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Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

This is a special time of year for many people. Late October and early November are sacred times as it denotes the ending of a year. The Celtic tradition of Samhain ends the year at this time with people remembering all who have died, and reflecting on how they want to live their own lives. […]

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Letter From Rev Shakeisha

Greetings beloved community, The only constant in life is change and we have had a lot of it recently. None of it bad, just different, which is to be expected with growth, exploration, and this new season we all find ourselves well into a pandemic. Piedmont UU is poised and ready to continue to both […]

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A Letter From Rev. Shakeisha

Greetings members and friends, It’s finally Fall Y’all!!! I love October, when the weather begins to cool, the colors begin to change, and there seems to be a new excitement in my house as Halloween and Christmas begin to approach. I hope this month greets you with time to savor this season of awe that […]

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Generosity: Let’s all grow together.

We as a church family are at a moment of great opportunity. We have a new lead minister in Rev. Dr. Amy Rio who brings a wealth of congregational experience and energy to us. Rev. Shakeisha Holton-Gray shares the ministerial team as our Lifespan Education and Community Outreach Director making our ministerial team creative, experienced […]

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Piedmont Progressive Preschool

Piedmont Progressive Preschool (PPP) began its 21st school year in September. For all of those years the school, which enrolls children ages 2 through 5 years, has been housed in the classrooms of the Piedmont UU church building. Director Michele Deese reported that classes are almost fully enrolled. In the week before school began, teachers […]

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A Letter From Rev. Dr. Amy Rio

It has been a pleasure to begin getting to know members of our church community these past few weeks! September and October often mean the beginning of a new year for many of us. For students and teachers and parents and grandparents, the academic year is beginning. Samhain comes at the end of the month. […]

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A Letter from Rev Amy

Greetings, PUUC! I am so honored and thrilled to be joining this amazing community. Thank you for providing me this opportunity to be in ministry with you. I look forward to getting to know you, both individually and communally. I believe great things are in store for us in the future, and look forward to […]

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A Letter From Rev. Shakeisha

First, let me begin by extending my gratitude to Piedmont UU and your support during and for my ordination into UU Ministry. I am now officially a reverend!!! Second, as we welcome Rev. Dr. Amy Rio as our new lead minister, I want to assure you that I am not going anywhere. I will transition […]

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July 2022 Letter from the Minister

Beloved members and friends, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the weight of the world right now. The past few weeks have been hard and there are times when I find myself wondering, “What’s next?” Living a life of gratitude, compassion, and kindness is hard when the days seem dark, sad, and filled […]

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