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What Is Our Center?

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on Zoom via live.emersonuuc.org
or call: (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

Linda Fitzgerald, Worship Associate

As a non-creedal faith, what binds us together? When we cherish individual searching and questioning, how do we also together articulate what … read more.


CURRENT NEWS
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, February 5 – 11:45 AM

Emerson’s Winter Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 12 PM. The meeting will include elections for the positions of President, Member At-Large, and Secretary, we will also hear congregational reports, and proposed changes to Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s bylaws.

Our congregational meeting will follow our first Sunday potluck, so bring some food to share.
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Emerson UU Board Meetings
(Open to All):
2nd Monday of each Month at 7 pm
Zoom 1
Next Meeting:

February 13th, 2023
Agenda

Minutes November 12,  2022
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Interested in helping give the office and sanctuary a bit of a make-over? With the new year comes the opportunity to purge the old and create a space for new and positive things to come!

Main Duties Include – Recycling old documents, organizing/inventorying supplies, updating bulletin boards, cleaning sanctuary chairs.

Email Office Administrator, Rebecca LaScala office@emersonuuc.org or call 818-887-6101, for more details.

Starting the 3rd week of January.
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GARDENING TIME WITH REV. MATTHEWRev. Matthew in his garden
Every Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:30

Join Rev. Matthew in the garden at Emerson: planting, weeding, digging, tending, mulching, and doing whatever could use doing that week. For a couple of hours each week, Rev. Matthew would love to have your help and company in the garden.
Rev. Matthew would love to pass on the wisdom he’s learned from his 15 years of experience growing fruits, vegetables and California natives, and learn what wisdom you have to teach him. Wear some comfortable clothes and we’ll see what grows!
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Emerson Choir Welcomes New Members!

For more information, see our Music and Choir page in the Community menu.
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Small Group Ministry Theme for January:  Wintering
For more information about Touchstones and Small Group Ministry, see the SGM webpage HERE (in this website’s Community Activities and Groups menu).
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100th Anniversary Flower Ceremony UU-wide Celebration:
2023 will be the 100th anniversary of Norbert Čapek’s first flower ceremony and a group of UU professionals are undertaking the planning of a commemoration. (See this website’s News Page to learn more.)
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  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History January 29

    1861 – Florida Yates Ruffin Ridley was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She became the second African-American teacher in the Boston public schools. She and her husband lived in Brookline and joined Second Unitarian Church. She founded the Society of Descendants, Early New England Negroes.The post January 29 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History January 29

    1861 – Florida Yates Ruffin Ridley was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She became the second African-American teacher in the Boston public schools. She and her husband lived in Brookline and joined Second Unitarian Church. She founded the Society of Descendants, Early New England Negroes.The post January 29 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Worship Service: The Order of Service may be found in this website’s Worship menu. 

Sunday, February 5 at 12:00 PM –
Following 1st Sunday Potluck
Congregational Meeting
In-Person at Emerson

Create your own Office Work Party Contact the office to schedule a time to help give our office or sanctuary a bit of a makeover.  Then invite others to join you! Contact our Office Administrator, Rebecca LaScala office@emersonuuc.org, (818) 887-6101 to schedule and for more details. 

2nd Monday of Each Month from 3 to 5 pm
Date with Death Club
LA Public Libraries
(See flyer in News Column to the left)

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, February 4th
Tarzana Native Plant Fair

T
arzana Community & Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Boulevard

ONGOING GROUPS – Open to All:

FIRST SUNDAY POTLUCK
First Sunday of every month, after the service

Friends, please join us after our Sunday Service to share food, drink, and companionship at our Potluck Lunch. You’re welcome to bring a dish to go around, drinks will be provided. Be ready to fill out a card describing your dish. If you forgot to bring something, don’t worry – we will share.
And be sure to stick around after, we could always use a few hands to make light work.  It’s a great way to get to know people at church.

PLANT BASED LOS ANGELES
Meet-ups are paused during the holidays and will resume Sunday January 15th. 

First & Third Sundays of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Zoom 2*, live2.emersonuuc.org
We share recipes and answer questions about a Whole Food Plant-Based diet without added salt, oil, or sugar. Making us and the planet better one meal at a time. For more information, see the Plant-Based LA page in our Community menu. 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MINISTRY
Second Sunday of Each Month at 1:00 PM on Zoom 2*,  live2.emersonuuc.org
The work of creating a sustainable way of life is central to our Unitarian Universalist view of a just and compassionate world. For more information, click HERE: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/just-web/

RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
First Monday of Each Month at 7:00 PM on Zoom 2*, live2.emersonuuc.org The Anti-Racism/Racial Justice group has re-formed into a task force charged to develop recommendations for how Emerson could better dismantle racism and oppression within ourselves and our congregation and “Widen Our Circle”.   (See this website’s Racial Justice page in the Community menu for more information.  Please contact LindaBeth if you would like to join us on Zoom 2, first Mondays of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm.)

EMERSON BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Join us via: live2.emersonuuc.org
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice
Or call: (669) 900-9128 and
enter ID: 343 977 3791

For more information go to this website’s Book Group page in the Community Activities and Groups menu; Http://www.emersonuuc.org//community/Book-Group.

