Emerson’s Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18th
At Emerson
Contact Louise Rovner to volunteer.

Cluster Weekend Retreat
at Camp de Benneville Pines
Friday, September 29 thru
Sunday, October 1st.

Contacts:  For More informationhttps://bit.ly/ClusterRetreatFlyer2023, for Registration form (fillable)https://bit.ly/ClusterRetreatRegistration2023, or to volunteer for programs and workshops or get more information:  Contact Sharon Damerell, Annie or David Barker at clusterretreat@chaliceuu.org

PineCon – Game Weekend
at Camp de Benneville Pines

October 20-22

THIS WEEK: (See Ongoing Events, below)
Friday, September 22, 7 pm:  Sacred Cinema
Tuesday, September 26, 9:30 am:  Gardening with Rev. Matthew
Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 pm:  Improv for Your Soul
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm:  Emerson Book Group


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 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.
Second Sunday of the Month after church
Minister’s Office & Zoom 1:
The Inquirers Series is an introduction to Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church and to Unitarian Universalism in general. Four topics will be covered, and the sessions repeat throughout the year. You are invited to join at any time, and all are welcome!  The Inquirers Series is a great space for newcomers and friends—as well as new and old members—to explore our church community and to share their journeys with one another.

September 10th – Faith Development & Small Groups
October 8th – Social Justice & Service
November 12th – Membership 101 & Congregational Life

Second Sunday of Each Month after Church

In-Person at Emerson & online:  Zoom 2

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 co-chairs Rhonda (rhondaplankrichard@gmail.com) and Anna (annalourawagner@gmail.com) for more information. Thanks! – Anna & Rhonda

First Monday of Each Month at 7:00 PM on Zoom 2*, live2.emersonuuc.org
Over the past year, the Anti-Racism/Racial Justice group has been studying the UUA’s report as to how to dismantle racism and oppression within ourselves and Unitarian Universalism so that we can “widen the circle” at Emerson.  We are now turning our focus towards Widening Emerson’s circle through diversity, equity, inclusion and racial and social justice.  See this website’s Racial Justice page in the Community menu for more information.  Please contact LindaBeth if you would like to learn more and perhaps join us.

Every Tuesday – 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Emerson Church Sanctuary
Join us for community, laughter and growth.
Classes are free but donations are appreciated. 
No need to sign up, just show up!

Hosted by Katie Kirkpatrick

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM on Zoom 2. NOTE NEW TIME

Emerson’s Book Group is reading A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest Gaines.  Set in Louisiana in the 1970’s, a white man has been shot.  A group of “old men” have gathered around, each admitting guilt so that no one will be charged.

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.

Tuesdays; 9:30 to 11:30 am Cancelled for September 19
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!

First and Third Tuesdays of 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.   

1st Wednesday of the month, 11:45am – 2pm
Next Gathering: September 6th at 11:45 am
Location: Anantra Thai at 21799 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills. CA  91364, 747-900-6177.

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)

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. 

Fourth Friday of the Month
7 pm Doors Open;
7:15 pm Screening
In Person at Emerson

On the fourth Friday of each month we watch a film in the Sanctuary and then explore its themes and meanings in Sunday’s service.  See the Upcoming Worship Service description to find out about the movie for the month.  In September we watch the landmark coming of age comedy/drama film, Real Women Have Curves. Growing up in a working class family in East LA, Ana Garcia (America Ferrera in her breakout role) struggles to balance her dream of going to college with family duty and a tough economic situation. PG-13 (93 minutes).  Real Women Have Curves is available on Hulu, YouTube, Max, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Apple TV and Vudu.

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/
*Zoom “Rooms”:
Zoom 1 is used for worship services and most church meetings:
(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)
(if link doesn’t work, enter live2.emersonuuc.org into your search engine (Google, Safari, etc.)
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Or call: 
(669) 900-9128 and
enter ID: 
343 977 3791 and

Password: chalice