Even at this precarious, liminal time, both our denomination and our congregation have embarked on large-scale change processes. Rev. Susanne explores the intersections between our church's Next Steps journey and the current revision of the UUA principles. Both invite us into faithful risking of what we love, in order to build forward, toward our mission.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! MUUC will be hosting the Alternative Fair during Melrose's "Home for the Holidays” on Sat Dec 3rd from 10-2. The Alternative Fair is a great place to shop for “gifts with a conscience” – supporting local & small businesses, non-profit organizations, & charities. Click for more info & to volunteer!
COVID numbers are somewhat declining, however due to FLU and RSV rates increasing we strongly encourage the wearing of masks so that everyone can feel comfortable attending church in person. We will have windows open (temperature-dependent), air purifiers will be on, and choir members must test negative for COVID. Click for more information.
The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on many congregations. To help us build on our enthusiasm about regathering as a beloved community, MUUC is launching a 4+ month UUA-led program called "Next Steps", designed to help clarify our decision-making and provide direction for our mission, vision, and more. CLICK FOR UPDATED INFO!
The Food Drive is a local team of dedicated volunteers who work to rescue food which is then given to local recipient organizations, such as Bread of Life, Pantry of Hope, Melrose Public Schools, and more. Recipients receive food the same day as the donation, usually within 5 miles of Melrose. Click MORE for details.
Every Sunday, we collect shelf-stable food donations which we then bring to our neighbors-in-faith at the Pantry of Hope at First Baptist Church. We also collect non-food items such as toothpaste and tin foil and grocery gift-cards. Click MORE for details.
Our special space for children 0-5 is now OPEN, with our brand new nursery caregiver, Kathie. We are excited to be able to offer this to the families with our youngest kiddos again! Welcome Back, & Welcome, Kathie!
The MUUC Leadership Team is delighted to announce that we have hired Tom Hojnacki as our new Music Director starting this Fall. Tom recently retired from teaching and administrative work at Berklee College of Music, and he has experience as a pianist, singer, choir member, music director, and side musician.
A Governance Group is forming to take on the work of discussing how we can make MUUC governance structures more effective moving forward. The group will begin meeting formally next year. Please email our Board President, Jennie W., if you are interested in joining the group next year!
Melrose UU Church sells Equal Exchange fair-trade products. Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound. Time to order through MUUC! Click MORE for a selection of products and how-to-order details.
The MUUC Anti-Racism Team stands in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The recent murders in Georgia of 8 individuals, 6 of them Asian American women, reflect the rise in hateful rhetoric, discrimination, and acts of violence against members of the AAPI community. Click to see our complete statement.
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.
The Opening Doors Project has a new trailer, professionally edited, to show off the show! Watch and share, to let more folks know about this great music and interview series, hosted by Alastair Moock and presented in collaboration with our church’s Anti-Racism Team.
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”.