Upcoming Sermons

Sunday, November 18, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
Remembering the Land
Rev, Mark Ward, Lead Minister
“I thought the Earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly,” writes Mary Oliver in her poem “Sleeping in the Forest.” Our connection to Earth is primal, visceral, yet so often it slips our conscious awareness. This Sunday we will explore ways that we might more intentionally remember the land.

Sunday, November 25, 11:15 a.m. SINGLE SERVICE
Staying Focused Amidst Chaos
Rev, Joe Hoffman, Guest Minister
How do we stay focused on love and justice in the midst of such chaos as we live in these days? How do we not become distracted and live in despair? How do we hold onto gratitude – and especially to notice the small gratitudes every day? How do we love those that seem to be our enemies? And yet, how do we remain committed to justice and equality..to not give up that passion?
Bio: Joe has served in 3 churches over the past 33 years in Charlotte, Atlanta, and from 1996-2015 as senior pastor at First Congregational UCC here in Asheville. He has focused on exploring the depths of meaning in our sacred stories and in developing public theologies that help us live more faithfully and courageously in the public arenas of our lives. He is now Imagining how to create mediating structures that help people who are moving from one faith tradition to another. Joe is a native of Asheville.

Sunday, December 2, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
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Rev, Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development

Sunday, December 9, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
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Rev, Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Sunday, December 16, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
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Rev, Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Sunday, December 23, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
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Rev, Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Sunday, December 24, , 4pm & 9pm  CHRISTMAS EVE
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Sunday, December 30, 11:15am   SINGLE SERVICE
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Rev, Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development and Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister