We believe each individual’s path to God and with God is different.
We have chosen to move forward together, drawing strength and faith from our community with each other, and from God.

We celebrate our differences, as these are examples of God’s creative spirit.
We embrace our similarities, as these are what bind us to God.
We learn, grow, pray, worship and play together by choice, not by obligation.

It is our responsibility and our privilege to extend God’s love, message and service to all people.

We affirm our commitment to listen without interrupting.
To speak without accusing.
To be grateful without judging.
To love without hesitating.

We reject any status in terms of social standing, education, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental ability, physical ability or any other distinction.  In keeping with a Kingdom whose table is set for all, we will extend ourselves fully in an effort to relieve human suffering and will oppose that which diminishes or oppresses even one of God’s children.

Can we change the world? Will love prevail? Absolutely.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Margot Pickett

Intentional Interim Pastor
In 2014 I took courses through the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem to become a certified Intentional Interim Minister; my first “gig” was at First Congregational UCC, Asheville, from September 2015-May 2017. I love this kind of ministry!  Contact me:  ipastorljucc@gmail.com

Carol Gardner

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagle: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:31

Justin Banner

Choir Director
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams."

Willy Wonka

Jan Dillon

Office Manager
"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Robert Fulghum