Author Archive | Deb

Get To Know Piedmont UU Church Members

Charter member Jane Henderson is a farmer/florist, caregiver and supporter of our UU values. She and her husband, Harry Lancaster, were involved in the earliest days of PUUC, with Jane serving for 3 years as At Large member on the first Board of Trustees. While Jane and her family have moved several times between the University […]

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February 2023 Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

During the month of February, we will focus on a different female Medieval mystic each Sunday – Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Teresa of Avila. These women left behind amazing visions, writings, music, and guidelines which have survived the centuries. Their unique personalities showed through each of their works, inspiring countless […]

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Letter From Rev Shakeisha

What can I say about 2022? It has been a year of losses and at the same time, many important gains. We, as a community, have faced so many transitions this past year, yet we have remained steadfast and hopeful on our long-term goals. 2022 saw us return to in person services, become comfortable with […]

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Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

We have just begun our first steps onto the edge of an unknown year. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected is to be expected. What does that mean for our spiritual journey? During the month of January, our worship services will explore the theme of Wintering. Wintering is […]

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The Salisbury Gathering Celebrates 10 Years

It’s been ten years since myself, my spouse Jason, and Kent and Cassandra Smith organized a backyard potluck in my backyard to see who might be interested in a UU community in Salisbury. I sent out an invite via Facebook to all my local friends who I knew shared like-minded values. To our amazement, almost […]

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PPP anniversary

On Sunday, May 1, Piedmont Progressive Preschool celebrated its 20th anniversary with a campus event open to all who have been part of the school over the years. Events included food, a variety of fun activities and a silent auction. The school has been housed at Piedmont UU Church since 2002, when it was organized […]

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The Ethical Exploration Group on the Environment

Ethical Explorations is a discussion group that has met for many years on Sunday morning either at church or on Zoom since Covid to engage in wide-ranging discussions based on books, articles, etc. that members have read. On March 20, a member opened the meeting by suggesting the group focus on Earth Day, which will […]

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April Letter from the Ministers

Beloved community, It’s April already and feels more like spring with the azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom! With the newly unfurling tiniest of leaves we are reminded once again of the wheel of the year and the budding forth of new possibilities. The Ministerial Interim Search Committee is fully active, and April will bring […]

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Interim Minister Search Committee News and Notes

April will be a busy month for the Interim Minister Search Committee. Committee members are: Jeff Blum, George Bame, Cosette Blackmer, Michelle Murphy, and Beth Foreman. We have been working diligently to carry out our responsibility to seek an Interim Minister for Piedmont UU Church. In case you didn’t know, when a settled minister leaves a […]

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