The Board is pleased to share the Next Steps Process Final Report submitted by Stewardship for Us consultant Liz Coit on December 1, 2022. The report, based on her research and analysis from three months of working with us last fall, is extremely comprehensive with a lot of information to think about and discuss.
September 2023 Charting a Course for the Future MUUC Board president, Jennie W., announced at the Sunday, September 17th church service that the Board has unanimously decided to continue our Next Steps journey this fall. Working again with consultant Liz Coit, we will build on the great work and many ideas shared in Liz’s Next […]
Please join Green Sanctuary on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary for an interactive talk by John Burkhardt from Extinction Rebellion Boston (this month’s Giving Beyond our Walls recipient.) This is an in-person only event, and is free and open to the public.
The MUUC Anti-Racism Team (ART) is sharing a resource from the SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) organization. The Indigenous Solidarity Network has developed this Rethinking Thanksgiving Toolkit geared for white folks to discuss settler privilege and Thanksgiving with family, friends, and the broader community.
Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 150,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the […]
Melrose Human Rights Commissioner (and MUUC member) Liz Ticcioni decorated our church with the colors of the Progressive Pride Flag. Melrose Pride started on June 17. Read more about Melrose Pride activities happening over the weekend here.
By completing evaluations over Rev. Susanne’s first two years at MUUC, members here supported her bid to earn Full Fellowship with the UUA. Click “more” below to get a link to watch the service where she was awarded this distinction.
This week the quilting group delivered more than 30 quilts to Kim Smith of Tufts Children’s Hospital (formerly named Tufts Floating Hospital Pediatric Care). Kim was very grateful, telling us, “Your quilts really mean so much!“ Here is a picture of Kim with Martha Borkan and one of the quilts.
With the generosity of the faith communities that make up RIM’s Metro North Cluster, we have been providing Saturday night meals for M+4 since January. The last meal was delivered on May 22, and we are asking anyone who’d like to provide a meal during the summer months to sign up here.
On March 3, Board President Dan G. and Rev. Susanne met with Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, Executive Director of Malden’s Bread of Life, to hand over a big check, the equivalent of the $33,900 we received from the PPP program last year.
Thanks to pressure from a citywide antiracism group cofounded by Alastair Moock, Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur has created a task force to work on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the city. Also, the school committee and the mayor recently voted to replace “Columbus Day” with Indigenous People’s Day.
Tell Gov. Baker to remove racist images and text from the Massachusetts state flag. Legislators finally approved the change. Now the bill sits on the governor’s desk. Massachusetts Peace Action asks you to send a message in support, to get those images removed forever.
If you’re looking for UU inspiration on Sunday December 25, you can watch a brand new Christmas Day worship service created by the ministers in Winchester and Reading. Or, you can attend a live watch party at Winchester Unitarian Society, starting at 10:30am. Wear your pajamas!
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.
The Learning Teams formed in January are working as hoped. They are now researching and interviewing resources to create a list of ideas for MUUC to consider. The Governance Team is exploring other models we might use. The Wider Community Team is supplying the teams with demographic data. A report of ideas and recommendations will be shared with the congregation in June.
The Anti Racism Team would like to gauge your interest in taking a weekend-long course in anti-racism. For more information on the on the “Jubilee Three” anti racism class click “more” below. It will be a shared effort with the Follen Church, First Parish of Lexington and other UU Churches. Questions? Contact Josh.
Every Sunday, we collect shelf-stable food donations which we then bring to our neighbors-in-faith at the Pantry of Hope at First Baptist Church. We also collect non-food items such as toothpaste and tin foil and grocery gift-cards. Click MORE for details.
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.
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.