Services

October 22, 2017: The Courage to Change the Things I Can

October 22, 2017 10:30-11:30AM  The Courage to Change the Things I Can Rev. Matthew McHale Karen Rose, Worship Associate This line from the serenity prayer calls us into courageous action; during this time when there is so much instability, brokenness and injustice in the world, it is even more essential that we answer that call. … Continued

October 15, 2017: A VOICE OF INTEGRITY

October 15, 2017 10:30-11:30AM “A Voice of Integrity” Friedrike Kaufel, Guest Speaker David Early, Worship Associate In our constant quest to align ourselves and our own best interests with those of the people around us, society at large, or even the universe, a true attempt at living with integrity can bring us closer to this … Continued

All Are Worthy, All Are Welcome

Our Universalist forebears believed that everyone is worthy of God’s love, and our first Unitarian Universalist principle calls us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Yet many of us struggle with seeing the worth in everyone, or being welcoming to the “other.” This Sunday we will live into that struggle.

May 8 – May 15. Meet Rev. Matthew McHale

The time is almost here! The Rev. Matthew McHale, our candidate for Settled Minister, is coming to Emerson UUC from Sunday, May 8, through Sunday, May 15. All of us will have an opportunity to experience Rev. McHale’s worship style during two Sunday services. And during the week, the Ministerial Search Committee is working with … Continued

A LETTER TO OUR CHILDREN

May 1, 2016  A LETTER TO OUR CHILDREN Melissa Marote, Lay Worship Leader with Amy Haist and Elizabeth Altman In the 1990s Marion Wright Edelman wrote “The Measure Of Our Success,” a short book in the form of a letter to her son. Inspired by that book, three Emersonian mothers will read their own letters to … Continued

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF MINISTERS, April 10, 2016

Rev. Mike Young, Interim Minister; Melissa Marote Lay Worship Leader As early as April 8th we may know who the candidate to be the new called minister might be. The congregations I have served have taught me some things about keeping them—and keeping them healthy. Rev. Mike will calm us with meditation music, performed on … Continued

A MORNING OF MUSIC AND SINGING, April 24, 2016

Scott Rieker, Emerson Choir Director, and Nancy Holland, Studio City Choir Director David Early, Lay Worship Leader Enjoy the combined choirs of Emerson UU Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City. With some poems interspersed by Rev. Mike Young.

THE TREE OF LIFE: AN INTERGENERATIONAL EARTH DAY PAGEANT, April 17, 2016

Emmalinda MacLean, Director of Religious Education Children, youth, and adults are invited to worship together as we celebrate our connection to the interdependent web with this playful, theatrical, participatory service. Together–with no rehearsals–we will tell the story of The Great Kapok Tree, and how the animals of the rainforest came together to save it from … Continued

Our UU Principles are New

Our UU Principles are New Rev. Mike Young, Interim Minister Melissa Marote, Lay Worship Leader   Our UU Principles were a theological snapshot of the mid-80’s. Rev. Mike Young will tell the story of how and why we passed them. Are they still of value?  

How Love Informs Our Commitment to Social Justice

Rev. Mike Young, Interim Minister Marsha Smith, Lay Worship Leader   The Emerson Choir, under the direction of Scott Rieker, will sing the beautiful “Footprints in the Sand,” arranged by Leona Lewis.   A potluck, sponsored by the Salas SGM will follow the service and will help to raise funds for the UUSC’s aid drive … Continued