Welcome to Family Ministry & Community, our new partnership with the families of this congregation. Our vibrant family community is supportive, soulful and welcoming. UU families are LGBT and straight together, partnered and single, come from a wide range of religious backgrounds, and are every color of the human rainbow. Together we create a unique spiritual community where we share and explore our paths as parents, partners and families.painting stepping stones

Our purpose is to provide faith development opportunities and to support families on their spiritual journeys. The focus on family is key, because we recognize how important it is to serve all family members the same as we have always served children and youth.

We will provide a focused program to guide and support the entire family. Family ministry recognizes that parents/caregivers are essential to their children’s spiritual development regardless of where they are on their own faith journey. Our program’s role is to support our families in their endeavor. Together we provide opportunities for faith development and involvement in this beloved community.


Our FMC Program is a cooperative program of adults and children guided by our Family Ministry Council and Vicki Benavides, Coordinator of Family Ministry & Community. Vicki can be reached by email or by calling the office at 828-693-3157.

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