Building an Altar to Life
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Please join us as we celebrate the lives and memories of our friends and family in a service this Memorial Day weekend. We will share photos and … read more.
A reminder to all in our Emerson community: we are developing our budget for the church year starting July 1, and your pledge is a very important part of that process. If you haven’t already, would you click the link below and offer your pledge now? The typical time it takes to fill out the form is about 90 seconds.
With great appreciation from your Board,
Clinton, Louise, Tracy, Aimee and House
Emerson UU Board Meetings
(Open to All):
2nd Monday of each Month at 7:30 pm
June 12th, 2023
Minutes from March 13th Meeting
Share the Plate Recipient for May: Refugee Children Center
The Refugee Children Center in North Hills offers hope, comfort and love to children seeking refuge from life-threatening violence. Their overarching goal is to reach out to these children and their families and offer our center as a place of welcome and healing through partnerships with community organizations to provide for basic needs, services and resources.
June 10th Protest at 11am at the Van Nuys Courthouse. For Context as to why this protest is happening and so important (part of a larger national week of action and build up to September) visit www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/end-the-era-of-fossil-fuels-june-2023-distributed-actions?
All are welcome to attend the new Date with Death Club series—a curriculum to help people explore mortality in community. Rev. Matthew leads the program at two of our LA Public Libraries, on the second Monday of the month. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all the sessions.
Spring & Summer Fun! Camp de Benneville Pines has lots of camp events coming up! For more information, see the De Benneville Pines website Events menu. (http://debenneville.org/)
Cluster Weekend Retreat will be on Friday, September 29 through Sunday October 1st. For more information, registration, or to volunteer for programs and workshops contact Annie or David Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
October 20-22: PineCon, a tabletop gaming retreat at our beloved UU camp. This year will be our sixth year holding this event, and every year it gets better. Highlights include
- Board Games and Role-Playing games all weekend long. Join one of our scheduled games, or start or join one of the many ad hoc games in the Lodge
- At least one session of Archery
- 6 meals including Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday, Sunday breakfast and sack lunch
- Stay in one of Camp de Benneville’s cabins
- Enjoy gaming in the mountains!
For more information and to sign up, please visit our website at http://pinecon.org/
Sunday, June 4th, 12 – 1 PM
First Sunday of Each Month
Minister’s Office & Zoom 1:
The Inquirers Series is an introduction to Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church and to Unitarian Universalism in general. Four topics will be covered, and the sessions repeat throughout the year. You are invited to join at any time, and all are welcome!
The Inquirers Series is a great space for newcomers and friends—as well as new and old members—to explore our church community and to share their journeys with one another.
June 4th: Membership 101 & Congregational Life
UUA General Assembly will be online AND in person in Pittsburgh from June 21 to 25. This year, there will be an important debate on an amendment to our bylaws in order to address social and racial justice, which could also affect change to our UUA Principles. If you plan to attend, let our President, Clinton Bench, or Vice President, Louise Rovner, know now if you would like Emerson’s Board of Trustees to consider appointing you as an official delegate for voting. We want our voice to be officially heard!
Emerson Choir Welcomes New Members!
For more information, see our Music and Choir page in the Community menu.
Small Group Ministry Theme for May: Reconciliation
For more information about Touchstones and Small Group Ministry, see the SGM webpage: LINK HERE (in this website’s Community Activities and Groups menu).
100th Anniversary Flower Ceremony – UU Celebration:
2023 will be the 100th anniversary of Norbert Čapek’s first flower ceremony, which we will celebrate with our Worship Service on June 4th (See this website’s News Page to learn more.)
- This Day in Unitarian Universalist History May 28
1655 – Unitarian John Biddle was freed from prison in England, having served six months for writing the Two-fold Catechism. “Two-fold” referred to his inclusion in the volume of a catechism for adults and a second one for children. The Two-fold Catechism advocated Unitarian doctrine, at that time a criminal offense in England. He was master of the Free Crypte School, attached to the St. Mary-de-Crypt Church in Gloucester, which was founded for the teaching of poor scholars.The post May 28 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.
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- Place your donations in the offering basket;
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- Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
7304 Jordan Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303;
- Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
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ONLINE DONATIONS AND PLEDGE PAYMENTS:
Emerson UU has made it simple for anyone to make an ONLINE DONATION. CLICK HERE to make a direct Donation or Pledge Payment. Alternatively, you may download the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement app for free (from the Google Play or Apple App stores). There is a fee of about 3-4%, which Emerson pays, but you can choose an amount to offset these fees on the form.
Volunteers Needed: Contact our Office Administrator, Rebecca LaScala to help spruce up Emerson’s office and sanctuary. Tasks needed: Recycling old documents, organizing supplies, updating bulletin boards, cleaning sanctuary chairs, etc. 818-887-6101; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 HERE. Home page of West Valley Food Pantry’s website: https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/ You may bring your donations to Emerson or to the Food Pantry (it is a few miles to the southwest of Emerson and typically open weekday mornings).
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 email@example.com