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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Minister’s Letter

August 2019 Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends: Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know. Thanks to your goodness and generosity, we finished 2018 on a very strong note. We met a long-time goal of having excess funds ($60,000) to set aside in a […]

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Creating New Spaces: Meet the Yurt!

It has long been a dream of the Piedmont Progressive Preschool to be able to expand their enrollment to include a multi-age or transitional kindergarten class. Because the classrooms within the church building house the three classes the school already offers, another space is needed. A creative and functional solution currently being explored in detail […]

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A Covenant of Right Relations

Greetings, Beloved Community. Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal faith. “We covenant to affirm and promote” the Seven Principles. We also create covenants of purpose in forming churches–as when ours was formed long ago. The Covenant of Purposes names what we pledge to do or offer as a church. It’s part of who we are. Our […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — April 2019

A Letter from Your Minister We need to see…that what we seek already lives within us and we within it. Now we know our one great task: watch for whatever promises us freedom, and then quietly, consciously refuse to see ourselves through the eyes of what we know is incomplete. Then we live wholeness itself, […]

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