Sunday September 25, 10:30am: Turn Over a New Leaf

This Sunday, we pause on the turning of the year as we mark both the autumn equinox and Rosh Hashanah.We delve deeper into our first principle — the worth and dignity of every person — and explore how the Platinum Rule can help us deepen relationships with empathy.
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You’re welcome in person or on Zoom. (Link in orange button below.)
Masks are optional during the worship service. We will have air filtration machines running.

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Worship Themes for September: Belonging and Our First UU Principle
Giving Beyond Our Walls for September: Victims Rights Law Center

WORSHIP LINK

MUUC’s Next Steps Process

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 more info.

Nursery is OPEN This Sunday

Our special space for children 0-5 re-opened last Sunday September 11, 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!

Bread of Life: Thursday Sept 29, 2022

MUUC will be preparing and serving dinner for Bread of Life on Thursday Sept 29. YOUR HELP is both needed and appreciated in this important mission of our church! Please click for more information.

September “Giving Beyond Our Walls”: The Victim Rights Law Center

The Victim Rights Law Center is September’s Giving Beyond Our Walls Recipient. The Center provides free, comprehensive legal services for sexual assault victims with civil legal issues in Massachusetts. Click MORE for details.

We Have a New Music Director!

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.

Current Plans for COVID-Safe Gathering

With the local COVID indices continuing to come down, the Safety Task Group is pleased to announce that wearing a mask of any type is again optional when in the building to attend church activities. Refreshments may also be served inside, but outside is still recommended. We will announce any changes. Click MORE for details.

New Governance Group Forming

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!

Planting Native Plants

MUUC’s Green Sanctuary Team is offering resources to learn more about how to plant native species and attract pollinators. Click MORE for details.

Equal Exchange Coffee, Tea, Chocolate & More!

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.

MUUC Anti-Racism Team Supports the AAPI Community

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 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.

Statement about Our BLM Banner

An official statement about MUUC’s public proclamation about Black Lives Matter has been added to the Anti-Racism’s Team page. Please visit this page to read our statement.

Watch the New Opening Doors Trailer!

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.