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Lake Norman Update

Dear Lake Norman Gathering and Piedmont Friends, As our congregation continues to deepen our relationship with the Piedmont congregation, I would like to announce the members of the Lake Norman steering team.  This group will plan and facilitate the ongoing programs for our gathering.  They are: Team Facilitator: Nicole Gantz Membership: Marjorie Flowers Fellowship: Grace […]

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Keepers of the Flame

This is the first article in a series where the President-Elect of the Board of Trustees, ask questions to the Lay Leaders of our gatherings. Each month, our leaders will answer a few questions about their: committee/teams, experiences, and aspirations. In the next year, we will learn more about the Committees/Teams of: ADORE, Buildings & […]

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Spiritually Speaking: The Prayer Dilemma

It was always a looming fear for the liberal chaplain; you begin a prayer and get prayer-jacked by a visiting family member or friend in the hospital.  Sure, it begins innocently enough.  A good engagement with a patient.  They share that they are of a particular faith tradition.  They would appreciate a prayer.  You have […]

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From Your Minister of Congregational Care

Dear Folks, Welcome to November!  Thank you to the Care Team Co-Chairs, Cathy Tata and Michelle Murphy and to all the Pastoral Associates for offering me such a spirit of welcome these last few months at Piedmont.  This is an amazing beloved community—filled with kind people who truly do care about one another.  Thank you, […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Falling Back into Belonging

Spiritually Speaking: Falling Back into Belonging More often than that not today, people find themselves living at a distance from the place they once called home.  In part because of the economic stressors, fewer people spend their entire lifespan in one place.  On the one hand, this roaming dynamic helps create opportunities for cultural learning […]

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What Does It Mean To Be A People of Simplicity?

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move  in the opposite direction. — E. F. Schumacher   Courage. It’s not your typical place to begin. But maybe that’s good. It reminds us of what we already […]

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