UPCOMING EVENTS
(Pacific Standard Time)

SPECIAL EVENTS: .

Article II Exploration
Sundays:  April 21 & 28
4 – 5:30 pm online
Sponsored by UU Church at Studio City
More information on our NEWS IN MORE DETAIL PAGE.
REGISTER HERE

Mexican Train Fundraiser
Saturday, April 20, 2:30 PM    $25 donation
Contact Linda Fitzgerald

Pacific Southwest UU Assembly
April 26-28
Host: UU Church of Ventura
For more information & Registration: uucamp.org

THIS WEEK: (More details in Ongoing Events, below)
Sunday, April 21st,  4 – 5:30 pm:  Article II Exploration. For online link and information, see our NEWS PAGE.
Tuesday, April 23rd: NO Gardening this week
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm
Improv for Your Soul  (Sanctuary)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm:  Book Club (Zoom 2)


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

WIDENING THE CIRCLE (formerly the RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
First Monday of the month at 7:00 pm  (Zoom 2 )
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.

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

Emerson’s Book Group will meet again on April 23 at 7:00 to discuss
 Trust, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2023, by Hernan Diaz, a collection of four books in one about a Wall Street businessman in the 1920s, capturing weakness for self-deception.
Our May 28th selection is Dinners with RuthNina Totenberg’s memoir of her personal successes and long friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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

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.

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GARDENING TIME WITH REV. MATTHEW

Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm –> Winter Hours! (Church Grounds, 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!

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: May 1st,
Location:  
Follow Your Heart, 21825 Sherman Way

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)

June 5: Lotus Vegan, 4715 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 818-760-8088

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.

SACRED CINEMA
4th Friday of the month,
doors open at 7:00 pm, film starts at 7:15 pm
On the fourth Friday of each month we watch a film in the Sanctuary and then explore its themes and meanings in that Sunday’s service.  Bring a favorite movie snack and Rev. Matthew will make some gourmet popcorn! Check the Current News column or your weekly eBlast for details. If you are unable to attend the film at Emerson, check Canopy at the public library or you can rent or buy it on Amazon, iTunes or Google Play.  You can also search for other places online.

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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*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 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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