Potluck Meal at
Vespers -6:35 pm
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The ERUUF Adult Programs Team is pleased to announce Wednesday Night Connections will be held this April 2017. Your fellow ERUUFians are offering a fantastic array of courses this spring, and we hope you’ll participate!
The Gift of Faith Discussion, Crepes, and Pancakes
Sunday, March 26, 1 pm, Fellowship Hall
Please join us for a pre-workshop discussion on the gift of liberal religious faith for children and families. The High School Youth Group and the ERUUF Board will make pancakes for everyone in the Fellowship Hall, and the Pilaz family will be making crepes at 1 pm. Please help yourself to pancakes and crepes and join us for a discussion to prepare for Rev. Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar's visit the next weekend.
To Boldly Shine Our Light - What this Pledge Campaign Can Make Possible
Our fellowship has been a beacon for over 50 years: a place for spiritual renewal, raising our children, and challenging ourselves and each other to make the world more just and compassionate. We have an opportunity to take a leap this year, and build our congregation’s capacity to be an even brighter light for our members, friends, and larger community.
During this 2017-2018 pledge campaign, we will reflect on ways that ERUUF connects with and impacts our members and larger community. We will also envision how we might deepen and strengthen our work moving forward. This Fellowship truly is a shining light in the Triangle. Your ERUUF pledge supports equity, justice, diversity, freedom, compassion, acceptance, and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Now, that’s a great investment!
The forty-nine people who participated in this very informative workshop on March 4 came away inspired and motivated. The workshop, as publicized, truly built “our capacity to seek truth, act courageously, resist oppression, and work individually and collectively to preserve our fundamental democratic institutions”. Starting with some humorous videos of comedians poking fun at politicians,
This Little Light of Mine
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
It’s the time of year when we make pledges of financial support for next year’s programs. And Now More Than Ever we are called to Let Our UU Light Shine. Carmine Gallo says, “Passion fuels the rocket, but vision—a big dream— points the rocket to its ultimate destination.” Money is one type of fuel, and it can take us a great distance to very good places if we have a bold vision. So, where is ERUUF’s big dream of love and justice, freedom and courage, compassion and truth taking us?
CONNECTIONS by Elllie Edwards-Smith
On display until March 30, 2017
Eno River Gallery at ERUUF features a new exhibit of paintings by Ellie Edwards-Smith which explores how we are all linked through ancestral history, physical attributes and spiritual aspects. Edwards- Smith researches her own family history for its many ethnic and genetic variations that link it to this multicultural world.
Each year, the Eno River Fellowship Foundation (ERFF) awards grants for projects that make a significant difference in supporting our ERUUF mission and priorities. We fund creative, seminal initiatives and enrichment of our facilities to fulfill our promises. In short, we ask ourselves, “What are we called to do and what do we need in place to get us there?” Answers to these questions and proposals that are submitted require this kind of deep thinking and have a direct link to ERUUF’s Strategic Plan and the Board’s End Statements.
I rose before dawn this past Sunday and headed east to be the guest preacher in Wilmington. The ride through eastern North Carolina was extraordinarily beautiful. Now in late autumn the deep blue sky arches broadly over the flat fields, and the rich russet and gold of changing leaves rings out from the surrounding woods. The sun is lower in the sky, and its thick, mellow light casts long shadows, even while wild asters and grasses shake their seeds into the wind. The cycle of life continues.