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Emerson UU Board Meetings
(Open to All):
2nd Monday of each Month at 7:30 pm (Zoom 1)
Next Meeting: July 8th, 2024 (Zoom 1)
February 2024 Congregational Meeting Minutes
June 2024 Congregational Meeting Minutes
(draft)
June 2024 Board Agenda
June 2024 Board Minutes
(Draft)
July 2024 Board Agenda (Draft)
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EUUC had an incredible day honoring our LGBTQIA+ community at San Fernando Valley Pride! BIG thank you to #sfvpride organizers for a powerful, uplifting, inspiring, & fun Pride event! 🏳️‍🌈💝🏳️‍⚧️ #emersonuucanogapark

 

 


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Spaces Available at Upcoming Fall Auction Events! Contact the Event Host to Sign Up. All proceeds go to Emerson.

Novel Noshes: Ever read a book in which the food the characters are eating has leaped off the page? Would you like to enjoy by recreating this experience? We will provide text and food. This event is being rescheduled to August or September  ~  $45 donation.  Contact Louise Rovner

Halloween Costume Karaoke: Come celebrate in costume and sing some of your favorite songs while enjoying food and drink with your friends in a cozy backyard!
Sunday, October 27, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM    $30 donation
Contact Melissa Marote 
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If you like to hike, check out Santa Susana Mountain Pass State Historic Park Association’s Hikes and Events page or email them at santasusanafriends@gmail.com to get on their mailing list.  For your convenience, we also posted this summer’s walks and hikes in this website’s More News in Detail menu.  You may run into fellow Emersonians on a hike!
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Find out about upcoming Events at Camp de Benneville Pines!  Visit the De Benneville Pines website.
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Touchstone Theme for July:  Faith
For more information about Touchstones and Small Group Ministry, see the SGM webpage:  LINK HERE (in this website’s Community Activities and Groups menu).
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  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History July 19

    1860 – Florence Buck was born. She was headmistress of a school in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a lifelong friend of the Unitarian minister there, Marion Murdock. Eventually Buck studied for the Unitarian ministry, and was ordained in Chicago at All Souls Church in 1893. She and Murdock were called as co-pastors of Unity Church in Cleveland, Ohio. They were the first women to hold a joint ministry in the United States.The post July 19 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History July 19

    1860 – Florence Buck was born. She was headmistress of a school in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a lifelong friend of the Unitarian minister there, Marion Murdock. Eventually Buck studied for the Unitarian ministry, and was ordained in Chicago at All Souls Church in 1893. She and Murdock were called as co-pastors of Unity Church in Cleveland, Ohio. They were the first women to hold a joint ministry in the United States.The post July 19 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

UPCOMING EVENTS

(Pacific Standard Time):
THIS WEEK
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Saturday, July 13th, 12 pm:  Outreach Team
(Zoom 2).  Contact Tess Lotta
– Sunday, July 14th, after church:  Environmental Justice Ministry
(Sanctuary)
– Tuesday, July 16th, 7 pm:  Improv for the Soul
(Emerson UU Sanctuary)

SAVE THE DATE!:
– Multiple dates:  Youth, Young Adult, Adult, Music Camps @
Camp de Benneville Pines
– September 27 – 29, Friday to Sunday: Chalice & UU Neighbors Weekend Retreat at Camp DeBenneville


Check out what is happening this coming week with our neighbors at Sepulveda UU Society!
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm (Weekly): Pottery Studio – Sunland
For more events and information, visit https://sepulvedauu.org

ONGOING EVENTS – Open to All:

FIRST SUNDAY POTLUCK
First Sunday of the month, after the service (Pavilion)
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 afterwards to help clean up; we could always use a few hands to make light work.  It’s a great way to get to know people at church.
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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MINISTRY (EJM)
Second Sunday of the month, after the service
(Sanctuary – Online by Request.)

Emerson’s Environmental Justice Ministry team meets once a month to take action for climate justice. Whether it’s local clean energy initiatives, national or global campaign projects with environmental movement partners, or writing letters to encourage voters to support environmental justice – there’s something we can each do to build a better future. Whether a new or longtime member – you are welcome and your action is needed!  For more information, see the Environmental Justice Ministry page in this website and contact Rhonda (rhondaplankrichard@gmail.com) for more information.

WIDENING THE CIRCLE (formerly the RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
On Hiatus. Please contact LindaBeth if you would like to learn more.

EMERSON BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm (Zoom 2)

Emerson’s Book Group will meet again on July 30th, 2024 to discuss The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Human Horror, by David Grann.
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
Questions? Contact louiserovner@gmail.com
August 27th’s book will be The Bee Sting by the Irish writer Paul Murray.

