A Letter from Your Minister — December 2018

Dear Folks, Welcome to December and to our theme of Mystery. The denotation of this word directs us to things that are difficult or possibly even impossible to understand or “solve”–like certain aspects of astrophysics. A Black Hole is a mystery. Sometimes things far less substantial are mysteries–like the location of your keys or of […]

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2018 Pledge Analysis

Annual Commitment Time ~ An Analysis of Our Pledges

The Finance Committee along with our current and future board presidents and minister have now met on more than one occasion to construct a budget within our means for 2019 based on our current pledge amount. Soon, the board will meet to vote on the budget before presenting it in its final form to you […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — November 2018

The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you. ~ R.J. Palacio, […]

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Planning the Piedmont UU Memorial Garden

The congregation celebrated the dedication of its sanctuary in September 1998, 20 years ago. Since then, many members have expressed the hope that we might have a memorial garden on our campus. That work has now officially begun! The Board of Trustees appointed an ad hoc committee several months ago to lead this effort, and […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — October 2018

Love is sanctuary, a safe haven and place to rest. ~T. Volgoff Dear Folks, Welcome to October and to our monthly theme of Sanctuary. What does the word “sanctuary” mean to you? Does it conjure images of the places that offer you a sense of safety where you can truly be at peace? Perhaps sanctuary […]

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Practicing Interdependence

Dear Justice Seekers: We are fortunate to be hosting a wonderful UU Justice Leadership Training the last weekend of September. This three day workshop will be offered by Sacred Fire Unitarian Universalist and trainers, Rev. Nathan Hollister, Rev. Karen Hutt, and Rev. Sara Green. This weekend intensive training is a great opportunity as we seek to reorganize and […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — September 2018

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~Carl Jung Dear Folks, Welcome to September and our monthly theme of VISION! This is an exciting month as we usher in AND complete our Annual Commitment Time (also known as pledging).  I’m excited to […]

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Wrap Up of NC Faith Forward Coalition Conference

Uniting For Our Future: A Wrap Up of NC Faith Forward Coalition Conference Merry Overholser, Piedmont UU Church member During times of turmoil, we are presented with the opportunity to plant seeds of change. This was one of the themes of keynote speaker, Bree Newsome’s opening address at the NC Faith Forward Coalition’s conference in […]

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Social Justice Leadership Training

Save the date! September 28-30 ~ Social Justice Leadership Training Piedmont UU Church is proud to host a Justice Leadership Training Program which will span the 2018-2019 church year.  The program is brought to us by Sacred Fire UU and will include churches from across the Southern Region. Organizer and trainer, Rev. Nathan Hollister, has […]

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