We hope you will join the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church throughout the summer for virtual Summer Sundays!
Summer Sundays are not regular services, but instead facilitated discussions around a craft, current event, or spiritual pursuit.
Some of the topics already planned include an interview with Noam Chomsky, a Renaissance music concert, a study in meditation, and the art of quilting.
Summer Sundays will meet online each Sunday in July and August at 10:30 am.
Just click on the orange button below to join in.
We hope to “see” you there!
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.
MUUC’s Committee on Ministry would like to challenge ALL of us to take on the “MUUC Summer Challenge!” Let’s encourage one and all to connect with at least one member of our beloved community, every week, this summer. It’s up to UU! It’s up to US. Click for more information on our Summer Challenge!
Our spring-season Care Team (March-June) has wrapped up, but the need continues. And we NEED some fresh volunteers! Are you available to make a few (2-4) phone calls every-other-week for the coming months (July-August-September)? If so and/or if you would like to learn more, please email [email protected]
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?
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.
This year’s UUA General Assembly, the national convention of UUs, was supposed to happen in Providence RI — but now it’s all online, so you can view it from your living room! The virtual GA will be from June 24-28 online. Click for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Click here to find the link to the NPR “Cognosenti” Segment.
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.
#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.