Our Commitment to Social Justice

Since the beginning, the Melrose UU Church has a strong history of commitment to Social Justice.

Please read below and click on the links to find out more about ways to GET INVOLVED!

Immigration Ministry

The Immigration Ministry Team has been focusing on financially and spiritually supporting a Refugee Family, through the Metro North Cluster of RIM (Refugee Immigration Ministry), which works in the north shore area of Boston.

Click HERE to learn more about the Immigration Ministry Team (photo by Francisco Antunes)

Anti-Racism Ministry

The Anti-Racism Team leads the church’s efforts in the City-Wide MLK Day of Service and has been working towards starting up a “Friends of Melrose METCO”, including people from the local community, not just MUUC’ers!

Click HERE to learn more about the Anti-Racism Ministry Team (photo by Wonder woman0731)

Green Sanctuary

The Melrose UU Church became an official UU Green Sanctuary in 2014. In addition to an annual Green Sanctuary Worship Service (around Earth Day), the Green Sanctuary sponsors an annual spring film series, featuring informative and provactive independent films about climate issues.

Click HERE to learn more about the Green Sanctuary program. (photo: “Earthrise” by astronaut William Anders 1968-12-24 Apollo 8 Mission)

Alternative Fair during Melrose Home For The Holidays (December)

MUUC hosts the annual Alternative Fair during “Melrose Home for the Holidays”. A trolley stop during the city-wide day of events, the Alternative Fair is a great place to shop for “gifts with a conscience” – supporting local & small businesses, non-profit organizations, and charities.

Click HERE to learn more about the most-recent Alternative Fair.

City-Wide MLK Day Of Service (January)

MUUC is the host location for the annual city-wide MLK Day of Service. A great way to honor the legacy of Dr. King.

Click HERE to learn more about the most-recent MLK Day of Service.

Welcoming Congregation (LBGTQIA+)

The Melrose UU Church became an official UU Welcoming Congregation in 2001. In addition to speakers and sermons and programs, we march in the annual Boston Pride Parade – join the celebration of LGBTQIA+ contributions to our church and our world!

Click HERE to learn more about the Welcoming Congregation program.

Bread of Life

Healthy Food IS Social Justice. For many years, MUUC has been involved with the Bread of Life organization, based in neighboring Malden. Through Bread of Life, MUUC plans, purchases, cooks and serves a dinner for about 75 guests, every 5 to 6 weeks.

Click HERE to learn more about Bread of Life, including upcoming meals.

Other Activities

2010 MAAV WalkMelrose Alliance Against Violence: For over 10 years, MUUC has been a participant in the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) Walk to End Domestic Violence, held in the fall. This walk, around Melrose’s Ell Pond, reminds us of all those lost to domestic violence during the year, in an effort to raise awareness and end this¬†tragic loss.

Womens Marches January 2017, 2018, & 2019

Black Lives Matter Events

City-Wide Vigils Against Hate by ANSWERING THE CALL OF LOVE