Next Service

Just Feel

Join us via zoom: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc
Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800
Password: chalice
Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800
Nancy Watanabe, Worship Associate
David Early, Tech Associate

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EMERSON UU ~NEWS


~SUNDAY OFFERING AND PLEDGE PAYMENTS~

If you regularly placed checks in the offering basket, please put those checks in an envelope and mail them in to Emerson (address below) for the next several months. Or, this might be a great time to set up automatic Bill Pay with your bank or credit union.

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

 

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CONTROLLER & WEB MASTER POSITIONJacqui Tolin has shared with the Board her desire to no longer continue as the Controller or Web Master at Emerson UU Church.  We are seeking anyone who would like to help with Bookkeeping, Pledges, Reports, and/or the General Overview of Finances.We will also need a person or persons to update and maintain the Emerson website.

Please contact Clinton Bench or Reverend Matthew directly if you are interested in volunteering.  You may also contact Jacqui directly if you wish to speak with her.

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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!

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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.

CURRENT ONLINE EVENTS


SUNDAY SERVICES – 10:30 AM

Join us for Sunday morning worship followed by Coffee Hour via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc

Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

Password: chalice

Or by phone: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

A few notes on the worship service: Everyone is invited to light their own chalice.

If you have a joy or sorrow, you would like to have shared aloud during the worship service, you can write it in our Virtual “Book of Life”: HERE 

There will also be an opportunity for people to write in the chat.

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EMERSON WEBSITE TRAINING

Friday, August 14 from 11AM – 12 PM (Zoom)

Join us via: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice

Learn how to publish pages, and update the website. We will meet on Fridays via zoom from 11 AM until 12 AM for some lessons on using WordPress, the program we use for our Emerson website. You don’t have to be a computer expert to join. It might be fun to see how the website is developed and managed.  Please let Jacqui Tolin know if you are interested. Jtolin@gmail.com

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PLANT-BASED LOS ANGELES
Sunday, August 16 from 3 – 4 PM (Zoom)

Join us via: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice

Or dial: (669) 900 9128  and enter the Meeting ID: 343 977 3791

Staying Cool on Long Hot Summer Days with a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet. Plant-based ice creams are easy to make and delicious. We will also answer any questions about a whole food plant-based diet without added salt, oil, or sugar. Contact: Leslie Reuter and Phil Davis at plantbasedlosangeles@gmail.com

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Exploratory Pagan Group

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Next Meeting, August 18, at 6:30 PM (Zoom)

Join us via: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice

Or dial: (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID: 343 977 3791

This new Chat & Study Group will look at Paganism from a UU perspective with the potential to grow into a local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans.  We will travel through the Wheel of the Year, examining life milestones and other holidays, and creating rituals with our UU principles.  If you are new to Paganism we welcome you to join in and see if this is something you might be interested in.

Have ready for each meeting: A candle (in a chalice, cup or other vessel), something to drink, and bread or cracker (or the like).

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ELDER’S CIRCLE
Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 AM (Zoom)
Join us via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc
Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800
Password: chalice
Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 
We will continue our discussion from last month.  If you need assistance connecting, please contact the office at office@emersonuuc.org to see if we can assist you. Looking forward to seeing you! – Heather Medvitz/E.C. Team

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EMERSON’S BOOK GROUP
Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30 PM (Zoom)

Join us via: https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice

Or dial: (669) 900 9128  and enter the Meeting ID: 343 977 3791

Emerson’s Book Group has selected I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a 1969 autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou, for its August discussion. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

MEET OUR MINISTER


Reverend Matthew McHale began his Ministry at Emerson UU Church in August, 2016.
He was raised as a Unitarian Universalist and has been an active leader in the denominations as youth and young adult, particularly in work around racial and climate/environmental justice, which are two of his deep passions.

Rev. Matthew grew up in Long Beach, CA and has also called Oakland, Berkeley, Cleveland and England home.
Rev. Matthew attended seminary at Starr King School for the Ministry, and has a BA and an MA in American Studies.

Rev. Matthew loves creating worship services that touch the head and the heart, and brings a compelling prophetic vision grounded in history of justice work in UUism and the wider world.

He believes that a church should serve those within and beyond its walls, and help people live lives of meaning and purpose.