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.

IMPROV FOR YOUR SOUL
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Sanctuary)
Join us for community, laughter and growth.
Classes are free but donations are appreciated. No need to sign up, just show up!

Led by Katie Kirkpatrick

EXPLORATORY PAGAN GROUP
First Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm (Zoom 2live2.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 (CUUPS). For more information, see the Pagan Chat & Study Group page in our Community menu.

MOSTLY VEGGIE LUNCH CLUB!
1st Wednesday of the month, 11:45 am – 2 pm
Next Gathering: August 7th, 11:45 am
Location: 
Leo’s Superfood Vegan Cafe, 8262 Louise Ave., Northridge; 1-818-938-9246

Join with friends, old and new, to explore the advantages of a vegetarian lifestyle with the Mostly Veggie Lunch Club.   All are welcome.  Contact Tracy Watson: tracyj.watson@yahoo.com or 818-620-9451 (text or call).  September Location: The Tomato Patch, 20970 Warner Center Ln, Suite A, Woodland Hills – 818-873-6245

EMERSON CHOIR
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. See the Music & Choir page in the Community menu for more information.

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: https://www.emersonuuc.org/community/small-group-ministry/

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OUTREACH TEAM
We connect Emerson with the larger community via Instagram and participation in community events.  Contact Tess Lotta for more information.
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*Zoom “Rooms”:
Zoom 1 is used for worship services and Board meetings:
NEW Zoom ID # 941 8596 3035
Password: chalice
OR call (669) 900-6833 and
enter ID #
858 109 2800 and
Password: chalice
Zoom 2 is used for most groups
live2.emersonuuc.org
(if link doesn’t work, enter live2.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom ID:
343 977 3791
Password:
chalice
OR call (669) 900-9128 and
enter ID #
343 977 3791 and

Password: chalice

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SUPPORT EMERSON UU COMMUNITY

Your individual donations of time, talent and treasure make it possible for Emerson to continue to thrive. To learn about Pledging, go to our “PLEDGE” page.  To find out different ways you may donate, go to our DONATE page.  If you haven’t updated your Breeze autopay account (Breeze app or via this website’s Donate Page) to show that your donations are for the 2024-25 fiscal year, please take a few minutes to do so.  For more information, go to: Update Breeze Donation.

Share the Plate Sunday Collection:   As part of our commitment to serve our community, we share half our offering with local organizations whose work furthers our mission.  July Share the Plate Recipient: Haven Hills.  Since 1977 Haven Hills has lifted up survivors of domestic violence to transform their lives. We offer shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and activities supporting increased economic opportunity for over 2,500 women and men each year. In doing so, they help survivors of domestic violence find the strength within themselves to break the cycle of abuse and build a new, productive, and joyful life for themselves and their children.  – Havenhills.org

Emerson also partners in other ways with the West Valley Food Pantry which works to end hunger in the San Fernando Valley by providing food and supportive services for individuals and families in need. They have been serving more people who are food insecure, including people who are homeless, families and elderly people living on a fixed income; providing them not with just food, but basic necessities as well as infant supplies, school supplies, hygiene items and toys. They also host vaccination clinics, mobile pet clinics and family holiday parties and have a mobile shower for those who don’t have access to water.  Most needed: cash donations and single serve, ready to eat, UNEXPIRED food items. You may bring your donations to Emerson or to the Food Pantry (it is a few miles southwest of Emerson and typically open weekday mornings – check their website for updated times).  Home page of West Valley Food Pantry’s website:  https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/
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TECH ASSOCIATES NEEDED!

If you’ve attended Emerson Sunday Worship on Zoom, you have no doubt noticed the many different elements – both live and recorded – that come together to make up the service.  The Tech Associate is key to presenting a professional and worshipful online service. Emerson’s Tech Associates are volunteers who step up when guest speakers take to the virtual pulpit to produce the service, coordinating the sequence of elements, including live video and PowerPoint slideshow.  If you are familiar with PowerPoint, or live online meeting platforms, and would like to help with presenting Sunday services, contact our office at office@emersonuuc.org
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Bear Hugs From Camp de Benneville Pines
to Donate Please Click Here

We believe in the power of love, community, and the transformative impact of nature. Camp de Benneville Pines has been a sanctuary for campers of all ages, providing a space where friendships are forged, spirits are renewed, and lasting memories are created. Even before the fires, pandemic and inflation, the Camp was not able to balance its budget on camper fee revenues alone, since we charge less than the cost so that everyone can participate.  We ask you to join us in this heartfelt appeal to ensure that Bear Hugs From Camp continue to be shared for generations to come.  For More Information on How You Can Help or to Donate Please Click Here

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