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Sunday, January 20, 2019: 9:00 & 11:15 am

Where Do We Go From Here?
Rev. John L. Saxon

Where Do We Go From Here? In this moment “when hope and despair intertwine,” the question voiced by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. more than 50 years ago—“Where do we go from here?”—echoes still in the heart and soul of our nation. 

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Your Input Needed! Youth Programming at ERUUF

Dear fellow parents/caregivers of ERUFF youth (past, present, future), 

The Youth Ministry Team is seeking your input related to youth programming at ERUUF. We are interested to know from a parent's perspective what has been our strong points, what's lacking and what we could be doing better. Thinking about RE, social activities, and the developmental needs of youth and parents related to spirituality, we have seven questions we would like you to think about and share your thoughts, insights, and dreams about.

Please complete our 10- 15-minute survey by Feb 1st to have your voice heard on this important piece of programming at ERUUF! 

Read more: Your Input Needed! Youth Programming at ERUUF

A New Chalice for the Sanctuary

The flaming chalice is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism. In years past ERUUF had a large, pottery chalice in the sanctuary. It had a beautiful pale turquoise glaze and was filled with sand so the oil lamp sat at the right height. Though beautiful, it was heavy and awkward. One Sunday morning a few years ago, as the furniture was quickly being rearranged from a performance the night before, the podium with the chalice hit a bump on the floor. It stopped suddenly but the chalice was in motion and flew off the stand and shattered when it hit the ground.

Read more: A New Chalice for the Sanctuary

ERUUF Approved for Green Sanctuary Candidate Status!

The Earth Justice Action Group and the Green Sanctuary (GS) Accreditation Team are excited to announce formal approval of our congregational Green Sanctuary Candidacy Application by the UUA Green Sanctuary Program!  The UUA GSP approval letter is available here. This accomplishment allows our congregation to move into the fifth and final stage of the accreditation process, implementation of our approved Action Plan.

Read more: ERUUF Approved for Green Sanctuary Candidate Status!

Contact Person: Albert Hardy or Denise Frizzell
Role: Co-chairs
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

Thank you, Fundraising Raffle Participants!

Raffle

 

Our very successful raffle raised a total of $38,150!
Winner of the Grand Prize, Maria Martin
Second Prize, Erica Pawlak's sister who lives in Indiana
Third Prize, Jan Abrams, a new attendee at ERUUF
Prize for most tickets sold (70!), Ann Ringland.
Many thanks to Linda Brooks and her team that made this possible. 
 

Read more: Thank you, Fundraising Raffle Participants!

Newsworthy Conversations

Allison Mahaley
January 17, 2019
Youth Education
What is a Developmental Youth Ministry Specialist? Besides being a mouthful, this position is both unique and temporary: unique because no other position at ERUUF claims “specialist” (though every paid staff position here requires a degree of special...
Rev. Deborah Cayer
November 28, 2018
In Care
In the midst of uncertainty of many varieties, this fall I’ve been looking for renewal everywhere I can find it. A great source has been a new garden that Chris and I designed and helped install in our backyard in October.After heavy rain that caused...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
November 18, 2018
Palms Together
My mother is the family griot. She holds the memories of our family from way back, and enjoys sharing them, sometimes for the sake of the stories themselves, at other times for the irony and teachings they hold.In certain West African cultures the gr...