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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

March 2019 Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends, Thank you for visiting our website! You’ll find helpful information and resources here as well as links to videos, recommended reading, and ongoing updates. Thanks to your goodness and generosity, we finished 2018 on a very strong and positive note. We were finally able to set aside some […]

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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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Celebrating Children

Several members, including Susan Burns, Becky Schisler and Anne Laukaitis are planning a special service on Sunday, March 24, to recognize Piedmont Progressive Preschool (PPP) and to celebrate children, in advance of April, observed nationally as The Month of the Young Child. Susan will talk briefly about her efforts to establish the school, Michele Deese, […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — March 2019

Dear Folks, Welcome to March and to a new monthly theme of Journey! February was a rich month. We welcomed Dr. Rodney Sadler to a combined service in Charlotte to dedicate our new Black Lives Matter banner. We also welcomed Ngakma Yeshé Zértsal who offered a Dharma workshop on a Saturday and a service on […]

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A Letter from Your Minister — February 2019

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. ~ Stephen R. Covey Dear Folks, Welcome to February and to our monthly theme of Trust. If Stephen Covey was right in saying that trust is the glue of life, then it’s no […]

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Our Shared Offering Plate

Each month, we seek to give back to our surrounding communities by partnering with agencies who are doing good work in various areas of social justice. For example, in 2018, we shared our offering plate (i.e., we gave away 50% and kept 50% for operations) with agencies that are working to address issues that range […]

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