Pride Returns…September 24!

Procession Gathering from 9-9:30am across from 23 Grove Street, then the Festival begins at 11am in Pack Square. 
Suggestions: If you’re not walking to the parade, meet at UU Asheville’s rear parking lot to CARPOOL (no parking is available in the lot near the assembly site). Wear your ‘Side with Love’ yellow t-shirts and all the rainbow, trans, bi colors you can find. The more flamboyant the better. Balloons, banners, boas and beads encouraged. Some materials will be available to carry in the procession.

Exploring UU Animal Ministry

Animals touch our lives in many ways, and care and concern for animals can deepen one’s UU faith and connect with similarly interested Unitarian Universalists.

            There are chapters of UU Animal Ministry at more than 33 congregations (check out the website at uuam.org).  Is there interest in forming a chapter at UUC-Asheville and having monthly events like visiting an animal sanctuary, discussing articles, books or films, having vegetarian and vegan potlucks, offer support for loss of animal companions, help with the Blessing of the Animal’s service at UUC-Asheville, and other possible ideas?

            In you are interested in exploring the possibility of having a chapter of UU Animal Ministry at UUC-Asheville, please be in touch with Jeff Jones at jeffjonesuu@aol.com by September 25.

UU the Vote OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION!

….Midterm Elections Approach!

Carolina Jews & UUs Faith in Action Phonebank in Partnership with the New North Carolina Project Foundation. Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 from September 15th through November 3rd. UU Justice NC is teaming up with Carolina Jews for Justice to co-host this weekly Get Out the Vote phonebank in the run up to the midterm elections. We’ll be calling voters of the Global Majority across North Carolina empowering and equipping them to Vote Love and Defeat Hate. Register Here

Save the Date: UU the Vote All Ages Postcard Project- October 9, 9:30AM (Before Service)
We are partnering with 19 UU Congregations in NC to mail, 26,414 postcards to infrequent registered voters of the Global Majority in Cabarrus County. This is one of the three counties that will be pivotal in maintaining abortion access in our state. Thank you to all who have already claimed postcards and to all who will join us October 9. Gracias!!!And as a reminder, please make sure that all postcards are completed and put in the mail no sooner than October 14th and within a few days after that date.