Kudos to all who helped create a wonderful service last Sunday featuring some of ERUUF's musical groups. Next year, our new Music Director will be organizing that effort! In fact, the ministers plan to be able to announce the new Music Director by March 31.
“In my experience, ubuntu is a deep and embodied understanding that human beings are not born but formed in community and relationship with one another.”
~ David W. Robinson-Morris
Holiday Services at ERUUF--Pandemic Style
Given current conditions (our littlest ones aren't yet vaccinated, along with immunocompromised people) we're planning for the most inclusive yet safe holiday services that we can imagine.
2500 Hours of Love: Stories of Members in Action!
ERUUFians have continued to live out our racial justice values in the community through the 2500 Hours of Love gift to Rev. Cayer. Would you like to see some of the possible ways you can participate -- through images and text?
Check out the new webpage of members in action! And if you have any photos of your own participation, please send them to Sam Wohns or Ann Verdine.
Read more: 2500 Hours of Love: Stories of Members in Action!
Update on Afghan Family Support Project
ERUUF's Refugee and Immigrant Action Group is staying very active with our Afghan Family Support Project, in conjunction with Church World Service. Two Afghan families are now being co-sponsored by ERUUF-- a total of 11 people. Our volunteers are primarily working with one family, with a specific focus, like health, school, and employment. In the last week, we have been working toward getting the kids in the larger family (6 kids!) enrolled in school, making sure they have adequate winter clothes and shoes and helping the parents understand the mechanics of their home (they have no experience with either a dishwasher or a whole house vacuum). In the small family, our ESL volunteers are now visiting daily to work separately with each of the parents. They are working on basic things like greetings, colors, and body parts. One day last week they sang the “head, shoulders, knees and toes” song, and labeled more body parts.
These are the big needs right now: