May 9, 2021

Covid Stories
Revs. Jacqueline Brett and Deborah Cayer
Music: Melanie DeMore, various UUA sources, Joan Tilghman, Kate Lewis, Chalice Singers
This Sunday we continue our exploration of how stories impact and inform our lives by focusing in on stories of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on each of us in distinct and multiple ways. Matt Oh'Arnold, Sarah Walls, and Steve Franklin will reflect on their "Covid stories".
 

May 2, 2021

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.

April 25, 2021

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.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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.  

April 11, 2021

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.

 

April 4, 2021

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.

March 28, 2021

Loved Into Being    
Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn't just an intellectual exercise: it's "heart" work. This full-length worship experience offered to all UUs by the UUA features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and in generosity.  Access the service through the link at ERUUF.org. Coffee hour immediately follows the service.   

March 21, 2021

Looking Back, Facing the Future
Rev. Jacqueline Brett; Sermon: Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Kate Lewis, piano; Jocelyn Neal, cantor
On this Sunday we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Deborah Cayer into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Several special guests will celebrate with us and Rev. Cayer will reflect through the lens of her ministry where we've been and where we might go.

March 14, 2021

Transformative Change
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Kate Lewis and Kate Saylor
We are not the same people we were a year ago. While this might be said of any one-year period, it is especially true as we assess our collective experiences of the past year—and the experiences that continue! How are we being changed by all of it? In this service, we'll explore how transformative change occurs: when seemingly disparate events result in reactions that cause something new to emerge. What might be emerging for us? Our pledge campaign continues in its second week.

March 7, 2021

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.    

 

February 28, 2021

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.

February 21, 2021

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.