1) Our Beliefs and History

Our Beliefs

There is not one particular type of person who is a Unitarian Universalist. UUs are all ages, come from many diverse backgrounds, and hold many different beliefs. Our congregation is comprised of Christians, Buddhists, Humanists, Jewish, Muslims, Pagans, Hindus, atheists and agnostics. The common thread that binds us together comes from our Beliefs and Principles and connects us throughout the country and the world.

Members of UUCA are directed and guided by our core values of Connection, Inspiration, Compassion, and Justice. These values help us connect as a community and inspire us to serve and work to transform ourselves and the world we live in. As a community we share values, not theological beliefs.  We are a covenantal religion, which means that our covenant describes the ways we aspire to be with each other in community and binds us together as a community. It is the community, the congregation, that gives us the support to explore our own spiritual journey, side with love, and act for justice in the world.

Some of our key covenants are:
Care and support one another.
Celebrate our intentional diversity with joy and gratitude.
Attend to our differences with openness, compassion, and trust.
Creating healing by listening and speaking in the spirit of love.

Learn more about our mission and covenant here.

Our History

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville (UUCA) has been worshiping and serving in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains city since the 1950’s. We have been at our current location just north of downtown since 1972.  We own an entire block that includes our main building at 1 Edwin Place, and the two 100+-year-old houses at 21 and 23 Edwin Place.  All of the various rooms on campus are used for office spaces, our vibrant Faith Development programs, and a variety of meetings and events, both for the congregation and for other non-profit groups. 

You can read more detailed information on our history here.

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