CURRENT NEWS
Emerson UU Board Meeting:
2nd Monday of Each Month
February 8, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend via Zoom

Meeting Agenda

Board Minutes of September 14, 2020
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Thirty Days of Love is our annual celebration that runs approximately from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January through Valentine’s Day in February. It is an opportunity to lift up the ways Unitarian Universalists and many of our partner organizations are building and organizing by taking bold, courageous action for intersectional racial justice. To learn more, see our News page.

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Celebrating a Big Environmental Justice Win!
Emerson’s Environmental Justice Ministry is celebrating a big local win! We have been part of a coalition organizing to make the LA City Council reduce its investments in fossil fuel companies and to craft a plan to divest city pensions from businesses that contribute to climate change. The measure passed the full L.A. city council unanimously.  Continue reading on our News page HERE or click HERE to see our Environmental Justice Ministry page.)
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CAMP DE BENNEVILLE PINES: Camp Connect events are one- to two-hour Zoom-hosted workshops, presentations, performances, and discussion groups. Sessions vary from month to month. To learn more about Camp Connect, see our News page HERE, or access Camp DeBenneville Pines website directly HERE.  

For updated news about Camp de Benneville Pines and the impact of the El Dorado Fire please visit here. For more information on how to donate to their emergency fund please visit here.

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ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND HERE

FOOD BANK GUIDE CAN BE FOUND HERE

UPCOMING 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

 

This Week:

SUNDAY, January 24th – 10:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship Service: “Only If We Are Brave Enough to Be It”
Followed by Coffee Hour
https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc
Or Enter Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 – Password: chalice
Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

TUESDAY, January 26th – 2:00 PM
Community Time with Rev. Matthew
https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc
Or Enter Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 – Password: chalice
Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

TUESDAY, January 26th – 7:30 PM
Emerson Book Discussion Group
Book: Mary Pipher’s Women Rowing North, Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age. 
https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Or Enter Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791 Password: chalice
Or call (669) 900-9128 and Enter the Zoom
Meeting ID
343 977 3791

THURSDAY, January 28th – 7:30 PM
Emerson Choir 
https://tinyurl.com/emersonuuc2
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password: chalice
Call (669) 900-9128 and Enter the Zoom
Meeting ID
343 977 3791

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ONGOING GROUPS – Open to All

EMERSON CHOIR
Thursdays – 7:30 PM 
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, click HERE:  http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/music-and-choir/


PLANT BASED LOS ANGELES

First & Third Sunday of each month – 3 PM
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, click HERE:   http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/plant-based-los-angeles/


PAGAN CHAT GROUP
First & Third Tuesday of the month – 6:30 PM
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, click HERE: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/pagan-chat-study-group/


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MINISTRY
Second Sunday of the month – 1 PM
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 AND ANTI-RACISM DISCUSSION
Second Tuesday of the month – 7:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of racial justice issues in order to deepen our commitment to anti-racism. For more information, click HERE: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/racial-justice-anti-racism-discussion-group/


ELDER’S CIRCLE
Third Thursday of the month – 10:30 AM
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
Fourth Tuesday of each month – 7:30 PM
Next meeting January 26, 2021.  We will select books for the next few months after we discuss Mary Pipher’s
Women Rowing North, Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age. For more information, click here: http://www.emersonuuc.org/community/book-club/

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SUPPORT EMERSON UU

Everyone’s help is needed to support our church!

SUNDAY OFFERING AND PLEDGE PAYMENT

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. To donate or pledge online, please click on “Give” in the top right corner of the page or HERE.

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

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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

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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.

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TECH ASSOCIATES NEEDED!

If you’ve attended Emerson Sunday Worship in Zoom, and you no doubt have 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 stepping 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 Rev. Matthew (revmatthew@emersonuuc.org).

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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.

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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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