Next Service

Building an Altar to Life

Multi-Platform Service:  
In-Person:  Bring vax card, masks, & follow Health & Safety Covenant.
OR Join us on Zoom via live.emersonuuc.org
Or call: (669) 900-6833  and enter Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 Password: chalice

Please join us as we celebrate the lives and … read more.


CURRENT NEWS

Many Thanks to Joshua Berg, our Sabbatical Minister for the last 5 months (pictured in the stole we gave him on May 22nd). Sending back many spiritual hugs to you, Joshua. 

Kudos and Thank You to involved Emersonians!  On May 14th, fifteen Emersonians volunteered at West Valley Food Bank for the annual Post Office food drive.  Also several mentioned going to the Bans off our Bodies rally!  (We’d love to post photos from these and other events.  Please send to LindaBeth, Louise or Linda Morris.)
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NO PARKING at Senior Center for two Sundays, May 29th & June 5th, due to voting at center from May 28 through June 7th.  Consider carpooling to church.
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You are wanted at Emerson’s Congregational Meeting on June 19 after church.

Got questions? Prepare for the Congregational Meeting by attending an Informational Meeting about Emerson’s Budget on Wednesday, June 8th in the evening.  Learn about our Governance and By-Laws in the “About Us” menu (above).

Emerson UU Board Meetings (open to all):
2nd Monday of the Month at 7 pm
Next Meeting:

June 13, 2022 at 7 PM
Agenda
Minutes 2/14/2022
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Register NOW for UUA GA on June 22 – 26https://www.uua.org/ga
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Interfaith Solidarity Network March and Music Festival:  Zelzah Park, Granada Hills. Go to THIS LINK for more information about the event and how to register.
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Check out our past worship services posted on Emerson’s UU YouTube page.  You may also find the link in our Past Worship Services page on this website.
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Read the Unitiarian Universalist Service Committee’s Statement on the War in Ukraine and find links to additional ways to help Ukraine and other areas in need. The UUA also recommends making donations to the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR at https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/
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Small Group Ministry Theme for May:  Courage
For more information about Touchstones and Small Group Ministry, see the SGM webpage HERE (in our Community Activities and Groups menu).
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Anti-Racism and the 8th Principle:   See our Racial Justice Task Force page to learn more about Emerson’s efforts to “Widen our Circle of Concern”.
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Sing with Emerson’s Choir!   Teenagers and children are invited, as well as adults.  For more information, see our Music and Choir page in the Community menu.
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Camp De Benneville Pines:  Registration is now open for summer youth camps.  See their website to register and for other in-person and online events:  https://www.uucamp.org__________________

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History May 24

    1944 – The Unitarian Church of the Larger Fellowship was formed to serve Unitarians who were not located near a Unitarian church. The American Unitarian Association provided it with sermons, literature, newsletters, and devotional material. It is now Unitarian Universalist.The post May 24 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History May 24

    1944 – The Unitarian Church of the Larger Fellowship was formed to serve Unitarians who were not located near a Unitarian church. The American Unitarian Association provided it with sermons, literature, newsletters, and devotional material. It is now Unitarian Universalist.The post May 24 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY SERVICES:  10:30 AM
Multi-Platform:  In-Person: 
Bring vax card, mask, & follow Health & Safety Covenant.
OR
Join ONLINE on “Zoom 1”:  live.emersonuuc.org
OR Phone (669) 900-6833
Enter Zoom ID #
858 109 2800
Password: chalice
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UPCOMING EMERSON COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30 PM
Book Group
“Zoom 2”  live2.emersonuuc.org
OR Phone
(669) 900-9128
Enter Zoom ID #
343 977 3791
Password:
chalice

Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Choir
Contact Eloise Porter

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

May 28th through June 7th:
NO PARKING @ SENIOR CENTER LOT

Consider carpooling to church.

Wednesday evening, June 8th
Informational Meeting about Emerson’s Budget
Zoom 1

Sunday, June 12th, 1:30 PM: Interfaith Solidarity March & Music.  Go to THIS LINK for more information about the event and how to register.

Sunday, June 19th after church
Emerson Congregational Meeting
Multi-Platform:  In-Person and on Zoom 1.

