Black Lives Matter Allies in Melrose: Workshop, Monday, April 9, 7pm – 9pm

January 1st, 2001

Black Lives Matter – Allies in Melrose

Workshop: Monday, April 9 from 7 pm to 9 pm at MUUC

MORE (Melrose Organizes for Real Equality) has reached out to Melrose UU Church as well as other Melrose houses of worship to coordinate a workshop open to the larger Melrose community. Reverend Karlene Griffiths Sekou, a BLM organizer, will facilitate a workshop, to be held in the Supper Room (basement) at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church on Monday, April 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The workshop will focus on the history of Black Lives Matter and on-going work toward building coalitional solidarity. Black Lives Matter Boston is dedicated to restorative justice. We will hear about BLM Boston’s current priorities and how Melrose can participate in the BLM Movement.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Suggested donation is $20.00 Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-lives-matter-allies-in-melrose-tickets-43363082146?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Film: “The True Cost”, Saturday April 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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?”

SUCCESS! Spring Fling: The 2018 MUUC Auction, Saturday, March 24, 6:30 pm

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 Climate Justice Workshop and Luncheon!

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”.

Book Review: “Waking Up White”, by Debby Irving

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.

Help Hungry Kids: School Vacation Food Boxes

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.

CHOCOLATE! What More Needs To Be Said? Feb 11 after Worship

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.

Come To The Next Property Party! Saturday Jan 27, 8:30 am

We’re having a 2nd work party to spruce up the church in preparation for a new minister. Saturday January 27, 8:30 until 2:00. Breakfast and cleaning supplies provided! Click for more information.

Community Singing Night: “Songs for the People”, January 26th 7:00 pm

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.

2018 MUUC Chili/Chowder Cook-Off! Saturday January 20, 2018 at 6:00 pmL

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.

MLK Day Of Service, Monday January 15, 2018

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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017: “Winter Walk in the Woods” 10:30 am

On Sunday, Dec 31, 2017, the Green Sanctuary Committee invites all to gather at the church at 10:30 am to share a “Winter Walk in the Woods”, followed by a lunch of hot soup, bread, and conversation. If you can’t make the walk, please come for lunch! Click for more info. No Regular Sunday Worship.

Celebrate Christmas Night With An Evening of Music and Dance, 7:00 pm

Classical Music followed by English Country and Contradances from the last 400 years! Monday, December 25, 2017, 7:00 pm. Click for more information.

Taize Worship Service, 10:30 am Sunday December 24, 2017

On the morning of December 24th, 2017, we will sing into a Winter Solstice service together. This morning service is inspired by the traditions, meditative songs, and chants of a nonsectarian Christian community based in the village of Taizé, France.

Thank You to Our Music Director!

After a very successful Music Sunday, along with Lighting the Menorah for Day 6 and Revisiting the Christmas Story, the choir thanked our Music Director, Tara Tresner-Kirsch, and presented her with a gift for all the wonderful work she does for our church.

Annual Men’s Potluck and Yankee Swap, Monday Dec 4, 6:30 pm

Annual Men’s Potluck and Yankee Swap. Monday, December 4 @ 6:30 pm in the Church Supper Room and Kitchen.
All men of the church are encouraged to attend for fun, fellowship and food!

MUUC Game and Pizza Night! Saturday December 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join in an evening of fun on Saturday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we all play games and snack together in Parish Hall. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Bring some food to share if you wish. But certainly bring your favorite kid and adult games to play with others.

Successful Alternative Fair! Saturday, December 2

The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church invites all to the Alternative Holiday Fair and Café on Saturday December 2rd from 10am to 230pm. The Alternative Fair is an “alternative” to mall shopping. Please click for more important information!

Successful Pub & Trivia Night! Saturday, November 18

CONGRATS TO THE “ZOEY MOMS” TEAM WHO WON THE TRIVIA NIGHT!
Thank You to the Fellowship Committee for organizing this event, and to all who volunteered, participated, cooked and served pub-grub, and bought raffle tickets. Fun for all!

Exploring Diversity Film: “The Wounds We Cannot See” Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00 pm

The Melrose UU Church, as part of its year-long initiative entitled “Exploring Diversity: On the Path to Understanding”, is excited to be able to offer a viewing of this important film on Saturday, October 28th, at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Successful 4 x 4 Work Groups!

On April 2017, MUUC held its annual Auction. Two Men’s 4x4s and a Women’s 4×4 were sold at the auction. What’s a 4×4, you ask? Here’s the updates from the lucky winners. Thanks to all of our 4×4 volunteers, the bidders, and those who organized the Auction. See you in the spring!

