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister

Human beings tend to categorize and describe ourselves and each other using broad categories and traits, some of which feel good and right. Others feel imposed on us, or somehow more challenging. How does your identity remain static, and how does it shift and change?

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 under the title “Columns from the Board President & Senior Staff.”

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.

After Ferguson: Entering the Wilderness (audio)

After Ferguson: Entering the Wilderness (audio)

Taryn Strauss, Guest Speaker
Our only Universalist miracle story, that of the Rev. John Murray and the winds of change, begins with the extreme discomfort of a man steeped in doubt and personal loss. In the book of Numbers, Moses faces severe doubt that he can care for his people after bringing them into the Wilderness. Each of us works to find comfort, a sense of safety and protection from danger, but that keeps us out of the wilderness. What can the wilderness teach us? Click on the title to listen to the sermon.

Photo credit: theglobalpanorama / Foter / CC BY-SA



We talk a lot in UU circles about becoming something new. We are a “progressive religion.” We have faith that the arc of the universe bends towards justice and a new day that better for all of us. We believe in unfolding and evolving truth. Click the title to continue reading...

Photo credit: Rick Bolin / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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

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