Next Service

To Question, Truly Is an Answer: Question Box Sunday

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

Aimee Noel, Worship Associate

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CURRENT NEWS

Roe v. Wade Town Hall Discussion
UU Justice Ministry of California
How can we provide support?
Thursday, June 30th, 7 PM
Click to Register

NOTE TIME DIFFERENCE:

Joshua Berg’s Ordination starts at Noon our time (Pacific) on Saturday, July 2nd, NOT at 3 PM as previously posted.  (The Ordination is in Michigan, which is on Eastern time, 3 hours earlier.)  See the eBlast for more information and a link to RSVP.
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Meditative Drum Circle
Friday, July 22, 7-8:30pm

Come join us as we focus on listening, allow our bodies to find and express our own individual rhythm, and let the group rhythm carry us into the stillness.

Come for the relaxation, shared connection, and a respite from the chaos and craziness of our world.

Burl Bolerjack
blsb@verizon.net
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If you missed the UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship Service (June 26) we recommend watching it:  Link to service:  https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2022/sunday-worship
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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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Grieving Together:  We All Deserve to Live in Our Communities Without Fear, words from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray: https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/live-without-fear
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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 June:  Prophetic Imperative

Small Group Ministry Theme for July:  Circle of Life

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__________________

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

July 13, 2022 at 7 PM
Agenda
Minutes for April 11, 2022

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  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History July 2

    1855 – Theodore Chickering Williams was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He served churches in Winchester, Massachusetts, and New York City. He founded Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. He later became the headmaster of Roxbury Latin School, now in Boston. After his death, his widow founded Senexet House, a Unitarian retreat in Connecticut. Williams died on May 6, 1915.The post July 2 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History July 2

    1855 – Theodore Chickering Williams was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He served churches in Winchester, Massachusetts, and New York City. He founded Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. He later became the headmaster of Roxbury Latin School, now in Boston. After his death, his widow founded Senexet House, a Unitarian retreat in Connecticut. Williams died on May 6, 1915.The post July 2 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: 
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Multi-Platform Service:
In-Person: 
RSVP’s no longer required but bring vax card, masks, & follow Health & Safety Covenant.
OR Join us on Zoom via live.emersonuuc.org

OR Phone (669) 900-6833
Enter Zoom ID #
858 109 2800
Password: chalice

UPCOMING EMERSON COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Thursday, June 30th at 7 PM
UUJMCA Roe v. Wade Town Hall Discussion
CLICK TO REGISTER

Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Choir
See
Music & Choir Page

Saturday, July 2nd, at NOON
Ordination of Joshua Lewis Berg
Online See the eBlast for Details

Sunday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM
Plant-Based LA
“Zoom 2”: 
live2.emersonuuc.org

OR Phone (669) 900-9128 and
Enter Zoom Meeting ID
343 977 3791

Password:  Chalice

Racial Justice Meeting postponed to 7/25 due to holiday.

SAVE THE DATE:

Friday, July 22, 7 – 8:30 PM
Meditative Drum Circle

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,  live2.emersonuuc.org
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 2, live2.emersonuuc.org
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,  live2.emersonuuc.org
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.   In July we will discuss the chapter, Living Our Values in the World of the Widening the Circle report, using the Study/Action Guide Session 5 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.Our July meeting has been postponed to July 25th due to the 4th of July holiday. 

ELDERS’ CIRCLE
Third Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM on Zoom 1, live.emersonuuc.org
Available via Zoom 1.  Watch eBlast and the 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: July 26, 2022 To Discuss: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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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Zoom “Rooms”:
Zoom 1 is used for worship services and most church meetings:
live.emersonuuc.org
(if link doesn’t work, enter live.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom ID # 858 109 2800
Password: chalice
OR Phone (669) 900-6833
Enter Zoom ID #
858 109 2800
Password: chalice
Zoom 2 is used for most groups (except Elders’ Circle)
live2.emersonuuc.org
(if link doesn’t work, enter live2.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Password:
chalice
Or call: 
(669) 900-9128 and
enter ID: 
343 977 3791 and

Password: chalice

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SUPPORT EMERSON UU COMMUNITY

SUNDAY OFFERING AND PLEDGE PAYMENT:

  • Place your donations in the offering basket;
  • Mail them to Emerson:
    • Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
      7304 Jordan Ave.
      Canoga Park, CA 91303;
  • Set up automatic Bill Pay with your bank or credit union; or
  • Donate online HERE.

ONLINE DONATIONS AND PLEDGES:

Emerson UU has made it simple for anyone to make an ONLINE DONATION through Vanco.  There is a fee of about 3-4%, which Emerson pays, although you can choose an amount to offset these fees on the form. You may download the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement app for free (from the Google Play or Apple App stores) or CLICK HERE  to make a Donation or Pledge Payment. 


DONATIONS NEEDED

The West Valley Food Pantry is serving more food insecure and unhoused clients.  Most needed: cash donations and single serve, ready to eat, UNEXPIRED food items.  For a list of most needed items, click HEREHome page of West Valley Food Pantry’s website:  https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/


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

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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