ERUUF Coronavirus Updates

Campus Update: September 24, 2020

 

It's great news that cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, in general, are falling in North Carolina, and it's encouraging to see that some universities are managing to educate students while keeping outbreaks at a minimum (bravo Duke!). And as we learn more each day about this disease, it's clear that we need to remain vigilant and continue to "wash, wear, and wait six feet apart" until an effective vaccine becomes widely available. And as we head into flu season, it seems wise if we continue to meet mainly online, with the exception of outdoor meetings with social distancing and the use of masks and hand sanitizer. We know how hard it is to remain mostly online and at a distance, but with the advent of flu season, this seems like the wisest action to take given the nature of most of our programs.

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Next Service

Sunday, October 4, 2020: 10:30 am

Reparations for Racism
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Chris Macon and Kate Lewis

What is the movement for reparations and restitution for racism, and how might we begin?  Mary Davis and Chris Macon, co-leaders of ERUUF's Reparations for Racism group join Rev. Cayer to lead this service.  Music by Chris Macon and Kate Lewis. After the worship service, at 12:30 pm, the ERUUF Justice Council hosts its fall meeting of all action groups, with a focus on voting rights.  

 

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News Items

ERUUF Fundraising Raffle 2019, Oct. 27 - Dec. 8

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Enews Annoucement

Help us Sell Tickets! 

Each ERUUF member, family/friend is asked to sell one or more packets of ten tickets. For just $20 a ticket, you, your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family have a chance at winning one of five prizes:

1. Grand Prize: Dinner for two anywhere in the world, includes two nights accommodation, round-trip airfare (reimbursed up to $5000)

2. Second Prize: Dinner and hotel for two in your state of residence (up to $500)

3. Three Third Prizes: Dinner for two in your state of residence (up to $250)

Read more: ERUUF Fundraising Raffle 2019, Oct. 27 - Dec. 8

Connections Fair 2019

Were you able to see all the groups at our annual Connections Fair? Or, were you not able to attend? Have no fear! You can still find out about all the great work/activities our groups are doing in the coming year.  Browse the Connections Fair Guide to see what might pique your interest, or stop by the ERUUF campus to pick up a printed copy of the guide. Check out the video below to see photos from the event! 

 

Celebrate Pride Week 2019 with ERUUF!

  • LGBTQ+ youth, are our Generosity Sunday recipients at the 9:00 am and 11:15 am worship services.
  • Wednesday, September 25: View and discuss the film Stonewall Uprising from 6:30-9:00 pm, hosted by ERUUF's Multicultural Team.  Learn more and register >>
  • Friday, September 27: Attend Durham's first Interfaith Pride Vespers Service including local clergy and hosted by ERUUF at 6:30 pm.  Learn more >>
  • Saturday, September 28: Drop by the UU booth at  Pride: Durham NC to meet up with  ERUUF's Pride+ team, Beloved Community Chorus and UUs from around the Triangle for the Pride Festival,10:00 am and Parade, 11:00 am. Duke East Campus, 712 Broad St.

Volunteers Needed: Aids Memorial Quilt Display

Volunteers are needed for the AIDS Memorial Quilt display. Three panels from the Quilt will be on display in the ERUUF Sanctuary from Wednesday, November 27 through Monday, December 2. While it's open to the public, we need volunteers to sit with the Quilt; at least two volunteers are needed for each shift. If you are interested, please email, text or call Vincent Licenziato at , 617-720-2839.

Newsworthy Conversations

Rev. Jacqueline Brett
September 24, 2020
Palms Together
I have been born again and again and each time, I have found something to love. ~ Gordon Parks When I was a teenager, I longed for two things: truth and wisdom. It might sound a little nerdy, but that is indeed who I was. Sure, I wanted some of the o...
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
September 10, 2020
Palms Together

You are the laboratory
and every day is an experiment.
Go and find what is new
and unexpected.

~ Joel Elkes

Rev. Deborah Cayer
September 10, 2020
In Care
More than once in recent months I’ve come across this beautiful calendar from 17th century Japan. It was created in 1685 by the court astronomer, Shibukawa Shunkai, who noted 24 distinct seasons based on natural phenomena ranging from Risshun (B...