Community Plate Extends Connection to BeLoved Asheville  

Over the years, as part of our social justice work, our congregation has donated to various local organizations through UUCA’s Community Plate program.  In August, our congregation will begin a four-month partnership with BeLoved, deepening the connection between our groups and working together to create justice in our community and world and practice love in building relationships across intersectional lines. Each of those four months we will learn about a different BeLoved program.

BeLoved believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every person (what we call belovedness based on Dr. King’s vision of the BeLoved community). We put into practice justice, peace, and equity in our mission and work. We put love into action daily as we build community and together create solutions to our greatest struggles. We believe in deep mutuality and working together democratically. We make meaning of life in community as we connect through relationships of love and justice and as we live purposeful lives that support the thriving of people and the planet

Your monthly donations will support BeLoved community projects including creating homes through the BeLoved Village, supporting their racial equity and healing projects, the new project La Cocina de Mama/Mama’s Kitchen, our Street Medic team, Street Outreach and the Street Pantry program.

There are many avenues for getting involved with BeLoved. We will be  exploring a myriad of opportunities for UUCA  members to engage via the BeLoved Village project, Street Pantry on Charlotte Street, advocacy, connections with BeLoved BIPOC community leaders, and more!