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. 


April 21, 2019

Practicing Transformation
Rev. Deborah Cayer

This Easter morning’s service is for all ages. We'll hear stories of suffering, hope, transformation, and love from a number of sources, including the Velveteen Rabbit. Bring a Flower for our common vase for our annual Flower Communion. The choir will lead everyone in singing from the Halleluiah Chorus at the end of the service.


April 14, 2019

Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Rev. John Buehrens, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, once said, "To be human is to be religious. To be religious is to make connections" But what does it mean to be religious? And what drives us to do that in community? We continue our exploration of wholeness this month in a celebration of New Member Sunday and a covenanting ceremony with the sixty people who have joined ERUUF since December.


April 7, 2019

The Wisdom of Dreams
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Virginia Williams (Worship Associate)

What if a package was delivered to you every night? What if each was something that only you could open, after some pondering and the use of a few tools? What if whatever arrived, no matter how seemingly bizarre, was intended to help you become whole and healthy? This morning we consider dreams, the royal road to wisdom.    


March 31, 2019

The Spirit Likes to Dress Up Like This...
Rev. Deborah Cayer

....In a body, with ten fingers and ten toes, the poet Mary Oliver tells us. And yet in the West, we so often live in our heads. But what if we were on a journey home to live more truly in our bodies? Is there a theology for that? 

March 24, 2019

ERUUF's Journey Toward Beloved Community
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
What can we celebrate?  What still needs to be done?  It all comes down to One. A service by ERUUF's Multicultural Team.

March 17, 2019

Coming Home to Yourself
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Trilight and Eno River Singers

The poet Derek Walcott writes, " The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror...and will love again the stranger who was your self. "

How do we become so estranged? How do we get on the path toward home? Rev. Cayer worship leader, Gerda Presson, Worship Associate. 


Listen to Rev. Cayer's sermon below. 


Listen to Joan Tilghman's testimonial below. 

March 10, 2019

A Pilgrim's Journey
Rev. Jacqueline Brett

When do we become more than the intrepid traveler and know ourselves to be a pilgrim? Rev. Brett describes her pilgrimages over the past year, one here in Durham and the other in India. 

March 3, 2019

Coming to Fruition
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: LUXX Aeterna

In the past year and a half, good things that were begun long ago at ERUUF have come to fruition. Where are we now? And what are we poised to do next? 



Listen to Julie Edmunds' Testimonial from the Sunday, March 3 service below. 




February 24, 2019

My Soul Is a Witness
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Guest Musician, Tret Fure

On this last Sunday of Black History Month, we'll consider our Unitarian Universalist forbears of African descent and what their lives teach us as we look back, inward, and forward in Beloved Community. 

February 17, 2019

When the Bough Breaks
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Chalice Singers and Sunshine Kids

"Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetops..." we know how it ends; the bough breaks, the baby falls. So what do we do then? And how do we get people to stop "putting babies up in trees" in the first place? A sermon on what we can do to make repairs after trust has been broken. Rev. Cayer, worship leader. Yuri Yamamoto, musician, and UU divinity school student, will offer a reflection. The Chalice Singers, Beloved Community Chorus, and Sunshine Kids sing this morning.