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2500 Hours of Love: Stories of Members in Action!

ERUUFians have continued to live out our racial justice values in the community through the 2500 Hours of Love gift to Rev. Cayer. Would you like to see some of the possible ways you can participate -- through images and text?
Check out the new webpage of members in action!  And if you have any photos of your own participation, please send them to Sam Wohns or Ann Verdine.

Read more: 2500 Hours of Love: Stories of Members in Action!

Update on Afghan Family Support Project

ERUUF's Refugee and Immigrant Action Group is staying very active with our Afghan Family Support Project, in conjunction with Church World Service. Two Afghan families are now being co-sponsored by ERUUF-- a total of 11 people. Our volunteers are primarily working with one family, with a specific focus, like health, school, and employment. In the last week, we have been working toward getting the kids in the larger family (6 kids!) enrolled in school, making sure they have adequate winter clothes and shoes and helping the parents understand the mechanics of their home (they have no experience with either a dishwasher or a whole house vacuum). In the small family, our ESL volunteers are now visiting daily to work separately with each of the parents. They are working on basic things like greetings, colors, and body parts. One day last week they sang the “head, shoulders, knees and toes” song, and labeled more body parts.

These are the big needs right now:

Read more: Update on Afghan Family Support Project

Update on Afghan Family Support Project

ERUUF's Refugee and Immigrant Action Group is very active with its recently created Afghan Family Support Project, in conjunction with our co-sponsors at Church World Service. Two Afghan families are now being co-sponsored by ERUUF and Church World Service. It's been an amazingly fast transition.

Read more: Update on Afghan Family Support Project

Music Director Search Update

The Music Director Search Committee is pleased to share that the hiring process is going well. The position has been shared with over 40 institutions and individual contacts and remains listed as “open until filled.” We encourage members and friends to review the job description here.

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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