The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: First Congregational United Church of Christ, Asheville, NC

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan is senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Asheville, NC. She came to Asheville in 2018.

Earlier she was pastor of Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Marietta, GA, where she  served Pilgrimage as its pastor since 2001. While her denominational roots are Southern Baptist, Kim has found the United Church of Christ to be a very welcoming denomination and an excellent denominational home.

After completing her Master of Divinity degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, Kim moved to Atlanta to pursue doctoral studies at Emory University. In May of 2004, Kim received her Ph.D. in Preaching and Education.

Kim's philosophy of ministry is firmly grounded in the good news of God's love for every person. “Everything we do as a church — from worship, to education, to missions work, even to times of recreation — everything we do must be grounded in belief in and practice of the radical inclusiveness of God's love for ALL people,” Kim says.

Kim is married to the Rev. Dr. Allen Mullinax. 

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

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The Disciple Who Went Up a Mountain But Came Down a Hill

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kim Buchanan, pastor of Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Woodstock, Georgia, talks about making the most of our spiritual walk with Christ.

What's My Life?

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kim Buchanan, pastor of Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Woodstock, Georgia, challenges listeners to find their calling in Christ.

Dancing with the Trinity

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan delves into a meaningful and faithful exploration of trinitarian theology.

From Procession to Party

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan reminds us that often God's grace comes to us, unasked for and undeserved, but all that is required is the choice to receive it or not.

Noisy Spring

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan, pastor of Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, Marietta, GA, offers a thought-provoking sermon on Christ's parable of the seeds (Mark 4).

Surviving Seeing

Friday October 24, 2008
In her sermon on Mark 10:46-52, the Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan helps us cope with what we see in the world when Jesus restores our sight.

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Kim Buchanan helps us find ourselves in the difficult and potentially hopeless situation the woman suffering from hemorrhages was in when she came to Jesus with a desperate faith. When Jesus became aware that healing power had gone out from him and asked who touched him, maybe his question wasn’t for information but was an invitation to the woman to testify about her healing, and about her own faith which made that healing possible.

Kimberleigh Buchanan: The Strength of Weakness

Friday October 24, 2008
The Apostle Paul boasts to the Corinthians of his weakness, turning boasting on its head, says Dr. Kim Buchanan in her sermon this week. Paul explains that it is in his weakness that the power of Christ becomes real. It is in his weakness that he experiences God’s grace most profoundly.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

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A Handful of Mints: Whatever Happened to Right and Wrong?

Friday October 24, 2008
Looking at two stories, one about a handful of mints, the other about an overdue library book, I explore the questions: Have we lost the ability to tell right from wrong?

Spirituality for Real Life

Friday October 24, 2008
Trying to figure out precisely how to live the Christ life in REAL life....

Nun-sense Spirituality

Friday October 24, 2008
Through the Women Touched by Grace program I am learning about Benedictine spirituality. Both WTBG and Benedictine spirituality are changing my life.

Holocaust Museum Shooting

Friday October 24, 2008
Reflections on the Holocaust Museum shooting on June 10, 2009.

Apostolic Visitation on US Nuns

Friday October 24, 2008
Reflections on the recent Vatican decision to assess the "quality of life" of women religious in the United States.

Teaching Children Faith (or Children Teaching Faith)....

Friday October 24, 2008
I thought I'd been teaching 8 year old Anna faith, while all the time she'd been teaching me.

Koinonia

Friday October 24, 2008
A visit to Koinonia Farm puts recent media madness in perspective.

Episcopal Church's Decision

Friday October 24, 2008
Reflections on the Episcopal Church's decision to ordain gay and lesbian people to ministry.

Hospitality and Healthcare

Friday October 24, 2008
How might true Christian hospitality--treating everyone as if they are beloved, whole, precious human beings--change the healthcare debate?

De-Baiting Healthcare

Friday October 24, 2008
What might happen to the healthcare debate if we really started listening to each other?

The Lutherans Too!

Friday October 24, 2008
The wall excluding gay and lesbian members from full inclusion in the church is coming down!

The Gift of Receiving

Friday October 24, 2008
When my sister-in-law and brother asked for help, WE received the blessing.

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Friday October 24, 2008
Reflections on Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize...or should we call it the Nobel Potential Peace Prize?

Fort Hood Shooting

Friday October 24, 2008
What does the person of faith do the day after an act of senseless violence?

Human Rights Day

Friday October 24, 2008
On this International Human Rights Day, how might we Christians live human dignity as Jesus taught it?

The Gift of the Economic Downturn

Friday October 24, 2008
Finding Good News in the economic downturn.

The Gift of Baptism

Friday October 24, 2008
Celebrating Jesus' baptism; celebrating our own.

Haiti: Month 1

Friday October 24, 2008
Coming to grips with a slow resurrection.

Spiritual Stability

Friday October 24, 2008
The economy is forcing many of us to stay in places longer than we had planned. What might these circumstances teach us?

The Grace of the Next Moment

Friday October 24, 2008
Every moment we live is a second chance.

A Beneficiary of Christian Social Justice (Sort of) Responds to Glenn Beck

Friday October 24, 2008
As a woman who serves as pastor, I am a beneficiary of Christian Social Justice.

Looking for Love

Friday October 24, 2008
Trying to find a loving community.

When Does One Become a Christian?

Friday October 24, 2008
Some reflections on Confirmation Sunday...

A Tale of Two Trees

Friday October 24, 2008
When it comes to spiritual growth, "slow and steady wins the race."

Spewing Sin

Friday October 24, 2008
We all bear some culpability for the oil spill in the Gulf.

The Healthcare Crisis Hits Home

Friday October 24, 2008
My grand nephew Chandler's health issues have me thinking--again--about human kindness.

True Repentance

Friday October 24, 2008
When did we forget how to apologize?

Be Still and Know

Friday October 24, 2008
Finding God in an unexpected moment of stillness...

Asking the Next Question

Friday October 24, 2008
All that stands between wanting to take action and taking it is one question: What do we do next?

Poem: Why are Bad Things Spoken Loudly?

Friday October 24, 2008
A poem describing the pain of exclusion...

Free Speech--At What Cost?

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Laura and the Apostle Paul on "beneficial speech."

Burning Qur'ans: NIMBY!

Friday October 24, 2008
The planned Qur'an burning hits close to home.

Christmas-Weary

Friday October 24, 2008
Trying to find meaning in the Christmas season.

Video by The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

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Kimberleigh Buchanan - Yes and No

Friday October 24, 2008
Jesus said, Let your 'yes' be 'yes,' and your 'no,' 'no.' Dr. Kim Buchanan offers some inspiring insight into these words in this Day1 Reflection video.

Radio by The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan - Day1 Podcast Extra

Friday October 24, 2008
In this podcast extra, the Rev. Dr. Kim Buchanan, pastor of Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Marietta, GA, shares her personal insights and experiences.