Letter from Rev Dr Amy Rio

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 about taking a fallow time in our lives – spiritually, emotionally, and even sometimes physically – so that new growth can emerge.

Our church has been in a time of Wintering, especially as we are still emerging from the time of the pandemic. Yet, we are ripe for new growth. I am excited to continue settling into the position of Lead Minister. We are completing the land sale, which will provide financial stability and opportunities for our future. Our teams and committees are planning and working towards expanding our outreach in our communities of north Charlotte and Salisbury as we continue to advocate for inclusion, justice, and love.

None of us know what this next year holds, but I do believe that in one year we will look back at exciting growth at Piedmont UU Church. We will have reached out to many who are seeking a progressive spiritual community. We will have increased stability and vision for our future. And we will have continued to witness for peace and justice in our world. I am excited to be on this journey with you, and to see what unfolds for us in the next 12 months!

Rev. Amy