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

Help Us Check the Pulse of ERUUF!

 The ERUUF Board of Trustees would like feedback about life at ERUUF. The Pulse Survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. It is open from Feb. 1-29. This year, the Pulse Survey includes some focused questions about ERUUF's strategic plan as well as a few items about our Music Program. Options:

1.Click Survey link.

2. Come to Coffee Hour in February to chat with the Committee on the Evaluation of Ministry who will arrange for you to complete the survey on the spot or provide a paper survey.

Questions? Contact: Julie Edmunds

Come Sing with Us!

Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship & Music at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be spending time with our congregation Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23, leading a workshop and rehearsal as we continue to co-create our music ministry here at ERUUF. 

Read more: Come Sing with Us!

Important Dates: 2020 Election at ERUUF

ERUUF will be a primary early voting site for the 2020 election! Here are some important events happening at ERUUF around the 2020 election. 

Read more: Important Dates: 2020 Election at ERUUF

Contact Person: Emily Cox
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Donate Sanctuary Flowers in 2020

ERUUFians gather each Sunday to build community. Flowers are a special part of each service, a focal point for reflection, evidence of member generosity, and an opportunity to share memories and values. Consider donating flowers one Sunday in 2020 in memory of someone special or to celebrate an occasion you’d like to share with fellow congregants.
To learn more or to sign up, visit the ERUUF Flower information station located on the counter in the ERUUF Art Gallery, or email the Flower Team.

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: “...