AT 12:30pm, join MUUC at Pine Banks Park to celebrate our annual tradition of the Water Communion ceremony. Bring water from some special place and we will join the waters just as we join ourselves into one larger community.
The Green Sanctuary Committee invites you to share images from your forays in nature for our Earth Day Service on April 18. Videos or still photos are welcome.
If you are feeling anxious about all of the information about COVID-19 – and everything else that is going on in the world – you are not alone. Please reach out, connect, and stay in touch. We are not alone, and we can support each other through this time.
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.
The Melrose Human Rights Commission and several MUUC’ers have created a wonderful way to celebrate MLK Day and Black History Month. Among them is the “MLK 30 Days of Service”. Click here to download a copy of activities to do – on your own or with those in your “pod” – and be the change!
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.
We were floored by the support we received for the survivors we work with through Renewal House and Believe in Success. We are so grateful to Melrose UU Church for hosting this collection drive.
The AntiRacism Team invites conversation. Want to make a personal pledge to reduce the chances of police misconduct leading to unnecessary death or injury?
Progressive groups across the state are asking you to reach out to Gov. Baker and leaders in the state house to get the strongest possible bill passed. Contact info and a full script is provided here. It’s easy to take this stand for justice in MA!
Join in a lunch-time online chat with Rev. Susanne and friends from the Worship Committee on Wednesdays, 12-1pm.
This week the quilters delivered nine (9) quilts to the Coordinator of the Maternal – Newborn unit at Melrose Wakefield Hospital.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
#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.