UU Asheville Weekly Message

Because of You

Dear Beloved Community, Because of you, our religious exploration program is thriving! Because of you, we have filled our pews and moved to two Sunday services!  Because of you, we have already distributed over $11,000 to our community plate partners!  Because of...

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Showing Up

With permission, I am sharing part of an e-mail I received a few weeks ago from a beloved member of our congregation who has been facing scary health issues: “I've been a member here for 20 years but now is the first time I genuinely feel a part of this beloved...

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An Interactive Singing Experience with Melanie DeMore! 

Join us at UU Asheville for an unforgettable afternoon of fun, music and fellowship. We are excited to invite the community to join us for an Interactive Singing Experience on February 17, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, led by the inspirational Melanie DeMore. This event...

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The Work We Do Together

In my recent sermon “Great Expectations,” I offered back to this community some of what I have been coming to understand about the journey we are on together. UU Asheville members and friends have been doing heroic work, clearing the brush and tending a garden,...

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We Can Win This Tug-of -War

More than just a few times throughout my life, I have attended outdoor parties, field days, or family reunions where one of the activities was a tug-of-war. Perhaps you yourself have played that game before: Two opposing teams pull on opposite sides of a long rope...

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The Warmth of Winter

Winter's chill may surround us with its icy embrace, but within the frosty depths, we find solace and purpose. As the bitter cold tests our resilience, so too does it remind us of the warmth we carry within. In the unity of diversity, we find strength in our...

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Our Justice Priorities- The Results!

Between October 4, 2023 and Jan. 1, 2024, the congregation undertook a process of first identifying areas of justice concerns and then voting on top priority areas, for the purpose of focusing efforts, energy and attention over the next two years. This focus is...

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Two Services Beginning in February

So this is a good thing. Life at the UU Congregation of Asheville has been robust, joyful, engaged and - overflowing! Our Christmas Eve concert and candlelight service had folx sitting in the aisles, and there have been Sundays when people had to view the service...

We Are All Philanthropists

Annoyed by end-of-year pleas to “please” give more to those organizations you’ve already given to? If you’re not aware, I can tell you that these requests are based on the established fact that the best people to ask for money are those who’ve given before. So,...

Fall YouthCons at The Mountain

We are lucky to have The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center only two hours from Asheville, and during the school year, kids from our congregation attend Youth CONferences, which are gatherings of UU youth and advisors for a weekend program filled with...

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