Blue Ridge Pride Festival - Saturday, Sept. 29th

Unity of The Blue Ridge will have a booth at the 2018 Blue Ridge Pride Festival in Asheville.

Our Mission statement: We are an inspiring, inclusive spiritual community, embracing our Divinity and joyfully evolving together!

We will be there celebrating diversity and inclusivity, and letting everyone know they have a welcoming spiritual home at Unity of The Blue Ridge! Stop by and visit our booth!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rev. Christy at 828-891-8700.

Registration for the fall session of Building Bridges 52 is now open! Beginning Monday, September 10th

Registration for the fall session of Building Bridges 52 is now open!
This 9-week program will be held at Omega Middle School (Rainbow Community School) in west Asheville, on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm, starting on September 10th and running through November 5th.
Please click on the link below to go to the registration page, and help us spread the word by telling your friends and colleagues about attending Building Bridges. We anticipate Session 52 filling up fast, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!
Where: Omega Middle School (Rainbow Community School), 62 State Street, Asheville, NC 28806

When: Monday evenings, 7 - 9 pm, September 10th - November 5th
Cost: Basic registration price for our nine-week session (18 hours) is $40
If you’re interested in attending Building Bridges, but you're unable to attend the upcoming Session 52 or you've missed out on registration, please click on this link to add your name and information to our Interest List.
About Building Bridges:
The mission of Building Bridges is to dismantle racism by fostering relationships that respect diversity, seek understanding and encourage action. We provide educational programming paired with a safe place to learn, reflect and discuss.
Since 1993, Building Bridges has profoundly impacted people and institutions throughout Western North Carolina. To date, more than 1500 participants have attended the program.

2018 Parliment of World Religions - Toronto Canada

Parliament of World's Religions 2018 in Toronto

Unity of the Blue Ridge would like to have a group attend the November 2018 gathering in Toronto of the Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings. More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions. More info at:

Knitting/Crocheting Hats & More for Area Agency

Unity of The Blue Ridge launches a new Community-Service Outreach program.  Unity is partnering with “Caring for Children” and is furnishing winter knitted hats, for babies, toddlers, teens and young adults.  Baby blankets and scarves for all ages are also being supplied.  

Caring for Children has served WNC for over 40 years.  Caring seeks to nurture hope and create a safe environment for children and families in crises by providing high quality care, shelter, education and emotional and medical treatment.

Unity knits winter hats for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Teens
  • Young adults
  • Baby blankets + scarfs for all ages provided

Help Unity be a meaningful partner and join our efforts.  No regular meetings are planned.

See Ruth Franz, Cosette Goeble, or Alan Burgess for additional information or call 828-505-0161.

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

NC's 1st Conservation Burial Ground

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is committed to perpetual conservation of the environment as each burial becomes part of the living landscape. 



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