This Little Light of Mine!
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
These were the opening words at the service on June 21.
This morning we gather with love and gladness to be in the company of beloved friends, here in this community where we honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person, where we praise the interconnected web of life of which we are a part.
Joint the Forward Together and Moral Monday movement for a March and Rally to support Voting Rights
On July 13 in Winston-Salem, the trial of NC NAACP v. McCrory, the voting rights case against North Carolina's voter suppression law, will begin in Federal Court. UUA President Peter Morales will join leaders of the NC NAACP at a massive public rally and moral witness against voter suppression. UUs are urged to attend this important demonstration of support for voter rights. The outcome of the trial will affect voting rights throughout the country.
In case you haven’t heard, there is serious spiritual deepening going on at ERUUF on Sunday mornings. It is the Spiritual Odyssey, a new series sponsored by the Adult Programs Team. Each week, a beloved ERUUFian tells his or her story regarding the spiritual life. Each has been quite outstanding and enlightening.
Tema Okun and Michelle Johnson of dRWorks will be facilitating the Dismantling Racism workshops this fall at ERUUF. They shared the following reflections that may help you get a sense of the tone and respect that go into how they approach their work with us:
ERUUF's DRE Search Team is very pleased to share the great news that we've hired Julia Tyler to be ERUUF's next DRE!
We're excited that in addition to having extensive knowledge of Unitarian Universalism, world religions, justice issues, children's development and education, Julia also has the communication and volunteer management skills that we believe will best serve all of ERUUF's many children, parents and teachers.
For the past four years ERUUF has had a strategic initiative aimed at helping the Fellowship understand who we are in the context of an increasingly diverse, multicultural community, and to build the skills needed to live out our Unitarian Universalist values in a multicultural context--both inside our walls and in the communities around us. As part of this ongoing effort, the Board of Trustees and Multicultural Team together applied for and received major financial support from the Eno River Fellowship Foundation. Grateful for this funding, we’re excited to launch a major congregation-wide initiative called “Dismantling Racism.”
by Reverend Deborah Cayer
I’ve been swimming in gratitude for the last several weeks. When we first learned that my husband, Chris, would need major surgery, our adult daughters called to say they had talked and here was the plan: the older would come first for a week, and the younger would come and stay as long as we needed her. And they had already talked to my mother, and she was ready to fly down at a moment’s notice whenever she might be needed.
ERUUF’s Spiritual Odyssey conversations are on Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Commons Room. Each week, a beloved ERUUFian will present the story of her or his personal and/or spiritual quest. We’ll hear, among many things, about early childhood memories, important forks in the road, significant events, and hopefully, a few funny anecdotes along the way!