The Welcoming Congregation Renewal Program

Greetings, Beloved Community! In a recent sermon, I shared that we’ve begun the process of renewing our Welcoming Congregation status. The UUA has created benchmarks for congregations to complete for each year of renewal, and the renewal process will now be annual. Our aim as a denomination and as a church is “to be bolder […]

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A Letter from your Minister — November 2019

Much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. ~Winifred Gallagher (from Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life) Dear Folks, Welcome to November and to our monthly theme of Attention. Our question for November is: “What […]

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A Letter from your Minister — October 2019

Choose to belong, and then belong with all your heart. ~Rev. Mary Frances Comer Dear Folks, Welcome to fall and to the monthly theme of Belonging. Numerous questions came to mind as I pondered “belonging.” Each question led to another. To what or to whom do we belong? We belong to one another; we belong […]

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Musical Mindset and Performance Anxiety

As the lovely month of October moves in, we’ll be focusing on discussions about belonging and how it relates to our humanity. As you’ve all surely experienced, making music is one of the greatest human activities we can participate in to foster a feeling of belonging. Many people have no qualms about standing in front […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — September 2019

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. ~Margaret Wheatley Dear Folks, Welcome to September and to our monthly theme of Expectation! A year ago this month, our theme was Vision, and I asked you to consider what you’d want our beloved community to look like in one year, five […]

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Chalice Circle Sign-Up

Chalice Circle Sign-Up Chalice Circles run from September through May and provide an opportunity for members of Piedmont UU Church to participate in a small group ministry. The structure of this small group which meets monthly offers the opportunity to engage in the spiritual practice of deep or active listening. Please RSVP here to sign […]

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August Theme and Guest Speakers

During the month of August, we are focusing on world religions and the topic of justice. We are privileged to welcome three guests each from a different tradition: Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin of Temple Israel; Muslim social justice activist, Rose Hamid; and Rev. Kathy Beasley, recently ordained in the Unity Church. I look forward to […]

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Our Annual Giving Campaign and Membership Renewal

Soon, our Generosity Team will be revealing our theme for this year’s giving campaign! We will kick off the campaign with a Gala on September 7th at the University Gathering. Stay tuned for more information coming soon. Formerly referred to as Annual Commitment Time at Piedmont UU Church, there are many terms used to describe […]

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