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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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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