January 6, 2019

A Chalice of Fire
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Matt Oh’Arnold and Nic Seidentop, guest musicians

The flaming chalice is an important symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Sadly, a couple years ago ERUUF’s beautiful pottery chalice was accidentally broken. This morning we’ll recall the story of the origins of the UU Flaming Chalice, and review the results of the team that has carefully researched and made a recommendation for a new chalice for our sanctuary.

December 30, 2018

Rev. Jacqueline Brett

This service centers the experience and voices of African Americans as we explore the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity) Kujichagulia (Self-Determination, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility; Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics); Nia (Purpose); Kuumba (Creativity); Imani (Faith). Rev. Brett, worship leader. All are welcome to this service, and to the fabulous karamu (feast) which follows in the Fellowship Hall!

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Services
Rev. Deborah Cayer

5 pm Service   Are We There Yet?

An ERUUF Christmas Pageant Children (“from one to 92”) always enjoy watching this ancient story unfold. This year’s pageant, Are We There Yet?, is written and directed by Paul Baerman, with assistance from Lance Haworth and the Eno River Players, and ERUUFians of all ages who will enact the usual (and not so usual) parts. We’ll pass the light candle to candle at the end of the service.

6 pm Soup Supper

Between services we have the simplest (and best ever) supper of soup and bread, with desserts, all prepared by ERUUF volunteers. This is a wonderful chance to visit with ERUUF friends and their families.

7:30 pm Service  Into this Dark Night

We offer our traditional service of readings and carols for all ages, and at the end we pass the light through the darkened sanctuary.

December 23, 2018

The Mystery of the Season
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Julia Tyler, worship leaders

ONE SERVICE * 10:30 am

In this morning's service for all ages, we'll sing and hear a seasonal story about the mystery and possibility of transformation.  All are welcome.


December 21 2018

Solstice Celebration
Julia Tyler, worship leader

Julia Tyler and members of the ERUUF Pagan Group are preparing this celebration for all ages.  All are welcome!


December 16, 2018

Holiday Music Service
Rev. Deborah Cayer & Kevin Badanes, worship leaders

Each of ERUUF’s choirs and musical groups help us find the mystery, beauty and joy of the season with music and spoken words.  We’ll light candles for Advent this morning. This is a multigenerational service. Nursery care is available for children 3 and younger.  The chapel will be available for anyone of any age who needs some (fairly quiet) “wiggle room.”


December 12, 2018

Holiday Jazz Vespers
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: NC Central Jazz Ensemble

All are invited to this collaborative worship service with the Jazz Studies department at North Carolina Central University. Join us for an evening of music, meditation, poetry, and song. An opportunity for quiet reflection in the mystery of darkness and light. A chance to rest in the grace of something larger than ourselves. All are welcome. Rev. Brett, worship leader. Reception hosted by ERUUF’s HBCU Outreach Team and Pastoral Care Associates, immediately following the service. For more info Jazz Vespers.

December 9, 2018

Islands in a Sea of Mystery
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

The scientist and mystic Chet Raymo reminds us that, “One doesn’t have to be a Lord Kelvin or an Einstein to find a place to enter. A leaf of grass will provide ingress to Infinity.” This morning we’ll explore islands of knowledge and the openings they offer us into mystery. We’ll also light candles for Advent and Hanukkah this morning.

**(Services canceled due to weather.**)

December 2, 2108

Growing a Theology of Disruption
Rev. Mykal Slack, guest preacher
Music: LUUX Aeterna

How can the power of imagination and belief in the impossible help us liberate ourselves from oppression and claim a life of love and joy?

We’ll also light candles for Advent and Hanukkah this morning.This is a Generosity Sunday and our recipient this month is Durham LEAP, a tutoring program for children for whom English is a second language.

November 18, 2018

Humility and Housekeeping
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader
Music: 9:00 Eno River Singers 11:15 Beloved Community Chorus

 It’s that time of year.  They’re coming.  All of them (even the ones you like).   Time to clean the house and clear some spiritual space in our hearts and minds as well.

November 25, 2018

Memory and Myth
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader

How do our memories create the stories we live into and the world we inhabit? What happens when our memories are transformed into the realm of myth?

November 11, 2018

No Separate, Shining Hill
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader
Music: Riverfolk

Oh, great experiment called America, where are you now?  And where are we?  And what’s needed now?