January 1st, 2001
Friday, December 21, 3:00 pm: Caroling and Cheer!
Spread the holiday cheer with MUUC! Caroling is a festive way to connect with neighbors and makes a great youth service opportunity.
On Friday, Dec 21, at 3:00 pm, 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. There will be pizza, holiday sweets, and live music! Interested?
Look for an RSVP in MUUC’s official “Midweek Update” email!
Questions? Ask Fellowship [at] MelroseUU [dot] org.
“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!).
The Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Film Series presents it’s final spring film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
The MUUC Gender, Identity & Orientation Topic team invites the church community to read “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More”, a memoir by transgender journalist and activist Janet Mock. A discussion of the book will be held Tuesday, May 29 at 7 pm.
MUUC presents “Denial”, by film-maker Derek Hallquist, on Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. “Denial” follows the story of Dave Hallquist, CEO of a Vermont electric utility, seen through the lens of his filmmaker son Derek, who tells exactly the kind of complex, deeply personal story about climate change needed at this moment.
“Boys can’t be princesses!” Or can they? This colorful and engaging original play follows the friendship of two young people as they explore ideas and expectations about gender. Kids and grownups alike are invited to laugh along, and to join the conversation about how we can all be who we truly are.
Expanding the Box: How Communities Can Support LGBTQ and Gender Nonconforming Youth. May 8, 7pm. Stories from and real-life experiences, panel presentation, and Q&A. Come and learn the tools for promoting acceptance & resilience. Click for more information.
On Sunday, May 6 after church, the Transition Team will host a luncheon in the Supper Room. All are invited to come listen and share as we explore how our history has formed who we are and who we are called to be as a church. Please click for more info including how to RSVP.
On Sunday, May 6th, Mimi Lemay will be delivering a guest sermon. She is an eloquent writer and speaker, and will talk about her own spiritual journey as the parent of a transgender child.
2018 Ell Pond Restoration Day: On Saturday, May 5 (9-12), the Ell Pond Improvement Council, in collaboration with MUUC’s Green Sanctuary Committee, will sponsor its annual cleanup and restoration day at the Memorial Knoll shoreline. Click for more information.
Save the Date….and Show Us Your Talent! Saturday, May 5, 7 – 9 pm, the Annual MUUC All-Ages Talent Show is coming at you! It’s time to wow us with your song, dance, poetry, instrumental solos and combos…or any other talent you would like to showcase. And All That Jazz!
On Sunday, April 22, the MUUC Green Sanctuary Committee will be leading our Worship Service. Our guest preacher will be Laura Wagner. Laura joined UU Mass Action in 2014 as the Executive Director.
On Friday, April 20th, MUUC is hosting “Art For The Heart”, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, at 6:00 pm. Please come for a night of comedy, music, and dancing. Click for more information.
MORE (Melrose Organizes for Real Equality) will be holding a workshop at MUUC open to the larger Melrose community. Reverend Karlene Griffiths Sekou, a BLM organizer, will facilitate the workshop, which will focus on the history of Black Lives Matter, current priorities and how Melrose can participate.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. “The True Cost” is a groundbreaking documentary film that asks us to consider, “who really pays the price for our clothing?”
Very Successful Auction! Spring Fling: The 2018 MUUC Auction, Saturday, March 24, 6:30 pm. Flaunt your floral finery and chase your winter blues away at our biggest fundraising event of the year. Tickets sold at the door. Want to help? Looking to donate something? Click for info!
Very sucessful event: MUUC’s Green Sanctuary Committee chili and chowder luncheon was followed by UU Minister, climate activist and singer-songwriter, Rev. Fred Small who led us in an interactive workshop entitled, “Give Light: Spiritual Nurture for Climate Activism”.
The Race, Power, and Privilege Diversity Topic team planned three dates for a book discussion of “Waking Up White“, by Debby Irving. All 3 discussions are open, and all are welcome to attend. Click for more info.
Find out how you can help provide food boxes for children in need during the upcoming school vacation. Each box will contain enough nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack items for 2 children for 5 days. Click for more information.
The Annual Women’s Retreat Chocolate Sale is now in its 18th 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 11th after Worship.
This year’s community singing night will focus on songs that energize movements for social change. We will learn stories about familiar songs, practice experimenting with harmonies, and also learn newer ones that can strengthen our resilience today.
Please join the MUUC Social Justice Committee on Sunday, January 22 at the AMC Assembly Row 12 movie theater to see “Hidden Figures”, 4pm show. They will also be hosting a discussion on this movie on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm at the church. Click for more information.
2018 MUUC Chili/Chowder Cook-Off! Saturday January 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Be a competitor! Be a judge! Eat something! But do come to this annual event! Click for more information.
Once again, Melrose will celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with a Day of Service. Service projects will be all around Melrose. Melrose UU Church is the host for the starting point, a discussion from 10-11:30, and lunch. The day will end with a City-wide pot-luck and MLK program. Click for more information.
Dance Party to benefit Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts, Sat. Jan 13, 7-10 pm at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church. Please consider supporting our neighboring church in this important effort. 21+ event, $20 per ticket, 100% to recover efforts. Click for ticket information.
Classical Music followed by English Country and Contradances from the last 400 years! Monday, December 25, 2017, 7:00 pm. Click for more information.