The Eno River Fellowship Foundation (ERFF) Board proudly announced on April 17th the award of six wide ranging grants for 2018 for a total of a little over $21,000. The grants are for:
2. Permanent installation of two wireless microphones for the Fellowship Hall and replacing newer technology digital wireless mikes in the Sanctuary.
3. Commissioning a new flaming chalice for the ERUUF Sanctuary.
4. Two additional 4’x8’ high risers to increase the stage area for the Fellowship Hall.
There are multiple events happening the weekend of April 21-22 to celebrate Earth Day:
Blue Boat Home Concert featuring Peter Mayer: Saturday, 4/21/18, 7:30 pm
Earth Day Sunday Services with sermon by Peter Mayer
Earth Day & Plant-Based Diet Week Kick-Off Event for Members and Friends:
Catered Luncheon and Presentations by Howard Jacobson and Jonathan Sheline, Sunday, 4/22/18, 1-4 pm
Advanced Concert Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets, https://
Trauma and New Life
by Reverend Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
Emma Gonzalez. A tiny young woman who arrested our attention with the way she held space for grief and outrage not with words, but 6 ½ minutes of silence, the amount of time it took a gunman to kill 17 of her classmates and friends. She could have spoken, and it would have been a significant moment. Instead, her presence, raw courage, and commitment traveled around the world. With no words, at a time when it seems that the NRA has bought the compliant silence of the majority of our national politicians, she called on each of us to make change.
Balanced in Unhinged Times
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
We read the headlines at our house and shake our heads. Is this the Times or the Onion, we ask each other in disbelief. The world that we’ve known and prepared for is battered daily; institutions take big hits and falter; protections we had come to take for granted are no more. Is this just the way the pendulum swings, part of the big shifts of culture and politics that will eventually come back to the middle? I don’t know; possibly. But it feels more to me as though something is coming apart, and that something new wants to emerge in its place.
All of us together - members and friends along with staff - form the beating heart of ERUUF, and it's time once again to check our Pulse! The ERUUF Board of Trustees would like feedback about life at ERUUF. The Pulse Survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is open from February 1st through February 28th. Our Board and staff use this information to help guide the Congregation’s efforts going forward. This year, the Pulse Survey includes some focused questions about ERUUF's strategic goal of becoming a Green Sanctuary. Come by the table at Coffee Hour to chat with members of the Committee on the Evaluation of Ministry who will arrange for you to complete the survey on the spot or click link below. Questions? Contact Julie Edmunds, .
PEOPLE OF CUBA - photography by Peter Aitken
On display through May 27th, 2018
Peter has a long-standing interest in photography and has studied with Ansel Adams and others. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Triangle area and participated in many group shows. Rather than concentrate on the best known icons of Cuban imagery, the architecture and the old cars, Peter chose to concentrate on the friendly and fascinating Cuban people.
Nevertheless, We Persist in NC
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
Are you ready for this year’s HKonJ? I sure am. The acronym stands for the NC NAACP’s “Historic Thousands (Roman numeral K) on Jones (Street) in Raleigh. In a couple weeks on Saturday, February 10 we can expect to meet up on Jones with several thousand fellow North Carolinians to let our elected officials know that we are vigilant about civil rights for every person, and we’re not letting any slip away without a fight.
We’ve been here before. In blistering heat, howling wind, pouring rain, bitter cold, we’ve persistently shown up for civil rights time and again, whenever we were needed, which infuriatingly has been much too often in the past several years.
Intentionally, on Purpose
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
The sky this new year has been the pure, clear blue that comes when arctic air rushes down from the North Pole and sweeps it clean. It appears overhead like a bright fresh page that could hold any great vision, every resolution and best intention. But once imagined up above the fray of our everyday world, how do we bring these visions and ideals down to earth, and make them real amid the chaos and mess of regular life?