DRUUMM Beat Newsletter

The DRUUMM Beat Newsletter is produced regularly (generally monthly), highlighting members experiences, reflections, artwork, ideas, and organizing opportunities in our community. We welcome contributions from members and BIPOC friends. Our deadline is the 1st of the month for inclusion in the following month (i.e. January 1st for our February edition). To submit, please email [email protected].

February 2024

  • Call for Sponsors + Save The Date for May 8th Public Worship
  • Pastoral Note: Showing Up
  • Finding Our Way Home
  • Video Recap: Multiracial and Families of Color
  • DRUUMM UU The Vote

January 2024

  • Embracing the New Year
  • Overcoming Overwhelm with Compassion
  • Save the Date: Public Worship, May 8th

December 2023

  • Birds of Paradise: A Prayer for Gaza
  • Pastoral Note: On Community and Resilience
  • Remembering Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson

 

November 2023

  • An open letter on the war and occupation in Palestine
  • Sometimes The Work is Resting – Pastoral Note by Rev. Claudia Jimenez
  • Fall Caucus Recap
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Jacqui C. Williams

August 2023

  • Leading With Love: Installation Ceremony
  • DRUUMM Village Snapshots
  • We Count What Matters
  • Embracing the Flow
  • New Chaplains: Cathy Chang and Claudia Jimenez

 

July 2023

  • DRUUMM Village @ General Assembly Recap
  • Faithfully Becoming with DRUUMM
  • UUA President Election Results

DRUUMM VILLAGE @ GA Edition

  • DRUUMM Annual Meeting
  • Steering Committee Election Results
  • Vote for Sofia Betancourt
  • In Memoriam: Jose Ballester & Yielbonzie Charles Johnson

June 2023

  • Steering Committee Elections
  • Rev. Sofia Betancourt for UUA President
  • Reflections on Elderhood by Rev. Sangye Hawke

May 2023

  • Members are invited to join
  • We will be saying farewell this June to Noel Burke
  • DRUUMM will be working with the Illinois UU State Action

February 2023

  • Statement of Strategic Direction
  • Sponsor Our May 11 Worship
  • Monterey Park & Half Moon Bay

January 2023

  • We Count What Matters

December 2022

  • Ministers’ Discussion
  • Watercolor
  • Notations

September 2022

  • Member Orientation
  • Your New Steering Committee
  • Installation Ceremony

June 2022

  • Holding Uvalde

MARCH – APRIL 2022

  • Expanding the 8th Principle Campaign
  • Words of Familiarity

December 2021 – January 2022

  • Expanding DRUUMM’s Pastoral Care and Faith Formation
  • Dancing in the shadows
  • Matthew P. Taylor #RestInPower

November 2021

  • A Prayer Dedicated to Michelle Bentley
  • The 8th Principle with Paula Cole Jones
  • Pastoral Note by Rev. Leslie Takashi

October 2021

  • Wells of Embodied Wisdom Within
  • Trauma-informed Organizing Workshop
  • Regional Caucus Report Back

September 2021

  • Unitarian Universalist’s Promise for Black Indigenous, and People of Color
  • Regional Caucusing
  • Process Out Loud

August 2021

  • From Before/After to Among
  • Why Solidarity Between Black Community and AAPI Community is Essential
  • Remembering our Divine Self

June 2021

  • DRUUMM Elections
  • DRUUMM Village Virtual General Assembly

May 2021

  • Fully Alive
  • Strengthening and Softening
  • The Ordination of Sana Seed

APRIL 2021

  • DRUUMM Worship with Rev. Mitra Rahmema
  • Remembering to Resist Erasure
  • Setting Up Asian Americans

MARCH 2021

  • Our New Chaplain Team
  • On Being Bilingual
  • Denouncing Anti-Asian Violence

FEBRUARY 2021

  • Our Caring Community
  • DRUUMM GA 2021
  • DRUUMM Steering Committee Nominations

