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Winter Updates from Religious Education

R.E. has been busy getting in the holiday spirit and connecting with one another. On December 4th R.E. hosted Nifty Gifty for parents to drop off their children to craft gifts for loved ones. Volunteers Cathy Kielar, Susan Baylies, Betsy Bickel, Laura Busse, Lillian Zwemer, Dana Thomas, Arco Williams, Robyn Heeks, Joel Smith, Jess Poland, Waverely Harrell, Barbara Berry & Kristin Wright created wonderful crafts and were so generous with their time and creativity. Jim Van Verth, Celena Urquia, and Barbara Busse helped supply materials for crafting. It was a marvelous morning and so delightful to be in community with each other, see the excitement of the children around giving, and create together (even the adults participated in the crafting). Thank you to all that made this such a successful event! See photos from Nifty Gifty here.

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Update from The Ministerial Search Committee

The Ministerial Search Committee has been moving forward with the search process. We have submitted our Congregational Record to the UUA where it is currently being reviewed. Once the Record is publicly released, we will share it with the Congregation. As those of you who attended the focus groups may remember and as we have noted in previous updates: Per UUA requirements, a decision must be made on any internal candidate prior to any other ministerial candidates being considered. This may be different than what many people in the private sector are used to, but it is designed to protect ministers and congregations. As this part of the process unfolds, we would like to share findings from our fall data collection efforts.

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Update from the Music Director Search Team

Kudos to all who helped create a wonderful service last Sunday featuring some of ERUUF's musical groups. Next year, our new Music Director will be organizing that effort! In fact, the ministers plan to be able to announce the new Music Director by March 31. 

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Holiday Services at ERUUF--Pandemic Style

Given current conditions (our littlest ones aren't yet vaccinated, along with immunocompromised people) we're planning for the most inclusive yet safe holiday services that we can imagine.

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ERUUF Coronavirus Updates

April 27, 2023

A new phase has been reached in the COVID-19 virus.

As a spiritual community, we at ERUUF strive to create a culture of respect and care for one another. Our Covid-19 policies have been guided by serious concern and consideration for the safety and well-being of all ERUUF members, staff, and visitors, with a commitment to equity and care for the most vulnerable among us and those who are marginalized both at ERUUF and in the larger community.

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Next Service

Sunday, July 14, 2024: 10:00 am (online and IN-PERSON)

Wherever Two or Three Are Gathered...
Guest Speaker: Yuri Yamamoto
Music: Ms. Joan Tilghman; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

Worship Associate: Sarah Rose Nordgren

Yuri will consider the scripture in light of their experiences of divine presence as a chaplain.

Yuri Yamamoto (they/she) is a board-certified clinical chaplain at Central Prison in Raleigh. They are commissioned and endorsed by FCM. Yuri weaves history, arts, improvisation, and sacred stories to make sense of their life. Yuri’s website is https://accompanist4thesoul.com.