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Earth Day Service, Sunday April 18: Submit Your Nature Photos!

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.

How Will MUUC Prepare for Coronavirus?

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.

Melrose Mayor Creates Anti-Racism Force and School Committee Votes to Rename Columbus Day

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.

MLK Month of Service

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!

Fix the MA State Flag and Seal Now

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.

A Thank You from the UU Urban Ministry

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.

Do You Care About Policing in Melrose?

The AntiRacism Team invites conversation.  Want to make a personal pledge to reduce the chances of police misconduct leading to unnecessary death or injury?

Make Your Voice Heard on MA Police Reform

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!

Sermon Talk Back: Let’s Talk about Worship

Join in a lunch-time online chat with Rev. Susanne and friends from the Worship Committee on Wednesdays, 12-1pm.

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.

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. 

MUUC Quilters Donate Masks to First Parish Church in Taunton for Their Social Outreach

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!

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.

“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.

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.

#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.