Update March 27, 2020

At ERUUF we are committed to following Durham's Stay at Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (in effect until April 30).
We have moved to online only worship. On Sunday morning join us at 9:00 for the live stream service; the recording will be posted by 11 am. On our home page scroll down to Online Together.

On Wednesday evening join us by Zoom for a Wednesday Evening Vespers Service at 7pm. This will be a shorter, more informal service led remotely by Revs. Cayer and Brett, and will include recorded music, readings, stories, spoken and silent meditation, or prayer.

ERUUF lay leaders are in the process of moving their small groups, classes, and meetings online using programs such as Google Hangouts or Zoom.

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Campus Update: ERUUF's Response to Coronavirus

We’ve been carefully following developments and CDC recommendations around the outbreak of COVID-19. As you’re probably aware, as of last night the CDC and WHO informed us that we're in the beginning stages of a worldwide pandemic.

Health officials know that the virus is already here, replicates rapidly, and has the potential to overwhelm world health care systems. The strategy they are currently urging is that we practice “social distancing” (remain three feet apart, and keep washing your hands and using tissues) to slow the spread, “flatten the curve” and eventually contain the virus to manageable levels.  

After consulting with the Board, here is ERUUF’s plan through the end of March

  • ERUUF will move to online only worship (live at 9:00 am, recording available by noon).
  • All meetings of ERUUF groups, classes, committees and teams must be rescheduled or moved to an online platform.  
  • ERUUF staff and ministers will mainly work remotely during this time.

We are implementing these changes to help protect the most vulnerable among us, and to help contain the spread of this disease. We will reassess urgent needs and our fellowship’s response at the end of the month.  

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Coronavirus: Caring for Ourselves and Each Other

We know that coronavirus is on everyone's mind and we want to share the plans we've put in place at ERUUF to help contain its spread. ERUUF's lay leaders, ministers and staff are here.  We plan to offer services, classes and other programs as usual, unless we're advised otherwise by health officials.  We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or needs.  Truly, it can help just to talk to someone if this health crisis (or anything else that's going on) is making you uncomfortable.

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