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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Do You Appreciate the Power of Live Music to Inspire?


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Help the MCT Create an AIDS Quilt this Fall

Do you feel connected to someone who has died of AIDS?

This August, the Multicultural Team (MCT) needs help creating an AIDS Quilt to be displayed alongside three quilt panels from the NAMES Project in Georgia. The MCT will be bringing these panels to ERUUF in November for World Aids Day, December 1. No experience is necessary to participate! Contact Diane Blount for more information. 

Announcing Leadership Series 2019-2020

Attention current and emergent congregational leaders! Please keep your eyes open for the upcoming course offerings as part of our continuing “Leadership as a Transformational Path” series. We will offer five leadership development opportunities throughout the 2019-2020 fellowship year (July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020). The working schedule of these offerings is as follows: 

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All Ages Invited! Submit to 2019 Literary Journal

Writers and aspiring writers—young and young-at-heart— are invited to submit up to 3 original literary works (of up to 300 words for poems and 1200 words for anything else) by July 15, 2019. Acceptable file formats include Word, Google docs, or .odt files. Send submissions to . Please use this same address for questions. The Editorial Team monitors this address every Thursday through the publication deadline of July 15, 2019. Youth and young adults are especially encouraged to offer submissions so that we have material across generations. When you send your submission, please also send a bio of not more than 50 words for the author index in case we select your submission for publication. The Editorial Team looks forward to receiving your work. The targeted distribution date for the Journal is September 15, 2019, at the Connections Fair. 

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...