ERUUF Coronavirus Updates

March 12, 2021

 

ERUUF’s policies are informed by safety guidance from the CDC, NC Department of Public Health, and the UUA. Our Sunday services, classes and most groups are online only at this time. It is possible for small groups to reserve outdoor meeting space on campus. See guidelines here.

We understand how challenging covid isolation is, and that the stress of the pandemic is taking a toll on each of us. We are very eager to welcome people back to campus just as soon as it’s safely possible.  Despite recent easing of restrictions, we continue to proceed carefully.   

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Next Service

Sunday, May 16, 2021: Online, 10:30 am

“The World’s On Fire (and We'll Still Fall in Love)”
Rev. Erin Walter, Guest Preacher; Revs. Deborah Cayer, Jacqueline Brett
Music: Kate Lewis and others

After more than a year of pandemic life, some days may feel almost normal, while others still bring us to our knees. Drawing upon scripture, the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and her own spiritual practice of music-making, Unitarian Universalist Rev. Erin Walter will reflect on how we may endure ongoing struggle while also amplifying joy along the way.

Upcoming Classes

  • Inquirers Series (Sun, May 16 12:00 pm)

    8 sessions of classes offered to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF

  • Inquirers Series (Sun, May 23 12:00 pm)

    8 sessions of classes offered to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF

  • Inquirers Series (Sun, May 30 12:00 pm)

    8 sessions of classes offered to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF

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News Items

ERUUF Land Acknowledgement

The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) is located on the traditional territories of several Indigenous nations, including the Eno, Shakori, Sissipahaw, Saponi, and Lumbee.

The Eno River and our Fellowship bear the name of the Eno people (or Enoke, also called Wyanoak), who were displaced from their lands by European settler colonizers during the 17th century. The Eno people became absorbed into the Iswa (Catawba) and Saponi Nations.

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New Initiatives: Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua

Sister Communities of San Ramón, Nicaragua (SCSRN) (www.san-ramon.org) (an action group of ERUUF's Justice Ministry) has launched a campaign to fund construction of a water project for one of San Ramón's rural communities. The community of San Martin exists currently mostly in name only as there is no access there to clean water. The few families who do live there have to sneak into a neighboring farm to find water. The local government created a land reform project for the new community of San Martin but without access to clean water the town has not progressed.

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Update: Transgender Inclusion Program at ERUUF

The first round of the Transgender Inclusion in Congregations program ended on March 25. ERUUF Pride+, the Multicultural Team, and the Eno River Fellowship Foundation made this six-session on-line course with Zoom discussion groups possible. 

Read more: Update: Transgender Inclusion Program at ERUUF

Special Message from Rev. Cayer

March 17, 2021

Dear Members and Friends,

This month I’ve shared with ERUUF’s Board of Trustees that I plan to leave my position as Lead Minister in fifteen months, June 2022. Nothing is wrong, in fact both ERUUF and I are at wonderfully good places in our shared ministry. So while this might seem like a strange decision at an odd time, and it is unusual to give this much notice, I’ve acted after careful thought and discernment. Let me share my thinking.

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Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Deborah Cayer
April 29, 2021
In Care
For the longest time over the course of this pandemic, we were in “hurry up and wait” mode. But suddenly with vaccines rolling out so quickly and successfully, conditions are changing rapidly for the better. And now we find ourselves in something lik...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
April 22, 2021
Palms Together
For a person with indigenous roots in the Southeast who is looking for evidence of your homeland, you have to follow invisible maps. The landscape has changed, the surfaces of our histories have been written over: the longleaf pine ecosystem of Creek...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
April 15, 2021
Palms Together
I think our notions of what counts as radical have changed over time. Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles. That wasn’t the case before. And I think ...