October Faith Development Opportunities


Peacemakers: 2nd & 4th Wed. 7 PM; Contact: Bruce Larson brucedeanlarson@gmail.com
Buddhist Fellowship: 2nd & 4th Tues.; 7 PM; Contact: Jim Steffe jf.steffe@gmail.com
Covenant Groups: Groups set meeting time; Contact: Iris Hardin irisphardin@gmail.com

Covenant of UU Pagans -CUUPS: Contact: MaryAnn Somervill maspro1@yahoo.com
White People Wondering: 2nd Thurs.; 7 PM Begins October 8; 
Contact: Rev. Ward minister@uuasheville.org

Drop-ins welcome in all our programs.



Vespers: Will it matter? + Program: Beyond the Partisan Divide, Part I

Vespers this Wed., Sept 30 at 6:30 PM: Will it matter?
Join Rev Claudia in an exploration of building community amidst the challenges of ideological divides.
The after Vespers Program “Beyond the Partisan Divide, Part I” begins at 7PM. The session is “Will it Matter? Considering Partisan Bias in Congregational Life.”

October Calendar
Soul Matters Theme: Deep Listening 

Vespers Leader: Rev Claudia
Program: Beyond the Partisan Divide II, Bob Gingrich

Vespers Leader: Joy McConnell
Program: You Are How You’ve Lived: Exploring Individual & Group Identity, Carol Buffum

Vespers Leader: Ruth Christie
Program: Spiritual Practices II: Contemplative Body Practices, Nancy Bragg

Vespers Leader: Anna Martin
Program: Exploring Your Multiple Identities, Mary Alm

Here For You-Forgiveness

Sunday, September 20, 2020 9am link
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Our forgiveness service this year focuses on how we hold ourselves accountable, and how we respond when we fail.

Adult Faith Development: Building the World We Dream About

This  Wednesday Thing PROGRAM continues on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7pm, through December 9.  Drop in any time.

Learn how to develop anti-racist habits and skills that will show us a path to building the beloved community we dream about. We’ll use our own personal histories and UU beliefs and values to understand anti-racism work through frank conversation and reflection about race. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, although drop-ins are OK, too.

“We need to approach racism as it exists in our lives today, and not as an exercise in studying history. We need to share our experiences and viewpoints, and listen with open hearts and minds to each other, especially when we disagree.”

-Ruth Alatorre in Bringing Gifts

September 23 – Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Realities II

October 14 – You Are How You’ve Lived: Exploring Individual & Group Identity

October 28 – Exploring Your Multiple Identities

November 11 – Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege

November 25 – No session – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 9 – Navigating the Landscapes of Power

Vespers: The Autumn Equinox + Program: Building the World…

Join CUUPS, the Covenant of UU Pagans on Wed., Sept 23 at 6:30 PM as they co-lead Vespers with a focus on the autumn equinox which happens the day before. Join in a celebration of the harvest with a focus on balance. 

The 7PM after Vespers program continues with the UUA anti-racism program Building the World We Dream About. Joyce Hooley Gingrich will facilitate Session II- Our Stories: Multiple Truths, Multiple Realities. Contact Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org if you would like the materials from the first session. 



Vespers Leader: Joyce-Hooley Gingrich
Program: Theme Talk- Renewal, Rev. Claudia

Vespers Leader: Rev Claudia
Program: Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Realities I, Rev Claudia

Vespers Leader: Rev Jeff Jones
Program: Spiritual Practices I: Contemplative Stillness, Nancy Bragg

Vespers Leader: TBA
Program: Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Realities II, Joyce Hooley-Gingrich

Vespers Leader: Rev Claudia
Program: Beyond the Partisan Divide I, Rev Claudia