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December 2021

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 [...]

November 2021

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 [...]

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 [...]