GARDENING TIME WITH REV. MATTHEW
Every Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:30
(Weather permitting)

Join Rev. Matthew in the garden at Emerson: planting, weeding, digging, tending, mulching, and doing whatever could use doing that week. For a couple of hours each week, Rev. Matthew would love to have your help and company in the garden.  Rev. Matthew would love to pass on the wisdom he’s learned from his 15 years of experience growing fruits, vegetables and California natives, and learn what wisdom you have to teach him. Wear some comfortable clothes and we’ll see what grows!

EXPLORATORY PAGAN GROUP
First & Third Tuesdays each month at 7:00 PM
Currently online only via Zoom 2*:  live2.emersonuuc.org

A chat and discussion group looking at Paganism from a UU perspective with the potential to grow into a local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. For more information, see the Pagan Chat & Study Group page in our Community menu.   We are currently meeting via Zoom only.   

VEGETARIAN DINING CLUB!
1st Wednesday of the month, 11:45am – 2pm
Next Gathering: February 1st at
The Vegan Joint,
20855 Ventura Blvd.,
Woodland Hills
818-884-6833
Contact Tracy Watson for further information.

Members and friends are invited to meet and join like-minded vegetarians and vegans as we explore the advantages of a meat-free  lifestyle and to connect with friends, old  and new.   Enjoy great food and great company!  All are welcome.
Contact Tracy Watson: tracyj.watson@yahoo.com or 818-620-9451 (text or call)    

EMERSON CHOIR
Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, In-Person
A place where you can connect, listen, and sing. All are invited to participate, even those who are not currently members of Emerson’s Choir.  For more information, see the Music & Choir page in our Community menu.

ELDERS’ CIRCLE:  Currently taking a break. (See note from Heather Medvitz on Elders’ Circle webpage.)

FRIDAY FUN & FELLOWSHIP
2nd & 4th Fridays
Doors Open:  5:30 pm; Potluck:  6 pm;
Activities:  7 pm
After a long 2-1/2 years, we’re all looking for more opportunities for connection and community. Join us for this wonderful time spent with friends old and new during Friday, Fun & Fellowship.
On the second and fourth Friday of each month, we’ll be gathering for meals and activities. Doors open at 5:30 with a potluck meal at 6:00, followed by activities around 7 pm.

MEDITATIVE DRUM CIRCLE w/ BURL BOLERJACK
2nd Friday of each month, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary at Emerson
Please join us as we focus on listening, allow our bodies to find and express our own individual rhythm, and let the group rhythm carry us into the stillness. Come for the relaxation, shared connection, and a respite from the chaos and craziness of our world.

This is not an official Emerson UU Church event; however, donations are shared with Emerson.

$10 Suggested Donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Contact: Burl Bolerjack, blsb@verizon.net

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY 
One of the best ways to get connected in this congregation is by joining one of our small group ministries, which meet once or twice a month. Learn more on our Small Group Ministry page under our Community menu, or by selecting THIS LINK: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/small-group-ministry/
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*Zoom “Rooms”:
Zoom 1 is used for worship services and most church meetings:
live.emersonuuc.org
(if link doesn’t work, enter live.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom ID # 858 109 2800
Password: chalice
OR Phone (669) 900-6833
Enter Zoom ID #
858 109 2800
Password: chalice
Zoom 2 is used for most groups (except Elders’ Circle)
live2.emersonuuc.org
(if link doesn’t work, enter live2.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password:
chalice
Or call: 
(669) 900-9128 and
enter ID: 
343 977 3791 and

Password: chalice

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SUPPORT EMERSON UU COMMUNITY

SUNDAY OFFERING AND PLEDGE PAYMENT:

  • Place your donations in the offering basket;
  • Mail them to Emerson:
    • Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
      7304 Jordan Ave.
      Canoga Park, CA 91303;
  • Set up automatic Bill Pay with your bank or credit union; or
  • Donate online HERE.

 

ONLINE DONATIONS AND PLEDGES:

Emerson UU has made it simple for anyone to make an ONLINE DONATIONCLICK HERE to make a direct Donation or Pledge Payment.  Alternatively, you may download the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement app for free (from the Google Play or Apple App stores). There is a fee of about 3-4%, which Emerson pays, but you can choose an amount to offset these fees on the form.

Volunteers Needed:  Contact our Office Administrator, Rebecca LaScala to help spruce up Emerson’s office and sanctuary.  Tasks needed:  Recycling old documents, organizing supplies, updating bulletin boards, cleaning sanctuary chairs, etc.  818-887-6101; office@emersonuuc.org


DONATIONS NEEDED

The West Valley Food Pantry is serving more food insecure and unhoused clients.  Most needed: cash donations and single serve, ready to eat, UNEXPIRED food items.  For a list of most needed items, click HEREHome page of West Valley Food Pantry’s website:  https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/

TECH ASSOCIATES NEEDED!

If you’ve attended Emerson Sunday Worship on Zoom, you have no doubt noticed the many different elements –both live and recorded– that come together to make up the service.  The Tech Associate is key to presenting a professional and worshipful online service. Emerson’s Tech Associates are volunteers who step up when guest speakers take to the virtual pulpit to produce the service, coordinating the sequence of elements, including live video and PowerPoint slideshow.  If you have had exposure to PowerPoint, or live online meeting platforms, and would like to help with presenting Sunday services, contact our office at office@emersonuuc.org
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