Worship Sunday May 24, 10:30am: Find and Ye Shall Seek
As we continue to limit our gatherings, social engagement, and travel, we have turned our homes with their resident electronic devices into our shops, workplaces, hangouts, and even worship spaces. Yet we still long for "thin places" -- which are different somehow, places for transformation and grounding. How do we find them? MORE
Alastair Moock’s Benefit Concert for Bread of Life
Grammy-nominated musician and MUUC member Alastair Moock will give a Benefit Concert this Tuesday, May 26, 7:30 pm, to mark his father's birthday and to raise funds for Malden's Bread of Life, one of MUUC's justice partners. Click for details about the concert. MORE
Church-Wide Discussion About Worship: Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 pm
In light of Gov. Baker's recent decree and new Guidance from the UUA on gathering, please join us for a discussion about continuing online worship in the fall and beyond. We will have an opportunity to break out into small groups to discuss our online worship. Click for more info. MORE
The Poor People’s Campaign Virtual March
The Green Sanctuary committee wants you to know that the Poor People’s Campaign is holding a Virtual March this year. This national call for a moral revival calls us to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Click for more info. MORE
Some church folks are hoping to visit one another -- while wearing masks and staying 6-feet apart, of course. Do you have a porch that will accommodate visitors? Or a garden/yard? Or would you like to go visiting, or lead a socially distant small-group walk in nature? Click for more info. MORE
Staying Connected this Summer
Do YOU want to keep gathering this summer, online? What kind of thing would you like to see? What kind of thing would you like to LEAD? The Community Engagement and Worship Teams are working together to create fun Sunday gatherings over the summer, and your input is wanted. Click for more info. MORE
You Can Still UU the Vote — Get Involved From Home
The UU the Vote campaign -- grounded in the UU principles of the Inherent Worth and Dignity of All People and the Interdependence of All Life -- is still alive and well and working for Electoral Justice at the local, state and national levels. Click for details on how to BE INVOLVED! MORE
Bread of Life Meals to Go!
Bread of Life continues serving "Meals To-Go" four evenings a week. Instead of preparing and serving at this time, MUUC will donate the funds normally budgeted for a meal. Click to make your own personal donation to Bread of Life. MORE
MUUC Quilters Donate Masks to First Parish Church in Taunton for Their Social Outreach
When a call for help came from our sibling UU church, First Parish Church in Taunton, last week, the Melrose UU Quilters were on it! Our quilters responded by quickly making and mailing 30 masks to them. Click for the details! Thank you, Quilters! MORE
Want To Know More About Covenant Groups?
Are you interested in exploring your spiritual life and getting to know some folks here at church? Covenant groups are now forming. Please stay tuned to your Midweek Update email for upcoming information on Covenant Groups. MORE
MUUC Has Closed the Building
In line with our UU principles, our number one priority is caring for the most vulnerable. Public health experts tell us that the only method proven to save lives is social distancing. The MUUC board has now established Guidelines for Gathering, and our Sunday Worship services will be held online-only. Please click for more information. MORE
Team Ministry Update – New Timetable
At our March 19 meeting, the Board decided to delay MUUC's process for selecting Ministry Teams for next church year. This will now happen sometime in the first half of the 2020-21 church year. This decision was due to the extraordinary circumstances of the church's - and everyone's - response to the COVID-19 crisis. MORE
Order Equal Exchange Products Online at MUUC
Through Equal Exchange, Melrose UU Church sells fair-trade coffee, tea and chocolate. By simply emailing your selections to us, we will get your order ready for you, then we can arrange pick-up/drop-off. Click for info. MORE
Welcome to the Melrose UU Church!
Welcome to this sacred space, where we strive to live our vision of being a beloved community that is welcoming and inspirational, a place of understanding and acceptance, and where social justice and compassion guide our actions. Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sept - June. MORE
“White Lies”: NPR Podcast about the Murder of Rev. James Reeb, UU Minister
The Anti-Racism Team invites you to listen to this important podcast series. In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb, a UU minister, was murdered during the civil rights events in Selma, Alabama. Although his murder has never been officially solved, NPR has in uncovered new information about this tragic incident. A "must listen" for all UU's. MORE
The Anti-Racism Ministry Team invites everyone to listen to the Podcast about Rev. James Reeb (see other post on HOME page). We are also working towards creating an alliance of Melrose and Boston METCO families. Consider: what can Melrose residents do create a top-notch experience for our METCO students? Click for details on MUUC's work… MORE
There were many words of support and offers to participate in the Immigration Ministry after the 9/22 Worship service, "Who Is My Neighbor", that focused on the immigrant experience. There are some URGENT needs - the MUUC community is invited to participate in this important work. Click for a list of things you can do. MORE
Soul Matters Monthly Themes
MUUC participates in Soul Matters. The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and religious education resources. Click for more information. MORE
Trans UUs Respond to UU World Article
From Our DRE: In response to a UU World Article, the staff is wondering what steps MUUC can take to provide a more welcoming community. If you’re wondering this too, let’s talk and get started. MORE
UU’s Mentioned in NPR Segment About Comprehensive Sexuality Education
UU's Mentioned in NPR Segment About Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Click here to find the link to the NPR "Cognosenti" Segment. MORE
FOR ONGOING EVENTS, SEE OUR QUILTING AND MEDITATION PAGES
ALSO SEE OUR PAST EVENTS, Including: METCO Presentation, MLK Day of Service,
Men’s Yankee Swap, Alternative Fair, Harvest Fair and More!
Our “Giving Beyond Our Walls” Program enables us to donate thousands of dollars to worthwhile charitable organizations in the Melrose community and beyond. Click on the photo of our hard-working church member for more information about “GBOW”.