History

As a congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville (UUCA) is not the oldest house of worship around, but we’re not the new kid on the block, either. We’ve been here in Asheville since 1950, becoming an official member congregation of the Unitarian Association when we first were chartered in 1955 and then joining the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in 1962, after the merger of the two denominations. After inhabiting our first worship space on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville for 15 years, we moved to our present location on Edwin Place in 1972. A history of our current site can be found here.  During our 60th anniversary year in 2010 we produced an historical narrative summarizing our past up to that point. Click here to view UUCA’s historical “timeline.”

Over our 60+ years, we have been served by nine lead ministers and a part-time assistant minister and a full-time associate minister. Each of our ministers have helped us grow into the active and vital congregation that we are today and for their service to us, we thank them.