JOY TO THE WORLD & DEBT REDUCTION!
An anonymous ERUUFian is passionate about reducing the Fellowship's remaining debt, which stands at $340,000.
This ERUUFian has issued a $50,000 challenge for new Debt-to-Dreams gifts (over and above previously pledged amounts).
These gifts must be delivered by 12/31/2014.
How can you participate?
Grants for 2014-15 = $24,300!
In an annual grants process, the Eno River Fellowship Foundation (ERFF) funds special projects that enhance the religious and spiritual life of the Fellowship and the communities ERUUF serves. Projects aligned with Areas of Strategic Development identified in the 2012-2014 Strategic Plan are especially encouraged. The Foundation considered 7 proposals across a broad spectrum of concerns this year and is delighted to announce funding of four.
~From the Nov. 30 Sunday service on Leading With Your Heart: Whose Lives Are We Transforming?
The Christian season of Advent begins on November 30th this year. Advent consists of the four Sundays that precede Christmas and has probably been observed since the fourth century. Advent has been a time of spiritual reflection as well as cheer and anticipation.
Thank you for responding to our Vision Quest survey - we had over 130 responses! We appreciate your input and thoughts on how to improve the justice program at ERUUF. Vision Quest team members will present some of the survey responses at the services on October 19th, and the full survey findings will be included in our report, due to the Coordinating Team later this year.
Rev. Deborah Cayer begins her sabbatical after services on September 28. She will away in October and November and will return for the month of December. Pick up a Guide to Rev. Cayer's Sabbatical in the Office or at the Visitor's table on Sunday or download a copy below.
In Times of Trouble, We Stand on the Side of Love Together
by Reverend Deborah Cayer
The world’s been full to overflowing with big, awful events. Maybe it always has been, and now the news is simply more available (1200 tv channels, countless websites, RSS feeds, Twitter, Instagram, and more).
Healing Through Love
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
I recently came across the work of Jeff Foster, a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher from the UK. His calling is to help people learn to be present to one another, particularly in very challenging circumstances. He writes,
"Just to sit without expectation with someone who is in grief or fear or loneliness or despair, without trying to fix them in any way, or manipulate their experience to match your idea of how it should be;