February 18, 2018

Investing in Community
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.

Special Music by the Beloved Community Chorus.

What’s the return on investment in this spiritual community?  How about Joy, Confidence, Meaning, Hope, a sense of Belonging just to start? 

February 11, 2018

Dream a World
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader

What does it mean to cast a vision of justice for all people, all beings, our earth? And if none of us are free until all of us are free, what will freedom look like when it comes? 

February 4, 2018

Nevertheless, She Persisted
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

It’s been both an agonizing and amazing year for women. This morning we lift up stories, including Tarana Burke’s, the African American woman who started #MeToo more than 10 years ago.

January 28, 2018

Tender Values in a Tough World
Rev. Jay Abernathy, guest preacher.

Trilight (Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore, Nancy Powell) provides the morning’s music.

January 21, 2018

The Fullness of Universalism
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.

The Eno River Singers create this morning’s special music.

Universalism has a big promise: that all belong, all are worthy of inclusion and salvation. It’s no small offer, so how on earth do we even begin to live into this promise?


January 14, 2018

Martin Luther King Service
Rev. Jaqueline Brett, worship leader

The Beloved Community Chorus leads singing and offers special music.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most purpose-driven people of the 20th century. This Sunday we will explore how his sense of intentionality and action changed our world, and how we might embrace this for our lives and times today.

January 7, 2018

With Intention, Heart and Meaning   
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.

Randy Reed, special music.

The turning of the year invites us to begin again, with love, in accord with our principles. When we hold onto the best from the past and let the rest go, we begin to make room for surprising possibilities.  

December 31, 2017

ONE Morning SERVICE at 10:15 am with karamu immediately after in Fellowship Hall

Rev. Jacqueline Brett and African Americans of ERUUF's gathered community lead our third annual Kwanzaa service for all people and all generations. Members of the Beloved Community Chorus bring the music.

Dr. Mulana Karenga created Kwanzaa 50 years ago as a way to lift up and celebrate African American cultural heritage and key values of family, self-determination, the power of working together, faith, creativity, and community.

Immediately after our Kwanzaa service we move to the Fellowship Hall for a karamu-a celebration complete with food and dancing!

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Services
ONE Morning SERVICE at 9:15 am

Quiet Corners of the Ordinary

Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader. Kate Lewis, piano.

We are not saints or heroes, Kent Nerburn says, in fact we live amid what is small, close, and usual. Yet when we light our small candle, we might unknowingly help others. “It is not an issue of quality or intensity or purity. It is simply an issue of the presence of light.”

TWO Evening Services & Soup Supper

5 pm Service
An evening service featuring members and friends of all ages in a Pageant that tells the Christmas story. Candle lighting as we sing Silent Night. 

6 pm Soup Supper
A Very Simple Soup Supper. Members bring pots of soup, loaves of bread, and cookies and cakes to share on Christmas Eve.

7:30 pm Service
An evening service of carols, Christian texts, and contemporary readings that tell the Christmas story, with music by a Christmas Choir, and candle lighting as we sing Silent Night.

December 17, 2017

Holiday Music Service
Rev. Jacqueline Brett and Dr. Kevin Badanes, worship leaders.

All our musical groups bring their gifts to create a musical celebration of the winter holidays. We’ll light candles and hear seasonal wisdom as well.

December 10, 2017

Compassion, Connection, Community
The Rev. Nan L. White, guest preacher.

The Beloved Community Chorus sings this morning.

Rev. Nan L. White will speak to the necessity of how all three components can help you make it through the holidays and holy days of December.

Rev. White has undergraduate degrees in music and education, an MA in religious education, and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). She is Minister Emerita of the UU Fellowship of Beaufort, SC after serving as their founding minister in 2001. She recently completed a three-year Developmental Ministry with the Rogue Valley UU Fellowship in Ashland, OR. She and her wife, Sam, have retired to Durham.

November 26, 2017

Just Enough is Plenty
Rev. John L. Saxon, guest preacher

Rev. John L. Saxon will explore how we can move from a theology of scarcity where more is never enough to a theology of abundance where just enough is plenty.

Rev. Saxon is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, a founding member of the Hillsborough UU Fellowship, and served until recently as Lead minister of UU Fellowship of Raleigh.  He's a former law school professor at UNC and is involved in the UU Justice Ministry of NC.