ERUUF Coronavirus Updates

Campus Update: September 24, 2020


It's great news that cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, in general, are falling in North Carolina, and it's encouraging to see that some universities are managing to educate students while keeping outbreaks at a minimum (bravo Duke!). And as we learn more each day about this disease, it's clear that we need to remain vigilant and continue to "wash, wear, and wait six feet apart" until an effective vaccine becomes widely available. And as we head into flu season, it seems wise if we continue to meet mainly online, with the exception of outdoor meetings with social distancing and the use of masks and hand sanitizer. We know how hard it is to remain mostly online and at a distance, but with the advent of flu season, this seems like the wisest action to take given the nature of most of our programs.

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Next Service

Sunday, October 4, 2020: 10:30 am

Reparations for Racism
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Chris Macon and Kate Lewis

What is the movement for reparations and restitution for racism, and how might we begin?  Mary Davis and Chris Macon, co-leaders of ERUUF's Reparations for Racism group join Rev. Cayer to lead this service.  Music by Chris Macon and Kate Lewis. After the worship service, at 12:30 pm, the ERUUF Justice Council hosts its fall meeting of all action groups, with a focus on voting rights.  


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News Items

Election 2020 is here. Concerned Citizens Needed!

#EruufShowUp Democracy Team: Cry-For-Help! 

Show up with UUs, ERUUFians, and friends to get involved in Election 2020; it is not too late. You Can Vote and UU Forward Together are the two lead partners for the #EruufShowUp Democracy Team. These two nonprofit, non-partisan organizations follow the research and guidance of NC voting rights experts, such as Democracy NC and the State Board of Elections. #EruufShowUp needs voters and future voters, ages 16 and up:

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Connecting With You: ERUUF's 2020 Connections Fair!

Visit the Connections Fair website to learn more about the many opportunities to get involved at ERUUF! 

View the Connections Fair Website

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Staff Transition from LeLaina Romero

August 13, 2020

Dear ERUUF Community,

Co-creating and leading the Beloved Community Chorus for almost five years has been a deep joy during my time in Durham. Over the past few months since we have moved to online worship, I, like many others, have had to adjust to virtual work. For me, that is for my healing justice work, my work at ERUUF, and supporting our child's learning. I had made a decision to pause my role as director of the Beloved Community Chorus and revisit the role when it is safe to return to worship in person.

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ERUUF Ministerial Fund Supports Mask Brigade Mission

ERUUF's Mask Brigade, led by member Audrey Green, recently expressed gratitude for recent donations, including a single gift of $500  from the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Ministerial fund. In her own words, Rev Deb Cayer stated,

"The project you've created is saving lives at a crucial time in the pandemic, and we think this qualifies as an intended use of the fund. We especially appreciate your partnership with agencies that support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color whose communities are particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and also because this is in alignment with ERUUF's strategic initiative for racial equity and inclusion...We're just amazed at what you've created, Audrey, and are really happy to be able to support your team's loving, positive efforts."

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Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Jacqueline Brett
September 24, 2020
Palms Together
I have been born again and again and each time, I have found something to love. ~ Gordon Parks When I was a teenager, I longed for two things: truth and wisdom. It might sound a little nerdy, but that is indeed who I was. Sure, I wanted some of the o...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
September 10, 2020
Palms Together

You are the laboratory
and every day is an experiment.
Go and find what is new
and unexpected.

~ Joel Elkes

Rev. Deborah Cayer
September 10, 2020
In Care
More than once in recent months I’ve come across this beautiful calendar from 17th century Japan. It was created in 1685 by the court astronomer, Shibukawa Shunkai, who noted 24 distinct seasons based on natural phenomena ranging from Risshun (B...