April 21, 2019

Practicing Transformation
Rev. Deborah Cayer

This Easter morning’s service is for all ages. We'll hear stories of suffering, hope, transformation, and love from a number of sources, including the Velveteen Rabbit. Bring a Flower for our common vase for our annual Flower Communion. The choir will lead everyone in singing from the Halleluiah Chorus at the end of the service.


April 14, 2019

Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Rev. John Buehrens, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, once said, "To be human is to be religious. To be religious is to make connections" But what does it mean to be religious? And what drives us to do that in community? We continue our exploration of wholeness this month in a celebration of New Member Sunday and a covenanting ceremony with the sixty people who have joined ERUUF since December.


April 7, 2019

The Wisdom of Dreams
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Virginia Williams (Worship Associate)

What if a package was delivered to you every night? What if each was something that only you could open, after some pondering and the use of a few tools? What if whatever arrived, no matter how seemingly bizarre, was intended to help you become whole and healthy? This morning we consider dreams, the royal road to wisdom.    


March 31, 2019

The Spirit Likes to Dress Up Like This...
Rev. Deborah Cayer

....In a body, with ten fingers and ten toes, the poet Mary Oliver tells us. And yet in the West, we so often live in our heads. But what if we were on a journey home to live more truly in our bodies? Is there a theology for that? 

March 24, 2019

ERUUF's Journey Toward Beloved Community
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
What can we celebrate?  What still needs to be done?  It all comes down to One. A service by ERUUF's Multicultural Team.

March 17, 2019

Coming Home to Yourself
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Trilight and Eno River Singers

The poet Derek Walcott writes, " The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror...and will love again the stranger who was your self. "

How do we become so estranged? How do we get on the path toward home? Rev. Cayer worship leader, Gerda Presson, Worship Associate. 


Listen to Rev. Cayer's sermon below. 


Listen to Joan Tilghman's testimonial below. 

March 10, 2019

A Pilgrim's Journey
Rev. Jacqueline Brett

When do we become more than the intrepid traveler and know ourselves to be a pilgrim? Rev. Brett describes her pilgrimages over the past year, one here in Durham and the other in India. 

March 3, 2019

Coming to Fruition
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: LUXX Aeterna

In the past year and a half, good things that were begun long ago at ERUUF have come to fruition. Where are we now? And what are we poised to do next? 



Listen to Julie Edmunds' Testimonial from the Sunday, March 3 service below. 




February 24, 2019

My Soul Is a Witness
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Guest Musician, Tret Fure

On this last Sunday of Black History Month, we'll consider our Unitarian Universalist forbears of African descent and what their lives teach us as we look back, inward, and forward in Beloved Community. 

February 17, 2019

When the Bough Breaks
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Chalice Singers and Sunshine Kids

"Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetops..." we know how it ends; the bough breaks, the baby falls. So what do we do then? And how do we get people to stop "putting babies up in trees" in the first place? A sermon on what we can do to make repairs after trust has been broken. Rev. Cayer, worship leader. Yuri Yamamoto, musician, and UU divinity school student, will offer a reflection. The Chalice Singers, Beloved Community Chorus, and Sunshine Kids sing this morning.


February 10, 2019

Growing Trust
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: The Eno River Singers

Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever." This morning we'll explore the connections between truth, trust and faith. 

February 3, 2019

Justice on Earth
Rev. Deborah Cayer

We live in a time when racial, environmental, and economic justice are seen as issues that compete for time, attention, and resources. This morning, we’ll explore how the three are intertwined, and how communities on the margins are invariably those most affected. How does our Unitarian Universalist faith call us to answer the call of love and to create justice for our human family, for the Earth and for all life. Rev. Cayer and members of the Earth Justice and Green Sanctuary Team lead this service.