Visiting for the First Time?
Welcome fellow seeker! We're glad you've found us!
The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship -- or ERUUF as we like to say -- is committed to the inclusion of every person. All are welcome here without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or economic status.
Be sure and stop by a visitor table on Sunday morning when you arrive. There you will find an information packet and a nametag so our members can greet you. Fill out a guest registry form and we will send you our newsletter, let you know about upcoming events, and connect you with ERUUF groups of interest to you. Your visitor host is also happy to answer any questions you might have.
When is the Next Service?
Sunday, July 22, 2018: 10:15 am
This morning’s sermon will be offered by Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, ERUUF’s Minister Emeritus, who served as ERUUF’s first full-time senior minister from 1983-2004. Now retired, Arvid lives in San Diego with his wife, Sonya. He also teaches at Meadville-Lomdbard Theological School and has a thriving spiritual direction practice.
In addition, Arvid will offer a program called Spiritual Grounding for the Resistance the previous Wednesday evening, July 18, at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall: All are welcome!
What are Sunday services like?
Each service begins by sounding a temple bell and settling into quiet.
This is followed by a welcome, musical prelude, opening words, chalice lighting, and hymn.
We greet one another, hear a story for all ages, share joys and sorrows, and occasionally hear from a guest who might briefly speak about an important topic.
We have silent meditation and spoken prayers, and readings from sources as diverse as the world’s religions, modern poetry or the front page of the newspaper.
Often we hear reflections from our own members as well as a minister’s sermon.
Every week there’s a chance to affirm our commitment to our chosen faith and practice generosity through our giving as we pass the plate.
The service ends with singing and words for going forth.
What can children expect to experience on Sundays?
Children begin most Sunday mornings in the sanctuary with their family then leave for classes (for ages 3 and up) after a story for all ages. See Youth Page.
Nursery child care is available for babies and toddlers. You are also welcome to have your child(ren) remain with you.
The Chapel adjacent to the Sanctuary is available for families with children who may not be able to sit still and remain quiet during a service. You can see and hear the service from this location.
Can I get a copy of the sermon?
Audio recordings of sermons are available via podcast.
How can I find out more?
We hold newcomer orientations on the second Sunday of each month directly after each service. Please join us in these informal gatherings held in the Chapel which is next to the Sanctuary. We offer information about ourselves, Unitarian Universalism, quick ways to get involved, and opportunities for you to ask questions.