Past Services and Recordings
- Covid Stories
- Revs. Jacqueline Brett and Deborah Cayer
- Music: Melanie DeMore, various UUA sources, Joan Tilghman, Kate Lewis, Chalice Singers
- Stories that Shape Our Lives
- Rev. Deborah Cayer and Julia Tyler
- Music: Trilight, Kate Lewis, and songs from the UU Sing-Along album
Favorite stories have the power to touch us deep inside. This morning we'll consider the power of stories to shape our lives. We'll celebrate this year's amazing experience in Religious Education for Children and Youth, and the teachers, mentors, and advisors whose creativity and love made it meaningful and fun! We'll also hear an update from our Generosity Sunday Team members.
- Earth Day for Earth People: Voices on the Front Lines
- Worship Leaders: Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Earth Justice Action Group Members-- Betsy Bickel, Cheryl Turney, Chris Macon, Lila Rosa, Tom Fletcher
We celebrate Earth Day by centering the voices of those most directly impacted by environmental injustice and climate change: people on the front lines.
Join ERUUF's Earth Justice Action Group in welcoming members of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe, Native Americans Crystal Cavalier and Jason Keck, Naeemah Muhammed of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, members of Richmond County, North Carolina and ERUUF's Jeremy Tarr, who works with Governor Cooper on climate change. Music from the Haliwa Saponi, Jewelsong, the Chilton and Clarke families, Chris Macon, Emma's Revolution and Debra Hammond.
- Becoming Beloved Community
- Revs. Cayer and Brett with Membership Chair, Flynn McSherry
- Music: Kate Lewis, LeLaina Romero, Lea Morris
"Beloved community" is a term used to describe the peaceful, equitable, inclusive, loving world that prophets such as Jesus and Dr. King have told us is possible. What can we do to help make that real among ourselves today? And how does all this fit with Unitarian Universalism? We'll begin the morning with a rose petal ritual to honor the passing of five ERUUF members who've died over the last six months. We'll also welcome ERUUF's 14 newest members.
- The Inner Work of Healing
- Revs. Deborah Cayer, Stacy Grove, and Members of the Pastoral Care Team
Each of us has had losses of one kind or another this past year, and yet just like the spring birds we're still here singing our own song into the world. This morning we'll remember these parts of ourselves, as well as our connections to other people and the natural world. We'll lift up the ministry of ERUUF's Pastoral Care Teams, and hear about why this ministry matters to team member Marc Silling. Kate Lewis, Eno River Singers, Linda Hirschorn, and others provide the morning's music.
- Coming to Life Again
On this first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the Vernal Equinox, we'll gather to hear stories old and new. We'll consider the story we're in and what it might be like when we come back together to this community. The ministry team leads worship. Eno River Singers, Jocelyn Neal, and Kate Lewis provide the morning's music. Sheet music for Handel’s Messiah can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/hallelujah-ERUUF.
- Loved Into Being
- Looking Back, Facing the Future
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett; Sermon: Rev. Deborah Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis, piano; Jocelyn Neal, cantor
- Transformative Change
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett
- Music: Kate Lewis and Kate Saylor
- Facing the Future
- Rev. Deborah Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis
Almost a year into pandemic precautions, the world is very different. What have we learned this past year? What are we looking forward to? What's calling us now? Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader. Michael Field, Worship Associate. Kate Lewis provides the morning's music. This is the first Sunday of our annual pledge campaign.
- When Love's In Need of Love
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett & Henry Amador-Batten, Worship Associate
- Music: Kate Lewis, piano & Joan Tilghman, cantor
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder points out in one of his most famous songs that Love's In Need of Love Today. We complete our celebration of love this month by considering what we're called to as a people who Side With Love when Love itself is in need of love.
- Earth Heart, Earth Justice
- Members of the Earth Justice Team with Rev. Cayer
- Music: Kate Lewis, Jewelsong, Chalice Singers
In this service, we'll use poetry, music, and inspiring videos to acknowledge the pain and frustration we feel about the state of our beautiful Earth. And we'll offer ways to move into commitment and action from a place of love and connection. Readings from the work of Amanda Gorman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Green Faith. Music by Jewelsong, Chalice Singers, and Kate Lewis. Learn more about ERUUF's Earth Justice Team here.