February 10, 2019

Growing Trust
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: The Eno River Singers

Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever." This morning we'll explore the connections between truth, trust and faith. 


February 3, 2019

Justice on Earth
Rev. Deborah Cayer

We live in a time when racial, environmental, and economic justice are seen as issues that compete for time, attention, and resources. This morning, we’ll explore how the three are intertwined, and how communities on the margins are invariably those most affected. How does our Unitarian Universalist faith call us to answer the call of love and to create justice for our human family, for the Earth and for all life. Rev. Cayer and members of the Earth Justice and Green Sanctuary Team lead this service.


January 27, 2019

Possibilities of Caring Community
Revs. Stacy Grove, Deborah Cayer
Music: Eno River Singers

ERUUF's Pastoral Care Team members are organized into smaller teams to visit with fellow members, write cards, provide rides for medical appointments, organize meals, bring flowers from the Sunday service, and knit and crochet our collective caring into afghans, shawls, and blankets. This morning we'll hear about what these folks do, and how our members have been able to request and receive care in times of need. Eno River Singers provide the morning's music. Rev. Stacy Grove and Rev. Deborah Cayer lead worship with members of the Pastoral Care Team. 

 


January 20, 2019

Where Do We Go From Here?
Rev. John L. Saxon

Where Do We Go From Here? In this moment “when hope and despair intertwine,” the question voiced by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. more than 50 years ago—“Where do we go from here?”—echoes still in the heart and soul of our nation. How can we help steer America’s path toward the vision of beloved community rather than continuing chaos, division, polarization, and injustice? Guest preacher, Rev. John Saxon is the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of NC (Forward Together).


January 13, 2019

The Possibility of Partnership
Rev. Cayer & Rev. Brett

UU’s have a clear preference for collaboration and partnership. But what does real partnership ask of us? This morning Rev. Brett will explore the possibilities within our fellowship and beyond. Guest musicians are Beats in the Bones.


January 6, 2019

A Chalice of Fire
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Matt Oh’Arnold and Nic Seidentop, guest musicians

The flaming chalice is an important symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Sadly, a couple years ago ERUUF’s beautiful pottery chalice was accidentally broken. This morning we’ll recall the story of the origins of the UU Flaming Chalice, and review the results of the team that has carefully researched and made a recommendation for a new chalice for our sanctuary.


December 30, 2018

Kwanzaa
Rev. Jacqueline Brett

This service centers the experience and voices of African Americans as we explore the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity) Kujichagulia (Self-Determination, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility; Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics); Nia (Purpose); Kuumba (Creativity); Imani (Faith). Rev. Brett, worship leader. All are welcome to this service, and to the fabulous karamu (feast) which follows in the Fellowship Hall!

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Services
Rev. Deborah Cayer

5 pm Service   Are We There Yet?

An ERUUF Christmas Pageant Children (“from one to 92”) always enjoy watching this ancient story unfold. This year’s pageant, Are We There Yet?, is written and directed by Paul Baerman, with assistance from Lance Haworth and the Eno River Players, and ERUUFians of all ages who will enact the usual (and not so usual) parts. We’ll pass the light candle to candle at the end of the service.

6 pm Soup Supper

Between services we have the simplest (and best ever) supper of soup and bread, with desserts, all prepared by ERUUF volunteers. This is a wonderful chance to visit with ERUUF friends and their families.

7:30 pm Service  Into this Dark Night

We offer our traditional service of readings and carols for all ages, and at the end we pass the light through the darkened sanctuary.

December 23, 2018

The Mystery of the Season
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Julia Tyler, worship leaders

ONE SERVICE * 10:30 am

In this morning's service for all ages, we'll sing and hear a seasonal story about the mystery and possibility of transformation.  All are welcome.

 

December 21 2018

Solstice Celebration
Julia Tyler, worship leader

Julia Tyler and members of the ERUUF Pagan Group are preparing this celebration for all ages.  All are welcome!

 

December 16, 2018

Holiday Music Service
Rev. Deborah Cayer & Kevin Badanes, worship leaders

Each of ERUUF’s choirs and musical groups help us find the mystery, beauty and joy of the season with music and spoken words.  We’ll light candles for Advent this morning. This is a multigenerational service. Nursery care is available for children 3 and younger.  The chapel will be available for anyone of any age who needs some (fairly quiet) “wiggle room.”

 

December 12, 2018

Holiday Jazz Vespers
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: NC Central Jazz Ensemble

All are invited to this collaborative worship service with the Jazz Studies department at North Carolina Central University. Join us for an evening of music, meditation, poetry, and song. An opportunity for quiet reflection in the mystery of darkness and light. A chance to rest in the grace of something larger than ourselves. All are welcome. Rev. Brett, worship leader. Reception hosted by ERUUF’s HBCU Outreach Team and Pastoral Care Associates, immediately following the service. For more info Jazz Vespers.