Author Archive | Ali

From Your Minister of Education and Outreach

Greetings Friends, It is the new year and with it comes new opportunities!!  I am excited to be joining you, however briefly, as the Minister of Education and Outreach.  As such, I plan to reach out to those among you involved in these areas to learn more about existing programs. I look forward to those […]

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From Your Lead Minister

Dear Folks, Welcome to a brand new year! Once in a while in our lives, we hear words spoken that stick with us for a long time or perhaps for the rest of our days.  As we begin a new chapter here at Piedmont UU Church, I’d like to share some words that have stuck […]

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Keeper of the Flame: Michael Demby

This article series continues the Keeper of the Flame tradition started by retired president Lee Elliott Carnes.  The prompts are posed by Piedmont UU Church President of the Board of Trustees, Jim Price, and the answers are provided by members of our church community. About Me: I was born in Charlotte and have lived in […]

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Caregiver Workshop

Michelle Murphy, Care Team Co-Chair As we gaze with awe and reverence at the changing foliage through our sanctuary windows, many are unaware that an insidious stranger has invaded some of our homes changing our lives forever. The impact on familiar systems is profound and permanent. It brings anxiety, fear, helplessness, frustration, anger, and a […]

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Update from the Ministerial Search Committee

Meredith Norman, Ministerial Search Committee Member In September, the Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) created and electronically distributed a survey that was completed by 89 people. At the town hall meeting on Sunday, September 24, 2017 the MSC shared survey highlights with the congregation. These result highlights can be found by clicking this link goo.gl/3rV87p.  In […]

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From Your Minister of Congregational Care

Dear Folks, Our theme for the month of October is “vulnerability.”  To be vulnerable is to be susceptible to pain, to wounding, or to some sort of harm.   We make ourselves vulnerable when we love someone, when we speak an unpopular truth, or when we push against a tide of injustice.   We all have the […]

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From Your Interim Minister

Last Friday I drove to Asheville with some Piedmont UU Church friends to visit a retired UU minister, the Rev. Clark Olsen, who had a traumatic experience in Selma in 1965.  I got to know Clark in the 1970s in connection with him serving as my future wife’s internship supervisor at his church in Morristown, […]

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Keeper of the Flame: Meredith Merritt

This article series continues the Keeper of the Flame tradition started by retired president Lee Elliott Carnes.  The questions are posed by Piedmont UU Church President of the Board of Trustees, Jim Price, and the answers are provided by members of our church community. 1) What brought you to Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church? I found […]

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