Past Services and Recordings
- The Inner Work of Healing
- Revs. Deborah Cayer, Stacy Grove, and Members of the Pastoral Care Team
Each of us has had losses of one kind or another this past year, and yet just like the spring birds we're still here singing our own song into the world. This morning we'll remember these parts of ourselves, as well as our connections to other people and the natural world. We'll lift up the ministry of ERUUF's Pastoral Care Teams, and hear about why this ministry matters to team member Marc Silling. Kate Lewis, Eno River Singers, Linda Hirschorn, and others provide the morning's music.
- Coming to Life Again
On this first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the Vernal Equinox, we'll gather to hear stories old and new. We'll consider the story we're in and what it might be like when we come back together to this community. The ministry team leads worship. Eno River Singers, Jocelyn Neal, and Kate Lewis provide the morning's music. Sheet music for Handel’s Messiah can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/hallelujah-ERUUF.
- Loved Into Being
- Looking Back, Facing the Future
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett; Sermon: Rev. Deborah Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis, piano; Jocelyn Neal, cantor
- Transformative Change
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett
- Music: Kate Lewis and Kate Saylor
- Facing the Future
- Rev. Deborah Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis
Almost a year into pandemic precautions, the world is very different. What have we learned this past year? What are we looking forward to? What's calling us now? Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader. Michael Field, Worship Associate. Kate Lewis provides the morning's music. This is the first Sunday of our annual pledge campaign.
- When Love's In Need of Love
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett & Henry Amador-Batten, Worship Associate
- Music: Kate Lewis, piano & Joan Tilghman, cantor
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder points out in one of his most famous songs that Love's In Need of Love Today. We complete our celebration of love this month by considering what we're called to as a people who Side With Love when Love itself is in need of love.
- Earth Heart, Earth Justice
- Members of the Earth Justice Team with Rev. Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis, Jewelsong, Chalice Singers
In this service, we'll use poetry, music, and inspiring videos to acknowledge the pain and frustration we feel about the state of our beautiful Earth. And we'll offer ways to move into commitment and action from a place of love and connection. Readings from the work of Amanda Gorman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Green Faith. Music by Jewelsong, Chalice Singers, and Kate Lewis. Learn more about ERUUF's Earth Justice Team here.
- Side with Love
What if to "side with love" meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world. This service comes to us this morning as a gift from our Unitarian Universalist Association and will be led by UU leaders from across our association. Rev. Cayer will host a breakout room during ERUUF's Coffee Hour for people who would like to talk about themes in the service.
- The Value of Our Faith
- Rev. Cheryl M. Walker, guest preacher
We often speak as Unitarian Universalists of UU Values. Can we name specifically what they are and where they are articulated? This morning we will explore our shared values and what makes Unitarian Universalism unique on the religious landscape.
The Reverend Cheryl M. Walker has served as the Pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington since 2009. Prior to coming to Wilmington, they served four years as the Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City.
Rev. Cheryl currently co-chairs the Article II Study Commission for the Unitarian Universalist Association and is the immediate past President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. They have published essays in several Unitarian Universalist collections including, Turning Point – Essays on a New Unitarian Universalism (2016), Centering – Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry (2017 ), and the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide (2019).
Rev. Cheryl holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Springfield College and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. They live with their wife, Elizabeth, and two cats, Ntohzake and Octavia.
- Dream a World
- Revs. Jacqueline Brett and Deborah Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis and Pam DiLavore
- Morning in America
- Revs. Cayer and Brett
- Music: Kate Lewis
It's a new day in America, and there is promise. At the same time the mess that our democracy is in now, the mess it has always been for some of us, has been exposed for all to see.
When U.S. Rep. Andy Kim saw the debris and wreckage left in the Capitol building on January 6, he simply asked for a trash bag and began cleaning up. We, too, need to join in that effort. This morning we'll consider how we got here, and then some of the inner qualities we each need in order to begin to move from the flawed and dangerous place our country is now, to a truly more fair and inclusive America that we know we can become together.