Coronavirus Updates - ERUUF

***ERUUF is Online. We are following all City of Durham and State of North Carolina pandemic guidelines.***

Click below to read the latest updates. 


See all updates from Rev. Cayer

Next Service

Sunday, August 9, 2020: Online, 10:30 am

Tending Our Wound
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Kate Lewis
When we're sick and wounded, healing is a serious and necessary business. How does a sick and wounded nation heal its oldest collective wound -- racism -- when many have yet to recognize that they're personally impacted by a wound that needs to be acknowledged, tended to, and healed?
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Worship Leader; Henry Amador-Batten, Worship Associate

Upcoming Classes

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

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

  • 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

An Update from ERUUF's Mask Brigade

Member/Mask Brigade leader Audrey Green recently sent in some exciting updates and photos from ERUUF's Mask Brigade

Stats as of May 6, 2020 

• We have been making masks together for seven weeks now!

• Together, we have made and distributed an incredible 4025 masks!

• We are now a team of 110 people: sewists, fabric cutters, fabric washers, and ironers, fabric donors, fund donors, distributors of masks to recipients

Read more: An Update from ERUUF's Mask Brigade

Spring at ERUUF: A Virtual Garden Tour

Missing ERUUF during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Join us for a virtual tour of some of its spring beauty. Want to help keep our campus beautiful? Contact Barbara Beaman or Beth Harvat.

Audrey's Mask Brigade

What started as a small group of people who wanted to do something to help front-liners and people at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic has grown to an astonishing brigade of over 92 people producing hundreds of masks each day under the direction of ERUUFian Audrey Green. Together, as of Wednesday, April 29, they have made and distributed over 3,000 masks--all free--for a total cost (donations) of $585. 

The masks have been distributed to a number of groups and organizations including two low-income neighborhoods, a hospice organization, an elder care facility, a senior care center, Durham Senior Center, Durham Fire Department, a UNC surgeon group, a pastor supporting immigrants, and Church World Service employees serving immigrants.

Read more: Audrey's Mask Brigade

Bored? Missing the Gym? Need a Break?

ERUUF's Garden Team has some great opportunities for you: 

  • Total body workout: spreading mulch on the front hillside
  • Restoring order and beauty out of chaos: weeding and cleaning the patio 

All activities will be done with social distancing. See pictures here of what can be done in just one hour! Families with school-age children are welcome. Contact Beth Harvat for more information and to schedule a time.

Newsworthy Conversations

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: “...
Julia Tyler
July 08, 2020
Youth Education
This last school year seems to be divided between pre- and post-onset of the Coronavirus. In the last three months, we, as a culture and as individuals, have had to adapt, grow, be agile and resourceful, show up for each other, question safety, learn...