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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A Letter from Your Minister — August

Greetings, Beloved Community. Dear Folks, Welcome to the month of August! Our theme for this month is Generosity. What comes to mind when you think of generosity? Recently, I went to hear someone speak, and I hadn’t been able to find the “registration” form for the program online, so I asked about this on the […]

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Feature Focus for July 29

Greetings, Beloved Community. Welcome to summer, to the month of July, and to our next Feature Focus Sunday topic. UU churches across the country have addressed the “me too.” movement in various ways. When the “me too.” movement reached a tipping point on Facebook, I watched many ministers across the country change their Sunday service […]

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NC’s Faith Forward Coalition

“The NC Faith Forward Coalition is an LGBTQ-affirming faith coalition working to make North Carolina a more just and inclusive home for all LGBTQ people. It more specifically is a coalition of varying organizations with an focus in the intersections of faith and justice. This group does intersectional work with groups like NC NAACP (state), […]

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