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September 2021

#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 [...]

August 2021

Black People are Everything

By |2021-08-25T05:06:01+00:00August 31st, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

Black People are Everything By QuianaDenae Perkins BLACK PEOPLE ARE EVERYTHING. Let me break that down. We are everything, every kind of human on the scale of human. There are black goths, black polyamorous people, black folks who love country music, black people who do rodeo, black people who eat mayo, black trans people, black [...]

Beloved Ancestors

By |2021-08-25T05:45:59+00:00August 25th, 2021|Chaplain, DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

Beloved Ancestors By Chaplain Danielle Di Bona We are living in difficult times. The fear and isolation of COVID has had a deleterious effect on our spirit, body and mind. Many of us are struggling to maintain even a small amount of hope, and the recent deaths of those in our community is staggering. Elandria [...]

Installation of our 2020-2021 Steering Committee

By |2021-08-16T04:51:27+00:00August 16th, 2021|Organization|

On August 2nd, DRUUMM members and friends from around the world joined together for an Installation Ceremony of the 2020-2021 Steering Committee. We welcomed new leaders elected during our annual business meeting: Sangye Hawke, Secretary; Dandelion Prinsloo, Vice-President, Paul Niyonizigiye, Outreach Co-Coordinator, and returning members of the committee. Installation Program: Welcome - Rev. Danielle Di [...]

Community Building: Regional Caucuses September 18th

By |2021-08-11T01:09:01+00:00August 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Our faith journeys are enriched by our relationships with one another. We know how isolating it can feel to be one of the only BIPOC Unitarian Universalists in your congregation. Each year we endeavor to host regional caucuses, where you can get to know DRUUMM members in your area. This has led to beautiful collaborations [...]

July 2021

July Pastoral Message: From Before/After to Among

By |2021-07-22T13:59:16+00:00July 21st, 2021|Chaplain|

A Pastoral Message from the DRUUMM Chaplain Team. Members seeking to connect with a chaplain, please use our online request for pastoral support form. For a long time, it felt like I was living in a binary of before/after. In addition to being a DRUUMM chaplain, I work as a hospital chaplain in a major [...]

Installation of our new Steering Committee

By |2021-07-09T05:05:54+00:00July 9th, 2021|Membership, Organization, Worship|

We are grateful to our members who are answering the call to leadership and service. DRUUMM warmly invites members and special guests to the Installation Ceremony of the 2021-2022 DRUUMM Steering Committee to be held virtually via Zoom. Join us as we formally celebrate the covenantal relationship between our DRUUMM community and DRUUMM Steering Committee, [...]