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.   

Upcoming Classes

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News Items

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.

April Updates from Religious Education

ERUUF Religious Education has moved online! We've had enthusiastic appreciation from our parents and participants for these online classes so far. We are grateful for all the helping helpers (volunteers, and staff) who continue to take care of our community during this time. We are grateful to be entrusted with their strength and generosity.

Read more: April Updates from Religious Education

Request from an ERUUFian on Front Line of COVID-19 Pandemic

Ruby Long Tounsel is an ERUUF member who works as an emergency room physician. Dr. Tounsel asks that we all contact our congresspeople to demand personal protection equipment (PPE ) for front line health care workers. Use this link for more information.

Announcing Earth & Climate Justice Month 2020

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn 

Did you know that April is Earth and Climate Justice Month at ERUUF? Earth & Climate Justice Month is a project of our Green Sanctuary Accreditation, and ERUUF is honoring it this year with a variety of events and activities! We invite all members and friends to participate in as many of them as possible! 

Read more: Announcing Earth & Climate Justice Month 2020

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