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Recovering from Disaster

Over the past several years, as the effects of global warming become more severe, talk of “sustainability” has been slowly replaced by “resilience.” What does a resilient community look like and how might Emerson help embody that?

Melissa Marote, Worship Associate

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GETTING TO KNOW UU

Sunday, February 16, at 12 PM in the Minister’s Office If you are interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and Emerson, come to this orientation in the Minister’s Office after the worship service. Find out what UUs believe and why we think this church is a special place.
WE NEED SOCKS! As part of our commitment to helping the broader community, The Friday Night SGM is collecting white socks for The West Valley Food Pantry.  Quite a number of people who frequent the food pantry are in dire need of warm socks. The Food Pantry is requesting plain white socks in adult sizes.  There will be laundry baskets placed in the Pavillion for the next several weeks.  Please help us make the lives of those who rely on the Food Pantry more comfortable.
Thank You! FRIDAY NIGHT SGM
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Join West Valley 350.org and Emerson’s Environmental Justice Ministries team for a meeting to strategize ways to address the climate crisis, right here in the West Valley. Bring a dish to share as you are able. We encourage you to bring low-waste and plant rich foods where possible.  In the Sanctuary
    Contact: Rhonda Richard, Tracy Watson, or Anna Wagner

  • IN MEMORIUM – RICHARD HAKE
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • We’ll celebrate the life of longtime Emerson member Richard Hake in the Sanctuary.  In lieu of flowers, Richard’s wife Audrey asks that donations be made to the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org/), or to Emerson.

    An Informal reception will follow the service.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share – crudités, cheese & crackers, deviled eggs, cookies/brownies – food that can be served at room temperature and does not require utensils. Please bring food on a serving plate ready to place on the buffet table.

    For more information, contact Memorial Service Coordinator Traci Davis or Memorial Reception Coordinator Lynne Masuhara.

  • A Celebration Of Life ~ Al Lindenauer
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • We will come together to celebrate the life of Al Lindenauer, husband of longtime Emerson member Pat Lindenauer, in the Sanctuary.

    An Informal reception will follow the service.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share – crudités, cheese & crackers, deviled eggs, cookies/brownies – food that can be served at room temperature and does not require utensils. Please bring food on a serving plate ready to place on the buffet table.

    For more information, contact Memorial Service Coordinator Traci Davis  or Memorial Reception Coordinator Lynne Masuhara


     

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.