Keeper of the Flame: Lisa Dickinson

This article series continues the Keeper of the Flame tradition started by retired president Lee Elliott Carnes.  The questions are posed by Piedmont UU Church President of the Board of Trustees, Jim Price, and the answers are provided by leaders and visionaries in our church community.   1) What brought you to the Unitarian Church? […]

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Reflection on White Supremacy Teach-In Part 2

After attending the second part of the white supremacy teach-in at the Lake Norman Gathering, I was reminded of a post I wrote a few years ago. I decided to forward it to Jolena because I thought it might be another way to look at how we pre-judge others.  When I originally wrote this post […]

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BLM Rededication

Proud to be UU!

As members of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, we are members of a denomination, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which includes over 1000 churches and 200,000 members! Most of us have minimal awareness of what the denomination is involved with and supporting, but the activities are impressive and ones we can identify with and which we […]

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From Your Healthy Congregation Team

Dear Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Family, I recently found myself in the mountains of North Carolina, listening to a man who called himself Swami Ravi at a Restorative Culture Conference.  While this may be normal for some readers, I am much more accustomed to addressing someone as lieutenant, first sergeant, specialist, or simply as sir or […]

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Children and Youth Religious Education

On September 17th, we will begin our new Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) and Spiritual Exploration (SE) year. This year, we will be expanding the leadership structure of the team with, at least, one chair from each gathering. In the past, we have had chairs at the University Gathering and liaisons from the other […]

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From Your Minister of Congregational Care

Dear Folks, Our theme for this month is “Ways of Knowing.”  Confucius said that “by three methods we may learn wisdom.  First, by reflection, which is noblest.  Second, by imitation, which is easiest.  And third, by experience which is the bitterest.”  As I contemplated this month’s theme, I recalled times when I learned wisdom by […]

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From Your Lake Norman Gathering Minister

Dear Members and Friends, In a few weeks, I will be halfway around the world in South India with my family, living a very different life.  As you might imagine, I am full of excitement.  The chance to experience the world from another perspective is an amazing gift.  Travel, for me, has always offered this […]

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From Your Interim Minister

The mail-lady delivered to me a booklet yesterday titled Spiritual Wisdom from New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA.  ‘Harbinger’ is a word you don’t see every day.  It means a person or thing that announces the approach of something else.  So I opened the seals of the little booklet to find out what is approaching, and […]

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Randy S.

Keeper of the Flame: Randy Schisler

This article series continues the Keeper of the Flame tradition started by retired president Lee Elliott Carnes.  The questions are posed by Piedmont UU Church President of the Board of Trustees, Jim Price, and the answers are provided by leaders and visionaries in our church community.   1) What brought you to the Unitarian Universalist […]

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Board of Trustees June 2017 Meeting Highlights

The church yard sale on June 10 was a great success, bringing the total money raised across all three locations up to slightly over $8000.  The board thanked Pam Whistler and Jeff Jennings, team leaders, and the many members who worked on yard sales at all three church locations. The work of the Ministerial Search […]

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