Exciting things have happened recently at ERUUF. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2016 with a year of activities, including several guest preachers from UU leadership. Starting with Rev. Arvid Straube, ERUUF's Minister Emeritus, we also had visits from Jim Key, moderator of the UUA, and Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Executive Director of the UUA College of Justice. Rev. Leslie Takahashi, a previous member of ERUUF, delivered the Celebration Weekend sermon on April 17, which was preceeded by a Music Gala the night before.
2011-2016 brought growth, change and a deepening of mission to ERUUF. We saw a large expansion in the number of people taking part in activities here and the percentage of those choosing to become more actively involved by becoming members is growing. ERUUF grew to over 600 members and another 300+ non-member participants. Many of the changes have been a result of following our Strategic Plan, which focuses on five areas of strategic development - worship, diversity, outreach to the larger community, communication and infrastructure. Here are some of the highlights.
Universalists were active in Durham from 1900 until the 1920s and a Unitarian fellowship had been a presence in the Durham/Chapel Hill area since 1949. We formally organized as the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durham and Chapel Hill On in 1966.
Currents was published monthly by the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) to communicate the large events and themes that were happening at ERUUF. It was retired in June 2018. For news of weekly activities and information about groups, projects and the ERUUF community, please visit our news page.