July 14, 2019

We Laugh, We Cry, We Live, We Die
Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore, Nancy Powell
Music: Trilght, Don Hartman

Amy Leigh Mercree says “If you look at the creation of the earth, you’ll see that all the forces of physics combined to create an ebb and flow that keeps everything running in a continuous, harmonious circle of life.” The vocal group Trilight, Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore, Nancy Powell will present a service of music and reflections celebrating the circle of birth, growth, and death. Don Hartman, guest pianist

July 7, 2019

Through a Prism of Poetry: Beauty in Six Forms
Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Unitarian Universalists have long held a love for poetry, the reading of which is important in our liturgy and to many as a spiritual practice. This Sunday we extend our consideration of beauty through a thought-provoking prism of six poems, expressed by Henry Amador-Batten, Dominique Grimes-Medlin, Lisa Jones, Simon Kaplan, and Joan Tilghman. We also welcome back to ERUUF James Rice, our pianist this summer.

 


June 30, 2019

The Beauty of Our Differences
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: The Maudlin Brothers

When we’re first drawn to someone new, it’s natural to look for all the things we have in common, all the ways we’re the same. But is this really the best way to truly know another person? Is there any danger in staying at this first level of awareness? For whom? If so, how do we create something different? 

June 23, 2019

True Radiance
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Paul Baerman

The Irish poet and mystic, John O’Donohue, says that beauty is playful and unpredictable, and that in its presence our own self-importance is subverted. What role might beauty play in our spiritual life? 

 


June 9, 2019

Saving Beauty  
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: River Folk

What do you do when the troubles of the world crowd in too close? What pulls you back from feeling overwhelmed, even at times from despair? Is it possible that beauty might not only inspire us, but also assemble us, and turn us toward a saving hope?  

 


June 16, 2019

Revolution or Apocalypse
Rev. Nato Hollister

The science is clear: we have about 10 years to avert the climate crisis and ensuing ecological collapse. We know that we cannot continue life as usual, but what can we do? What must we do? Join us in exploring what is demanded of our spirits, our efforts, and our future with social transformation minister Rev. Nathan "Nato" Hollister.


June 2, 2019

The Movements of Our Hands
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Eno River Singers

Hafiz, the 12th-century Persian mystic poet wrote, "The movements of our hands help build the Unseen. We add to the universe by our efforts." During this Sunday's service, we'll explore the ways in which we co-create with the Unseen, we'll celebrate our volunteers, and enjoy the music of the Eno River Singers. Worship Associate: Henry Amador-Batten.


June 1, 2019

Jazz Vespers Worship Service
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: NCCU Jazz

The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is excited to collaborate with members of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Jazz Studies Program to create a series of five Jazz Vespers worship services during 2018-19. The next worship service will take place at ERUUF on Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

Read more: June 1, 2019

May 26, 2019

Good Guys Wear White Hats
Rev. John Saxon
Music: Dick Clark

White UUs (and other white progressives) engaged in the work of social justice and dismantling racism often see ourselves as the “good guys who wear white hats” (or, at least, I do). But the world isn’t made up of “good guys wearing white hats” versus “bad guys with black hats.”

All of us, even those of us who try so hard to be the “good guys,” aren’t as good or pure or perfect as we think we are as we engage in the always messy work of justice and transformation, always making mistakes and falling short, and (hopefully) learning from our shortcomings and, with practice, becoming more skillful in the work we’re called to do.

Rev. Saxon is the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of NC. Longtime ERUUF member Dick Clark and his cello quintet provide the morning’s music.


 

May 19, 2019

Religious Education Service
Julia Tyler, DRE

In this morning’s service, we celebrate education and what has come forth from children, youth and the adults who’ve generously given their time to this year’s programs. There will also be a bridging ceremony for ERUUF's high school seniors. Worship will be led by Julia Tyler, DRE, and children and youth.

May 12, 2019

The Garden of Your Mind
Rev. Cayer & Julia Tyler, DRE
Music: Kate Lewis

“It’s good to be curious,” Mr. Rogers said. “All you have to do is think about things and they’ll grow.” How might curiosity help us grow and become the people we say we want to be? Early in the service we’ll welcome and bless our newest babies and young children. Rev. Cayer and Julia Tyler, service leaders. Kate Lewis provides the morning’s music.


May 5, 2019

What Didn't Kill the Cat
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: LeLaina Romero

Unitarian Universalists are people who constantly ask "why?" and "why not?". We support and promote "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning" as well as each other's spiritual journeying. We're curious, and we're thriving (so really, what's all this business about what happened to the cat?!) This morning we'll consider the spiritual practice of curiosity.