Protect Trans Youth: Rally & Potluck April 1

In 2023 alone, the ACLU has tracked 434 anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S. with many of them directly attacking Trans youth. No bills, laws, or state oppressors will stop us from being who we are and loving each other through it all!

Tranzmission and Youth OUTright invite you to join us this weekend to stand in solidarity with Trans youth
. Protect Trans Youth: Rally & Potluck, Saturday, April 1, 1-3 PM, Pack Square, Asheville

Folks of all ages are welcome. Bring a dish, a picnic blanket, a game, or just your beautiful self. To make the event more accessible, please bring a mask and be mindful of COVID safety when sharing food. We look forward to being in community with you!

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Photo of Rev. Dr. Cathy HarringtonDear ones,

With heavy hearts we watched yet another school shooting unfold that resulted in the slaughter of six people, three were 9-year-old children. Once again, cowardly lawmakers refuse to do the right thing and pass laws that will protect our nation’s children. Guns are the number one cause of death for children in our country, but gun laws are stalled in the divided Congress. We have had 130 mass shootings in less than three months.

“More guns do not stop crime. Guns kill more children each year than auto accidents. More children die by gunfire in a year than on-duty police officers and active military members. Guns are a public health crisis, just like COVID, and in this, we are failing our children, over and over again.” Read the article by Scientific American, “The Science is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives.

And, as the grandmother of a transgender grandchild, I am deeply concerned at the weaponization of gender-affirming care by some lawmakers to avoid doing the right thing.

We can’t let them compound the tragedy and we join Side With Love in solidarity with their statement in response to the Nashville School Shooting.

Here’s how we can take action and fight back:

Fight against anti-LGBTQ+Bills.

Demand a ban on assault weapons.

Support Universal background checks.

Here is a link to the Wear Orange event that is being organized by the local Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence group.

Join me next Wednesday, April 5 for a Peace Vespers service for music, candles, lament, reflection, prayers, and brainstorming ways we can make a difference.  Vegetarian Soup and bread at 6 PM, Vespers begins at 7 PM.

In faith,

Rev. Cathy Harrington, Interim Lead Minister










Spirited Sunday-Worship and Spiritual Practices (Music, Art, and Meditative Movement)

Sunday, April 2, 2023 11am
Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development
Join Rev. Claudia Jiménez and Religious Educator Kim Collins for all ages worship reflecting on this year’s General Assembly (GA) theme: Faithfully Becoming. Meet our UU Asheville delegates and join us during the second half of the service to explore spiritual practices: a labyrinth walk, zentangles , or a sing along with our guest musicians, local acoustic duo Friction Farm. Come ready to try something new!

Celebration Sunday-Roots and Wings

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11am
Rev. Cathy Harrington, Interim Lead Minister
This Sunday marks the formal conclusion of the Annual Giving Drive.  We will welcome new members as we celebrate with gratitude UU Asheville’s “being and becoming” with lots of music, a skit, and fun.  Following the service, there will be food, games, more music, and fellowship!