“Food Is First” Sunday, February 2, 2020

February 2nd is a “Food Is First” Sunday. Held on the first Sunday of every month during the church year, MUUC collects and donates non-perishable food and non-food items (such as toothpaste and soap) to a food pantry, “Pantry of Hope”, which is run by another local Melrose church, First Baptist. Please see our Hunger Ministries page for more information.

Please remember to bring an item – or more – to donate. Donations can be left in the Brick Hall at the church entrance.

Bread of Life: Thursday, January 30, 2020

MUUC will be preparing and serving dinner for Bread of Life on THURSDAY JANUARY 30TH. Please click for more information on how you can help, especially serving the meal! Thank You!

20TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE SALE!!! Feb 9 after Worship

The Annual Women’s Retreat Chocolate Sale is now in its 20th year! BRING something to sell, BUY some goodies, and GIVE lovingly to yourself or your sweeties! Just in time for Valentines Day! Feb 9th after Worship.

Winter Wonderland! The 2020 MUUC Service Auction, Saturday, February 29

Get ready to enjoy the more pleasurable aspects of the cold weather at the annual Melrose UU Church Service Auction. Please volunteer to help or donate an item for bidding. Click for details.

2020 Men’s Retreat Registration Now Open!

Any adult who wishes to attend the Men’s Retreat is welcome to attend. Register for the 2020 Men’s Retreat (Senexet House, Connecticut) before March 10. Click for details and registration form.

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.

Presentation: “The Poison Squad” by Deborah Blum, Sunday Feb 23, 3-4pm

Please join the Melrose UU Church Adult Educational Enrichment Program for a multi-media presentation and open discussion of the book: “The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” by Deborah Blum (2018). Reading the book is not required to join the conversation. Click for details.

Presentation: “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier, Sunday Mar 29, 3-4pm

Please join the Melrose UU Church Adult Educational Enrichment Program for a multi-media presentation and open discussion of the book: “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier (2018). Reading the book is not required to join the conversation. Click for details.

Presentation: “The Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence” by David Adam, Sunday Apr 26, 3-4pm

Please join the Melrose UU Church Adult Educational Enrichment Program for a multi-media presentation and open discussion of the book: “The Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence” by David Adam (2018). Reading the book is not required to join the conversation. Click for details.

“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.

Anti-Racism Ministry

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 on anti-racism.

Immigration Ministry

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Drop-In Sessions

The Melrose UU Church has weekly drop-in activities, which are free and open to the public. 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.

#MeTooMelrose

#MeTooMelrose is a joint project created by the Melrose Commission on Women, Melrose Alliance Against Violence, and the Melrose Human Rights Commission. Please click for more information.