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Our Response to COVID-19

A Word About Best Practices for Prevention of Illness  Dear Beloved Community,  We are aware of increasing concern surrounding reports of a new virus this year. The “Novel Coronavirus” or COVID-19, first detected in China, has now spread internationally. Church Mutual is keeping us abreast of the situation, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control […]

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A Letter from your Minister — March 2020

Dear Folks,  Welcome to March and to our monthly theme of Wisdom.  In the midst of many worldly concerns, wisdom asks us to take a step back, to seek refuge and groundedness in quiet moments, to cultivate our core of compassion, and to move through life with intention and kindness.  In her book called For […]

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What Does Love Look Like?

Thank You To Our Care Team What Does Love Look Like? Dear All, What a wonderful and caring beloved community we are a part of! On February 23rd at the University Gathering, we had a moving memorial service as we celebrated the life of our dear Reny Haas with Judy and Michael and their family. I […]

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Progress with the Piedmont Meditation/Memorial Garden

Plans are moving forward for the Piedmont Memorial/Meditation Garden at the University Gathering! Landscape Architect Laurel Holtzapple successfully completed the conceptual design for the garden, which was approved unanimously by the garden committee and shared with the entire congregation.  Laurel is now preparing construction plans. When they are completed, we will have landscape contractors bid […]

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A Letter from your Minister — February 2020

Dear Folks, Welcome to February and to our monthly theme of RESILIENCE. Definitions of this word vary a bit from source to source. Some focus on the physical aspect of resilience or “elasticity,” i.e., the tendency of a thing or person to “spring back into shape.” Others mention our human ability to recover “easily” or […]

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Caring for Your Voice During the Winter Months

As you probably know, urban legends and ‘old wives’ tales’ gain steam during the winter months when it comes to the catching of colds and the spreading of germs. I am most definitely NOT a medical professional but I do know a few things about vocal health. I thought I’d share some info on how […]

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A Letter from your Minister — January 2020

The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. ~L.R. Knost Dear Folks, Welcome to the new year, the month of January, and our monthly theme of Integrity. As the United States deploys thousands of troops to the Middle East, the world questions our integrity as a country, and many of our […]

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Family Choir

I’m so excited to be starting this new group at PUUC in February! If you’re not familiar with the concept, you may have asked yourself “What exactly IS a Family Choir?” Here are some key components of how the group will come together. What exactly is a Family Choir? The great thing about it is […]

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A Letter from your Minister — December 2019

Dear Folks, Welcome to the final month of the year and to a Season of Advent. In the Christian church year, Advent includes the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Part of our heritage as Unitarian Universalists has its roots in Christianity. The word “advent” comes from the Latin, “advenire,” meaning “to come” or “adventus” […]

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Christmas Songs and Their Interesting History

Christmas songs are a ubiquitous part of our culture during the holiday season, but how often do you stop to think about how they came to be? There are some fascinating stories behind the development of the most popular holiday songs in the world. Read on to see if you knew any of these interesting […]

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