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

Spiritual Odyssey Returns June 28

The Adult Programs Team proudly announces the return of The Spiritual Odyssey Series, Sunday, June 28 - August 16, Sunday mornings at 9:00 am via Zoom
(Check the weekly e-news for links)

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Meeting Password: 275154

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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. 

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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

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Newsworthy Conversations

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

“ 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