We’ll be gathering online for worship this Sunday at 11am. We’ll have an online after-service coffee hour as well. We hope you’ll join us! (If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe to receive our email with the links.)
“Meet the Moment” with Rev. Gretchen Haley
The last few years have not been easy, including in our local congregations. Whole swaths of members have simply stopped coming; COVID is confusing, and polarizing; many ministers have joined the great resignation; and Pew studies and friends alike have pronounced the end of the local church.
In this moment, when so many of us might be wondering if we should just give up, and relent, now’s the time instead to double down on our commitment to the local church – this unique community that saves us and also breaks our hearts – often much more of the latter than we’d like to admit. In the midst of our culture of death, the church is a place of life. Or it is, as long as we are willing to bring our own lives to it. Join us for a morning of celebration, witness, and future-visioning for the already and not yet power of the local Unitarian Universalist church.
Leading us in worship will be Rev. Gretchen Haley, Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan, Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, Lea Morris, Adam Podd, Joseph and Aimee Santos-Lyons, and Allison King with the GA Choir.
At General Assembly last week, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick Gray presented her annual report to those gathered in Portland and online. You can watch the video or read the transcript by clicking here.
The Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) is a committee of seven UU Asheville members charged
with learning from our congregation what qualities our next called minister should have, and then
finding the best possible candidate for that job. Click here to read their bios!
Led by the The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group, this service honors fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders; remembering those who have died, recognizing those who have completed active service, and welcoming those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year. The service includes a collection to benefit the Living Tradition Fund.
Join us in Sandburg Hall as we watch the livestream of the General Assembly worship service. This year, Rev. Claudia receives full fellowship and will be honored in this service. Gather with us or watch from home at https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2022.
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend. Additionally each UUA congregation can have a specific number of voting delegates according to its size. UU Asheville can have 10 delegates. If you’re interested in being a delegate, contact Board President Clyde Hardin.
In 2022, we will have the option of meeting online or in-person! For those who enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of remote participation, General Assembly will continue to offer virtual attendance with robust programming and enhanced delegate discussion tools. For those who have been missing the physical experience, GA 2022 will also feature face-to-face interactions, hanging banners, a browsable exhibit hall, meals with friends old and new, local site attractions, and more! Join us June 22 – 26, 2022 online or in-person in Portland, Oregon.
All GA attendees and exhibitors are required to provide proof of Covid-19 Vaccination for in-person attendance at General Assembly. In addition, masking is required and physically distanced seating options will be reserved in our meeting spaces.
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