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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From Your Salisbury Gathering Minister

Rev. Justin Martin Easter Is Coming! Easter will be here on April 16th and we are celebrating at all three locations, Lake Norman, Salisbury, and University.  You can expect all the eggs, candy, and activities of our regular Easter services, as well as a discussions of the Christian Easter tradition, the changing seasons, Pagan stories […]

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From Your Minister of Congregational Care

Dear Folks, Our theme for April is creativity.  Erich Fromm, German psychologist, sociologist, and philosopher had this to say about our topic: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Having the courage to “let go of certainties” opens up all kinds of possibilities for us as humans, as seekers of good, and as […]

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Introduction to the Tradition of Flower Communion

Rev. Lee Bond-Upson The flower communion service, a specifically Unitarian, now a Unitarian-Universalist ritual, was created in 1922 by Unitarian minister Norbert Čapek (CHA-pek) and his wife Maja (Mai-ya). They first celebrated this ritual with their own Prague Congregation of Liberal Religious Fellowship. Capek wanted to create a service that honored and celebrated the unique […]

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From Your Interim Minister

The work to strengthen our financial position continues at what I observe to be a heightened energy level.  Most of the recommendations of the financial procedures audit of our systems have been instituted.  (Thank you for paying for that, anonymous donor.)  There is zero evidence of misconduct.  There is some evidence of not having paid […]

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Keeper of the Flame: Amy Hartman

This is the third 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, Amy Hartman, long-term member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman, shares her vision. Amy has served in multiple leadership positions at UUFLKN:  President-Elect of the […]

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Partners in Education January Service Sunday Wrap-up

Partners in Education January Service Sunday Wrap-up Karen Haag, Co-Chair Partners in Education Team Wonderful news from the Partners In Education Team. We’re so fortunate to be teaming with several congregations to promote the wellbeing of the students and staff at J. M. Alexander Middle School. So, let me begin with a thank you 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 we hear from Theresa Woody at the Lake Norman Gathering and we look forward to Dr. Carl DuPont at the University […]

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