Outdoor Space Soon Available for ERUUF Groups: At their August meeting, the ERUUF Board gave the Lead Minister and Coordinating Team the task of creating and implementing safe and effective phased reopening guidelines for our fellowship and campus. At this time ERUUF is in phase two, which allows for ERUUF Groups to use outdoor space according to specific rules of use. Space Request

Sunday Services Continue via Livestream: In related news, beginning Sunday, September 6, though our members will continue to access Sunday morning services through the link on ERUUF’s homepage, we will begin to produce Sunday morning service in the Sanctuary. In accord with the phase two guidelines, only the worship leaders, musicians, and tech team will be present in the Sanctuary (limited to 10 people).

September 2020 Full Update

At their August meeting, the ERUUF Board gave the Lead Minister and Coordinating Team the task of creating and implementing safe and effective phased reopening guidelines for our fellowship and campus. We (the Lead Minister and CT) created guidelines using information from the CDC, WHO, State of NC, UUA, and other sources. We then asked four ERUUF members who are physicians to review the proposed guidelines, and we incorporated their feedback into the final version. At this time ERUUF is in phase two, which allows for ERUUF groups to use outdoor space according to specific rules of use. We are in the process of sharing this information with group leaders. You can review the guidelines, including rules of use at the link below.

pdfERUUF Guidelines for Phased Reopening (PDF)

In related news, beginning Sunday, September 6, though our members will continue to access Sunday morning services through the link on ERUUF’s homepage, we will begin to produce Sunday morning service in the Sanctuary. In accord with the phase two guidelines, only the worship leaders, musicians, and tech team will be present in the Sanctuary (limited to 10 people). However, we believe it’s important to do this right now for a number of reasons—chief among them that Zoom has been a precarious platform on Sunday morning—we’ve come very close to failing to be online several times. Also, our members have said how much it means to be able to simply view the Sanctuary space. So we’re making this production change now. And we’re very grateful to the Eno River Fellowship Foundation who made this move to livestreaming possible through a very generous financial gift to ERUUF.

As we move forward into fall and winter, we’ll continue to monitor pandemic conditions and we’ll shift ERUUF into different phases of reopening the campus as conditions permit (or require us to fall back to tighter restrictions). You’re welcome to contact Rev. Deborah, Rev. Jacqueline, Daniel Trollinger or Jean O’Barr if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Phased Reopening Documents 

pdfOverview of ERUUF Phased Reopening Plans - September 2020 (PDF)

pdfSpecial_Policy_-_ERUUF_BOT_Delegation_to_Ministry_and_Process_for_Establishing_Operating_Procedures_2020.pdf

pdfERUUF_Health_Self-Screen_Form.pdf