UPCOMING EVENTS

~Holiday Office Hours~
Monday, November 21st – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22nd – Closed
Wednesday, November 23rd – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, November 24th – Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 25th – Closed
Monday, November 28th – Closed
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The Order of Service for Sunday’s Worship Service may be found in this website’s Worship menu.  

For more information about our COVID protocols, please see our Back Together pages within our News menu.

SPECIAL UPCOMING EMERSON COMMUNITY EVENTS:

For more information about:
these special events; see Current News (column on left).
regularly scheduled events; see “Ongoing Groups” further below.

Zoom addresses/links are at the bottom of this column.

Alternate Sundays after church
Get Out the Vote
Letter writing at Emerson

Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Gardening Time with Rev. Matthew
(Weather permitting)
Emerson UU Church grounds

Tuesday, November 29th at 7 PM
Book Group – Date change this month
Zoom 2 live2.emersonuuc.org

Friday-Sunday, December 2-4
OWL Facilitator Training
Contact Rev. Matthew

Wednesday, December 7th; 11:45 – 2 PM
Vegetarian Dining Club
Veggie Grill, 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

ONGOING GROUPS – Open to All:

FIRST SUNDAY POTLUCK
First Sunday of every month, after the service

Friends, please join us after our Sunday Service to share food, drink, and companionship at our Potluck Lunch. You’re welcome to bring a dish to go around, drinks will be provided. Be ready to fill out a card describing your dish. If you forgot to bring something, don’t worry – we will share.
And be sure to stick around after, we could always use a few hands to make light work.  It’s a great way to get to know people at church.

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. 

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
First Monday of Each Month at 7:00 PM on Zoom 2*, live2.emersonuuc.org The Anti-Racism/Racial Justice group has re-formed into a task force charged to develop recommendations for how Emerson could better dismantle racism and oppression within ourselves and our congregation and “Widen Our Circle”.   (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.)

EMERSON BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM to discuss Bewilderment by Richard Powers

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

For more information go to this website’s Book Group page in the Community Activities and Groups menu; Http://www.emersonuuc.org//community/Book-Group.

GARDENING TIME WITH REV. MATTHEW
Every Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:30
(Weather permitting)

Join Rev. Matthew in the garden at Emerson: planting, weeding, digging, tending, mulching, and doing whatever could use doing that week. For a couple of hours each week, Rev. Matthew would love to have your help and company in the garden.  Rev. Matthew would love to pass on the wisdom he’s learned from his 15 years of experience growing fruits, vegetables and California natives, and learn what wisdom you have to teach him. Wear some comfortable clothes and we’ll see what grows!

EXPLORATORY PAGAN GROUP
First & Third Tuesdays each month at 7:00 PM
Currently online only via Zoom 2*:  live2.emersonuuc.org

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.   We are currently meeting via Zoom only.   

VEGETARIAN DINING CLUB!
1st Wednesday of the month, 11:45am – 2pm
Next Gathering: November 2nd.

Members and friends are invited to meet and join like-minded vegetarians and vegans as we explore the advantages of a meat-free  lifestyle and to connect with friends, old  and new.   Enjoy great food and great company!  All are welcome.
Contact Tracy Watson: tracyj.watson@yahoo.com or 818-620-9451 (text or call)    

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.

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/

FRIDAY FUN & FELLOWSHIP
2nd & 4th Fridays
Doors Open:  5:30 pm; Potluck:  6 pm;
Activities:  7 pm
After a long 2-1/2 years, we’re all looking for more opportunities for connection and community. Join us for this wonderful time spent with friends old and new during Friday, Fun & Fellowship.
On the second and fourth Friday of each month, we’ll be gathering for meals and activities. Doors open at 5:30 with a potluck meal at 6:00, followed by activities around 7 pm.

MEDITATIVE DRUM CIRCLE w/ BURL BOLERJACK
2nd Friday of each month, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary at Emerson
Please 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.

This is not an official Emerson UU Church event; however, donations are shared with Emerson.

$10 Suggested Donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Contact: Burl Bolerjack, blsb@verizon.net

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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