ERUUF's annual congregational meeting is Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 12:15 after the service (one service at 10:30 am).
Members will elect new officers and approve the 2016-17 budget. This meeting provides a review of the past year and lifts up new opportunities for the coming year. Everyone is welcome to attend, although only members may vote. Absentee ballots are below and can also be picked up from the ERUUF office. They must be returned by 11:45 am the day of the meeting. Attend in person if possible to hear the latest news and to join in the discussion and votes. Childcare provided.
Two years ago, a team of ERUUFians started out on a Vision Quest to look into the best practices for doing justice work in a congregation of our size. Their final report was completed in December 2014 and led to the appointment of a Transition Team to implement their recommendations.
Next Dismantling Racism Workshop Will Be August 12-13
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Over the past year, about 120 ERUUFians have completed Dismantling Racism training held at ERUUF. A fourth workshop for 40 more participants is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13. Any ERUUFian who has not already attended a workshop can sign up using the form below. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 40 spots available.
The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the Thursday, April 21 printed edition of the Durham Herald Sun. (It was also sent to the N&O but has not yet been published.) ERUUF’s Board carefully weighed the need to speak out on this moral issue against the constraints the congregation has as a non-profit not to lobby for or against a particular piece of legislation.
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: As people of faith we are angry and distressed by North Carolina’s new Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB 2). This hastily written, poorly conceived legislation attempts to solve social problems that we do not have. There is no current epidemic of men invading women’s bathrooms or children’s locker rooms.
This statement by the Justice Ministry Council of ERUUF has been sent to the News and Observer, Equality North Carolina, NAACP-NC, the Human Rights Campaign, UU congregations in North Carolina and our UU Southeast Region.
Statement of Immediate Witness - April 25, 2016
The Justice Ministry of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durham, North Carolina rejects in its strongest terms both the spirit and the likely unconstitutional intent of the new Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB 2), the so-called discriminatory anti-LGBTQ legislation that has now become law in our state of North Carolina.
Here are some pictures from Monday, April 25, 2016 in Raleigh, NC
Love for the Future
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
A robin has built a nest inside the fence in my backyard quite near where I park my car. While she was off hunting for food one day I tiptoed close and saw four impossibly bright, teal colored eggs; they weren’t the pale robin’s egg blue I’d expected at all. Since discovering her I’ve been trying not to park too close. She’s extraordinarily still as she sits there, and I can’t imagine the effect on her of the sound of car doors slamming and the engine starting.