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SUMMER FUN 2017 — SILENT AUCTION, June 11, 2017

HOSTS AND HOSTESSES NEEDED! Can you help by offering an event for our SUMMER FUN SILENT AUCTION? You could offer….a dinner at your house, a pool party, an art activity, an outing for kids, an ice cream party, a game night, a blanket party at one of the summer concerts in the park, a beer brew … Continued

FALL FLING EVENTS STILL AVAILABLE

There are still a few spaces for some wonderful social gatherings!  If you are interested, please contact the host/hostess to see if there is still space.  You can send a check to the church or give it to the event sponsor.       Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.—Sandy Cowdery’s Going to the Getty ($20) … Continued

CHUCK MOORE’S 85th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Friends Celebrating Relating Memories from the Past   Chuck Moore A big “thank you” to everyone who helped to make Dad’s 85th birthday a wonderful celebration. I send a special thanks to the many people who helped set up and decorate, clean up, and send all the pictures and notes to Bonnie (thank you, Bonnie!) … Continued

A CAUTIONARY TALE

By Susan Siskin   I am writing this article in the hopes of sparing someone else from the costly and traumatic experience that I have just been through. I was scammed last week out of $4,500 and spent 4 ½ hours being “tortured” on the phone by a very good manipulator! It is the new … Continued

STAYING IN IT: December 4, 2016

KC Slack, Guest Preacher; David Early, Worship Associate As people concerned with the inherent worth and dignity of every person, who value the interdependent web of all existence, we often find ourselves in awkward, difficult, and uncomfortable situations. We struggle to stay in community together, we struggle to have difficult conversations with friends and family … Continued

Welcome Home Project: Helping Formerly Homeless Angelenos

Thank you to all Emersonians who donated household items for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Welcome Home Project.” The “Welcome Home Project” is an effort to provide basic household items to formerly homeless Angelenos, who are now moving into their first affordable housing and need basic items.  We were collecting laundry baskets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, set of sheets, books (can be … Continued

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE AT EMERSON

Looking for a bright, seasonal plant to brighten your home or to give as a gift? Poinsettias are the answer. We’re selling two different sizes: one for $4 and one for $7. Contact Barbara Moore barbmoore1000@gmail.com for more information.

MINISTER’S COLUMN: After the Election, Showing Up for Justice

  By Rev. Matthew McHale  Minister, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church revmatthew@emersonuuc.org At our ministerial start-up weekend in October, congregational leaders identified several key priorities for our first year together, one of which was to revitalize our justice work. As a minister, I’m very passionate about justice work and I had been wishing for a more … Continued

RE MATTERS: Religious Education Matters: Learning to Speak Love and Hope in times of Hate and Fear

By Emmalinda MacLean Director of Religious Education emmalindadre@gmail.com   In the aftermath of the presidential election, I’ve seen more and more of my friends and fellow Emersonians challenging themselves to become more informed, involved, and vocal activists, and it’s inspiring. It’s also hard, but church is a good place to develop and practice the language … Continued

EMERSONIANS GATHER AFTER 2016 ELECTION

Following the November 2016 election, when emotions ran high, Rev. Matthew McHale opened Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church to the community to come together for support. During an emotional candlelight services, attendees expressed their feelings of disappointment, confusion, anger, and frustration. Then, led by Rev. Matthew McHale, they marched in protest along Sherman Way and surrounding … Continued