January 29, 2023

"Planning Our Future" Part II
Worship Leader, Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Rev. Jim Lewis
Music: Myk’l Hanna - guest vocalist, Chalice Singers, Kate Lewis - Pianist, Wendy Looker - Music Director

Last week we explored how we might plan for ERUUF's future. Now that we've had two weeks of congregational Planning Our Future World Cafe discussions, we'll consider what we'd like to aim for in that future and why.

January 22, 2023

"Planning Our Future" Part One
Worship Leader, Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Rev. Daniel Trollinger
Music: Eno River Singers, Kate Lewis - Pianist, Wendy Looker - Music Director

The world has undergone profound change these past several years, and we at ERUUF have experienced profound change as well. As we prepare to create our new strategic plan for 2023-26, today we'll explore three important ingredients we'll need as we plan for our future: imagination, possibility, and a clear sense of who we want to BE as a result of what we realize over the next three years.

January 15, 2023

Network of Mutuality
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Ketty Thelemaque, Guest Speaker and Rev. Daniel Trollinger
Music: Beloved Community Chorus; Johann Montazzi-Wood; Kate Lewis - Pianist; Dr. Wendy Looker - Music Director

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr held a depth of understanding of our mutual interconnectedness and interdependence, which he referred to as a "network of mutuality." This Sunday as we celebrate his birthday we will be joined by Ketty Thelemaque, Lead Organizer of Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods), as our guest speaker. 


Ketty Thelemaque is a Chicago-born first generation Haitian American whose background has been the catalyst that has guided her career path...

Read more: January 15, 2023

January 8, 2023

Inner Compass
Worship Leader: Rev. Daniel Trollinger
Music: Chapel Hill Philharmonia Cello Quartet (Dick Clark, Jim Dietz, Rosalind Volpe, Dorothy Wright); Kate Lewis - Pianist; Claudia Kaplan - Cantor

On the spiritual journey we may often encounter ourselves looking for answers or direction. How can looking back help us navigate moving forward? How do we find our center when life pulls us in so many different directions?

January 1, 2023

Kwanzaa - Karamu (feast) immediately following the service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Beloved Community Chorus, Steady Hands World Percussion Ensemble, Kate Lewis - Pianist; Wendy Looker - Music Director

Worship Associates: Lisa Jones, Chris Macon, Johann Robert Montozzi-Wood, Joan Tilghman, Jaye Vaughn, Stella Axline, Ann Verdine-Jones

December 25, 2022

Christmas Gathering in the Fellowship Hall
Rev. Daniel Trollinger

Gathering in Fellowship Hall at 10:00am

In Person Only

December 24, 2022 - 7pm

Christmas Eve Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett

December 24, 2022

Christmas Pageant
Worship Leader: Rev. Jim Lewis

December 18, 2022

Lessons and Carols
Worship Leaders: Rev. Jacqueline Brett and Dr. Wendy Looker
Music: Chalice Singers, Sunshine Kids, Eno River Singers, Beloved Community Chorus, River Folk, Holiday Quartet, Kate Lewis - Pianist

Dec. 14, 2022: Jazz for the Holidays Vespers

Jazz for the Holidays Vespers Worship Service
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Worship Leader 
Music: Special Guests include Shana Tucker, Cello and Vocals with Christian Tamburr, Piano and Vibes

An evening of music, meditation, poetry, and song, for creative reflection in the mystery and wonder of darkness and light, of grace and peace.

Reception immediately following. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

December 11, 2022

A Spirit of Wonder
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Rev. Daniel Trollinger
Music: Eno River Singers; Kate Lewis - Pianist; Wendy Looker, Music Director

We've now entered the season of wonder, mystery, luminous dark, ancient song. This week we open our hearts to the wonder that attends the path we journey, guiding us beyond a wilderness of distractions to the shimmer of grace, revealing the true gift we each hold within.


December 4, 2022

Advent Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Daniel Trollinger and ERUUF Christian Fellowship
Music: River Folk, Kate Lewis - Pianist; Kristi Chilton & Pam DiLavore, cantors

Slow Down. Sink into Silence. Prepare to Plant Hope. It's Advent!

It's Christmastime -- the do-it-now, get-it-done, hurry, party, shop-‘til-you-drop season. However, among Christians, the four weeks before Christmas mark the season of Advent -- a time of reflection, renewal, and preparation for the coming of the Light and the planting of Hope. At today's service, ERUUF's Christian Fellowship will guide us in an exploration of the value of hopeful anticipation, carving out a bit of quiet, and replenishing our inner Spirit so we are prepared to spread Hope into the world throughout the coming year. 

Advent Resources for UUs