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University Gathering Wooden Path and Preschool Festival

On April 20 Piedmont Progressive Preschool held an outdoor Spring Fairytale Festival on the church University Gathering campus from 2 to 6 pm. Many families with young children attended, including present and past school families and some from the community. Besides the usual play activities and food trucks, the event featured a magical story time […]

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CUUPs will honor May Day on May 4th

From flowers to bon fires to Maypole dances, Beltane is celebrated in many ways. Beltane is honored on May 1st and is sometimes called Lady’s Day or May Day. It is easy to see why flowers are central to a May Day celebration. At this time of year our gardens are graced with lilies, roses […]

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May Letter from the Minister

Our theme for May is Pluralism, which is the idea that a multitude of beliefs/ideas can exist together. It is the great “both/and” as opposed to “either/or” thinking. It’s a foundational belief for UUs. We value each person’s unique beliefs and spiritual journey. There is no requirement that everyone adheres to one certain dogma or […]

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First Sunday Snack Drive

The first Sunday of every month, Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church holds a food drive for a needy, local food bank. This month will be a bit different. We have come into contact with a teacher at Reedy Creek Elementary School. She is in need of donations of snacks for her scholars. She believes that food […]

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April Letter from the Minister

Our theme for April is interdependence. There are so many ways we are interconnected with each other and with creation. One special event we once again look forward to is the Earth Day Jam in Salisbury, followed by our worship service focused on the earth the next day. We will explore interdependence with the earth, […]

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Ostara and Spring Equinox

Spring is a time of awakening and renewal, growth and expansion. Signs of Spring are emerging all around us. Blooming daffodils, flowering trees and shrubs color our vision. The sounds of calling frogs and chirping birds fill our ears, not to mention that the days are noticeably longer and are getting warmer. It’s time to […]

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March Letter from the Minister

​Even though it feels as if we didn’t have a winter in recent months, we know the month of March brings about the beginning of Springtime in this region of North Carolina. We already have some blooming daffodils outside the Meeting House, which I always think of as the first sign of spring. The visual […]

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2023 Annual Meeting in Review

The church’s Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, December 10, 2023, following the service. Forty-four members signed in and were physically present to vote at the meeting. The meeting had several very significant highlights. A bylaw change was unanimously approved to allow digital and electronic voting. This reflects changes in how members participate since the original […]

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Social Action Priorities for 2024

Last month, the Social Action Team asked you to fill out a survey, choosing the justice issues that were most important to you. The good news is that we received a record-breaking 38 responses (up from 13 last year). Here are the results: Threats to democracy — 24 Climate Justice — 20 LGBTQIA+ — 16 […]

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Diane

Diane I was born in Ohio but have lived in North Carolina most of my life and in Salisbury for close to 40 years! I retired from the Veterans Administration 5 1/2 years ago after almost 34 years as a Registered Nurse in behavioral health. I can’t remember exactly when I started attending Piedmont Unitarian […]

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