“Divide in Concord” is the entertaining tale of the battle of banning bottled water in small town America. The year was 1775 in Concord, Massachusetts, when colonists fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began the American Revolution.
One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement.
And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town.
Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow presents a bylaw to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottles at a Town Meeting. If enacted, the law would be the first of its kind in the world. But all are not in agreement with the ban. From the town that began America and Environmentalism, springs a new Revolution.
Free and open to the public. For more information about the film, click HERE.
Rev. Dr. Susanne Intriligator’s Installation Ceremony and Reception; Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson Street, Melrose MA.
MUUC invites everyone to join special guests, Curt Newton (from 350Mass) and Simon Metcalf & Emily Neumann (from the Sunrise Movement) as we explore climate change and the Green New Deal. Learn what the movement is, what changes are possible now, and the impact of climate change in Melrose, in Massachusetts, and beyond.
Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand during a historic native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline. This event is free and open to the public.
Meet an itinerant minister, turned itinerant corpse during a Tour of Mt. Auburn Cemetery. We will carpool at 9:15 am from the church. Tour starts at 10 am. $5 per person/$15 max per family. Saturday, May 11. Learn about Hosea Ballou, a famous Universalist minister buried at Mt. Auburn. Click for details.
“Racing to Zero” examines today’s cultural garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use and production. In order to reach zero waste, we need to change our view of the things we discard, as resources, rather than waste.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AUCTION EVER! Tropical Getaway! The 2019 MUUC Service Auction, Saturday, March 9. Plan to escape the winter blues at a Tropical Getaway, the theme for this year’s Service Auction. Join your church friends for a celebration that is sure to warm you up.
The Melrose Alliance Against Violence is hosting two events in March, 2019. Thursday March 7 will be “White Ribbon Day” where city leaders will make a pledge of non-violence. Sunday March 10 will be “Voices Against Violence” Coffee House created by Melrose Senior High students. Click for details.
“White Ribbon Day” is an international campaign designed to promote positive masculinity and change the social norms that foster inequity, abuse of power and violence. Melrose will hold a White Ribbon Day event on Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 am at City Hall. All are welcome!
The Melrose Human Rights Commission and Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church invited the whole Melrose community to watch this short film entitled “METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”, and participate in a discussion afterwards regarding the METCO program. This event was free and open to the public. Click for details.
The Annual Women’s Retreat Chocolate Sale is now in its 19th year! Please come and BRING something to sell, BUY some goodies, and GIVE lovingly to yourself or your sweeties! Just in time for Valentines Day! Feb 10th after Worship.
The Melrose Human Rights Commission and Mayor Gail Infurna invite you to join the Community of Melrose on for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Registration begins the day at the Melrose UU Church, followed by service opportunities and events all around Melrose. Click for more information.
Taking Action for Racial Justice in Melrose: Race & Housing, and Indigenous People’s Day. Join us for a discussion on how we can take action to advance racial justice in Melrose. This discussion is sponsored by White People Challenging Racism. Click for details.
MLK Day Activities include sign-up and light breakfast at MUUC at 930am, followed by volunteer opportunities and seminars on human rights issues. Evening program includes city-wide pot-luck and speaker Rev. Emmet G. Price III, starting at 500 pm. Click to see Melrose Human Rights Campaign flyer.
Friday, December 21, 3:00 pm: Caroling and Cheer! We’ll meet at the church and break off into groups for caroling door-to-door and local senior centers. Afterwards we’re throwing a holiday party in Parish Hall. Click for details!
“Need To Know” How can we have honest talks with our children — and with all our loved ones — about really tough topics like death, divorce, and racism? Author Anastasia Higginbotham just finished a national book tour for her latest, the first children’s book about whiteness, which NPR named as one of 2018’s best books.
The Annual Men’s Potluck & Yankee Swap will be held on Monday, December 3, at 6:30pm in the Church Supper Room and Kitchen (downstairs). All men of the church are encouraged to attend for fun, fellowship and food. Click here for more information.
The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church invites all to the Alternative Holiday Fair and Café on Saturday December 1st from 10am to 230pm. The Alternative Fair is an “alternative” to mall shopping. Please click for more important information!
The Harvest Fair is an annual tradition that brings out the whole Melrose community. It will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, at 70 West Emerson St. Featuring home-made and hand-made items, yard-sale, food and more. Click for all the details!
The 23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil sponsored by the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) will be held on Sunday, October 28, starting at 4:00 pm at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. Join the MUUC team and take a stand against violence! Click for details.
An All-Church Supper will be served in the Supper Room (downstairs) on Thursday, October 25 between 5:30 and 7 PM. Drop in at a time convenient for you, and share a simple meal of pasta and salad. Click for details.
Think you know trivia? Come to Pub & Trivia Night! Featuring a host from Stump! the Trivia Quiz Experts! Raffles! Trivia! Fun for All! $10 Admission. 21+ event. Click for details.
Join the MUUC Green Sanctuary Committee & Friends on Sunday October 7th to walk the elegant interpretive Thoreau’s Path on Brister Hill near Walden Pond with Whitney Retallic, Director of Education with the Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute. Click for more info and the CORRECT date and time.
Start the new church year with a fun evening of family friendly games in Parish Hall! Make new friends and catch up with old ones. Pizza and soda will be available at 6:30 pm. Bring a favorite game to play and, if you can, a dish to share.
Melrose UU Church will be hosting a Family Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, September 13, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. After supper, make a night of it by joining one of our free events, Community Singing or Meditation. See you there!
The Victorian Fair is “a joyful celebration of community” including Melrose residents, local organizations and merchants. MUUC had an informational table at the fair, and over 120 people stopped by and visited. Our “Church Ambassadors” engaged in conversations, answered questions, and gave out pamphlets (and sweets!).