Worship Sunday, Sep 20, 10:30 am: Turn, Turn, Turn

This Sunday we celebrate the turning of the year. Along with back to school and back to church,
we greet the turning of the seasons and the Jewish New Year. Perhaps, in this strange autumn so different from all the others, a return to our principles, to the ancient fundamentals of our faith, will help us find the strength to face the future.

JOIN US ONLINE 10:30 SUNDAY


If you want to join by telephone (audio only), dial (646) 876 9923.
Then enter the meeting ID: 510-745-346 and press #.
When you’re prompted for a participant ID, just press # again.

2020 RIM Walk for Refugees Is On!

Due to COVID 19, members of the Metro North Cluster are walking individually this year. All funds raised will help support our asylum seeking clients. Please sponsor Team MUUC at this link so that our Immigration Team can continue to participate in this important work. Thanks as always for all your support! -The Immigration Ministry Team

Get Ready for #AllinOctober

Join UU the Vote on Wednesday, September 23, 7:30pm for its webinar party Gather the Spirit. At this last virtual mobilization before Election Day, leaders from across our faith will introduce a powerful week of action during #AllinOctober. We’ll roll out helpful tools, learn how we can sustain this work through the Fall, and highlight some of the work of […]

MAAV Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this fall with both virtual and socially-distanced, in-person events.

MBA Charitable Foundation Wants You To Decide Where To Donate

Bread of Life is among the very worthy charities competing for the most votes.
The MBA Charitable Foundation is donating $5,000 to local charities. Please vote for your favorite!

Anti-Racism Ministry

The MUUC Anti-Racism team recently held its first meeting and welcomed several new members. Discussion included an update from METCO & plans for upcoming activities. Anti-Racism is very grateful for the leadership of Garin B., & Josh S agreed to assume leadership of the team. Click for more info & to get involved!

Immigration Ministry

The refugees that the Immigration Ministry Team is working with are settled into their home, working or seeking work, and in-school. The Team is also looking forward to the 2020 RIM Walk for Refugees (please sponsor our team!) So much good news to share – click for details!

What Can I Do? Actions for Dismantling White Supremacy

Here’s some great suggestions for things that we can all do to dismantle white supremacy and support Black lives right now. 

Will you choose something in each category to do, then tell us about it?

60 Folks from MUUC Stand Out for Racial Equity

On June 7, in our masks, with our homemade signs and our new Black Lives Matter Banner, we showed up in droves to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all those unlawfully killed by police.

Donations Welcome for the Melrose Pantry of Hope

The Pantry of Hope at the First Baptist Church is currently providing pre-bagged groceries to clients outside their church on Tuesdays from 1-3. They are not accepting food drop offs but would be thrilled with financial donations. Click for more details.

Covid Connections?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Drop-In Sessions: Coronavirus Revisions

The Melrose UU Church has weekly drop-in activities, which will be held ONLINE during the coronavirus pandemic. All are welcome; you don’t have to be an MUUC member to participate. These activities will provide you with opportunities to be creative, give to others, make connections, center yourself, and emerge refreshed.