Coronavirus Updates - ERUUF

Updates from the Fellowship

  • The solar project has been installed and is awaiting final inspection before being switched on. It’s a beautiful sight on the CARE Building roof!
  • Based on the continued spread of the coronavirus, we expect that worship will continue to be “online only” well into the fall and possibly beyond. Thanks to a generous grant from the Eno River Foundation, webcast recording equipment has been installed in the ERUUF Sanctuary. Staff are eagerly learning the new system so that even though you can’t come to ERUUF, soon we’ll be able to “bring ERUUF to you!” We’re very grateful to the Foundation for this generous gift which will make it possible to continue to share Sunday morning from the Sanctuary long after the pandemic is just a story we tell in the future.
  • We’re also planning for church school and adult programs to be “online only” this fall. We’re ready to pivot back to “in person” as soon as it’s safe to do so. But while it’s not safe we’re checking in with our members to find out what they need and we’ll do our best to respond with online groups and classes.


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Next Service

Sunday, August 16, 2020: Online, 10:30 am

General Assembly 2020
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Kate Lewis
Each year thousands of Unitarian Universalists from around the country gather for General Assembly (GA), the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Today's service highlights the experiences of several ERUUF participants who worshipped, witnessed, learned, connected, and made policy for the Association at this year's virtual GA.  
Rev. Jacqueline Brett is the Worship Leader, joined by ERUUFians who attended GA.

Upcoming Classes

  • Leadership Forum - Goal Setting and Action Planning (part 2) (Sat, Aug 15 9:00 am)

    The final workshop this year in the series “Leadership as a Transformational Path”.  Any one who has a leadership position at ERUUF or is interested in leadership is invited. Virtual meeting via Zoom.

  • Spiritual Odyssey (Sun, Aug 16 9:00 am)

    Beloved ERUUFians' personal stories of their spiritual and life quests.

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News Items

Welcome Home Boxes for Returning Residents

The Welcome Home Project is an initiative from Durham's Innovation Team in partnership with the Local Reentry Council, Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham, and Durham Congregations in Action. The project offers peer support and a box of essentials to residents returning to Durham from state prison. The program helps orient people to the resources available in our community, provides social and emotional support, and illustrates that we want returning residents to succeed in reentry. 

Read more: Welcome Home Boxes for Returning Residents

Masks for ERUUFians from the Mask Brigade

ERUUF's Mask Brigade, started by member Audrey Green, has been continuing its mission of delivering masks to those most vulnerable to COVID-19 in the Triangle. Since the last time we received an update, the Brigade has surpassed a mask distribution total of over 7,000 masks!

Read more: Masks for ERUUFians from the Mask Brigade

Take the Survey: Returning to Campus in 2020

The Board of Trustees and the Coordinating Team would like to hear your honest feedback on how you are feeling about emerging from the current boundaries of our lives and returning to ERUUF's campus.

Take the survey here

Read more: Take the Survey: Returning to Campus in 2020

May Updates from Religious Education

Here's what's happening in R.E. in May:

Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 am:

The 3s and 4s R.E. class has been having at-home tea parties with favorite stuffed animals and stories with Ann and Emilia Gray. Please contact Ann for the Zoom link.

K - 2nd grade has met with teacher Prue Cuper to share joys and concerns in a chalice circle format. You can contact her for more class information. 

3rd - 5th grade: Hogwarts! Our witches and wizards are fighting Horcruxes, and currently are fighting the Horcrux of sickness. For the rest of the month, we are combining both sections of the Harry Potter classes to join the forces of Dumbledore's army as one, at 9:30 am. You can contact Professor Baylies for more class information. Harry Potter for both sections has an amazing, interactive website here:

Read more: May Updates from Religious Education

Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Deborah Cayer
August 06, 2020
In Care
Thunder rumbles overhead and I’m trying to remember…is this a part of a normal early August afternoon? I hope so, because otherwise it’s way too easy to view it as an ominous foreshadowing of what’s still ahead with the pandemic, racial justice, hurr...
Rev. Deborah Cayer
July 30, 2020
In Care
This week we wrapped up a 30 Day Racial Equity Challenge at ERUUF. The purpose was to create a compassionate and supportive learning space where White people could lean into our sometimes deep discomfort as we begin to recognize and dismantle racism ...
Rev. Deborah Cayer
July 09, 2020
In Care
My husband had this interesting conversation with our (at the time) six-year-old grandson. Husband: “Are you going fishing?” Grandson: “There are no fish in that lake.” My husband, puzzled, looking at the boats full of people fishing just offshore: “...