On February 7, our services and two special social justice events will be led by Rev. Kathleen McTigue, the Director of the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ).
Between services in the Commons Room, Rev McTigue will offer an information session about the College of Social Justice and learning events planned for this year.
She will do a longer conversation about models of service learning, theological reflection, and the College after the 2nd service. UUCSJ journeys include youth and young adults along with ministers and congregants of all ages. We encourage youth involvement in the February 7 events.
We'll provide a light lunch. Please register here so we know how many to plan for.
Are you ready to party?! With a grand Mardi Gras theme, ERUUF's only fundraiser is coming up in 3 weeks. Here's what you can do to join the party:
- Buy tickets in advance either on line or at the auction table on Sunday - $10 for adults
- Register your children for dinner, movies and fun making musical instruments with Scrap Exchange - all FREE!
- Offer one hour of service to help make the auction a great success - chaperone children's events, help monitor the silent auction, help set up....there are many opportunities.
Let the good times roll!
Contact Gara Pollock or Rob Knebel, Auction Chairs, or stop by the auction table on Sunday.
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
In early January I attended the winter Convocation at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago where Jacqueline Brett, our student minister, is a second year student. Jacqueline and I were asked to participate in the opening worship service by each speaking briefly on the topic, “I’m most grateful for ministry when it requires of me…” Here’s my reflection.
At the Discover and Deepen program on 1/10/16, Jourdi Bosley of Church World Service in Durham explained how the office helps to resettle refugees in the Triangle.
Here are links to articles:
News & Observer article (Jan. 11)
Durham Herald Sun article (Jan. 11)
Durham Herald Sun editorial (Jan. 12)
2-Part talk on Islam (News & Observer Jan. 13)
For ERUUF, the 1990s were are an era of growth. Through the entire decade Arvid Straube was ERUUF’s minister. As the decade began, ERUUF had roughly 400 members and a sanctuary that held 250. By the end of the decade, the membership was more than 700 and ERUUF was on the brink of moving into its current sanctuary.
As the next part of our year-long exploration of “covenant,” this winter we move from the questions of Who Are We? and Whose Are We? to “Who Are Our Neighbors?” As we turn outward to ask about who else we're in relationship with, we'll be inquiring along three lines:
- Interfaith Neighbors
- Cultural Neighbors, and
- Ecological Neighbors
We’re excited by who’s coming to present programs towards this end.
SHALL WE DANCE? - drawings and paintings by Linda Passman
Now in our gallery through February 18.
A collection of evocative dancing figures in oil and mixed media. Passman was a long-time ERUUFian who was responsible for fostering ERUUF's visual arts presence in the community.
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?