CHINESE BRUSH PAINTINGS - by Jinxiu Alice Zhao
On display Feb 4- April 12
Jinxiu Alice Zhao’s Chinese brush paintings emphasize nature including flowers, trees, plants, and landscapes. Her award winning works have been exhibited in many venues in the USA and China including the China National Art Museum in Beijing and the Hubei Province Art Gallery. Alice teaches Chinese brush painting and calligraphy to both children and adults. Since 2004, the Duke Asian Pacific Study Institute has sponsored Alice to provide art classes and workshops for schools and educators throughout NC.
Deep Wells Require Tending
by Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
How is it with your spirit? What’s holding you in balance after big losses? Amid big political and climate changes? What’s holding you steady in the times when life doesn’t unfold as you had expected?
Me? I’ve been walking a lot more. I’ve reduced my intake of the news and have limited my time on Facebook. I try to read balanced reporting from reliable sources. I talk with friends and family as much as possible. I’m eating more salad and less carbs, and most nights manage to sleep for eight hours.
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.
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.
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!)
The complete ERUUF Library collection is now searchable online! Wait, the ERUUF Library collection? Yes, ERUUF has a lending library for ERUUF members. It's in Room 6 of the Care Building. It also has a page on the ERUUF web site (Library). There you can find a link to our online catalog, and tips on how to find resources that will enrich your unique spiritual journey.