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Jazz for the Holidays Vespers Service, Dec. 14, 2022

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, 7:00 pm

An evening of music, meditation, poetry, and song, 

for creative reflection in the mystery and wonder of darkness and light, of grace and peace.

Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Worship Leader 

Shana Tucker, Cello and Vocals with Christian Tamburr, Piano and Vibes

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

Reimagining the UUA Purpose, Principles, and Sources

ERUUF in-person informational sessions:
Sunday, November 6 OR
Sunday, November 20
11:30-12:30pm - Chapel
RSVP Here
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Register for UUA Zoom Feedback Sessions:
Saturday, November 5 through Monday, November 14
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Background

ERUUF is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the central organization for UU congregations in the United States. The UUA governing by-laws outline our Principles and Sources, the UUA’s Purposes, our Inclusion clause, and Freedom of Belief Statement with the section identified as Article II. The by-laws require that Article II be studied and potentially revised every 15 years. In 2020, the UUA established and charged a Study Commission for this purpose.

Read more: Reimagining the UUA Purpose, Principles, and Sources

Montgomery Pilgrimage Is Happening in 2023

In the spring of 2020 over 50 ERUUFians planned to go on a pilgrimage to visit significant Civil Rights museums and sites in Montgomery AL. And, as we know, Covid-19 happened, but we're glad to report that it's a go for 2023. As expected, some of the original people are unable to make the trip so there's space for others to join us. We'll depart ERUUF on Monday, April 10 and return on Saturday, April 15.

Traveling to and from Montgomery takes a full day, leaving four full days to visit 10 historical sites and museums. Some of the sites included are the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, a national memorial to commemorate the black victims of lynching), the Voting Rights Museum, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The total cost of $1,170 includes all transportation, lodging, meals and admission to all sites (some scholarship funds are available).

To view the full itinerary, pdfplease click here. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please contact Diane Blount.

Refamiliarizing Ourselves with Reverend Daniel Trollinger

by the Ministerial Transition Communication Team

Reverend Daniel Trollinger is a familiar face around ERUUF, but is no longer in a familiar role. Instead of keeping the Fellowship office running smoothly, he is in a new role as Executive Minister!

When asked about his current responsibility and what excites him about it he said, “ I am excited about the opportunities for creativity and connection in my new role as Executive Minister which calls me to be more forward facing with the congregation through participating in worship, offering classes, and working with certain program groups. I serve as staff partner for Affinity groups and new groups, Buildings and Grounds, Stewardship Steering Team, White Awareness Group, Pledge Drive Team, and Planned Giving Team. In addition to serving on the Coordinating Team and Worship Team, I continue to hold several broad areas of responsibility at ERUUF: finance and long-term financial planning; communications; staff supervision; Information Technology; and facilities maintenance (large projects). Many of the day-to-day operations and facilities issues are now handled by Shawn Trimble, our Office Administrator.”

Read more: Refamiliarizing Ourselves with Reverend Daniel Trollinger

Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Jacqueline Brett
November 10, 2022
In Care
Palms Together
“‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar... “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present,” Alice replied, rather shyly, “at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.’” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Ad...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
August 18, 2022
In Care
Palms Together
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
August 04, 2022
In Care
Palms Together

I recall first hearing the term re-entry when I was a child and watched on television as NASA astronauts re-entered earth’s atmosphere, shifting from the weightlessness of space to the strong gravitational pull of earth.

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