From Your Interim Minister

I got a call a week after I’d gotten the news that my contract was to be terminated a year early due to a financial situation that couldn’t be survived otherwise.  It was from a relatively new member who offered to take $10,000 out of their IRA to establish a ‘challenge’ to other members to […]

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From Your Minister of Congregational Care

Dear Folks, As we approach the halfway mark of 2017, I’d like to offer a summary of our Care Team activities thus far.  As I shared with the board, we have ministered to broken bones, broken hearts, and everything in between.  Together, we’ve made 40 visits, over 120 phone calls, over 60 emails and texts, […]

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News from the Board

Lee Elliott Carnes, Retired President – Board of Trustees, Piedmont UU Church The last couple of months have been a busy time for the Board with the Annual  Leadership Retreat, Town Hall Meeting, and regular monthly meetings. I would to thank all Board members (Anne Laukaitis, Frank Mabrey, Ilene McFarland, Krissa Palmer, Jim Price, and […]

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Keepers of the Flame

This is the sixth and last article of 2017 in a series where I, Lee Elliott Carnes, Retired President-Board of Trustees, ask questions to the leaders of our gatherings. This month, Perry Babcock, long time member of the choir, shares his thoughts about his faith and music. Perry also serves on the Finance Committee. Lee […]

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From Your Interim Minister

Piedmont UU Church’s financial difficulties continue apace. If the trend doesn’t change, the condition will worsen, and soon. We have gained some members since Rev. Robin’s departure, but our Membership Team reports that we lost at least 30 once she announced her departure on April 8th, 2016. These were apparently people who were attached more […]

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Keepers of the Flame

This is the fifth article of 2017 in a series where I, Lee Elliott Carnes, President-Board of Trustees, ask questions to the Leaders of our gatherings. This month, Pam Whistler, who joined Piedmont UU Church in 2008, shares her wisdom. Pam has contributed to our beloved community in many ways e.g. Member-at-Large of the Board […]

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Board of Trustees Carries Out Successful Leadership Retreat

The Board of Trustees held a leadership retreat at the church on Saturday, April 1, 2017. President Lee Carnes led the meeting and welcomed and thanked everyone for coming. 34 members from the University Gathering, Salisbury Gathering and the Lake Norman UU Fellowship attended. Salisbury Gathering Beth Foreman described the Salisbury Gathering. The congregation was […]

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Social Justice Updates

Bill Crowley, Social Justice Team Lead Every Tuesday at noon there is a social justice action across the street from Sen. Thom Tillis’s office off WT Harris Blvd. near the Hickory Tavern.  We often have over 150 people with signs asking Sen. Tillis to have a town hall meeting with his constituents to discuss such […]

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Keeper of the Flame: M.J. Lieberman

This is the fourth article of 2017 in a series where I, Lee Elliott Carnes, President-Board of Trustees, ask questions to the Leaders of our gatherings. This month, M.J. Lieberman shares her wisdom. M.J. has contributed to our beloved community in many ways; she is a lay leader of the Chalice Circle program, volunteer to […]

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How Does Each Gathering Select their Music?

The music leaders at each gathering were asked the following question: Given the seemingly endless music from which you could choose, how do you decide what music to include in your services?  This month Dr. Carl DuPont at the University Gathering shares his answer with us. We thank Teresa Rowell at the Salisbury Gathering and […]

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