The Ministerial Search Committee met for the first time on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Having been approved by the congregation to carry out a search and recommend a ministerial candidate for a congregational vote, we are excited about the important work that lies ahead. We have already begun learning about the UUA’s recommended procedures and guidelines for the search process. Using these guidelines will enable us to benefit from the wisdom gained through many years of experience with ministerial searches throughout the denomination. Please note that we will be using this as a guide. Each ministerial search is unique to the congregation and the time it is taking place. Those who would like more information on the process can find it online in the Settlement Handbook.
Sunday, November 28, 2021: 11:00 am
- Inquirers Series (Sun, Nov 28 9:30 am)
Spiritual Practices: Generosity (Sat, Dec 4 9:00 am)
On the first Saturday of the month, we'll be Exploring Spiritual Practices.
- Inquirers Series (Sun, Dec 5 9:30 am)
- Inquirers Series (Sun, Dec 12 9:30 am)
Spiritual Practice for Justice, Healing, and Compassion (Sat, Dec 18 9:00 am)
In these sessions that take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, we set our hearts on an intention as we allow spiritual practice to nourish our desire for personal and social transformation.
As we prepare for reopening later this summer, we are looking for people to serve on our Sunday morning teams: Greeters, Visitor Hosts, Sound Team (training provided), Flower Team, as well as facilitators for Inquirers and Adult Program classes.
UPDATE ON PHASED REOPENING
PHASE THREE: In summary, beginning July 1, the campus will begin to reopen for limited indoor and outdoor use by groups and classes in accord with public health standards
- the rate of new covid cases in North Carolina is 5% or lower
- more than 50% of the local population has had at least one vaccine dose
- two of four members of the Coordinating Team are available for immediate consultation as needed; the DRE or substitute staff member will be present for RE programs.
If public health conditions deteriorate, we will return to previous restrictions as recommended by CDC, NC DHHS, etc.
Click on the document linked below to read the fully updated policy, including guidelines for Worship, Programs, and Religious Education.
It’s an unusual year and we’ve put together a Summer Guest Preacher Series during the time Revs. Cayer and Brett both will be on vacation. This year’s summer series is designed to bring the voices of leaders of color from across Unitarian Universalism directly to ERUUF. And because there are so many moving parts to worship this way, every week in July Rev. Patty Hanneman will craft and coordinate services that support these sermons. Then on Sunday morning at 10:30, she and a Worship Associate will lead services with Kate Lewis and other ERUUF recorded musicians. (Sermon descriptions coming soon.)