March 29, 2020

The Wisdom of Not Knowing
Rev. Deborah Cayer

What wisdom lies beneath consciousness?  And if we can't see it, or know what to look for, how do we find it?  And couldn't we use some wisdom right now? 

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March 25, 2020

Wednesday Evening Vespers Worship Service
Revs. Cayer and Brett

Join us on Wednesday evenings for short, informal services led by Revs. Cayer and Brett. Services will include recorded music, readings, stories, spoken and silent meditation, or prayer. Join us via Zoom.

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March 22, 2020

The Wisdom of Faith
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Paul Baerman & Kate Lewis

During difficult times some of us are comforted by drawing more fully into the embrace of faith. But faith in what? And what if our previous experiences with faith -- in people or institutions -- left us feeling discouraged and disappointed? Is it possible to form a more expansive faith that authentically nourishes our hearts? Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Worship Leader; Matt Arnold, Worship Associate.

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March 15, 2020

The Wisdom of Leaning In 
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Eno River Singers

When we encounter pain and trouble, so often something in us flinches and we pull back, or even shut down. What if instead we could find ways to stay open to and curious about suffering?  What if we sat with our sorrow?  What if instead of turning away we leaned in? Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader; Todd Resley, Worship Associate.  Eno River Singers offer the morning's music. 

March 8, 2020

The Change That's Already Here
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Kate Lewis

Sometimes it's hard to see what you're in the middle of, at other times it's startlingly clear. This morning we'll consider the change that's already happened in the Triangle and in Unitarian Universalism. What are trusting ways we might respond? Rev. Cayer, worship leader. Michael Field, Worship Associate. Special music, Kate Lewis.

Listen to Rev. Cayer's sermon below.

Listen to Michael Field's Reflection, Grow, Care, Transform below.

Download the zine version of NPR's Coronavirus Comic (which was shared during Sunday's storytime) below, and get directions on how to fold it here.

March 1, 2020

Our Stories. Our Lives. Our Selves.
Rev. John Saxon

The stories that we tell about ourselves, about others, and about the world are powerful. They give our lives shape and meaning. And they can be retold and rewritten as long as we have breath. 


 Rev. Saxon is the President of the UU Justice Ministry of NC and served as the Assistant and Lead Minister of the UU Fellowship of Raleigh from 2010 to 2017.


February 23, 2020

The Sound of the Spirit
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, LeLaina Romero, Jocelyn Neal

A co-created music ministry service. All are welcome to come sing with us at both services! Arrive at 8:00 am. 

Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout is Director of Worship and Music for First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor. In his thirteenth year with the community, he leads the pioneering collaborative worship method he created with the Rev. Gail Ruth Geisenhainer [‘gai-zIn-ˎhe-nә] (GUISE-in-hay-ner) in 2014, and has led the congregational and ensemble music programs to national recognition.

Inaddition to leading Sunday's worship service, Dr. Rideout will be spending time with our congregation, leading a workshop and rehearsal as we continue to co-create our music ministry here at ERUUF. 




February 16, 2020

Lifting As We Climb: Holistic Resilience and the Black Women's Suffrage Movement
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Guest Vocalist, Tyra Scott

Though both white and black women actively sought the right to vote in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, black women only gained full and practical voting rights in 1965—45 years after their white sisters.

Today we'll explore lessons of perseverance and resilience from the black women's suffrage movement and their holistic approach toward aiming for the vote for all who were disenfranchised. How might we use these lessons in our justice work today? Rev. Jacqueline Brett and Worship Associate Chris Macon lead today's service. Tyra Scott is the guest music vocalist. 


February 9, 2020

Resilience and Reverence
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Luux Aeterna

What is resilience? How might resilience shape our body, mind, and spirit? How might we each recognize and honor this in our s/Self? How do we respond when we encounter the shape that resilience has taken in another?


February 2, 2020

“Eno” Was a Language
Rev. Deborah Cayer

The Eno people were once a small, local group of the Saponi people. This morning we’ll consider resilience in the context of the general history of North America’s native people. Rev. Cayer, worship leader.

This winter, ERUUF’s Multicultural Team hosts book discussion groups for the UUA’s Common Read: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Stay tuned to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­E-news for more information.


January 26, 2020

Spiritual Survival in 2020
Rev. Arvid Straube

Join us for Spiritual Survival in 2020. 

Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube served as Senior Minister at ERUUF for 21 years and is our Minister Emeritus. He and his wife Sonya Prestridge currently live near San Diego, where he had served as Lead Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. He currently has a ministry of spiritual direction and is an Affiliate Faculty member at Meadville Lombard Theological School.  

January 12, 2020

The Genuine
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Zoe Mulford

 In a commencement address to Spellman College graduates in 1980, Howard Thurman said, ““There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself.  It is the only true guide you will ever have.” How do we discover what’s genuine in ourself?  And when we do, then what happens? 

 Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.  Michael Field, Worship Associate.  

Our guest musician this morning is Zoe Mulford, who got her start while living in the Triangle, playing at local venues including ERUUF. Since then, she has released five albums and established herself as a contemporary writer with deep roots in traditional music. In 2018, Joan Baez covered her song "The President Sang Amazing Grace." The song was voted Song of the Year by Folk Alliance International and was published in 2019 as a book, illustrated by Jeff Scher.