Past Services and Podcasts
- The Buddha’s Right Speech for the Age of Trump
- Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube
- Music: ERUUF River Folk
This morning’s sermon will be offered by Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, ERUUF’s Minister Emeritus, who served as ERUUF’s first full-time senior minister from 1983-2004. Now retired, Arvid lives in San Diego with his wife Sonya. He also teaches at Meadville-Lomdbard Theological School and has a thriving spiritual direction practice.
- The Oneness of the Human Family
- Imam Abdul Waheed, guest speaker, Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader
- Music: LeLaina Romero and Mykal Slack, guest musicians.
Imam Waheed has served on the Religious Life staff at Duke for twenty years. This morning he shares insights about human diversity from an Islamic perspective.
- Living in the Moment: a Service of Music and Readings
- Trilight trio, Joan Tilghman, Worship Associate
- Music: Trilight
Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore, and Nancy Powell are the voices of Trilight. These three talented ERUUF members have also led services at UU congregations throughout North Carolina.
- Perchance to Dream
- Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader
The late dream guru (and UU minister) Jeremy Taylor believed that all dreams, even nightmares, come in the service of love, healing and wholeness. What might it mean if our dreams are the leading edge of growing consciousness? Could dreams help our waking life?
- A Way to Revolutionary Love
- Rev. Nan L. White, worship leader
Hearts that wonder, followed by empathy = a way to revolutionary love. The Revolutionary Love movement was born for a dynamic Sikh woman after the 2016 November election. What’s so special about this movement and can UU’s join in when so many other movements are happening around the country? Rev. Nan L. White, UU guest minister who holds degrees in music as well as ministry, will speak from ERUUF’s free pulpit to introduce and entice you to join in this movement with her. If you’re feeling hopeless these days, wonder about this service…
- A Mile in Their Shoes
- Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader, Lea Cordova, worship associate
Much success in life depends on our ability to understand the world as another person does, meet them and work from there. What practices could help us overcome our reluctance and resistance to doing this?
- What are We For?
- LeLaina Romero, worship leader
- Music: Beloved Community Chorus
Music, especially singing in community, can express and move what words alone cannot. Join the Beloved Community Chorus in an exploration of what we are for in this community of faith, connection, and justice; and what our chorus is for as a singing community centering the voices, music, and experiences of people of color.
- Winds of Fortune
- Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader
The winds of change are blowing strong, and yet by many measures ERUUF is doing well, and many of us are too. Is that ok? What can we do when we find ourselves in the midst of an abundance of blessings that are not equally distributed?
This is a Generosity Sunday and our guest this month is the Farmworker Ministry.
- The Transformative Power of Gratitude
- Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader; Joan Tilghman, worship associate
- Music: Kate Lewis
Many of us experience a surge of personal gratitude on an ad hoc basis when something good happens to us. But how does living gratefully make the world different? What might it mean to live as a thankful society where we would together nurture, encourage and practice a gratefulness that impacts civic life and changes our hearts and our communities?
- Living, Learning, Loving
- Rev. Cayer and Julia Tyler, worship leaders
Unitarian Universalists have a rich history of religious education and exploration. We’re among those who expect to learn and grow throughout our entire lives. This morning we celebrate and honor the rich learning and growing this past year in religious education at ERUUF. We’ll dedicate our newest babies and children in this service.
- We Sing Our Thanks and Praise
- Rev. Cayer, worship leader; Gerda Presson, worship associate
- Music: Eno River Singers choirs
Gratitude is a practice that can help us live with meaning, hope, and joy, despite the reality that at times life is painful and unjust.
NOTE: TODAY WE BEGIN OUR SCHEDULE OF ONE SUMMER SERVICE AT 10:15AM.
- Coming of Age Service
- John Bush, Julia Tyler and Coming of Age Youth, worship leaders
- Music: Kate Lewis, Coming of Age youth
Our Coming of Age youth have been busy all year and this morning they lead the service and share their credos. The truth, love and support flowing through this service always make it one of the most inspiring of the year.