UNC Asheville History and Games Programming Collaboration, Spring 2017

This website is the final product of the History and Games Programming collaboration at UNCA and highlights the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, NC. The main goal of this website is to showcase the UUCA’s participation in various social justice initiatives in the Asheville community, as well as to present historical information from the special collections archives at the D.H Ramsey Library. After spending significant time in the UUCA archives, we decided to structure the website into four main sections: the history of Unitarian Universalism, Ministers of the Church, Social Justice and the SAC, and a Major Projects page. These tabs are available on the top right of this page. The History of Unitarian Universalism page introduces the religion’s ancient roots, important events and leaders throughout history, and information about Asheville’s first Unitarian Universalist Churches. The Ministers of the Church page looks at leaders of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville and offers excerpts from past sermons, as well as various pictures of the ministers of the church. The Social Justice and Major Projects pages discuss several initiatives the church has been involved in including an anti-racism task force, work for the Habitat for Humanity, and the overturning of Amendment One.

This website also has two game interactives linked below that were created by the Games Programming students at UNCA. They are both trivia-type learning experiences where you can walk through a model of the UUCA and answer questions about information presented on this site. To get more information on ongoing programs and worship times, you can visit the UUCA’s website by clicking HERE. To get directions to the church click HERE. To learn about the history of Universalism, Social Justice projects of the UUCA, and the ministers responsible for the church click on the pink box at the top of your page and explore this site. To play Trivia games with interactive experiences about the church click HERE and HERE.

Photo by James Kirk, Flickr https://flic.kr/p/6jAfXy

Special thanks to Gene Hyde and Colin Reeve for their help in accessing the archives at the D.H Ramsey Library Special Collections. Also thanks to Dr. Ellen Pearson, Dr. Marietta Cameron, and the Games Programming students who worked all semester to make sure this project was successful. We couldn’t have done it without you!