June Letter from the Minister

It looks like summer is officially here! Thankfully the scorching heat has not arrived yet, but many of us are making plans for the coming weeks. It might include travel, gardening, or taking some time away from the “normal” routine. I was fortunate to take study leave and some vacation days in southern England recently, […]

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Often called Litha by modern neo-pagans, the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer according to the astrological calendar. Meteorologists consider June 1st to mark the start of summer and many of us celebrate the start of summer at Memorial Day weekend. No matter when you personally mark […]

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Faith, Love, Action. Together.

Dear friends, The next chapter of democracy is in all our hands and the actions involved will be small and large, individual and collective as the 2024 election approaches. Like many a good meal, there will be something for most everyone once we find our seat at the table during UU the Vote, an initiative […]

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General Assembly 2024 June 20-23

This is a very important and impactful year at the 2024 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly. UU delegates from UU churches around the world will be casting an up/down vote to adopt new UUA bylaws with Shared Values and covenants as proposed in Article II. This will replace the Principles in the UUA Bylaws only.  Suggested […]

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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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