March 12, 2021

 

ERUUF’s policies are informed by safety guidance from the CDC, NC Department of Public Health, and the UUA. Our Sunday services, classes and most groups are online only at this time. It is possible for small groups to reserve outdoor meeting space on campus. See guidelines here.

We understand how challenging covid isolation is, and that the stress of the pandemic is taking a toll on each of us. We are very eager to welcome people back to campus just as soon as it’s safely possible.  Despite recent easing of restrictions, we continue to proceed carefully.   

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January 29, 2021

At this time as COVID-19 cases begin to slowly recede from an all-time high, President Biden has told us that the pandemic death toll is likely to reach half a million by the end of February. For this reason, as we wait for widespread vaccines this winter it seems best to keep as much distance as possible among our staff. Until conditions improve, we will continue to produce Sunday worship and all our programs from home. We remain highly tuned to updates from Governor Cooper, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the CDC, the new Administration, and now more than ever, Dr. Fauci. We're eager to turn back toward normal as soon as we're able. But as Dr. Fauci has said, "The virus determines the timeline."  

  • At this time, ERUUF remains in Phase 2 of our own Reopening Guidelines. Click the Read More button below to learn more and to access Phased Reopening Documents.  

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Read more: January 29, 2021

January 1, 2021

  • Update on Sunday services
    Given the high level resurgence of COVID-19 at the start of 2021, we have decided that at this time it will be safest for staff and ministers to move worship production out of the Sanctuary. Sunday worship will look different for a while—it'll appear the way it was last spring and summer when we produced it from home. However, members will still access worship the same way—by clicking the Join Live Stream Worship on the ERUUF website.  
  • At this time, ERUUF remains in Phase 2 of our own Reopening Guidelines. Click the Read More button below to learn more and to access Phased Reopening Documents.  

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Read more: January 1, 2021

Campus Update: December 11, 2020

At this time, though the state of North Carolina is in Phase 3 of Reopening, ERUUF is operating under our own Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines.  (The Phases and Guidelines can be found below.) At this time all ERUUF programs including Sunday services remain online. Outside space on campus is available for small group use by reservation.  

 

Holiday Office Hours at ERUUF

The ERUUF Office will be closed from the afternoon of December 20 through December 30. We’ll be open from 10:00 am -1:00 pm on December 31, then closed again through January 2. This is standard practice at many congregations (and at the UUA) in order to give staff and ministers some much needed time off (needed this year more than ever).

Click below to read the full ERUUF end-of-year update. 

Read more: Campus Update: December 11, 2020

Campus Update: November 19, 2020

At this time, though the state of North Carolina is in Phase 3 of Reopening, ERUUF is operating under our own Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines.  (The Phases and Guidelines can be found below.) At this time all ERUUF programs including Sunday services remain online. Outside space on campus is available for small group use by reservation.  

If you need to reach us, the ERUUF Office will be open on Thursdays from 10-2, and by special arrangement as might be needed.

Read more: Campus Update: November 19, 2020

Campus Update: October 29, 2020

At this time, though the state of North Carolina is in Phase 3 of Reopening, ERUUF is operating under our own Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines.  (The Phases and Guidelines can be found below.)   

Read more: Campus Update: October 29, 2020

Campus Update: September 24, 2020

It's great news that cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, in general, are falling in North Carolina, and it's encouraging to see that some universities are managing to educate students while keeping outbreaks at a minimum (bravo Duke!). And as we learn more each day about this disease, it's clear that we need to remain vigilant and continue to "wash, wear, and wait six feet apart" until an effective vaccine becomes widely available. 

Phased Reopening Documents

pdfOverview of Phased Reopening Plans - Sept. 2020

pdfSpecial Policy - ERUUF Board Delegation to Ministry and Process for Establishing Operating Procedures

pdfERUUF Health Self-Screen Form

 

Read more: Campus Update: September 24, 2020

September 2020

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).

Read more: September 2020

August 2020

Updates from the Fellowship

  • Based on the continued spread of the coronavirus, we expect that worship will continue to be “online only” well into the fall and possibly beyond. Thanks to a generous grant from the Eno River Foundation, webcast recording equipment has been installed in the ERUUF Sanctuary. Staff are eagerly learning the new system so that even though you can’t come to ERUUF, soon we’ll be able to “bring ERUUF to you!” We’re very grateful to the Foundation for this generous gift which will make it possible to continue to share Sunday morning from the Sanctuary long after the pandemic is just a story we tell in the future.
  • We’re also planning for church school and adult programs to be “online only” this fall. We’re ready to pivot back to “in person” as soon as it’s safe to do so. But while it’s not safe we’re checking in with our members to find out what they need and we’ll do our best to respond with online groups and classes.

Read more: August 2020

June 2020

***ERUUF is Online. We are following all City of Durham and State of North Carolina pandemic guidelines.***

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June 11, 2020

***ERUUF is Online. We are following all City of Durham and State of North Carolina pandemic guidelines.***

Mark Your Calendars for Sunday, June 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM via Zoom.  Our Annual Meeting will be virtual this year and will include very important information regarding the state of ERUUF and our future. We will also vote on our fiscal year 2020-21 budget as well as nominees for the Board of Trustees, Healthy Congregation Committee, and Nominating Committee. All members are asked to join us for this very important meeting. Contact the Board directly with questions: .

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Read more: June 11, 2020