Category: Minister’s Column


By Rev. Matthew McHale, Minister

Starting this church year, Emerson will be participating in “Soul Matters,” a Small Group Ministry program built around monthly themes. What I am really enthusiastic about is that Soul Matters is not a stand-alone program—we will also be exploring those themes … read more.

MINISTER’S COLUMN: Journeying and Arriving

By Rev. Matthew McHale

Minister, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church


Every endeavor begins with a first step, and encounters darkness and difficulty along the way.

We know the darkness of ignorance, of fear, and of tyranny.

Yet we know the dawning of the light, the beginnings of hope, and the renewal … read more.

MINISTER’S COLUMN: Rev. Mike Young’s Parting Message

By Rev. Mike Young, Interim Minister

Emerson UU Church, Canoga Park, CA

This coming Sunday will be my last church service with you.  It’s been mostly a fun run!  Nancy and I have become very fond of you all, and will miss you deeply.

Leaving is always awkward, … read more.

MINISTER’S COLUMN: Voting for the Settled Minister

Rev. Mike Young
Interim Minister

April 7th is the day that our Ministerial Search Committee can offer a candidate the job of Settled Minister. If the candidate says, “Yes!” then they choose a week—Sunday to Sunday—for the candidate to come meet and greet and preach. … read more.