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General Assembly Update

General Assembly Update The multiplatform UUA General Assembly was held in June, with onsite attendees in Pittsburgh, PA, and many others joining in online. Beth F. and Karen D. attended virtually as delegates for our church. Next year’s GA will be fully online, with plans to return to a multiplatform format in 2025 in Baltimore, […]

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Meet Our New UUA President

Meet Our New UUA President! The UUA put out the following press release introducing our new Association President: “Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt was elected to serve as President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) with the support of more than 2300 Unitarian Universalist (UU) delegates at the denomination’s annual General Assembly (GA) from June 21st […]

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What’s It Like as a Delegate at GA?

So, what’s it like being a delegate? Well, to start there were over 6,000 congregational delegates. As a first time delegate it was initially pretty overwhelming. Just learning how to use the tools to participate, such as a new to me app, was a large part of the process. Introductions to Article 11 Amendments, a […]

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April Letter from the Minister

Our theme for April is Emergence. As the seasons are turning to springtime, this is also a time of emergence for our church family here at Piedmont UU church. We are beginning to emerge from the challenging time of the pandemic, as well as church and leadership transitions. The air of emergence fills the space […]

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Bill

Bill R. has lived a long life. For the past twenty-three years, that has included his loving wife, Kelly. He has many educational and professional achievements. After graduating from Baylor University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree, he served as an officer in the US Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965. He has two children, […]

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Letter from Rev. Dr. Amy

During this coming month, we will focus on the theme of trust. As we all well know, trust is not easily attained. It is the very foundation of every form of relationship – whether vocational, personal, communal, financial, or spiritual. And once trust is lost, it can be so very difficult to regain, and sometimes […]

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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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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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