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Candidating Week: Group Sessions, General Sessions and More!

Candidating Week begins this Sunday, January 23, and ends on Sunday, January 30 with both services led by Rev. Brett, our candidate for Lead Minister.

Please be sure to register for the Congregational Meeting on January 30th! 

During the coming week, there will be opportunities for people to meet in small groups and engage in a Q&A with Rev. Brett. Click here to see the calendar of meetings. If you are part of a specific group, your group leader will send you a Zoom link for the meeting to join that discussion. 

There will also be a general session on Tuesday the 25th from 5:30-6:15 pm for all others who would like to speak with Rev. Brett prior to the Congregational Meeting. For this general session, you will need to register here.  A member of the Ministerial Search Committee will send a Zoom link to all those registered for the general session. 

We have also posted additional useful information including a Frequently Asked Questions document and a link to the Congregational Record. If you have any questions or have not received a Zoom link a week prior to your Q&A, please contact either Diane Blount (917-545-2623) or Vincent Licenziato (617-720-2839).

January 20: Update from the Music Director Search Team

The Music Director Search Team has been continuing with our process of searching for ERUUF’s new Music Director. In the late summer and fall, we established the position description and identified outreach strategies in order to recruit a diverse range of candidates. We continue to receive a number of applications from qualified candidates; we have developed a timeline and a process to identify the candidates that best fit the values and characteristics defined in the position description.

To date, we have received 20 applications; we are pleased that our assessment process has enabled us to thoughtfully but efficiently eliminate those who are least suited to our fellowship. We will continue to accept new applications until the beginning of February when we will narrow the pool of applicants down to our final candidates. The first phase of our multi-stage interview process will be Zoom interviews and intensive reference checks with our top candidates. We are currently on target to meet our goal of announcing our new Music Director by March 31. 

Update from Ministerial Search Committee: Candidating Week

Now that we have our candidate for Lead Minister, here is some additional information to help you prepare for the Congregational Meeting on January 30th. Candidating Week will occur the week of January 23rd-30th. This week will be bookended by Sunday services led by Rev. Brett on the 23rd and the 30th.

Read more: Update from Ministerial Search Committee: Candidating Week

December Letter from the Ministerial Search Committee

December 2021

Letter from the Ministerial Search Committee

Your Ministerial Search Committee is thrilled to recommend Reverend Jacqueline Brett as the candidate for our lead minister. Under our by-laws the Board is required to concur in our recommendation; they have unanimously endorsed Rev. Brett as the candidate for our next lead minister.

Read more: December Letter from the Ministerial Search Committee

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The path of spirit is grounded in the embodied experience.
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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, 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