It has been so wonderful to meet more of you in person and that more of you have been able to attend events online. We want to see you all represented in our display in the sanctuary. If you have not had the opportunity to participate yet, there is still time.
You are invited to write a message of love, of hope, reconnection, or of community. These messages may be written on cut-outs of hands at the church or you may send them to the church. There are plastic boxes with hand cut-outs on the black table on the veranda if you would like to drop by at your convenience. There are additional cut-outs on the back counter in the sanctuary for those attending in person services the next couple of weeks.
The cut-outs of hands will be displayed in the windows of the sanctuary leading up to and following our flower communion. These hands represent being together in community even if we are not in the same space at the same time together. The hands are also a continuation of the banner of handprints made for last year’s flower communion. I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to participate.
I am excited to continue developing our worship services as well as other events both online and in person. May this be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to reconnect and deepen community.
In faith and community, Rev. Holly
About the author
Rev. Holly Brown, Interim Minister
Rev. Holly (they/them/theirs) was ordained on April 3, 2021, by Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church in Charlotte and Salisbury, NC, where they served as a ministerial intern. Rev. Holly earned their Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) with a special focus on UU courses offered by the UU House of Studies at MTSO. During seminary, they served as a student minister at North Unitarian Universalist Church in Lewis Center, Ohio and student chaplain during one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Rev. Holly also served as an Interim Director of Religious Education at the UU Congregation of Greenville, NC before perusing ministry.
Rev. Holly has a passion for Racial Justice, LGBTQIA Rights, Interfaith Work, and Mental Health Awareness and Accessibility Justice. In addition to local justice work, Rev. Holly is a member of several UUA and UUMA (UU Ministers Association) groups including TRUUsT (Trans Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together), Trans/Nonbinary Ministers, Ministers with Disabilities, ARE (Allies for Racial Equity), and the UU Mental Health Network.