Get To Know Piedmont UU Church Members
Charter member Jane H. is a farmer/florist, caregiver and supporter of our UU values. She and her husband, Harry L., were involved in the earliest days of PUUC, with Jane serving for 3 years as At Large member on the first Board of Trustees. While Jane and her family have moved several times between the University area, inner city Charlotte (with kids attending UUCC for several years) and Concord, their membership has always remained with PUUC. Jane is especially grateful for the Religious Education provided for children Emily, Anne and Ben by PUUC and UUCC.
Many members are aware of the beautiful floral arrangements Jane has prepared for special events at the church over the years (and on a regular basis at UUCC before the pandemic). Jane’s interest in floral design began when she assisted her wedding florist after her marriage to Harry in 1982. Incorporating floral materials from the gardens of friends, family and local growers, she has provided local/seasonal flowers for 40+ years. When their children were “grown and gone,” Jane and Harry moved from inner city Charlotte to the outskirts of Concord so that Jane could pursue her dream of having a flower farm to provide locally, organically grown flowers 365 days a year.
With her focus on caregiving for parents the past several years, Jane is grateful for the expanding community of farmers in the area who also use organic/sustainable/regenerative agricultural practices and promote the use of native plants for the benefit of “the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” She is always happy to share resource information about these topics with those wanting to grow their own or who want to send locally grown flowers to an out-of-town friend through a nation-wide flower farmer’s network!
Jane has taken a sabbatical from active involvement at PUUC for a number of years, but her heart has always been with the congregation. She hopes to ease back into active membership through limited involvement in landscape plans for the new church campus and the newly formed Eco-Wise group that meets on Zoom the first Wednesday of each month.