ERUUF Players

1st and 3rd Mondays 7:15-9:15 pm

The ERUUF Players is a readers theater group (which means memorization is not required) with an interest in drama.  We learn dramatic skills through theater exercises and improvisation.  We encourage each other to write, direct and perform. We welcome experienced theater people as well as those who would like to explore this craft for the first time.

Contact Person: Gerda Presson
Role: Coordinator
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Staff Partner: Dr. Kevin Badanes, Director of Music

Parents' Group

The mission of the ERUUF Parents Group is to support a nurturing community of families through the promotion of friendship, learning, and spiritual development for parents and children.  In additional to occasional special events during the year,  we host a list-serv, potluck / socials on the 3rd Saturday of every month and annual (or biannual) camping trips. 

Contact Person: Elizabeth Hambourger
Role: Co-coordinator
Email:

Spiritual Threads

3rd Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm  Room 4/5 CARE Bldg.

This group examines fiber arts as a spiritual practice, observing how societies use textiles to express spirituality and preserve culture. Individual and collective creativity are explored within a framework of shared talents and gifts, encouragement, and affirmation.

Contact Person: Susan Hollister, Jane Kirsch
Role: Co-coordinator
Email:
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Men's Group

2nd & 4th Thursday: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

An open group for mutual support and affirmation. We focus on life changes and challenges, offering experiential support and a listening atmosphere. We welcome any man at any age or stage of life.

Contact Person: Michael Owen
Role: Facilitator
Email:
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Literary Journal

The Eno River Literary Journal offers a platform for writers, both amateur and professional, young and old, to share their work in a handsomely produced book each spring. Now going for over tewelve years, the Journal has grown from 13 submissions to over 50. In 2017, the Literary Journal became an online publication for the first time.  Poetry, short stories, essays, short plays, opinion pieces are welcome. For guidelines and further information, include 'Questions for the Editor' in the subject line of your email. 

Contact Person: Joan Tilghman
Role: Editor-in-chief
Email:
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Clicking for a Cause

This needlecraft  ministry brings comfort to members and friends of ERUUF, as well as to local organizations, through hand-knitted or crocheted items (block afghans, care shawls, work caps and baby items.) Clicking also encourages knitting and crocheting as spiritual practices.  See Clickers.

Contact Person: Linda Brown, Heather Ladd
Role: Co-coordinator
Email:

ERUUF Seniors

ERUUF retirees and seniors gather for companionship and good conversation, each meeting being directed by one of the members. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee, tea and desserts are provided.

Contact Person: Jody Kahn
Role: Coordinator
Email:
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Book Group

Tuesday evening book group meets 3rd Tuesdays except December; Library, (Room 6) 7:00-8:30 pm. We meet to talk about books chosen by the group, usually books that do not have a religious or self-help theme.  Dessert, coffee and juice provided. See the ERUUF calendar for our current book list.

Contact Person: Victoria Zula
Role: Coordinator
Email:
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

20s and 30s Group

The ERUUF 20's and 30's Group offers opportunities for social and spiritual connections with other young people (students, professionals, single, married, both with and without kids) and meets for lunch after services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, and on 4th Fridays for a movie or game night. Activities range from purely social to spiritually based discussion groups. Activities are child friendly, and newcomers are always welcome!

We are currently looking for someone who would be wiling to help coordinate this group and bring it out of dormancy.

Role: coordinator
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Activities with ERUUFians (AWE)

AWE is a group for those in their 40’s and up who would like to enjoy a sense of community with each other. We focus on outings such as hiking, stargazing, outdoor theater/concert picnics, gallery receptions, museum crawls, and other activities at venues that encourage conversation and fun. You are also welcome to offer and lead an event of your own. If you think you might enjoy these types of activities in the company of other ERUUFians, this is the group for you! Newcomers welcome!
Role: Co-coordinator
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement