It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot

What UUs Believe
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born of the Jewish and Christian traditions.  We keep our minds open to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places.
We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion.  In the end, religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves.  We put religious insights to the test of our hearts and minds.
We uphold the free search for truth.  We will not be bound by a statement of belief.  We do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.  We say ours is a non-creedal religion.  Ours is a free faith.
We believe that religious wisdom is ever-changing.  Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final.  Revelation is continuous.  We celebrate unfolding truths known to teachers, prophets, and sages throughout the ages.
We affirm the worth of all women and men.  We believe that people should be encouraged to think for themselves.  We know that people differ in their opinions and lifestyles and we believe that these differences should generally be honored.
We see to that as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.  We are deeply concerned with the here and now and the effects that our actions will have on future generations.  We know that our relationships with one another, with other people's, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion.


PUUC's Mission Statement
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church is a religious community that inspires spiritual growth, honors religious freedom, and embraces diversity, with members who minister with love to each other and work for a just society.

 

PUUC is a Welcoming Congregation
This Unitarian Universalist community welcomes and celebrates the presence and participation of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.

 

Membership
Membership in the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church is open to all who embrace the ideals of our covenant and wish to make this church their spiritual home.  Membership implies a willingness to share one's resources and talents and give one the opportunity to determine the direction of the church.
The Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church is no greater than the vitality brought to it by its members.  We would love to have you with us.


Local Church History
• PUUC began as an extension of the Unitarian Church of Charlotte, and was specifically intended to serve the University area.  The first public service was held on January 17, 1988.
• PUUC met for four years at the Old Courthouse Theater in downtown Concord.  The minister for three of these four years was Elizabeth McMaster, who was trained by the UUA to assist developing congregations.
• In 1992, after a year without a minister, the congregation called Wyman Rousseau to be PUUC's new minister. In 1992, the congregation also moved to Harrisburg, close to the University area.
• In 1994 the congregation moved to the University Child Development Center and voted to accept a long-range plan to purchase five acres of land upon which to build a church.
• In 1995 church was chosen for the second time to be the recipient of a Chalice Lighter grant, funds of which were used towards the purchase of the land.  Also in 1995, church membership grew to 100 members.
• In 1997, groundbreaking began at the new site.
• On March 1, 1998, the first service was held in the new permanent church home on Mallard Creek Road.
• On September 20, 1998 the official dedication service was held for Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church.