Becoming the Change, a new ERUUF Group
Where: The Chapel
When: Regular meeting day and time: The 2nd Monday* of each month, 7 - 9 pm
* Exception: The first meeting will be held on the last Monday in November (11/27/2017).
Purpose: The process of becoming a community that truly lives out our expressed commitment to racial equity and inclusion (REI) has the potential to be transformative for each of us individually and as a spiritual community. The Becoming the Change Group holds promise as a catalyst for this transformation by providing opportunities for participants to:
Did you know that Green Sanctuary Accreditation is a current strategic goal for our faith community? Well, it is and all ERUUF members and friends are invited to learn more about Green Sanctuary and to engage in the accreditation process as much as possible.
The Adult Programs Team is excited to announce that WEDNESDAY CONNECTIONS will take place this fall September 20—November 15. WC resumes on January 10 and will run every Wednesday evening through April 25.
Every week we offer a Potluck at 5:30 pm; Simple Vespers 6:30-6:55 pm; and Classes at 7 pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet fellow ERUUFians, gain some new knowledge, as well as get a dose of some positive energy from this community mid-week.
This year there will be a class led by one of the ministers every week, and other classes will be offered as well.
After two years of conversation (ok, it was a very slow conversation) and feedback, we are pleased to share ERUUF’s new covenant. Many thanks to Paul Baerman who took all our notes and ideas and shaped them into a brief, simple statement that highlights what’s most important.
This is a living document, created from our values and shared commitments. Groups, teams and committees are encouraged to use this to share the spirit that informs their work. And we’ll use it in services and on special occasions, and we’ll check in on it in the future to see what updates might be right at that time.
Out of the Shadows, Onto the Journey
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
My husband, granddaughter and I went on a half day rafting trip down the Nahantahala River on August 21. We were in a group of about 100 very lucky people who paddled downstream between mountains that rose up steeply on either side of the river. We rested in a cove as the color seemed to drain from the world. The air temperature dropped to 63 degrees as we sat in the gray semi-darkness and watched with wonder as the moon slid perfectly into position and blocked the sun. Though much anticipated and very exciting, I was surprised that I also felt twinges of discomfort.
The next Dismantling Racism Workshop at ERUUF will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2017. The workshop is all day (8:30 am-4:30 pm), both days, and will be held in the Fellowship Hall at ERUUF.
HIDDEN PATTERNS - woodturnings by Gene Presson
On display until November 21
Woodturner Gene Presson describes this exhibit: “One of the reasons I enjoy woodturning so much is the pleasure of finding the patterns that are hidden within every piece of wood. Patterns that are different in each and every piece that I mount on my lathe. Patterns that are different if I change the mounting point by as little as an eighth of an inch.”
In an ongoing effort to honor best practices with regards to financial accounting and reporting at ERUUF, we will be sharing information in a more regular pattern with the entire Fellowship. In addition to a monthly article, there is a new web site area called "ERUUF by the Numbers" which will report relevant figures in the life of the congregation (membership, attendance, financial reports, graphs, and more!)