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Remember how it feels when ERUUF’s ministers say the words in your heart that you couldn’t express? The stirring music and our amazing choirs? The children’s story and their spontaneous, wise responses? And all the unique ways ERUUF’s programs and community activism have inspired you?
The Annual Pledge Drive gives members and friends an opportunity to generously support ERUUF’s mission, ministry and programs, and our combined pledges create ERUUF’s budget for fiscal year 2018-2019.
All of us together - members and friends along with staff - form the beating heart of ERUUF, and it's time once again to check our Pulse! The ERUUF Board of Trustees would like feedback about life at ERUUF. The Pulse Survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is open from February 1st through February 28th. Our Board and staff use this information to help guide the Congregation’s efforts going forward. This year, the Pulse Survey includes some focused questions about ERUUF's strategic goal of becoming a Green Sanctuary. Come by the table at Coffee Hour to chat with members of the Committee on the Evaluation of Ministry who will arrange for you to complete the survey on the spot or click link below. Questions? Contact Julie Edmunds, .
Nevertheless, We Persist in NC
by Rev. Deborah Cayer
Are you ready for this year’s HKonJ? I sure am. The acronym stands for the NC NAACP’s “Historic Thousands (Roman numeral K) on Jones (Street) in Raleigh. In a couple weeks on Saturday, February 10 we can expect to meet up on Jones with several thousand fellow North Carolinians to let our elected officials know that we are vigilant about civil rights for every person, and we’re not letting any slip away without a fight.
We’ve been here before. In blistering heat, howling wind, pouring rain, bitter cold, we’ve persistently shown up for civil rights time and again, whenever we were needed, which infuriatingly has been much too often in the past several years.
by Heather Ladd
On February 25, following the second service coffee hour, the ERUUF Durham CAN team will be holding a listening session for the congregation with a focus on availability of and access to jobs and employment in Durham. Please save the date and plan to be there. Durham CAN has kicked off their jobs campaign for 2018 and the first step is hearing from congregations that are members of Durham CAN. Our stories are what will help shape the focus of this campaign.
Wednesday Connections provide beloved community for a growing number of folks at ERUUF, whether joining in the potluck dinner, or spending quiet time in reflection during Vespers or taking part in one of several classes. New classes continue to be added to the list. Pre-registration is needed
Current or upcoming classes include
- An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything!-Sharon Graffagnino & Pam Sobek, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7,14
- Owning Your Religious Past - Rev. Cayer, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14
- Liberation Theology - Rev. Brett, Feb. 21, 28, Mar 7 and Apr. 4, 11, 18
- Drop-In Covenant Group Session - Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18
- Fluent in Faith - Rev. Cayer, Mar. 14, 21, 28
- Art of Writing a Condolence Note - Ann Ringland and Betty Wolfe, Mar 28
Every week we offer a Potluck at 6:00 pm; Simple Vespers 6:40-7:15 pm; and Classes at 7:15 pm.
Intentionally, on Purpose
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
The sky this new year has been the pure, clear blue that comes when arctic air rushes down from the North Pole and sweeps it clean. It appears overhead like a bright fresh page that could hold any great vision, every resolution and best intention. But once imagined up above the fray of our everyday world, how do we bring these visions and ideals down to earth, and make them real amid the chaos and mess of regular life?
Over 450 people attended in joyful celebration as the members of ERUUF ordained Jacqueline Yvonne Cantey Brett on November 12. During the ceremony, Jacqueline was officially given the title of Reverend Brett, and received a beautiful stole created by members of ERUUF's Spiritual Threads group. The Beloved Community Chorus got every one up and singing in shared community, while special music ...