July 22, 2018

10:15 am
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.

In addition, Arvid will offer a program called Spiritual Grounding for the Resistance the previous Wednesday evening, July 18, at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall:  All are welcome!


July 29, 2018

10:15 am
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.

August 5, 2018

10:15 am
Courage and Improvisation
Rev. Jim Magaw, guest preacher; Claudia Kaplan 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? 

Rev. Jim Magaw serves the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lives with his wife Marta and 13-year-old daughter Ella. Jim earned his master of divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, and he completed a 2-year student ministerial internship from  2011-2013 at ERUUF. He was ordained at ERUUF in November 2013.


August 12, 2018

10:15 am
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?