History

Highlights on How We Got Here

  • September 2000 – Monthly services, Organizing leaders: Mary Alm and Allie Gooding from the UU Church in Asheville
  • September 2001 – Weekly services in Black Mountain
  • September 30, 2001 – Charter Sunday with 46 members
  • January 2002 – Become UUA member congregation
  • March 2002 – Sunday services move to Primary School – Children’s RE grows
  • July 2002 – First Consulting Minister, Rev. Amy Brooks
  • September 2002 – Mission and Covenant completed
  • November 2002 – Board Vision Retreat
  • March 2003 – Congregational Visioning and Potluck at Library
  • July 2003 – First paid RE coordinator, Linda Harrison
  • October 2003 – Second Consulting Minister, Rev. Dick Stennett – Become UCONCI members
  • March 2004 – Board learns of property – Makes offer contingent on congregation approval
  • April 2004 – Congregation approves, launches Capital Campaign
  • July 4, 2004 – First service in new church building
  • August 14, 2004 – Dedication of new church home Featured Speaker, Rev. William Sinkford
  • December 2004 – Congregation decides to expand the space inside the building
  • March 2005 – Remodeled sanctuary and RE rooms completed under the direction of Kevin Campbell
  • April 2005 – First Trillium: A Festival of Follies and Flings
  • June 2005 – First Coming of Age group goes to Boston
  • Jul, 2005 – First paid Office Administrator, Tim Perry
  • January 2006 – Chalice Lighter Grant receivedDick Stennett’s last service as Consulting Minister
  • February 2006 – Covenant Groups formed
  • March 2006 – Heidi Blozan hired as RE Coordinator
  • May 2006 – Rev. Dick Stennett named UUCSV Minister Emeritus
  • July 2006 – Process to become a Welcoming Congregation begins
  • January 2007 – Sybil Argintar hired as RE Coordinator
  • September 2007 – Voted unanimously (57-0) to affirm that we are a Welcoming Congregation
  • April 2008 – Payed Off Mortgage on Building
  • November 2008 – Sally Beth Shore hired as Consulting Student Minister
  • July 2009 – Sally Beth Shore hired as Intern Minister for 18 months
  • September 2009 – Accredited as a Green Sanctuary
  • August 2012 – Rev. Michael Carter hired as half time Consulting Minister
  • January 2014 – Patricia Fahey hired as RE Coordinator
  • June 2014 – Second Chalice Lighter Grant received

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