Next Dismantling Racism Workshop Will Be August 12-13
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Over the past year, about 120 ERUUFians have completed Dismantling Racism training held at ERUUF. A fourth workshop for 40 more participants is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13. Any ERUUFian who has not already attended a workshop can sign up using the form below. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 40 spots available.
The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the Thursday, April 21 printed edition of the Durham Herald Sun. (It was also sent to the N&O but has not yet been published.) ERUUF’s Board carefully weighed the need to speak out on this moral issue against the constraints the congregation has as a non-profit not to lobby for or against a particular piece of legislation.
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: As people of faith we are angry and distressed by North Carolina’s new Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB 2). This hastily written, poorly conceived legislation attempts to solve social problems that we do not have. There is no current epidemic of men invading women’s bathrooms or children’s locker rooms.
This statement by the Justice Ministry Council of ERUUF has been sent to the News and Observer, Equality North Carolina, NAACP-NC, the Human Rights Campaign, UU congregations in North Carolina and our UU Southeast Region.
Statement of Immediate Witness - April 25, 2016
The Justice Ministry of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durham, North Carolina rejects in its strongest terms both the spirit and the likely unconstitutional intent of the new Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB 2), the so-called discriminatory anti-LGBTQ legislation that has now become law in our state of North Carolina.
Love for the Future
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
A robin has built a nest inside the fence in my backyard quite near where I park my car. While she was off hunting for food one day I tiptoed close and saw four impossibly bright, teal colored eggs; they weren’t the pale robin’s egg blue I’d expected at all. Since discovering her I’ve been trying not to park too close. She’s extraordinarily still as she sits there, and I can’t imagine the effect on her of the sound of car doors slamming and the engine starting.
It turned out to be a gorgeous weekend for the 12 volunteers who came out to help plant and mulch our new entrance landscaping. Around 100 plants had been set in place by Tributary Landscaping on soil that had been tilled and amended, ready for planting. Now, we just had to go to work - planting, watering and finally mulching.
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.
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!)