Flower Communion Service

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development

Join us for a celebration of Spring as we listen to the story of Norbert Capek and the ritual he created to bring people closer together. Please bring a flower real or created by you to our virtual coffee hour at 12:30 PM. Members and friends of all ages are invited to share a photograph of a favorite flower (real or created by you). E-mail it to faithdev@uuasheville.org

Easter-Renewal in Trying Times

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

The Easter story has long been a touchstone for people who are struggling. Now we face another struggle, new to us but not to humankind. What does this ancient story offer to us today?

Click on this pdf for the text of this sermon.

The Fifth One

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister and Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development

So, what is “affirming and promoting the democratic process” doing in the middle of the principles of a religious body? Well, let’s just say that, yes, it has something to do with liberation.

Click on this pdf for the sermon text.

Music-themed Emails Entertain Choir Members

Mike Ellis has been sending out fun little emails to the choir, usually providing a recently-posted song he’s discovered along with a little quiz. Write to Mike if you want in on the fun.  Here’s the latest:
Paul Simon just posted (3/19/2020) a home video of American Tune, a song I’ve loved since he first recorded it in 1975.  It’s even more meaningful today.

https://youtu.be/wVYPVvS-mI4

Extra credit if you recognize the Bach Chorale on which the melody is based.  Extra extra credit for knowing the title in German 🙂
Stay well, stay safe,
Mike
If you’re interested in joining in on the fun, write to Mike at michael dot f dot ellis at gmail dot com (linked emails get spammed so we’re protecting Mike here).