“Come, come, who ever you are …”
Welcome to the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church!
The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church offers programming that speaks to what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist: nourish your spirit; foster the need to help others in a compassionate manner; ally with and work to empower those who have been under-served and under-represented.
Our programs include:
MUUC has an active Hunger Ministry. Volunteers prepare and serve meals for up to 150 guests at the Bread of Life in Malden approximately once every 6 weeks. We have a “Food Is First” collection on the first Sunday of each month, donating shelf-stable food and household items (such as toothpaste) to the local Pantry of Hope food pantry.
The MUUC Quilters meet on Friday mornings and make quilts for church events, pediatric emergency rooms, neo-natal units, and more. Drumming takes place every Thursday night (Sept-June), as does Meditation (all-year). All are welcome to attend these drop-in events, to nurture your artistic needs and keep you centered.
The Men’s Group gathers several times a year for game and pizza night and a Yankee Swap Christmas Party. We also have a Men’s Retreat, typically held in the Spring at Senexet House in Connecticut. Anyone who identifies as male, masculine, LGBTQ+, cis, trans, pan, fluid, queer, non-binary, androgynous or other is welcome to attend all events!
The Women’s Retreat is typically held in the Spring at Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod. In the past few years, we have also been gathering for a summertime pot-luck, to reconnect during the church’s “off season”. Anyone who identifies as female, feminine, LGBTQ+, cis, trans, pan, fluid, queer, non-binary, androgynous or other is welcome to attend all events!
Covenant Groups are small, lay-led groups that discuss various topics which help to deepen and expand the ministry of the congregation, help build community, and provide opportunities for deeper relationships, spiritual exploration, and search for meaning. Recent topics have included gender, gratitude, race, and compassion.
MUUC became a UUA-Certified Welcoming Congregation in 2001. We believe “radical inclusion” is a spiritual practice, which intentionally celebrates people from all walks of life, and honors their families and who and how they love.
(photo credit: Joseph Turner Photography)
MUUC became a UUA-Certified Green Sanctuary in 2014, which means we went through a rigorous program designed by the UUA, and have proven our commitment to engaging “in an ambitious Environmental Justice and Climate Justice movement that seeks to live fully our seventh principle and achieve our vision of a viable and just world for all
MUUC has an active Social Justice program, offering both one-time and on-going events, including Pride Parade in June, Alternative Fair in December, Habitat for Humanity, and being the starting-point for the Melrose City-Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
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Check out the links on the left for more information about some of the various active groups and committees on our church.
Click on this link to find out more about all of our church committees.