September 16, 2018

Rev. Deborah Cayer, Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Reflections on community and connection. The offering this morning will go to the NC Disaster Relief Fund.

September 9, 2018

Turning Back
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

Rosh Hashanna, the start of the Jewish new year, begins this evening at sunset. It's a time for cleaning up, clearing out, for turning back to what's essential and beginning again with love. UU's can do this too, and this morning we shall.

The early service now starts at 9:00 AM.

September 2, 2018

Fashioning a Vision As Sacred Practice
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader
Many say that what the world most needs today is imagination, new dreams, new vision in response to the difficulties of our times. What does it take to fashion such a vision? How might we create a vision that is big enough, sacred enough to hold the well being of us all?


August 26, 2018

Water's Wisdom
Revs. Brett and Cayer, and Julia Tyler, worship leaders.

At the end of summer as we turn toward autumn, water is abundant in some places, scarce in others.  But water's qualities can carry our love, imagination, and commitment, and these things can help us create the world we dream of and intend to make real.  This is a service for ALL AGES and will move along with stories, songs, and meditations.  Bring some water from your summer experience (from far away or as near as your kitchen or garden) to add to our common bowl.

August 19, 2018

On Principle
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader

Unitarian Universalists have seven principles that can guide us into lives full of meaning, purpose and joy. This morning we'll consider where the principles came from and how we might use them to take us in the direction of our vision. Also, an 8th principle has been proposed, and we'll consider it as well.


August 12, 2018

Being Braver
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader
Music: Summer choir, Jocelyn Neal, director

Researchers tell us that while Americans have sorted themselves into like minded groups, the affirmation we receive from those around us first creates then amplifies our fear of others who “are not like us”.   But how much of our fear is real?  Or useful?  What could we do differently?  And why is this spiritually important?  

August 5, 2018

Courage and Improvisation
Rev. Jim Magaw, Guest Preacher; Gerda Presson, Worship Associate
Music: The ERUUF Jazz Collective

Jazz legend Miles Davis once famously said: "It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong." Jazz encourages and requires moving forward without entirely knowing where you are going. How might this kind of thinking play out in the rest of our lives? 

Read more: August 5, 2018

July 29, 2018

Finding Ourselves at ERUUF
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader, Henry Amador-Batten, worship associate
Music: Summer Choir, Jocelyn Neal, conductor

We've all found ourselves at ERUUF in one form or another. This morning members of the congregation will share how and what they've found for themselves in their journeys within our beloved community.

Reflection - Henry and Joel Amador-Batten

Introduction - Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Connect - John Medlin

Engage - Heather Ladd

Transform - Carolyn Worthing and Dan Grandstaff

July 22, 2018

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.

Wednesday July 18, 2018


July 15, 2018

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.



July 8, 2018

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. 

July 1, 2018

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?