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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Bread of Life
Healthy Food IS Social Justice. For 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.
Per request of Bread of Life, partner organizations (such as MUUC) will not be preparing or serving meals at this time. MUUC has opted to donate the money that would have gone towards the meals.
Melrose 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.