JANUARY 2021

  • Prayer for Protection
  • From the Editor
  • New Beginnings 2021

NOVEMBER -DECEMBER 2020

  • Beloved Ancestors
  • First Fruits – Celebrating Kwanza
  • Coming Out

OCTOBER 2020

  • Harnessing Collective Imagination and Action
  • Live, Work, Love, Create DRUUMM Virtual Fall Gathering
  • Building Power for Change

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Live, Work, Love, Create
  • About Decolonization
  • DRUUMM Regional Caucuses

AUGUST 2020

  • Enter and Rejoice
  • Mending Threads: Our UU Response to Hate Violence
  • Local BIPOC UU Group Surge

JULY 2020

  • Welcome Home
  • Protest is the People’s Prayer
  • Even Though We Are Tired

JUNE 2020

  • In Honor and Praise To Black Rage
  • DRUUMM Statement of Solidarity
  • No More Vigils

APRIL – MAY 2020

  • Writing For My Life
  • Love From Our Chaplains
  • I Have Found The Sound

MARCH 2020

  • The Life Beat Continues
  • Re-Imagining The World
  • DRUUMM President Transition

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2020

  • Vision For DRUUMM’s Future
  • Altars From Our Community
  • Why I Don’t Go To Chinese Church

DECEMBER 2019

  • A Reflection On The Bluu Harper – Jordan Symposium
  • Re/Centering: UU People of Color Groups
  • New Start In The Inner City

NOVEMBER 2019

  • DRUUMM In Nola
  • What Does It Mean?
  • Ancient Diverse Wonders

OCTOBER 2019

  • DRUUMM Steering Committee To Meet In New Orleans
  • Why Fat Girls Don’t Wear Red Lipstick
  • Talking Ministry With Rev. Manish Mishra – Marzetti

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • On Mistakes And Miracle With Karen Lin
  • From Bangkok to Brooklyn
  • The Blindfold

AUGUST 2019

  • A Prayer For El Paso And Dayton
  • Step Into Power
  • Who, What Why?

JULY 2019

  • Welcoming Sana Saeed DRUUMM President
  • The Power of We: Photos From GA
  • The Time You Sowed The Wind And Left Others To Reap The Whirlwind

JUNE 2019

  • A Blessing For Your Hands
  • DRUUMM Survey
  • Descending Into The Creative Space

SPECIAL EDITION 1 – 2019

  • Ministry Days & General Assembly In Spokane
  • Embracing The Cracks And Golds
  • People Of Color Caucus Meeting

GA EDITION 3 – JUNE 2019

  • Historic Gathering of  POC Facilitator
  • DRUUMM Steering Committee Statement on GA 2019
  • In This Delicate Turning

MAY 2019

  • We Are Glorious
  • Spokane GA Programs
  • Neighborhood People of Color: An Interview With Rev. Christina Shu

APRIL 2019

  • New POC Ministerial Chapter Takes Shape
  • DRUUMM Elections
  • Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte Nominated For President Of Meadville Lombard Seminary

MARCH 2019

  • Finding Our Way Home
  • Local DRUUMM Chapters
  • Solidarity With Trans And Non-Binary Community

FEBRUARY 2019

  •  A Dance oOf Destroying And Creating
  • Young People Of Color
  • Why This Presidency Should Not Surprise Us

JANUARY 2019

  • The Well: A Gathering Of Multi-Racial Families
  • The Sankofa Special Collection
  • Invocaion With The Vermont State Center

DECEMBER 2018

  • DRUUMM At The Borders
  • Ways To Connect Online
  • Multidisciplinary Artist Lehna Huie

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Yes I Voted
  • UUA Reinvest In DRUUMM
  • Murmurs

OCTOBER 2018

  • I Believe Her
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders in Oakland CA
  • Local POC Groups

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • An Invitation For You
  • Muralist F. Michelle Santos
  • GA in Kansas City