Vespers 6:30 PM – Vespers Leader: Sequoyah Christine Rich 
Program 7:00PM – Spiritual Practices
Join us for an opportunity to learn about some of the practices of Buddhism. Sequoyah will lead us through a guided seated meditation and a guided walking meditation. She will also share about her experiences staying in a Buddhist Temple in Indonesia. Sequoyah currently co-leads the UU Asheville Buddhist Sangha and works as a Hospital Chaplain at the VA Medical Center. She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School with a Master of Religion.

In-person & Online at www.uuasheville.org/worship 

Looking Ahead….
October 5th 1st Wed. Dinner & Peace Vespers.  Join Rev. Cathy for a simple meal of soup and bread followed by a candlelight service of reflection in honor of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Holy Day of Atonement. With our roots firmly planted in both Judaism and Christianity, it is important to pause and remember.
There is no fee for dinner. We are recruiting volunteers to bring soup and/or bread for 10 people, and volunteers to help set up and clean up afterward. Click below to support this mid-week opportunity for fellowship and worship. Let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!
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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS & MONTHLY CALENDAR

Welcome Back! The Adult Faith Exploration Team has been busy planning for the new congregational year. We have two new offerings. A communal dinner and Peace Vigil every first Wednesday. Third Wednesdays you are invited to a bilingual conversation to explore Latiné culture and issues. Experimentation is alive and well and UU Asheville!

All Vespers services will be live-streamed. We’ll note on the calendar when programs are live-streamed or on Zoom.

Wow! So many details.  Please contact me with questions, feedback and/or program ideas.
Rev. Claudia, Minister of Faith Development, faithdev@uuasheville.org

2022-2023 Focus: Widening the Circle
1st Wed.      Dinner & Peace Vigil

2nd Wed.     Justice & Liberation Conversations

3rd Wed.     Café, Cultura y Conversación 
4th Wed.     Theology & Spiritual Practices

September Calendar – Belonging (Soul Matters Theme)
All Vespers in person/live streamed in September.
Program in person and via Zoom Sept. 14; Oct 12 (only these dates)

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Dinner 6:00PM 
Peace Vigil Vespers, 7:00 PM, Rev. Cathy Harrington

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Vespers 6:30 PM, Leader: Rev. Claudia
Program 7:00 PM: Justice Conversation: Jeff Owens with Moms Demand Action 

In 2005, John Owens was shot and nearly killed while entering the lobby of a Detroit television station by a man with a history of mental illness. Since that time, John has spoken about his experience and recovery at churches throughout Michigan and North Carolina, participated in gun safety forums, and wrote Op-Ed columns to support common sense gun legislation in the Detroit Free Press and the Asheville Citizen Times.  He is the Group Co-Lead of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in Western North Carolina. John is also a member of the Everytown Survivor Fellowship, a nationwide community of survivors working together to end gun violence.

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Vespers 6:30 PM, Leader: Michele Gregory, Rev Claudia
Program 7:00PM: Café, Cultura y Conversación
Join us for this bilingual opportunity to explore Latiné culture and issues while we practice and/or are exposed to the Spanish language. Our speaker will be Michele Gregory an Asheville native who has served as a bilingual caseworker for Buncombe County for 16 years.

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Vespers 6:30 PM,Leader: UU Sangha 
Program 7:00 PM: Buddhist Practices