ERUUF Coronavirus Updates

January 1, 2021

  • Update on Sunday services
    Given the high level resurgence of COVID-19 at the start of 2021, we have decided that at this time it will be safest for staff and ministers to move worship production out of the Sanctuary. Sunday worship will look different for a while—it'll appear the way it was last spring and summer when we produced it from home. However, members will still access worship the same way—by clicking the Join Live Stream Worship on the ERUUF website.  
  • At this time, ERUUF remains in Phase 2 of our own Reopening Guidelines. Click the Read More button below to learn more and to access Phased Reopening Documents.  

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Next Service

Sunday, January 17, 2021: 10:30 am

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service: Meeting the Demands of Power
Revs. Cayer and Brett

Representative John Lewis said that when Dr. King was killed it felt as though part of himself died with him.  And yet he still worked with other people to fight for racial justice and the common good for the next fifty.  What does this mean for us today?  Ms. Antinuke Diver,  Executive Director, Durham CAN, Guest Speaker.   

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News Items

August Updates from PRIDE+

  • The ERUUF PRIDE+ group is carrying out the financial arrangements to obtain the Transgender Inclusion in Congregations online program (from the Eno River Foundation grant).  It should be available soon and the leadership team will start to review it.  We updated the Foundation with contingency planning in light of social distancing for the portions that will be led by Rev. Mykal Slack—these will likely become online sessions as well.

Read more: August Updates from PRIDE+

UU the Vote Opportunities for Action

UU the Vote has several upcoming opportunities for action. 

1. Writing Postcards to NC Voters with Reclaim Our Vote 
Last month, UUs across the state wrote nearly 8,000 postcards to voters who had been purged from the voter rolls. We are excited to announce the second round of postcard writing in partnership with Reclaim Our Vote and the North Carolina NAACP. If you'd like to participate in writing postcards to North Carolina voters, please contact Emily Cox

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ERUUF Mask Brigade Hits 10,000 Milestone

What started as a need to do SOMETHING among a few ERUUF friends turned into an undertaking no one could have imagined. Since March 16, the Mighty Mask Brigade has produced and donated over 10,000 masks. 

Read more: ERUUF Mask Brigade Hits 10,000 Milestone

ERUUF 30-Day Racial Equity Challenge

In July ERUUF’s White Awareness Group will offer a 30 Day Racial Equity Challenge as a learning space for white people who are committed to leaning into the work of dismantling racism and white supremacy.  In this challenge participants will learn what it means to be anti-racist, how to identify and dismantle our biases, what it means to center people of color and be an effective ally, and will make plans to continue to lean into this ongoing work for racial justice.

Read more: ERUUF 30-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Jacqueline Brett
January 14, 2021
In Care
Palms Together

“...in order to answer the question, ‘Where do we go from here?’... we must first honestly recognize where we are now.”

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Deborah Cayer
January 07, 2021
In Care
Among other things, January 6 was Epiphany on the Christian liturgical calendar—a day when the wise men were warned in a dream that Herod intended despicable ill will toward the newborn holy child. “And so,” as Matthew recorded in his version of the ...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
December 31, 2020
Palms Together

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston