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September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - October 2, 2016 @ 1:30 pm

Compelled to counter the divisiveness and negativity of our country’s national political conversation, University United Methodist Church will host a new public interactive art project on September 22, 2016.
UNITY, designed by Nancy Belmont of Alexandria, VA, is a circular arrangement of 32 poles. Each pole is labeled with an identifier. For example, “I’m a parent,” “I speak English as a Second Language,” “I identify as LGBTQ.” With yarn, participants tie to each pole with which they identify. A canopy of interconnectedness forms as more people participate. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something. This project celebrates the uniqueness of individuals and raises awareness of how labels impact our perception of and interactions with the world.
This interactive public art project is one expression of University UMC’s current sermon series “God Loves All” running from Sept 11 through Oct 9. University UMC believes God loves not only the church or Christians, but everyone throughout all the world. All people are significant and beloved parts of God’s gloriously diverse creation. Tune out our culture’s divisive public rhetoric and tune in to an interactive public art project that illustrates how we are all connected one to another. University UMC hopes that this interactive art project will do its part to foster a spirit of optimism, camaraderie, and respect within our community of Chapel Hill and beyond.
Congregants and the public are invited to participate in the project during the times listed below, and the project will remain in place until Sunday October 2, 2016, when the community is again invited to participate in a closing ceremony.
Thursday, September 22  6:00pm – 8:30pm
Friday, September 23       6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 24  10:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday, September 25     8:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday, October 2            12:30pm – 1:30pm
To sign up, click here.
More information about Nancy Belmont and the original UNITY project can be found here. Interested in learning more? Contact Erika Lusk.


September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
October 2, 2016 @ 1:30 pm


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