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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, [...]

June 2021

DRUUMM 2021 Directory of BIPOC Groups

By |2021-06-27T08:34:53+00:00June 27th, 2021|Organization|

DRUUMM maintains with permission a public directory of local and regional Black, Indigenous and People of Color Groups, small group ministries and area programs in order to provide more intentional support, facilitate networking, and develop stronger accountability with UU People of Color across the UUA. Our vision is to make this accessible publicly including online [...]

Candidates for DRUUMM Steering Committee

By |2021-06-25T12:24:20+00:00June 25th, 2021|Organization|

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 grateful to Ayanna Kafi and [...]

May 2021

Fully Alive

By |2021-05-31T14:50:19+00:00May 31st, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

By Rev. Pamela Wat Last September my father had a massive stroke. He suddenly lost use of his left arm and leg, he lost his ability to know where he was, and could not fathom what was happening to his body and mind. A few weeks later, at the nursing home (where we could not [...]

Thank You Community and Sponsors

By |2021-05-24T04:54:20+00:00May 24th, 2021|Fundraiser, Worship|

 DRUUMM and the DRUUMM Organizing Project invited the larger community to a special worship and fundraiser to support our ministry with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Unitarian Universalism on May 19th, 2021. Over 500 people attended via our virtual congregation on zoom and another 100 via our Facebook live-stream. Our service was [...]

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal

By |2021-05-18T23:10:06+00:00May 11th, 2021|Worship|

  One of the antidotes to injustice and oppression is organizing, and one of the ways we sustain ourselves is through community-building. DRUUMM has grown to 370 members and together we are building the beloved community. Each of you are essential in this process, and we are grateful.   We are a week [...]

On the 8th Principle

By |2021-05-11T06:43:49+00:00May 11th, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

By Sophia Ventura-Cruess Now, if we were in person, I'd have us all stand up, or raise our hands for this, but you can go ahead and just make this a mental practice I’m going to name some names and I want you to think to yourself whether or not you know the story of [...]