Minister’s Letter

Minister's Letter

March 2020

Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends:


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Because of your goodness and generosity, we finished 2019 with a surplus. In 2018, we met a long-time goal of having excess funds ($60,000) to set aside in a reserve or “rainy day” fund. We expect 2020 to be a third year of both expected and unexpected blessings in terms of generosity and stewardship.

Our theme for the 2020 Generosity Campaign and Membership Confirmation is Raise the Sails in 2020! We’ve often referred to our ministry metaphorically as a boat, and what better way to get where we need to go than on a boat with sails raised for the journey ahead?

How do we fund our ministry?

Our yearly budget is funded by far through your generosity in the form of annual pledges and donations. Annual yard sales and our very popular auction provide some funds (along with a great deal of fun and fellowship!), and facility rentals provide some income as well. 

Your generous financial support sustains every aspect of this ministry. If you are new to pledging and would like a frame of reference, the giving guide may be a helpful starting point.

If you are already pledging, thank you so much for your commitment! Because of you, we continue to serve as a beacon to the surrounding communities as we live into our mission of Nurturing the Spirit, Cherishing Diversity, Cultivating Justice, and Radiating Love. 

Want to visit? 

Please come experience our enriching Sunday services, preaching, teaching, caring, workshops, meditation groups, social action, and amazing music ministry led by our Director of Music, Kaarin Record-Leach

Practicing What We Preach

Each month, we expand PUUC’s ministry beyond our walls as we share the offering plate (this means non-designated funds, not pledges) with community organizations whose like-minded values and social action make a difference in the world.

Raising the Sails in 2020!

Our budget helps us enhance programming as well as provide for our staff and facilities; thus, we ask that you thoughtfully or prayerfully consider a generous pledge amount. Financial hardship or lack of income prohibit some people from being able to pledge, and this is not a hurdle to membership. We welcome you wholeheartedly and recognize that stewardship comes in many forms– the giving of time, sharing of talent, service, and your physical presence.

For those who have more than enough, if you appreciate what’s happening in this beloved community, please take a moment to consider increasing your annual gift or making a special one-time gift to shore up our finances.

Envision a bright future and a joyous journey…

As we look to our shared journey this year, I’m honored to minister with you here at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church and look forward to the amazing things we’ll accomplish together in the years ahead.

It takes a village, or in our case a crew! Are you on board?

Let’s Raise the Sails as we continue to nurture spirits, cherish diversity, cultivate justice, and, of course, radiate love! If you have questions about any aspect of our ministry, contact us at

Peace, Love and Light,

~Rev. Mary Frances Comer

Lead Minister