The Inquirers Series is offered each Sunday morning to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF. Members are welcome as well. You will converse with ministers, staff, and lay leaders as you learn about ERUUF’s values, culture and ministries, along with basics about Unitarian Universalism. Eight topics are covered, one per session, and then repeated throughout the year.

The 8 Inquirers Series classes are required for those interested in becoming a member of ERUUF.

The classes are offered multiple times over the course of the year. Every Sunday morning, following service, an Inquirers class is held, both in-person and online via Zoom. For those who prefer to take the classes all at once, a full-day retreat is offered on a Saturday in the Fall and Spring.

Here is a schedule of classes Inquirers Class Schedule Winter/Spring 2023

Click the calendar link below for the Zoom information. 


The SERIES ...

1. Q&A with Minister 

An introduction to ministers, an opportunity to ask questions and understand what they do.

2. UU History, Principles and Sources 

Overview of Unitarian Universalism’s seven principles, six sources, and a brief history of our faith.

3. ERUUF History & Campus Tour 

A guided campus tour and a brief history of ERUUF.

4. Religious Education (RE) for Children and Adult Programs 

UU faith development philosophy and an overview of the offerings we have in Religious Education (RE) for children and Adult Programs.

5. Worship & Liturgical Year 

ERUUF’s liturgical cycle and program year; the elements of our worship services and how we celebrate holidays.

6. Justice Ministry & Racial Equity and Inclusion

How and why Unitarian Universalism calls us to respond to injustice with social action and community service. Learn about opportunities to participate in advocacy and social justice practices at ERUUF and in Durham.

7. Pastoral Care & Covenant Groups and Chalice Circles 

Learn how we care for one another at ERUUF, and how being involved with Chalice Circles and Covenant Groups help us to connect.

8. Stewardship & Membership 101 

The rights and responsibilities of membership, what it means to be a steward of the congregation, and how to become a member.

Contact Person: Bob Slentz-Kesler
Role: facilitator
Staff Partner: Alice Alexander, Director of Membership Development