Category Archives: Chaplain

Overcoming Overwhelm with Compassion

The following is a transcription from Rev. Summer Albayati’s reflection from Refugee In My Own Home: A Unitarian Universalist Vigil for Gaza held last December 3rd, 2023. Click here for the Youtube recap. Beloveds, I’m the Reverend Summer Albayati. I’m Iraqi, Arab, Muslim, a UU minister. It is good that you’re here today. Thank you […]

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). […]

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 […]

Pastoral Note: The Unacceptable Revolving Door of BIPOC Religious Professionals and Congregants

by the Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti, DRUUMM Lead Chaplain Dear members of DRUUMM’s extended family, I hope this spring season finds each of you well. As DRUUMM’s Lead Chaplain, I’ve been holding some sadness related to the ongoing pattern of BIPOC professionals and congregants leaving our UU congregations, and at times Unitarian Universalism altogether. The specifics […]

Mathew P. Taylor #RestinPower

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 […]

Beloved Ancestors

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 […]

July Pastoral Message: From Before/After to Among

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 […]