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DRUUMM Village GA 2022, Portland OR

By |2022-06-23T05:07:53+00:00May 25th, 2022|Organization|

  DRUUMM Programs at General Assembly June 22-26, 2022 Portland, Oregon   DRUUMM Village is our collection of worship, workshops, and special events for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly. Visit our DRUUMM Booth and pickup your member ribbon when you arrive!   DRUUMM has a BIPOC-only space in [...]

Thank you to our 74 co-sponsors!

By |2022-05-03T04:06:20+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Events, Fundraiser, Worship|

"Faith can be both a guiding light and sustaining force throughout the course of one’s life. Yet in a world that is all too cruel and harsh, faith can be twisted, becoming instead a tool that fosters both isolation and a sense of underwhelm. What do we do when this happens for us as Unitarian [...]

DRUUMM Elections 2022 (Voting closes May 30)

By |2022-04-30T15:42:23+00:00April 30th, 2022|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter, Membership|

DRUUMM Elections 2022 As a community ministry, we uphold a democratic process where members elect our leadership. DRUUMM holds elections each year to vote on members to serve on our Steering Committee, our highest governing body. Per our bylaws, a nominating committee was formed and candidates have been proposed for the vacant positions. We are [...]

Co-Sponsor DRUUMM’s May 4th Public Worship

By |2022-04-28T00:08:02+00:00March 7th, 2022|Events, Fundraiser|

November 29, 2021 Dear Beloveds and Friends of DRUUMM, As DRUUMM President, I am writing to seek your support for our 2022 DRUUMM Worship & Fundraiser. It will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 at 8:30pm Eastern with the Reverend B. Tyler Coles of Virginia and musical director Dr. Zanaida Robles of California. I [...]

Dr. Leon Spencer Odyssey Premieres Sunday March 6th

By |2022-03-01T17:21:23+00:00March 1st, 2022|Events|

DRUUMM members, and friends are invited to the Premiere of Dr. Leon Spencer's Elder Spiritual Odyssey. Sunday, March 6th, 2022 6:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Pacific/1:00 PM Hawai'i Watch on YouTube RSVP to join a DRUUMM Watch Party Dr. Spencer's Odyssey will be available on-demand via druumm.org after the premiere. The film is 90 minutes. Special [...]

Help DRUUMM Raise $2,500 for Faith Formation & Pastoral Care

By |2021-12-16T14:51:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Fundraiser, Organization|

We invite DRUUMM members and supporters to help us raise $2,500 to support our work with BIPOC UUs in 2022. Our annual Faithify will help us develop a lay pastoral care training that we anticipate launching by the end of 2022, and produce our Elder Spiritual Odyssey programs that connect stories of faith journeys of [...]

Mathew P. Taylor #RestinPower

By |2021-12-14T10:40:19+00:00December 9th, 2021|Chaplain, Organization|

Dear DRUUMM Community, We are grieving again. Our beloved friend, Mathew P. Taylor, has died. This is a shock to everyone. They was recently hospitalized and discharged, and he seemed to be recovering well. They were in our DRUUMM Steering Committee worship last week in his role serving as our Vice President. Your DRUUMM chaplains [...]

Welcome Roddy Biggs

By |2021-11-14T13:52:11+00:00November 14th, 2021|Organization|

We are delighted to welcome Roddy Biggs (they/them) to the DRUUMM team as an MDIV volunteer out of Meadville-Lombard Theological School. I'm healing, I'm growing; I'm learning to love myself, trying to find my place on this topsy-turvy journey that we call life. Roddy is a Queer, BIPOC, Young Adult, Unitarian Universalist, with lived experiences [...]

#TBT Happy New Year to All We Hold Dear

By |2021-09-16T01:18:44+00:00September 16th, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter, Organization|

#TBT January 2017 Over my 20 years in DRUUMM, it has always been one of those rare places where I feel the fullness of myself nurtured and reflected back in community. I made the choice as a youth to always strive to be part of an anti-racist collective, that centers the experiences of those most [...]

Unitarian Universalist’s Promise for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

By |2021-09-13T10:02:40+00:00September 13th, 2021|Events|

Unitarian Universalist’s Promise for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Over the last 25 years, DRUUMM members have expressed profound commitments to Unitarian Universalism, both its tradition and its promise. Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, a former DRUUMM President said, “Unitarian Universalism is who I am and it’s in my bones.” Within our community we have heard [...]