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Lights for Liberty

Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil An Interfaith Gathering Join us on Friday night, July 12th, for a candlelight vigil calling for an end to human detention camps and to the inhumane treatment of migrants and asylum seekers. Our vigil is one of hundreds being held under the umbrella of Lights for Liberty, an organization dedicated […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — July 2019

Choose kindness, and laugh often. Dear Folks, Welcome to July and to a new monthly theme of Laughter. Scientists and even sacred texts proclaim that laughter is “good for the soul” and that “a joyful heart does us good– like medicine.” Doctors tell us that laughter helps our cardiovascular system. It’s key to forming bonds […]

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Music Notes

Hello, Piedmont UUs! It’s finally July and I’m thrilled to officially be on board! My first month as your music director will be dedicated to not only providing music for Sunday services, but to listening to your thoughts about what musical offerings would bring you a more reflective and meaningful musical experience. Music means so […]

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Official Yard Sale Proclamation

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It hath been decreed that the Piedmont UU Church University Gathering YARD SALE will take place on the 24th day of the month of August! Please read on with wonder as I anticipate and answer all of your questions…   Q. Do we REEEAAAALLY have to have a yard sale?? They […]

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A Letter From the Incoming Music Director

The term ‘full circle’ has been resonating in my mind in the weeks since Rev. Mary Frances Comer offered me the opportunity to join the congregation as your new Music Director. When, in 2006, a job opportunity for my husband resulted in our relocation from New York to Charlotte, I left behind the Presbyterian church […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — June 2019

Dear Folks, Welcome to June, to our monthly theme of beauty, and to National LGBTQ Pride Month! Kahlil Gibran wrote: “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” My message to you this month is simple. Contemplate your beauty. Imagine that light inside your heart, and picture it becoming brighter […]

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A Letter from the Music Director

This month marks the conclusion of a wonderful musical partnership and the beginning of a fantastic new one. Since beginning as music director in January of 2015 we have shared many memorable musical moments in worship, rehearsal, performance, staff meetings, and staff outings (Rev. Mary Frances has graciously indulged my IHOP habit to my uttermost […]

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Planning the Church’s Meditation & Memorial Garden

The Sunday Service at the University Gathering on June 9, 2019, will be presented by all of the members of the Meditation & Memorial Garden Committee, including Rev. Mary Frances. They will share information about their research over the past year as well as the status of planning. The Piedmont UU Board of Trustees approved […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — May 2019

Dear Folks, Our theme for May is CURIOSITY. The poet e.e. Cummings stated that “once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” Part of nurturing our spirits involves risking curiosity and exposing ourselves to wonder. In recent conversations with some of you, I […]

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Ongoing Work of the Meditation & Memorial Garden Committee

The Meditation & Memorial Garden Committee has continued to work on plans for a potential garden. In April, members interviewed leaders of teams and committees and other church members to gather thoughts and ideas about how the garden could be used. The written report that was generated was shared with the Board of Trustees, the […]

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