The mission of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

is to transform lives by building a

free and inclusive covenantal religious community

of spirit, service, justice, and love.


The collective vision of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship can be stated as the Ends it intends to achieve. These Ends were taken from multiple sources, including a congregational Appreciative Inquiry process; they were adopted by the Board of Trustees in May 2008.

Ends Statements

I. The people of ERUUF are engaged in a deeply meaningful, transformative liberal religious experience.

They find hope, beauty and inspiration in their worship.

They develop and deepen their individual spiritual practices.

They embrace and affirm Unitarian Universalist identity, heritage and values.

II. The people of ERUUF create and sustain a community of care, mutual respect, inclusiveness and love.

Their talents and gifts are recognized, nurtured and called upon.

They are generous with their time, energy and resources, in a prevailing spirit of abundance.

They create a climate of radical hospitality which ensures that all present are welcomed and diversity is honored.

They provide care and a safe haven for one another in times of need.

People of all ages are cherished and have a religious home, history and future.

They experience ample opportunities for laughter, fellowship and fun.

III. The people of ERUUF reach beyond their congregation, individually and collectively, as they live out Unitarian Universalist values.

They are engaged in the betterment of the community and the world through their own work and opportunities the congregation provides.

They are leaders in environmental sustainability and are responsible stewards of the Earth and its resources.

ERUUF is a valued partner in bringing justice and compassion to the Durham-Chapel Hill community.

ERUUF contributes to and learns from the larger Unitarian Universalist community.