Durham CAN

Group  description: Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods) is a broad-based, non-profit organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize communities in Durham across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and geographic lines for the public good. It's primary goal is to develop local leadership and organized power to change the conditions that prevent low- and moderate-income families from improving their circumstances.

Overarching Goals: The overarching goal is to increase awareness of and participation in CAN actions among ERUUF members and ministers so that ERUUF is well-represented and supportive of community actions that have been organized in Durham through CAN.

Read more: Durham CAN

Contact Person: Heather Ladd
Role: co-chair
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Generosity Sunday

Creating an opportunity for the ERUUF community to practice generosity every other month, ERUUF gives away the collection plate offering from a designated Sunday to an organization aligned with UU values and working for social justice.  The Generosity Sunday Committee reviews nominations of potential organizations to select the recipients. In our decisions, we strive to support ERUUF's commitment to increase equality, justice and peace among members of the world community.

Read more: Generosity Sunday

Contact Person: Joy Sotolongo
Role: Chair

Share Your Christmas

ERUUF has been generously participating in Share Your Christmas for nearly 2 decades. For several Sundays leading up to Christmas, Eruufians select cards from a display table and purchase the practical household items listed on the cards.  These gifts are given to folks who were once homeless and now are getting their very first apartment.  This program has proven to be a major support with helping our Durham citizens get back on their feet.

Contact Person: Sharon Graffagnino
Role: Coordinator
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Other Partner Groups

Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA)

UU Justice Ministry of North Carolina

NAACP - Forward Together Moral  Movement including Moral Mondays and HKonJ march

Crop Walk

UU Service Committee (UUSC)

Blood Drive

El Centro Hispano

Group Description:

ERUUF's partnership with El Centro Hispano builds a shared community of service, love, and spirit.  El Centro holds an after school tutoring program, focusing on early literacy skills, on Monday evenings from 4:30-6:00pm.  ERUUF volunteers serve as the tutors and build deep, meaningful relationships with latino/hispanic students aged 5 through 8, their families, and the El Centro community. Since our tutors meet with the same student week after week, the relationships and literacy skills grow and mature alongside in unison. 

Read more: El Centro Hispano

Contact Person: open
Role: Coordinator