July 10, 2016

Membership as Faith Formation
Jacqueline Brett, Student Minister

As part of the interdependent web of all existence, it is in our very nature to want connection with one another, and a connection that addresses our deepest questions about the ultimate meaning of life. This Sunday's message will explore what it means to be a member of our community, to connect and uncover answers to these questions individually and collectively.

Video of Candlelighting Service

Podcast of Member Reflections


July 3, 2016

Free Your Mind & the Rest Will Follow
Rev. Dr. Xolani Kacela, Worship Leader

On this Sunday before Independence Day, this sermon will take a look at our understanding of liberty and what it means to be a free person.


June 26, 2016

The Art of Letting Go
Rev. Randy Lewis, Guest Preacher

What makes for a good ending to a time spent in one place, or to a significant relationship? How do we keep the “good” in “good-bye?


Rev. Randy Lewis is a proud, husband and father, a passionate liberal thinker, social-justice advocate, entrepreneur, and candidate for ministry with the UUA. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Divinity degree.  He serves as the Managing Director of Clergy 211, an organization of inclusive and progressive clergy, providing non-judgmental life-event ceremonies for people from all walks of life.

June 19, 2016

Getting Together as Friends & Remembering Fathers
Rev. Dr. Xolani Kacela, Worship Leader

This sermon is a 2-fer. We'll explore how can we maximize our time together, that is have fun and do good in the world, as individuals and collectively as a faith community? We'll also take a short walk down memory lane as we consider the men who've influenced lives.


June 12, 2016

Sources of Hope
Jacqueline Brett, Student Minister

Most of us encounter what some call the "dark night of the soul," times we experience as unbearable pain and suffering that can feel overwhelming. Or moments of despair, distress, fear, anger, worry.  What might we draw upon as sources of hope during times like these?


June 5, 2016

Can’t Make It Here Alone
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader

Is it possible to live a satisfying life of purpose and meaning all by ourselves? At times, possibly, but another alternative is to join with others in community. What does this ask of us? And what does it offer?


May 29, 2016

Portraits in Social Justice
Kiya Heartwood, Guest Preacher

Summer Service Schedule starts today - One Service at 10:30 am

Songs and stories of Mother Jones, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Verdran Smailovic and the Kung Doc Workers

What makes an activist? When should we choose to stand up for what we believe in?

Kiya Heartwood is an award winning roots rook, alt country, folk singer-songwriter and composer who recently returned from touring her one woman show, Song Tales from the American Edge in Ireland and the UK. She makes her happy home in Austin, TX where she is the "preacher's wife" to Rev. Meg Barnhouse at First UU Church of Austin. For more: www.kiyaheartwood.com


May 22, 2016

Blessings of Religious Education
Julia Tyler and Rev. Xolani Kacela are the worship leaders

We need all ages in our lives all our lives. Come celebrate our children and youth during these intergenerational worship services. Each class will share their experiences of Religious Education ministry at ERUUF. Religious education leaders will reflect on the year and the importance of children and youth in all our lives.

9:15 am Service

11:15 am Service

May 15, 2016

Breathing In, Breathing Out
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

Sometimes we see spirituality and justice as opposites and think we need to choose one or the other. What if they’re more like opposites that can’t come apart, like breathing?

Middle School Youth Group bake sale to help reunite Refugee Families—after both services.


May 8, 2016

Loving What Is
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader

The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi can be pointed toward in beautifully mended bowls or imperfect leaves. But it’s more of a feeling than any physical object. How might we be at peace when life is especially full of imperfection?


May 1, 2016

Amateurs
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

Amateur comes from the Latin word “amore,” which means “love.” Volunteering is at the very heart of American life, and also has deep roots in UUism. What might happen if we intentionally volunteer as an act of love? New members will be welcomed at today's services.


April 24, 2016

Restoring Relationships, Rebuilding the World
Nancy Hardy, Albert Hardy, Cheryl Turney and Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leaders
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This morning we celebrate our love for the earth with stories, songs and simple rituals, and we renew our commitment to protect and defend our beloved earth, our home.