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February 2023 Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

During the month of February, we will focus on a different female Medieval mystic each Sunday – Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Teresa of Avila. These women left behind amazing visions, writings, music, and guidelines which have survived the centuries. Their unique personalities showed through each of their works, inspiring countless […]

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Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

We have just begun our first steps onto the edge of an unknown year. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected is to be expected. What does that mean for our spiritual journey? During the month of January, our worship services will explore the theme of Wintering. Wintering is […]

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The Salisbury Gathering Celebrates 10 Years

It’s been ten years since myself, my spouse Jason, and Kent and Cassandra Smith organized a backyard potluck in my backyard to see who might be interested in a UU community in Salisbury. I sent out an invite via Facebook to all my local friends who I knew shared like-minded values. To our amazement, almost […]

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Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

This is a special time of year for many people. Late October and early November are sacred times as it denotes the ending of a year. The Celtic tradition of Samhain ends the year at this time with people remembering all who have died, and reflecting on how they want to live their own lives. […]

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Piedmont Progressive Preschool

Piedmont Progressive Preschool (PPP) began its 21st school year in September. For all of those years the school, which enrolls children ages 2 through 5 years, has been housed in the classrooms of the Piedmont UU church building. Director Michele Deese reported that classes are almost fully enrolled. In the week before school began, teachers […]

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A Letter From Rev. Dr. Amy Rio

It has been a pleasure to begin getting to know members of our church community these past few weeks! September and October often mean the beginning of a new year for many of us. For students and teachers and parents and grandparents, the academic year is beginning. Samhain comes at the end of the month. […]

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A Letter from Rev Amy

Greetings, PUUC! I am so honored and thrilled to be joining this amazing community. Thank you for providing me this opportunity to be in ministry with you. I look forward to getting to know you, both individually and communally. I believe great things are in store for us in the future, and look forward to […]

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July 2022 Letter from the Minister

Beloved members and friends, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the weight of the world right now. The past few weeks have been hard and there are times when I find myself wondering, “What’s next?” Living a life of gratitude, compassion, and kindness is hard when the days seem dark, sad, and filled […]

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