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Ministry Transition Events and Updates



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  • August 1—Rev. Jacqueline returns with full staff team.
  • Summer 2022ERUUF Common Read - Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry. 
  • Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am—New Sunday Worship Start Time! Children join parents for the start of worship and then head off to their RE classes which will take place during the service!
  • Sunday, May 22—Rev. Cayer’s final worship service. 
  • Sunday, May 22, 12:30 pm—Congregation Annual Meeting. 
  • Saturday, May 21, 7:30 pm —Goodbye Celebration for Rev. Cayer. 
  • Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am—2500 Hours of Love worship service and celebration. Celebrate our year-long project of doing at least 2500 hours of racial equity, justice, and inclusion learning and work within our local communities. Amazing news: we’ve gone far beyond 2500 hours!
  • Monday, May 9, 10:45 am —Summer Transition Minister begins.
  • May 1 – Rev. Brett’s last day at ERUUF before she heads off for a 90-day summer sabbatical as recommended by the UUA’s Transition Office for new ministers who receive their call to ministry as an “inside candidate”. She’ll return on August 1.
  • Sunday, May 1, 10:45 am—New Member Sunday. Nearly 60 people joined ERUUF during the pandemic. Join us as we meet them live and in person during worship. We’ll also have a bridging ceremony for our high school youth. 
  • Sunday, April 24, 10:45 am—Earth and Climate Justice Sunday. Our annual service in celebration of Earth Day.
  • Sunday, April 17, 10:45 am—Easter Service and Flower Communion. Participate in this lovely tradition by bringing a flower to exchange during the service.

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Ministry Transition Update - April 8, 2022

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting new ministry teams and staff in place. 
Interim RE Ministry Team
A new Interim RE Ministry Team has met to begin envisioning the needs of RE as the current program year ends, summer programming begins, and preparations for fall get started. Members of the RE Ministry Team are:
Naa Norley Adom
Dave Chilton
Galen Jackson
Cathy Keilar
Celena Urquia
Arco Williams
You can read the RE Ministry Team’s Charge here: docxCharge_to_Interim_RE_Ministry_Team.docx
ERUUF Staffing Plan 2022 – 2023
I presented a new Staffing Plan for 2022-2023 to the Board of Trustees. The image below represents an overview of that plan with brief explanations of the roles following it, along with who will be serving in them:

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ERUUF Has a New Music Director!

On Saturday, March 19, ERUUFian vocalists and instrumentalists joined Dr. Wendy S. Looker for rehearsal time and conversations about music at ERUUF. Dr. Looker later happily accepted the invitation to become ERUUF’s new Music Director in what she considers “an exciting opportunity.” Wendy will begin her new position this summer; stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead. 

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Ministry Transition Update - March 25, 2022

Is the world ever intensely immersed!

Spring has come with time moving forward (thankfully by act of Congress for the last time!), a horrific war is raging, and we in the United States are just about set to appoint the first Black woman associate justice of the Supreme Court. I’m with Senator Cory Booker, who said of this last news, “I’m not letting anybody… steal my joy.”

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Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Daniel Trollinger
September 21, 2023
The Inner Workings
Every day we are inundated with information. Through words, images, conversations, screens, media, people, and life…it can be hard to keep track of what is most important in the deluge of noise and “news.” This year, the ministers at ERUUF are offeri...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
September 14, 2023
Palms Together

The path of spirit is grounded in the embodied experience.
~ Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Rev. Jim Lewis
September 07, 2023
Holding Hearts
In the past year or so, I have often reflected about the newness which we are welcoming into our lives, especially as we move forward from the most intense points of isolation connected to COVID-19. This week at ERUUF it was moving to two services ea...

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, September 24, 2023: 9:00 am (in person only), 11:00 am (online and in person)

Welcoming In Multiple Ways of Knowing: Pride Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jim Lewis
Music: Beloved Community Chorus [11:00am]; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

As we grow, the world shifts, and we interact with new people, we find more ways of understanding and knowing our world. We will honor the importance of multiple ways of knowing on LGBTQIA Pride Sunday in Durham. Worship Associate: Lisa Jones