Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sermon: Back to the Source (audio only)

August 27, 2017, 10am
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
As we in Asheville enjoy one of our wettest years in some time, remember to bring special water that you have collected from around the work or in your backyard to our annual multigenerational Water Service. This year as a special surprise, we have heard that the Water Spirits will be joining us. The who? The Water Spirits! Come and see…and bring your water. click on title to continue.

Sermon: In the Midst of It All (audio & text)

Sunday, August 20,10am
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
These days, it feels like everything around us is changing so fast we can’t keep up. At the same time, here at church, we continue to clarify our values & purpose. We are in the middle of a great deal of change in this community. How do we stay on track, optimize our efficiency, and keep ourselves grounded and focused? No guarantee that you’ll find an answer in this sermon, but there will be helpful tools and strategies shared. Click on title to continue.

Service: An Awakening: What Oliver Sacks Teaches About Life, Love, and Gratitude (audio only)

Sharon VanDyke, Worship Leader
Oliver Sacks was a brilliant British neurologist, whose writings about the brain and human consciousness touched the lives of his readers in ways deep and profound. His case studies were published in books with titles like ‘The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat,’ and his work served as in inspiration for opera, theatre, even Hollywood. There is an element of the sacred in Science, and Oliver Sacks nailed it every time. In this service, we will explore his life and focus on his last book, simply entitled Gratitude, which allows a glimpse into the mind of a brilliant mind at the end of life. Bring tissues. Click on title to continue.