EMERSON UU NEWS

Read an important message from Reverend Matthew about on-going church services HERE

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Find Current Online Events and Activities HERE

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Learn more about connecting Online at Emerson UU HERE

 

ONLINE CONNECTIONS

SUNDAY SERVICES – 10:30 AM MAY THEME: THRESHOLDS Join us for Sunday morning worship via Zoom: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/8581092800 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”: https://forms.gle/dG1utcEyg4GCSP8N6.

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

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EMERSON BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, May 26 from  7:30 – 9 PM (Zoom)

Join us via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/3439773791 Or dial: (669) 900 9128  and enter the Meeting ID: 343 977 3791

Our fiction selection for May is Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1971, Angle of Repose has also been selected by the editorial board of the Modern Library as one of the hundred best novels of the 20th century. While standing alone as a marvelous read, the setting – time and place – inspires a further discussion of other recent reads, e.g. My Antonia compared with The Moor’s Account…and our ongoing struggle to understand the limitations of perspective. Please plan to join us on May 26th at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Questions: Louiserovner@sbcglobal.net or 818-621-9628

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THURSDAY, May 28 – 2 PM

Community Time with Rev. Matthew

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THURSDAY, MAY 28 – 7:30 pm

EMERSON CHOIR

HTTPS://ZOOM/J/8710841858 Password:   334928

Join the Emerson Choir every Thursday at 7:30 pm on Zoom – 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.

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ANNUAL BUDGET INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Sunday, May 31, at 11:45 AM (Zoom)

Join us via Zoom at:

https://uuma.zoom.us/j/8581092800

Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter

Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

Your Board and Managers have been working hard on the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 budget. This is where members and friends will have the opportunity to hear an advance presentation on the budget proposed by our planning committee.

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ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, June 14, at 12:15 PM (Zoom)

Join us via Zoom at:

https://uuma.zoom.us/j/8581092800

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

Please plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the Emerson UU Congregation on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 12:15 PM on Zoom. In this meeting the budget is presented for acceptance, and annual reports are given by church offices. An agenda is forthcoming.

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.