During this Annual Pledge Drive, we ask for your support to preserve and enhance ERUUF’s mission to transform lives by building a free and inclusive covenantal religious community of spirit, service, justice, and love. ERUUF is in excellent condition because of our members’ tremendous involvement and generosity. Our focus now is to sustain our growth. It takes a village to offer our programs consistently, and it takes a good deal of staff time to organize the village. Our dedicated staff cannot properly support our growing active congregation at current staffing levels. We have tremendous need to hire 1.5 full time staff to help our programs and ministries run effectively.
This great progress we achieved together requires generous financial support from all of us to sustain. We build our annual budget based on pledges, so your support is vital to our fiscal health in the upcoming year. Think about what ERUUF means to you and others, and how ERUUF aligns with your life’s values. We encourage 100% participation no matter the size of the pledge. Every gift counts. Thank you!
Here’s what a few of our members had to say about why they give to ERUUF:
I want to support programs that have changed me, like the racial equity workshops. I give because it takes money, not just words, to keep things going.
— Gerda Presson
ERUUF is the launch pad for who I want to be. We wouldn’t have this faith community without money and I give because I can. It’s not just an obligation. It’s a privilege.
— Joan Tilghman
It is important for us to raise our children and grow our family in a faith community that shares our values. ERUUF turned out to be the perfect place. Giving is a way to help live our values and create the beloved community we want to live in and ensure that ERUUF is here for the next person who walks in the door.
— John Rawls
I was a sustainer before I was a member because I saw ERUUF’s work in the community with Urban Ministries and Durham CAN and wanted to support that. It’s important to take ownership and responsibility for things that matter.
— Heather Ladd
I grew up Catholic where financially supporting a faith community was expected. It was easy to transfer that expectation to ERUUF, and we proudly give our Fair Share.
— Victoria Zula
Read Rev. Cayer's Pledge Drive Letter to learn more about some of the new and good things happening at ERUUF.
Pledging Action Steps
A pledge is a promise of what you will give for 2019-2020. Choose how you would like to sustain ERUUF's growth. Every gift counts. Thank you!
ERUUF has several ways that you can give your contributions for your pledge: online, text, recurring/auto-draft, check, cash. Choose the date when your recurring gifts would start.