“Come, come, who ever you are …”
Welcome to the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church!
The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church offers programming and outreach that speaks to what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist: to nourish the spirit; to foster the need to help others in a compassionate manner; to ally with and work towards empowering those who have been under-served and under-represented; to fully live our principle of recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Our work is done through various committees, teams, and task forces. Some of of our programs include:
MUUC has active Hunger Ministries. Volunteers prepare and serve meals for about 75 guests at the Bread of Life in Malden approximately once every 6 weeks. We also 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 at 9 am-11 am Friday mornings (year-round) and make quilts for church events, pediatric emergency rooms, neo-natal units, and more. Meditation takes place every Thursday night 630 pm 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 is welcome to attend the Men’s Group activities – whether you are cis, non-binary, trans, queer – EVERYONE is welcome.
We in the process of learning and developing more inclusive language.
The Cape Cod 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”. EVERYONE is welcome to attend the Cape Cod Retreat.
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.
In September 2019, we shut down our website to participate in the Global Climate Strike.
MUUC has active Social Justice Ministries programming, which are flexible and responsive to needs, 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.
Check out all the links on this page and side-bars for more information about some of the various active groups and committees on our church.