In Conversation with Rev. Jim Lewis, Minister of Lifespan Faith Development
Eric A. Hodges, Ministerial Transition Communication Team
Q: What is Rev. Lewis’ responsibility at ERUUF? And, what excites him about it?
Rev. Lewis is primarily responsible for our RE and adult programs, including covenant groups and
chalice circles. He will eventually move to coordination of pastoral care. As to what excites him about
this role, Rev. Lewis noted, “The balance of playfulness and presence.”
Q: What path led him to this position?
“I went into music education and discovered I loved working with children. When I went into seminary, I
expected to become a congregational minister, but along the way I had profound experiences in pastoral
care. In both cases, I felt a calling that pulled me on a different path than I had expected or intended.”
Another calling led him to ERUUF. “After seminary, I had intended to be in healthcare chaplaincy, but
when Rev. Jacqueline called, I thought about what I could give to a UU community in terms of pastoral
care and RE.”
Q: What would Rev. Lewis like the congregation to know about him?
“I am a horrible gardener so please don’t give me a plant, but I relax by playing farming games where I
can farm virtually. It’s relaxing to take care of my crops and animals.” As I think of the care Rev. Lewis
is providing to us, I find myself smiling as I think of him tending his virtual garden in his down time.
At ERUUF Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua's artisan chocolate is more popular than Cafe San Ramon so the amount of coffee we have for sale has been reduced this month to just a few pounds and the number of bars of Mulukao chocolate, hand made in Matagalpa, increased. Please contact Lonna Harkrader to place your order, and come to our table on Sunday, July 17 after the worship service to snag a bag of coffee ($15) and some bars of our unique and delicious chocolate ($5).
In order to deepen our congregation’s understanding of what it means to build Beloved Community, the Eno River Fellowship Foundation has made the videos from the on-line course available to member and friends of ERUUF for no charge. Our investment in the spiritual practice of radical welcome can change how we greet new people, how we share space with folks who are different from ourselves, and how we commit to being in relationship with one another.
The next San Ramón, Nicaragua Eco-Cultural Tour is coming in February 2023!
For more than 20 years, groups of UUs from North Carolina (and beyond) have participated in an eco-cultural tour sponsored by Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua (founded by two members of ERUUF).
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.