August 2, 2020

Moving Forward Together
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Trilight

At the core of our being, we are one. We can neither hurt nor heal another without doing the same to ourselves. In this service, we will reflect on our interdependence and the role each of us plays in healing the world. 

This service of music, readings and reflections is brought to you by Trilight, a vocal trio consisting of ERUUF members Pam DiLavore, Nancy Powell and Kristi Chilton.

July 26, 2020

Policing in America
Rev. Jim Magaw
Music: Rev. Magaw, Kate Lewis

The way police operate in the U.S. is firmly rooted in our nation’s long and ugly racist history. This sermon will explore this history to provide some context for the current discussion about how to reform the way policing is done in the U.S. or to abolish it and replace it with something new.

Worship service led by Rev. Jim Magaw, Guest Minister. Music by Rev. Magaw and Kate Lewis. 

July 19, 2020

Subtle, Surprising, Playful, Powerful…  Parables!
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Kate Lewis

Storytelling. The oldest educational system known to humans. Stories can entertain, teach history, pass on culture, and challenge society's cultural mores. The parable, an ancient storytelling technique, can reorient perspective and transform lives.

By exploring Biblical parables, we can discover reflections of our UU principles that show us the way to the Beloved Community. Service led by Rev. Deborah Cayer and members of the ERUUF Christian Fellowship.

July 12, 2020

Beauty, Wonder and Resistance
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Kate Lewis and others

All work and no play makes us dull.  All struggle and no celebration wears us out, and we're unable to complete the journey. How might beauty and wonder sustain us as together we create the more beautiful world we believe is possible? Rev. Deborah Cayer, Worship Leader; Music by Kate Lewis and others. 

 

July 5, 2020

An America That Yet Can Be
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Kate Lewis

The dream of America as a land of freedom and opportunity is a compelling vision. Its promise has called to the formerly enslaved, immigrants, women, anyone seeking asylum. Is there something underneath this political vision that might help us make this dream a reality for all?

Rev. Cayer, worship leader, with friends. Kate Lewis, music, and from our new music "library."

June 28, 2020

On Sunday, June 28 we will attend online worship at 10:00 a.m. with the UUA General Assembly!  

Join in and be part of the largest single gathering of Unitarian Universalists in history! You’ll be inspired by wonderful (virtual) singers and preachers, one of whom will be ERUUF’s beloved friend, Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack.  
(Note, there will not be an ERUUF worship service on June 28 so that we can all attend the GA Worship service.) 

UUA General Assembly

UUA General Assembly General Session

General Assembly (GA) 2020 (June 24-28) will be entirely online, with the theme “Rooted, Inspired, & Ready!” Below is the link to the UUA GA Wednesday evening celebration and plenary session. We have conflicting information (and are unable to get clarification) about whether the Wednesday 7:30 pm GA Ceremony is actually part of the free offerings. We're hoping for the best and sympathize if you tune in at 7:30 and find that you cannot attend. 

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June 21, 2020

Somebody’s Hurting Our People (and it’s gone on far too long)  
Rev. Deborah Cayer

43% of all Americans are low income or live in poverty without health insurance, living wages, clean water, or voting protections. The Poor People’s Campaign movement challenges interlocking systemic evils and our nation’s skewed morality and their national March on Washington takes place on June 20.

   

June 14, 2020

The Shalom of the Movement for Black Lives
Revs. Deborah Cayer, Stacy Grove and LeLaina Romero
Music: Kate Lewis and LeLaina Romero

June 7, 2020

Fierce Compassion
Rev. Deborah Cayer
Music: Eno River Singers Ensemble

As we watch anger and pain unfold across our screens, how can we keep our anxious, weary hearts open to the new reality that's trying to be born among us? What's the best way for us to accompany each other through this time? This morning we'll honor our graduating high school seniors who are Bridging out of our youth program. Rev. Cayer, worship leader. Music by the Eno River Singers Ensemble.

May 31, 2020

To Trust the Dawning Future More 
Revs. Deborah Cayer and Stacy Grove
Music: Rah Bickley, Sally Franz, Steve Franklin, Helen Wolfson and Eric Thomas, and Kate Lewis

People are talking about what they're learning from COVID-19, both the silver linings and the deeper dystopian realities some are shockingly aware of for the first time.  As people who are committed to making ethical choices, and helping to bend the moral arc of the universe, what might Unitarian Universalists do in this time?   

In the early part of the service, we'll honor our Religious Education teachers, mentors, and advisors. Musicians this morning include Rah Bickley, Sally Franz, Steve Franklin, Helen Wolfson and Eric Thomas, and Kate Lewis. Rev. Deborah Cayer and Rev. Stacy Grove are worship leaders.    
 

May 24, 2020

Mending Dry Bones
Rev. Mykal O'Neal Slack
Music: Members of the Beloved Community Chorus, Kate Lewis

It’s hard to know what to do when you’re in the valley. The tumult and treading down and perplexity of the hard places seem to be too much to bear or manage. In the recognition of and reckoning with where we find ourselves in these times, it would be understandable to run from what is true. But what if we leaned in in our own way? What if we looked back to move forward? Join us as we settle gently, and perhaps even a little uncomfortably, into what it may mean to mend dry bones.

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