Wed. – Sun., June 22 – 26:  UUA General Assembly. Multi-platform.  Portland, Oregon and Online.  More information and registration:  https://www.uua.org/ga/registration

ONGOING GROUPS – Open to All:

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. 

PLANT BASED LOS ANGELES
First & Third Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Zoom 2. 
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. 

EXPLORATORY PAGAN GROUP
First & Third Tuesdays each month at 7:00 PM (Note new time.)
First Tuesdays are Multi-platform:  Meet In-Person or via Zoom
Third Tuesdays:  Zoom 2 only. 

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.  Currently meeting via Zoom, starting on April 5th we plan to have a hybrid/multi-platform meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, meeting both in-person in the sanctuary, while remaining on Zoom only for the 3rd Tuesday of each month.   

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MINISTRY
Second Sunday of Each Month at 1:00 PM on Zoom 2. 
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
Members of the Anti-Racism/Racial Justice group have re-formed into a task force charged to develop recommendations for how Emerson could better dismantle racism and oppression within ourselves and our congregation.  On May 2nd we will discuss the Hospitality and Inclusion chapter of the Widening the Circle report, using the Study/Action Guide Session 4 for our agenda.  (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.)

ELDERS’ CIRCLE
Third Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM on Zoom 1.
Available via Zoom 1.  Watch eBlast and website’s Upcoming Current Events to see if we will ALSO be meeting In-Person at Emerson (Masks & Vaccinations Required). 
 

This is a space to talk about issues around aging and to find support to help navigate the challenges that come with age. For more information, click HERE: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/elders-circle/

EMERSON BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Next Meeting: May 24, 2022
To Discuss:  Anxious People by Frederik Backman

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

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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SUPPORT EMERSON UU
Help our church flourish!

SUNDAY OFFERING AND PLEDGE PAYMENT:

  • Place your donations in the offering basket;
  • Mail them to Emerson (address below)
  • Set up automatic Bill Pay with your bank or credit union or
  • Donate online HERE.

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
7304 Jordan Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303

ONLINE DONATIONS AND PLEDGES:

Emerson UU has made it simple for anyone to make an ONLINE DONATION through Vanco.
Note:  when using this service, there is a fee of about 3-4%, which Emerson pays, and you can also choose an amount to offset these fees on the form.    CLICK HERE  to make a Donation or Pledge Payment. 

You may also download the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement app for free from the Google Play or Apple App stores.  (If you previously used the GivePlus Mobile app, please replace it with the Vanco app.  Your GivePlus log-in credentials will stay the same and you do not need to create a new user ID or password.  Recurring gifts will continue to be made as scheduled.)


DONATIONS NEEDED

The West Valley Food Pantry needs our help. They need baby diapers, size 2-6 and pet food for dogs and cats. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. For a list of most needed items, click HERE


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


CONTRIBUTE TO SUNDAY WORSHIP!

Emersonians, here’s an opportunity to contribute to our Sunday worship services in an easy and fun way.  We’re looking to create a video of multiple Emerson members saying one or two lines each of our Covenant, both in English and Spanish.  Members with Spanish fluency (or at least confident pronunciation) are especially needed.  If you’d like to take part, please email Todd Covert at tcovertops@aol.com.

HELP HOST EVENTS FOR ONLINE CONNECTIONS

Calling all Emersonians!  Are you interested in helping your community keep in touch and connected by hosting/organizing an online event? It could be a yoga class, a song circle, a creative writing workshop, an informative lecture, or just a time to chat and hangout. It could be an ongoing event or one-time only. We invite you to contribute and help maintain our sense of connection during this time of physical distancing. You may use the church Zoom account to hold your event. Please contact the office at  office@emersonuuc.org or (818) 887-6101 in order to arrange. We look forward to all your wonderful and creative ideas to keep us entertained, grounded and create connections with your fellow Emersonians!

SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR MULTI-PLATFORM SERVICES TECHNOLOGY:
Help fund our video and sound equipment that allow us to provide multi-platform services.  To learn more, see Hybrid Worship Fundraiser in our Give menu.
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