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Lights for Liberty

Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil An Interfaith Gathering Join us on Friday night, July 12th, for a candlelight vigil calling for an end to human detention camps and to the inhumane treatment of migrants and asylum seekers. Our vigil is one of hundreds being held under the umbrella of Lights for Liberty, an organization dedicated […]

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April 22 Town Hall Meeting at the University Gathering

Approximately 40 members attended a town hall meeting at the University Gathering after the service on Sunday, April 22 led by Board of Trustees President Sam Treadaway. Town hall meetings are not meetings for the purpose of voting, but for information sharing and discussion. Sam explained that the board met on April 19 and voted […]

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Feature Focus Article: Social Justice

Our feature focus for the month of May is Social Justice.  Where does your heart lead you when you consider matters of justice?   In April, I attended a conference for civil rights activists and faith leaders called Revolutionary Love: Complete the Dream.  The conference marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. […]

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From your Minister of Education and Outreach

Greetings Friends, What’s happening in CYRE, Adult RE and Social Justice? I am happy to report that our RE Coordinator position has been posted and is receiving responses!  We trust this will be a successful search and we will have more to report to you soon. My thanks to MJ Lieberman, Larry Lieberman, Karl Hesse […]

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A Letter from Your Lead Minister

Dear Folks: Our theme for the month of May is Creativity.  May it inspire us–in whatever form–to minister to one another as we seek to nurture the spirit, cherish diversity, cultivate justice, and radiate love.   The month of April held a wonderful celebration of Piedmont’s 30th Anniversary as well as Deb Davelka’s 10th Anniversary. […]

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Piedmont UU Church Fiscal Year 2017 – A History

In mid January of 2018 Meredith Norman of the Communications Team asked if I would write an article for the Piedmont UU Church newsletter about the church’s finances over the course of the 2017 calendar year. I agreed, thinking some members would find the topic of interest. Sadly, as the newsletter deadline loomed, “the crud” […]

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CYRE Update

Greetings Families, What’s happening with CYRE?  Here’s the news! In March we will  begin our search for a Religious Education Coordinator/DRE.  In the meantime, we are actively recruiting volunteers within our congregation who are willing to lead programs between now and the end of the year to make sure we have something planned for our […]

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From Your Lead Minister

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. ~Nelson Mandela Dear Folks, Welcome to March. Our theme for this month is balance. This week begins my third month of ministry with you in the capacity of lead minister. As lead minister, there are many roles to balance, but pastoral care is one of those. In that […]

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From Your Board of Trustees

Dear Members and Friends, The closure of a calendar year is always a time of holding reflection and prospect at the same time.  This is especially true as we wave goodbye to 2017, and look upon a new season. Your church leadership, both professional and lay, recognizes that this past year has been a challenge […]

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