August 12, 2018

Being Braver
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader
Music: Summer choir, Jocelyn Neal, director

Researchers tell us that while Americans have sorted themselves into like minded groups, the affirmation we receive from those around us first creates then amplifies our fear of others who “are not like us”.   But how much of our fear is real?  Or useful?  What could we do differently?  And why is this spiritually important?  


August 5, 2018

Courage and Improvisation
Rev. Jim Magaw, Guest Preacher; Gerda Presson, Worship Associate
Music: The ERUUF Jazz Collective

Jazz legend Miles Davis once famously said: "It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong." Jazz encourages and requires moving forward without entirely knowing where you are going. How might this kind of thinking play out in the rest of our lives? 


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July 29, 2018

Finding Ourselves at ERUUF
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader, Henry Amador-Batten, worship associate
Music: Summer Choir, Jocelyn Neal, conductor

We've all found ourselves at ERUUF in one form or another. This morning members of the congregation will share how and what they've found for themselves in their journeys within our beloved community.

Reflection - Henry and Joel Amador-Batten


Introduction - Rev. Jacqueline Brett


Connect - John Medlin


Engage - Heather Ladd


Transform - Carolyn Worthing and Dan Grandstaff


July 22, 2018

The Buddha’s Right Speech for the Age of Trump
Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube
Music: ERUUF River Folk

This morning’s sermon will be offered by Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, ERUUF’s Minister Emeritus, who served as ERUUF’s first full-time senior minister from 1983-2004.  Now retired, Arvid lives in San Diego with his wife Sonya.  He also teaches at Meadville-Lomdbard Theological School and has a thriving spiritual direction practice.


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July 15, 2018

The Oneness of the Human Family
Imam Abdul Waheed, guest speaker, Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader
Music: LeLaina Romero and Mykal Slack, guest musicians.

Imam Waheed has served on the Religious Life staff at Duke for twenty years. This morning he shares insights about human diversity from an Islamic perspective.


 

 

July 8, 2018

Living in the Moment: a Service of Music and Readings
Trilight trio, Joan Tilghman, Worship Associate
Music: Trilight

Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore, and Nancy Powell are the voices of Trilight. These three talented ERUUF members have also led services at UU congregations throughout North Carolina. 

July 1, 2018

Perchance to Dream
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

The late dream guru (and UU minister) Jeremy Taylor believed that all dreams, even nightmares, come in the service of love, healing and wholeness.  What might it mean if our dreams are the leading edge of growing consciousness? Could dreams help our waking life?


June 24, 2018

A Way to Revolutionary Love
Rev. Nan L. White, worship leader

Hearts that wonder, followed by empathy = a way to revolutionary love. The Revolutionary Love movement was born for a dynamic Sikh woman after the 2016 November election.  What’s so special about this movement and can UU’s join in when so many other movements are happening around the country?  Rev. Nan L. White, UU guest minister who holds degrees in music as well as ministry, will speak from ERUUF’s free pulpit to introduce and entice you to join in this movement with her. If you’re feeling hopeless these days, wonder about this service…


June 17, 2018

A Mile in Their Shoes
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader, Lea Cordova, worship associate

Much success in life depends on our ability to understand the world as another person does, meet them and work from there.  What practices could help us overcome our reluctance and resistance to doing this?


June 10, 2018

What are We For?
LeLaina Romero, worship leader
Music: Beloved Community Chorus

Music, especially singing in community, can express and move what words alone cannot. Join the Beloved Community Chorus in an exploration of what we are for in this community of faith, connection, and justice; and what our chorus is for as a singing community centering the voices, music, and experiences of people of color.

 

June 3, 2018

Winds of Fortune
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader

The winds of change are blowing strong, and yet by many measures ERUUF is doing well, and many of us are too.  Is that ok?  What can we do when we find ourselves in the midst of an abundance of blessings that are not equally distributed? 

This is a Generosity Sunday and our guest this month is the Farmworker Ministry.  


May 27, 2018

The Transformative Power of Gratitude
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader; Joan Tilghman, worship associate
Music: Kate Lewis

Many of us experience a surge of personal gratitude on an ad hoc basis when something good happens to us. But how does living gratefully make the world different? What might it mean to live as a thankful society where we would together nurture, encourage and practice a gratefulness that impacts civic life and changes our hearts and our communities?