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“FALL FLING” A GREAT SUCCESS

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church held the major fundraiser on the year on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Following is the message from Jacqui Tolin, the tireless organizer of the event: Emerson had a wonderfully successful Fall Fling Event again this year, bringing in over $16,000! There are still a few items with space, and we will keep … Continued

FALL FLING: Live and Silent Auction, Sat., Nov., 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come to Emerson’s social event of the year—the Fall Fling! It’s also the biggest fundraiser of the year! $5 at the door includes delicious hors d’oeuvres and scrumptious desserts.   FALL FLING  BROCHURE OF RAFFLE ITEMS, AUCTION ITEMS, EVENTS, AND FUN OFFERINGS. Click on the link below: brochure-fall-fling-2016-november … Continued

OLIVE HARVEST: AN ANNUAL EVENT AT EMERSON?

Rev. Matthew with his huge bucket of olives.   Have you ever taken part in an olive harvest? Well, a group of lucky folks did just that on Saturday, October 1—right here at Emerson! Just outside the Sanctuary windows is a large, olive-laden tree, ready to be harvested. So, equipped with bags and buckets, we … Continued

EMERSON’S FINANCIAL HEALTH: Financial Update

By Clinton Bench clinton@alum.mit.edu Fiscal Year 2017 is well underway, and our overall income and expenditures are progressing as expected. We’re excited to bring Rev. Matthew aboard as of August 15, and Rev. Mike’s contract came to a close on the same date. We also welcomed an additional staff member, Lucy Graham, a new Sunday … Continued

REQUEST FOR BOOKS FOR VETERANS

From Robert Morgan Fisher 310-502-4687 robert@robertmorganfisher.com   Robert Morgan Fisher is working with a group of veterans with PTSD who would appreciate books for his UCLA “Wordcommando’s Writing Group.” If you are interested in donating books, then drop off a sturdy bag of books at Emerson for Robert to consider. He’s looking for certain types … Continued

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: MENTOR PROGRAM

The Membership Committee is pleased to announce a new Mentor Program beginning this fall. The goal of this program is to assist new members as they explore the congregation, integrate into the church community and connect with fellow members. Members with similar interests will be asked to be a Mentor for a particular new member. … Continued

WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS TUNA AND DRY MILK

Helene Fernandez, who is very active with the West Valley Food Pantry, reports that the pantry is in dire need of tuna fish and boxes of dry milk. When you buy food to donate to he pantry, please keep these needs in mind. The tuna fish and dry milk are an essential source of protein … Continued

TROUBLED WATERS, WATER COMMUNION: September 11, 2016

Rev. Matthew McHale, Settled Minister; Terry Hassman-Paulin, Lay Worship Leader Our annual Water Communion marks the beginning of our church year. This will be Rev. Matthew McHale’s first time preaching as Emerson’s settled minister! It also marks the end of a summer punctuated by a string of shootings, natural disasters, and a vitriolic election season. … Continued

RE Matters: What it Means to be a Religious Education Teacher

By Emmalinda MacLean Director, Religious Education emmalindadre@gmail.com   Greetings!   The RE committee is in the thick of our big push to recruit teachers and assistants for classes that begin September 18th, and it’s a tall order: we need two adults for every classroom, every Sunday, for each of our five classes: nursery, preschool, elementary, … Continued

FROM THE BOARD: Welcome back to a new church year!

Dear Emersonians,   You haven’t heard from us for a while because even Board members need a summer break once in a blue moon. Three of us were out of town in July, so we skipped a meeting and started up again the beginning of August.   We have said good-bye to Rev. Mike and … Continued