Author Archives: DRUUMM Organization

A Journey of Faith and Family

We are delighted to share the highlights from our DRUUMM Fall Caucus, an event marked by heartfelt participation and profound discussions among our vibrant community. Dozens of members convened in small groups to embark on conversations that touched upon the essence of our shared experiences as Unitarian Universalists of Color. The caucus centered around pivotal […]

Open Letter to Unitarian Universalist Colleagues on the War and Occupation in Palestine

DRUUMM supports this open letter and invites our members and friends to contemplate and consider signing on. “This is one of those on hell on earth moments. I believe that every day we organize collectively and risk publicly, we provide a visible response to the violence. This response is akin to a protective factor as […]

Remembering Jacqui Williams, DRUUMM President 1953-2023

Jacquelyn Cheryl Williams was born on April 5, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan to John Williams, Jr., and Clara Sangster. Known to many as Jacqui, she passed away on August 22, 2023. As an active and dedicated member of the Unitarian Universalist community, Jacqui held a longtime membership in DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries). […]

In loving memory of Yielbonzie Charles Johnson (1952-2023)

The Ministries and Faith Development staff offer our condolences to the family and colleagues of the Rev. Yielbonzie Charles Johnson, who died on June 2, 2023, at the age of 70. Yielbonzie was born Charles Edward Johnson on August 26, 1952, in Tulsa, OK to Claude W. Johnson and Sallie M. Johnson. He was the […]

Reverends Claudia Jimenez and Cathy Chang Join Chaplain Team

We are delighted to introduce two outstanding individuals to our DRUUMM Chaplain Team. Their vast experiences, commitment to service, and passion for pastoral care will undoubtedly enrich our community. Rev. Claudia Jimenez is currently serving as the Minister of Faith Development at the UU Congregation of Asheville, NC since 2018, Rev. Claudia’s dedication to pastoral […]

Embracing the Flow: Central East Retreat

WHEN: September 15-17, 2023WHERE: 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ As we come together to mark the inception of the church year, we turn to the nature of water—symbolic of flow, transformation, and resilience. Amidst an era of transition and unpredictability, the flowing nature of water mirrors the perseverance and adaptability we seek in our […]

Leading with Love: Steering Committee Installation Ceremony

We invite you to celebrate the beginning of the new term for our Steering Committee and attend our Installation Ceremony. This special service is a testament to the boundless potential of humanity and our faith’s commitment to uplift every voice and build communities of care. We’re honored to have the ceremony led by Lead Chaplain […]

We Count What Matters: The Quest for Accurate Racial/Ethnic Data

It’s a call for self-awareness that dates back to the 1981 UUA Racism Audit and echoes still in our 2020 Widening the Circle Report. The collective cry for consistent racial and ethnic data collection has yet to be adequately addressed by UU institutions. Currently, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) […]

Soulful Stewards: Installation Ceremony August 23rd

Members and Friends – you are invited to our Installation Ceremony of the DRUUMM Steering Committee on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 at 8:00 PM Eastern. Register at We are deeply grateful to our devoted members who are heeding the call to leadership and service. As we welcome a new chapter in our journey, DRUUMM […]