Upcoming Services

July 23, 2017

Remembering to Breathe   

Rev. Mary Frances Comer, Guest Preacher

Thich Nhat Hanh notes that "breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness and body to thought." Today we consider how the simple act of mindful breathing allows us to gather our thoughts, focus our wills, and begin again with renewed courage.

Rev. Mary Frances Comer was our student minister from 2013-2014 and was ordained here at ERUUF in September of 2014. Since her ordination, she has been affiliated with Piedmont UU Church, a multi-site ministry in Charlotte and Salisbury, NC. Following two years of Community Ministry, Mary Frances joined the Piedmont staff as their Minister of Congregational Care.

July 30, 2017

Gather The Spirit

This service deals with the word, “spirit”, and what that word might mean to a UU humanist. The word “spirit” is often bandied about in UU congregations, but it seem to mean different things to different people. In this service we visit the concept of spirit from a humanist perspective and discover that the word embodies a core concept that can be meaningful to the humanist. We’re pleased to welcome ERUUFians Eric Thomas and Helen Wolfson as this morning’s service leaders.

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August 6, 2017

Imago Dei

Rev. Jim Magaw, Worship Leader

Imago Dei means "image of God." Unitarianism and Universalism rejected the image of God as a wrathful, vengeful, punitive deity who sits in judgment of humans, who are inherently sinful. But what, if any, are the images of God that are more in keeping with UU theologiesAnd how might our image of God or the Good influence our response to pressing issues of social justice, especially in our current era of deep divisions, fear and hate?

Rev. Jim Magaw serves the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lives with his wife Marta and 12-year-old daughter Ella. Jim earned his master of divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, and he completed a 2-year ministerial internship from 2011-2013 at ERUUF, where he was ordained in November 2013.