May 19, 2024

Who We Are and How We've Been
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Eno River Singers; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

Annual Meeting after the service.

May 12, 2024

Community of Care - Multigenerational Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Chalice Singers and Sunshine Kids; Annelise & Kristi Chilton, Pam DiLavore; Jocelyn Neal – Piano; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS TODAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, One Service, 10:00 AM

Worship Associate: Ms. Joan Tilghman

Justice Sunday: Reproductive Justice Action Group

High School Bridging Ceremony

May 5, 2024

Love Your Enemies? Are You Kidding?
Worship Leader: Rev. Arvid Straube, Minister Emeritus
Music: Pam DiLavore – Cantor (9:00am); Johann Montozzi-Wood (11:00 am); Claudia Kaplan – Cantor (11:00am); Kate Lewis – Pianist

ERUUF’s Minister Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, will offer a sermon on how not to become what we hate. At the 11:00 am service, we will also enter into covenant with the new members who have joined ERUUF recently.

Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube is ERUUF's Minister Emeritus. He served ERUUF as Senior Minister from 1983 to 2004. From 2004 to 2014 he was Lead Minister at the First UU Church of San Diego. Since then Rev. Arvid has had a ministry of teaching and spiritual direction.

April 28, 2024

ChoirFest! When Worlds Intersect
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett with Francisco Ruiz, Guest Clinician
Music: Francisco Ruiz, Guest Clinician; ChoirFest Singers, ChoirFest Instrumental Quartet; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

ONE SERVICE @ 11:00 am

At this Sunday’s multigenerational service, we will celebrate diversity and interdependence with music as creative metaphor, featuring 130 UU choral singers from our Southern region, led by Guest Clinician Francisco Ruiz.
 
Hailing from Ecuador, Francisco Ruiz is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and music director for a variety of choirs and music groups in LA. (Learn More for full bio.)

Read more: April 28, 2024

April 21, 2024

Earth Day (We are One)
Worship Leader: Rev. Daniel Trollinger and the Earth Justice Action Group
Music: Eno River Singers (11:00), Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

April 14, 2024

The Peace Of Trees
Rev. Fred Small, Guest Minister with Rev. Jim Lewis
Music: Beloved Community Chorus (11:00 am); Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

This week’s Generosity Sunday recipient is the Durham Freedom School.

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"The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence," wrote Trappist monk and peace activist Thomas Merton. "The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. . . .It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful." As we work together for social and environmental justice, how do we remain grounded in a peaceful spirit? What can we learn from trees?

Read more: April 14, 2024

April 7, 2024

Living Tradition Evolving
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Judith Ann Lyon-Mitchell – Cantor (9:00 am); Elias Gross – Viola (11:00 am); Joan Tilghman – Cantor (11:00 am); Kate Lewis – Pianist

March 31, 2024

When Presence Becomes Visible
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett; Guest Speaker – Vanity Reid Deterville, LGBTQ Center of Durham
Music: Eno River Singers; ERUUF Vocal Quartet; Paul Baerman – Oboe, Jim Van Verth – Percussion, Brandon Walker – Bass; Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

March 2024 Theme: Transformation

ONE SERVICE - 11:00 am

In this Sunday's multigenerational service we will mark the convergence of Easter and Transgender Day of Visibility. We invite celebration and also the sharing in a ritual Flower Ceremony: bring a flower(s) from your garden or elsewhere and leave with the gift of someone else's flower.

March 24, 2024

Made For These Times
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Beloved Community Chorus (11:00 am); Special Music: Johann Montozzi-Wood; Kate Lewis – Pianist, Wendy Looker – Music Director

March 2024 Theme: Transformation

March 17, 2024

Beyond Us
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Eno River Singers (11:00 am), Kate Lewis – Pianist; Wendy Looker – Music Director

March 2024 Theme: Transformation

Worship Associate: Sarah Rose Nordgren (11:00 am)

March 10, 2024

What Weaves Us Together
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Beloved Community Chorus (11:00 am); Kate Lewis – Pianist, Wendy Looker – Music Director

March 2024 Theme: Transformation

Michael Field, Worship Associate (11:00 am)

This Is Us: pluralistic in our identities, spiritual journeys, and collective search for truth, meaning, and liberation. This Sunday we'll explore the threads that weave us together in Beloved Community, and how the sacred act of tending to our individual and collective growth has the capacity to radiate out beyond ourselves and into the world For These Times.

March 3, 2024

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacqueline Brett
Music: Kristi Chilton – Cantor (9:00 am); Chalice Singers & Andren Chilton – Vocals (11:00 am); Jocelyn Neal – Cantor (11:00am); Kate Lewis – Pianist

March 2024 Theme: Transformation

We celebrate and launch the ERUUF 2024 Pledge Drive by considering who we are in Beloved Community and why that is. Jaye Vaughn, Worship Associate (11:00 am)