ERUUF's Vision Statement
We are a vibrant, diverse, engaged community where spirits are nourished, ideas thrive, and love finds action.
We are welcoming and radically inclusive. We recognize and value the humanity of all who come through our doors.
We actively and courageously work for racial, economic, social and environmental justice, and are deeply committed to dismantling the divisive cultures of dominance in our society.
Grounded by our principles, we radiate love, joy and a spirit of generosity. Our deep connections sustain us and fuel both spiritual and personal growth.
We are a visible force for justice, equity and compassion in our community as we live into the ultimate transformative power of love.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees May 2019
ERUUF's vision statement comes from the Board of Trustees’ vision and a collective understanding of where it is that we want and need to go to live into our mission. Gathered from much listening to each other, this document will guide the work at ERUUF for the next 7-10 years including development of a new Strategic Plan and revision of the Ends Statement Policies.
ERUUF is committed to the inclusion of every person. All are welcome here without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, physical character or disability, family structure, age, educational level, socioeconomic status, or political perspective, in accord with UU Principles. We are a UUA “Welcoming Congregation.”
”What is a Welcoming Congregation?
A Welcoming Congregation is a church or worshiping community in the Unitarian Universalist Association that has completed an educational program to help the congregation become more inclusive of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. Many UU congregations have adopted this.
A Covenant for ERUUF (September 2017)
As a people ready to be changed by our evolving understanding, we covenant to practice right speech by bringing and assuming good intentions in every conversation; by listening respectfully and questioning kindly; and by speaking with humility.
We commit to make our spaces supportive, our dialogue compassionate, and our diversity deep, broad and proud. We promise to seek out and welcome difference, work patiently through challenges, support and comfort each other as we live our Unitarian Universalist values.
Recognizing the fierce courage needed to confront and disarm systemic racism, homophobia, and fear of The Other, we accept responsibility for what we say and do, and for what we do not say or do.
Mindful of our desire to create a more loving and just world, we covenant to seek support from the wise and experienced when we fall short, and to begin again in love.
And as people of faith, hope, and love, we will leave room for awe.
How to Find Us
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707