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March 26: A Beacon of Hope, A Harbor of Refuge
Former JP District Executive Director, Rev. Richard Speck
Music: Leslie Wright-Riley, soprano
This is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's designated Justice Sunday. What does it mean to work for justice in the context of America today? What are we called to do to resist the actions of others that would directly conflict with our UU values? We will explore how our churches can be beacons of hope and harbors of refuge.

April 2: Less Emerson, More Bellows (one service at 10:00)
Rev. Dr. Neal R. Jones
Music: Schrodinger's Cats
We UUs have not increased our membership because we're more the heirs of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the individualist, than of Henry Whitney Bellows, the organizational man. There are some good reasons to join a UU church. I'll briefly give four.

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Roy Zimmerman at MLUC


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Roy Zimmerman at MLUC


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All-Church Celebration


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Nasty Women Art Show


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Nasty Women Art Show


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UUA Presidential Election 2017


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UUA Presidential Election 2017


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UUA Livestream to MLUC: April 1


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UUA Livestream to MLUC: April 1


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Membership Orientation: May 6


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Membership Orientation: May 6


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Upcoming Course: Who Am I? And Why?


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Upcoming Course: Who Am I? And Why?


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MLUC’s Family-Oriented Spring Day of Service
Saturday, April 15

This year, we'll ‘spring’ into action with a little gardening. Neighborhood Gardens Trust, our Offering Outreach recipient for April, acquires and preserves community gardens. On April 15, we’ll assist at Glenwood Green Acres located at 1801 W. Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia. Preserved by NGT in 1997, gardeners here grow vegetables and flowers, many of which help feed families and support the local food cupboard.

Carpools will depart from MLUC at 9:15 a.m. We will work onsite from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Light lunch provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch. All work gloves and equipment provided. Children are encouraged to participate. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Email to RSVP or sign up in the Atrium after the service.

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Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

ReZist is 90 minutes of Roy Zimmermans original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change."

Roy's songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton, and George Carlin. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

ARTIST WEBSITE: www.royzimmerman.com

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Pledge Sunday
On Sunday, April 2, we will host an all-church celebration with lunch, live music, a bounce house, and more. This will also be our one-day pledge campaign. If you haven't made your pledge by April 2, please bring it with you in a sealed envelope, drop it in the big basket, and get an "I pledged!" sticker. 

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Art Show Submissions
Contact Mary Kane if interested in participating in the "Nasty Women Express Themselves Through Art" show, from mid-April through the end of May. We are looking for provocative works regarding women's rights and pieces combating hate with love. Priced to sell. Offensive submissions or submissions indicating political affiliation will not be accepted. Proceeds (40% or more) from art sales will go to Planned Parenthood. Get your thinking caps on and encourage friends to browse and buy at the gala opening on April 30 at 2:00 p.m!

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In June of 2017 delegates to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly will elect a new UUA President for a term of six years, succeeding current President Peter Morales. Main Line Unitarian Church can send up to eleven delegates to General Assembly this year to cast our votes for President.

This year there are three candidates for President: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jeanne Pupke.  You can learn about them on the web by following these links:

 

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Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

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Interview 

UU World Profile

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Rev. Alison Miller

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 Rev. Jeanne Pupke 

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Interview 

UU World Profile

Food Justice Ministry

You can also join with fellow UUs and watch a live streaming of a 90 minute discussion among the three candidates at MLUC on Saturday April 1st.


Please take the time to get to know these three impressive candidates. One of them will be the face of the UUA for the next six years and will provide both leadership and effective management of our denomination.

 

 

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. at MLUC

This June at the UUA General Assembly, we will elect a new president of the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association). There are three excellent candidates for this position: The Rev. Alison Miller, the Rev. Jeanne Pupke, and the Rev. Susan Fredrick-Gray.

On April 1, the candidates will participate in a discussion that will be live-streamed to our Main Meeting Room. There will be coffee and light breakfast foods. We'll stay on for a discussion of the candidates, voting procedures, attending General Assembly in New Orleans as a delegate, and more. In addition, we've invited members of the Greater Philly UU Cluster. This is a great chance to meet other local UUs and make a connection to the work of our denomination.

Learn more about the candidates

path and lawnIf you’ve been visiting MLUC for the last few months, or are just beginning to attend services on Sundays, please make note of the next Pathway to Membership Orientation date: May 6. It’s a couple months away, but when the warmer weather arrives time starts going faster and schedules fill up quickly. We hope this orientation will help those new to the church learn more about the community and get to know others on the membership path.

The orientation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The schedule includes time with Rev. Jones, who will talk about UU history, and a session to explore the ways the work of the church is linked to its mission: Social Action, Pathway of Spiritual Maturity, Religious Education, volunteering, pledging, etc.

We’ll go on a Talk and Tour of the building and hear about some of MLUC’s rich history and future plans, as well as take part in a sample Small Group Ministry session. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know each other in addition to the staff and volunteer leadership in the church. For those ready to join, there will be an opportunity to do so on May 21.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Childcare is available upon request by May 1. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Membership Coordinator, Jessica Hirsch Lynn ().


We hope to see you there!

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Wednesdays, March 22, March 29, and April 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m
Led by Rev. Dave Hunter, semi-retired UU minister and MLUC member

With Rev. Bruce Marshall's book, A Holy Curiosity: Stories of a Liberal Religious Faith, as our starting point, we'll consider a number of life's persistent questions in this Pathway of Spiritual Maturity course.

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