Worship Sunday, November 29, 10:30 am: 8 Ways to Wellbeing

 


Looking toward the holiday season and the coming quarantine winter,
how will YOU take good care of your self?
This Sunday Rev. Susanne wraps up our month on Healing by exploring evidence-based methods to boost our individual — and communal — well-being.
In addition, we’ll launch the holiday gift drive and hear music from our choir. Plus, our kids tell US the story!

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Giving Tree is Here!

The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church hosts a Giving Tree each holiday season. Like so many traditions this holiday season, one of our most anticipated, The Giving Tree, which benefits families served by the UU Urban Ministry (UUUM), will look and feel different this year. UUUM is not able to accept physical gifts this year, so […]

New Way to Donate!

Check out the new Donate Now button on our MUUC website and see all the great new features in action. 
We’ve changed our electronic donation provider to serve you better (and, to make it easier on our hard-working collector!) PaymentSpring offers more features/options to donors at a lower cost for the church.

MUUC Auction: Save the Date

Join your church friends at the annual MUUC Service Auction, which will be held for the first time over Zoom! It will be held in two parts, February 21 & 27.

Greetings from the MUUC Anti-Racism Team (ART)

Greetings from the MUUC Anti-Racisim Team (ART) social justice ministry team at MUUC. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., currently via remote video conference. Please visit our Anti-Racism Ministry Team page on the MUUC website for details on our works and activities.

Safety Task Group Research and Guidelines

Concerned about congregation and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MUUC Board has established a Safety Task Group to research and document safe use guidelines for the church building.

MUUC Quilters Make Isolette Quilts for Newborns at MWH

This week the quilters delivered nine (9) quilts to the Coordinator of the  Maternal – Newborn unit at Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

What Brings You Comfort? Preparing for Post-Election Worship

Is there a poem that is helping you through this time? A song, a video, a memory, an image that brings you peace and comfort? To help us prepare for worship in the time to come, the Worship Committee and Rev. Susanne are collecting resources on November’s theme of Healing.

Circle of Caring: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

Are you worried about what might happen around the election? For the next 3 Wednesdays (October 21 – November 4), Rev. Susanne offers an online space for us to find connection and support around those concerns.

Quilting Group Keeps On Sewing

The quilting group continues to meet virtually every Friday morning on Zoom, and continues making quilts and masks for various organizations. We recently completed a collaborative quilt for the Nahant American Legion auxiliary, who are presenting quilts as Christmas gifts to veterans in Lynn. 

Stewardship Team Seeks New Members

Looking for a new way to support the church? Do you like sharing new creative ideas?  Is project management your strong suit? If so, the Stewardship Team invites you to join them in preparing the church’s Annual Pledge Drive that kicks off in early March.

Safety Task Group Takes on Covid Planning

The Board has commissioned a new Safety Task Group to review building access policies during the pandemic. They will be meeting regularly. Contact any group member with your questions or concerns.

2021 MUUC Service Auction

Are You Interested in Helping Us Plan for the 2021 MUUC Service Auction? We are gathering our Auction Team and will be having an initial Zoom planning meeting in mid-October. We need your creative ideas! 

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.

Join Black Leaders — Demand Police Reform

Join Black leaders across the state to learn about how we can get the legislature to move on a bill that will make MA a national leader in criminal justice.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Finance Forum Recap

At the Fall Finance Forum on Sunday, October 18, Treasurer John Pustell explained the June 2020 financial statements.