June 2, 2019

The Movements of Our Hands
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Eno River Singers

Hafiz, the 12th-century Persian mystic poet wrote, "The movements of our hands help build the Unseen. We add to the universe by our efforts." During this Sunday's service, we'll explore the ways in which we co-create with the Unseen, we'll celebrate our volunteers, and enjoy the music of the Eno River Singers. Worship Associate: Henry Amador-Batten.


June 1, 2019

Jazz Vespers Worship Service
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: NCCU Jazz

The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is excited to collaborate with members of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Jazz Studies Program to create a series of five Jazz Vespers worship services during 2018-19. The next worship service will take place at ERUUF on Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

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May 26, 2019

Good Guys Wear White Hats
Rev. John Saxon
Music: Dick Clark

White UUs (and other white progressives) engaged in the work of social justice and dismantling racism often see ourselves as the “good guys who wear white hats” (or, at least, I do). But the world isn’t made up of “good guys wearing white hats” versus “bad guys with black hats.”

All of us, even those of us who try so hard to be the “good guys,” aren’t as good or pure or perfect as we think we are as we engage in the always messy work of justice and transformation, always making mistakes and falling short, and (hopefully) learning from our shortcomings and, with practice, becoming more skillful in the work we’re called to do.

Rev. Saxon is the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of NC. Longtime ERUUF member Dick Clark and his cello quintet provide the morning’s music.


 

May 19, 2019

Religious Education Service
Julia Tyler, DRE

In this morning’s service, we celebrate education and what has come forth from children, youth and the adults who’ve generously given their time to this year’s programs. There will also be a bridging ceremony for ERUUF's high school seniors. Worship will be led by Julia Tyler, DRE, and children and youth.

May 12, 2019

The Garden of Your Mind
Rev. Cayer & Julia Tyler, DRE
Music: Kate Lewis

“It’s good to be curious,” Mr. Rogers said. “All you have to do is think about things and they’ll grow.” How might curiosity help us grow and become the people we say we want to be? Early in the service we’ll welcome and bless our newest babies and young children. Rev. Cayer and Julia Tyler, service leaders. Kate Lewis provides the morning’s music.


May 5, 2019

What Didn't Kill the Cat
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: LeLaina Romero

Unitarian Universalists are people who constantly ask "why?" and "why not?". We support and promote "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning" as well as each other's spiritual journeying. We're curious, and we're thriving (so really, what's all this business about what happened to the cat?!) This morning we'll consider the spiritual practice of curiosity. 

 


April 28, 2019

Commitment to the Earth
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Jewelsong

This morning we explore our love for and commitment to the earth in a participatory exploration of the Great Turning. Members of the Earth Justice Action Group and Rev. Cayer, worship leaders; Jewelsong offers the morning's music.

 


April 21, 2019

Practicing Transformation
Rev. Deborah Cayer

This Easter morning’s service is for all ages. We'll hear stories of suffering, hope, transformation, and love from a number of sources, including the Velveteen Rabbit. Bring a Flower for our common vase for our annual Flower Communion. The choir will lead everyone in singing from the Halleluiah Chorus at the end of the service.

 


April 14, 2019

Belonging
Rev. Jacqueline Brett

Rev. John Buehrens, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, once said, "To be human is to be religious. To be religious is to make connections" But what does it mean to be religious? And what drives us to do that in community? We continue our exploration of wholeness this month in a celebration of New Member Sunday and a covenanting ceremony with the sixty people who have joined ERUUF since December.

 


April 7, 2019

The Wisdom of Dreams
Rev. Deborah Cayer, Virginia Williams (Worship Associate)

What if a package was delivered to you every night? What if each was something that only you could open, after some pondering and the use of a few tools? What if whatever arrived, no matter how seemingly bizarre, was intended to help you become whole and healthy? This morning we consider dreams, the royal road to wisdom.    

 


March 31, 2019

The Spirit Likes to Dress Up Like This...
Rev. Deborah Cayer

....In a body, with ten fingers and ten toes, the poet Mary Oliver tells us. And yet in the West, we so often live in our heads. But what if we were on a journey home to live more truly in our bodies? Is there a theology for that? 


March 24, 2019

ERUUF's Journey Toward Beloved Community
Rev. Jacqueline Brett
What can we celebrate?  What still needs to be done?  It all comes down to One. A service by ERUUF's Multicultural Team.