In this season of giving, we are very excited to share some wonderful news and invite you to join a bold effort to meet some of ERUUF’s present and future facilities needs. An ERUUF couple has offered a challenge gift to match dollar-for-dollar every donation made to ERUUF between now and January 31, 2018, up to $250,000, for debt elimination and funding the scheduled maintenance. Will you help us meet this challenge? Several of ERUUF’s members have already contributed, but it will take all of us to meet this challenge. We invite each Fellowship family to be part of this collective effort. Together we can make the most of this incredible offer!
Over 450 people attended in joyful celebration as the members of ERUUF ordained Jacqueline Yvonne Cantey Brett on November 12. During the ceremony, Jacqueline was officially given the title of Reverend Brett, and received a beautiful stole created by members of ERUUF's Spiritual Threads group. The Beloved Community Chorus got every one up and singing in shared community, while special music ...
Deep Wells Require Tending
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
How is it with your spirit? What’s holding you in balance after big losses? Amid big political and climate changes? What’s holding you steady in the times when life doesn’t unfold as you had expected?
Me? I’ve been walking a lot more. I’ve reduced my intake of the news and have limited my time on Facebook. I try to read balanced reporting from reliable sources. I talk with friends and family as much as possible. I’m eating more salad and less carbs, and most nights manage to sleep for eight hours.
Did you know that Green Sanctuary Accreditation is a current strategic goal for our faith community? Well, it is and all ERUUF members and friends are invited to learn more about Green Sanctuary and to engage in the accreditation process as much as possible.
ERUUF GALLERY COMMITTEE ART SHOW
The ERUUF Gallery Committee has been bringing you great art displays all year. Now it’s our turn to show our stuff! Committee members are displaying their work in the annual Holiday Show, on display through early January. We have paintings, wood turnings, photography, ink drawings, and quilts—stop by and take a look! There are some great holiday gifts here, and purchases may be taken immediately for timely giving. Refer to the binder for prices and information about the artists. A portion of each purchase price goes to ERUUF.
After two years of conversation (ok, it was a very slow conversation) and feedback, we are pleased to share ERUUF’s new covenant. Many thanks to Paul Baerman who took all our notes and ideas and shaped them into a brief, simple statement that highlights what’s most important.
This is a living document, created from our values and shared commitments. Groups, teams and committees are encouraged to use this to share the spirit that informs their work. And we’ll use it in services and on special occasions, and we’ll check in on it in the future to see what updates might be right at that time.
The Adult Programs Team is excited to announce that WEDNESDAY CONNECTIONS will take place this fall September 20—November 15. WC resumes on January 10 and will run every Wednesday evening through April 25.
Every week we offer a Potluck at 5:30 pm; Simple Vespers 6:30-6:55 pm; and Classes at 7 pm.