Melrose UU Church to Participate in Annual MAAV Walk Sunday 10/22 4pm

The Melrose Alliance Against Violence’s (“MAAV”) 22nd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sunday, October 22, starting at 4:00 pm at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. Click here for more information.

October 21: Circle Supper Potluck and Ability Topic Discussion

The Ability Topic Team and the Fellowship Committee would like to invite all members and friends of the church to attend a special Circle Supper on Saturday October 21st for dinner and discussion around the Diversity Topic of “Ability”.

Successful Canine Companions Program, Sunday, October 15, 2017!

As part of our year-long initiative on “Exploring Diversity: On the Path to Understanding”, we were delighted to have Canine Companions, a service dog organization, with us on Sunday October 15. Megan Kennedy and her hearing service dog Ras, and Lanie Cantor, who is raising a service dog, spent the morning with us.

Successful Property Work Party on October 14th!

On Saturday, October 14, a dozen hearty souls showed up on a somewhat dreary day to bring a little sunshine into our church home. Our leaves were raked, our silver was polished, our Supper Room was painted and trim was added, our Sanctuary Windows were washed, and much more.

Walk and Wheel in Wonder was a Success!

Walk and Wheel in Wonder was a Success! On Saturday, October 7th, twelve enthusiastic souls walked and enjoyed the wonder of Breakheart Reservation, including wondering what we would notice differently were we unable to see. It sharpened our sense of touch and hearing!

Successful Bread of Life on October 6th!

Our church served a yummy dinner to wonderful folks at the Bread of Life on Friday, October 6th. It takes many hands to live out the words to our convenant, “Service is our prayer”. A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers!

Beyond Categorical Thinking Service and Workshop; Sunday Sept 24

It can be easy to unintentionally exclude ministers who fall into certain categories. The Beyond Categorical Thinking program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the search process. Please join on 09/24 for this important program. Click for information.

Melrose UU Church at the 2017 Victorian Fair!

Thanks to all who dropped by MUUC’s Victorian Fair booth. Many came for a Peace crane (or a Twizzler) and many stayed to sign our sign — affirming that #hatehasnohomehere. You’ll find us on Sundays 10:30am at “the church across from the library.”

UUA/UUSC Helping People Affected By Hurricane Harvey

The UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) and the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) have set up a fund to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Please click for more information and a link for donations. Thank You!

Melrose Stands Together Against Hate: Wed 8/23 7pm at the Gazebo

Please join the community of Melrose as we stand against hate.

The attached flyer has more information about this important event, sponsored by many Melrose organizations.

MUUC “Summertime Walk In The Woods”, Sunday, July 16, 12:00 noon

The Green Sanctuary Committee will lead a “Summertime Walk-in-the-Woods” along the Crystal Springs Trail in the Middlesex Fells on Sunday, July 16th at 12:00 noon. Click for more information.

Green Sanctuary Film: June 17, 7:00 pm, “Just Eat It.”

Join MUUC on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm for this family-friendly movie. We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste.

Green Sanctuary Film: “Catching The Sun” – Saturday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Please join the Green Sanctuary Committee for the next film in our 2016 Environmental Justice Film Series. “Catching The Sun”. This film tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands.

Worship Sunday, June 4, 2017: Our Song to Sing

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Musician & Community Organizer, Matt Meyer will be leading a service of rhythm and song as we celebrate this beautiful and complicated faith journey together.

MUUC Trail Adopters Fells Walk & Cleanup: Saturday, May 20, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Green Sanctuary Committee invites everyone to join the MUUC Trail Adopter group! We are responsible for basic trail maintenance of the Crystal Springs Trail in the Fells Woods, keeping the trail free of litter and clear of fallen branches or brush. Our next walk/cleanup is May 20. Click for more information.

Monday, May 1, 2017, Book Discussion: “The Third Reconstruction” Rev. W. J. Barber II

We will be discussing the book, “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear”, by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II on Monday, May 1 at 7:30pm.

Sunday, April 23, 2017: Praise Be the Flood

Rev. Fred Small will be Guest Minister on April 23, 2017. His sermon will be “Praise Be the Flood”. Rev. Fred Small is currently serving as Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church in Boston.

Green Sanctuary Film, Saturday, April 22, 7:00 pm: “Bidder 70”

Multiple award-winning film “Bidder 70” will be shown by the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church Green Sanctuary Committee on Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 pm in the Parlor. Please join in and see this important film on Earth Day.

MUUC Annual Seder: Tuesday April 11, 6:00 pm

Come join in community to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, with a cooperative Seder on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm. Please click for more information.