Finding a Way Through Spiritual Practice
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
“When you’re going through hell,” Winston Churchill famously said, “keep going.” The violence we’re witnessing in the world qualifies as, if not quite hell on earth, then a frightening path that hints strongly of leading to such a place. “I’d turn back if I were you,” the grim sign warned travelers on the path to Oz. But what if turning back is not entirely up to us, or isn’t possible?
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Growth and Garrett Road – the 1980s
For ERUUF to move from Sparger Road to Garrett Road required quite a bit of congregational work, as well as fund-raising. Ground for the new sanctuary was broken in March, 1986, and the congregation moved into the new Sanctuary in November. At that point the minister was Arvid Straube, the president was Shirley Collins, and the RE Director was Holly McKinney.
Do you know what attracts people to ERUUF or what are our commonly shared values? We had a sense, but wanted to find out directly from you. So on Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, a number of small group discussions were conducted among seventy-five ERUUFians to explore and better understand what drew people to ERRUF, as well to explore the fellowship’s perceptions of the core values we share as a spiritual community.
This story of the making of the new banners is as instructive as it is heartwarming.
In the Beginning
Every fall, the Eno River Fellowship Foundation requests proposals for events, projects and items to enhance our lives at ERUUF. Last fall, Carole Mathison submitted a proposal for some new banners for the sanctuary. ERFF liked the proposal, and funded it for $2300.
PATTERNS AND COLORS - Peter Aitken Photography
On display in the foyer gallery through December 4, 2015
Peter Aitken is now exhibiting his photographs of semi-abstract images that he has created over the past few years. His showing of sunrise images that were taken during a one week vacation on North Carolina’s Outer Banks had to be postponed due to technical problems. Peter is a fine art photographer living in Chapel Hill.
In an ongoing effort to honor best practices with regards to financial accounting and reporting at ERUUF, we will be sharing information in a more regular pattern with the entire Fellowship. In addition to a monthly article, there is a new web site area called "ERUUF by the Numbers" which will report relevant figures in the life of the congregation (membership, attendance, financial reports, graphs, and more!)
The complete ERUUF Library collection is now searchable online! Wait, the ERUUF Library collection? Yes, ERUUF has a lending library for ERUUF members. It's in Room 6 of the Care Building. It also has a page on the ERUUF web site (Library). There you can find a link to our online catalog, and tips on how to find resources that will enrich your unique spiritual journey.