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April 30: Music Sunday
Dr. Vincent Craig
Music: MLUC Choir
The MLUC Choir will present Mozart's Missa Brevis in C. Dr. Vincent Craig will give a brief homily on music and the arts.

May 7: Let's Change the World!
Tom Andrews (UUSC)
UUSC President and CEO Tom Andrews, former Member of Congress from Maine and long-time activist, will talk about how religious communities may be key to major social change in the years ahead and what UUs in particular can do to make that so.

Services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Address Climate Change


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Medicare and You: April 16


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Medicare and You: April 16


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Membership Orientation: May 6


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Membership Orientation: May 6


10 March 2017

Spring Day of Service


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Spring Day of Service


23 March 2017

Roy Zimmerman at MLUC


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Roy Zimmerman at MLUC


23 March 2017

Interfaith Potluck: April 29


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Interfaith Potluck: April 29


27 March 2017

Nasty Women Art Show


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Nasty Women Art Show


16 March 2017

UUA Presidential Election 2017


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UUA Presidential Election 2017


10 March 2017

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

As a follow up to Climate Expert Chad Tolman's talk at MLUC on April 23, here are his recommendations for taking concrete action.

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  1. Take classes at local universities (Osher Lifelong Learning (Wilm.) and UD (Newark)

  2. Read good books:
  • Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science. (www.globalchange.gov)          
  • Climate Change Evidence & Causes. An Overview from the Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences, National Academies Press, 2014.  At http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18730/climate-change-evidence-and-causes
  • Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. W. W. Norton & Co., NY, 2009.
  • Bill McKibben, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Henry Holt & Co., NY, 2010.
  • David Archer, The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s ClimatePrinceton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2009.
  • Kathleen D. Moore and Michael P Nelson, Eds., Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. Trinity University Press, San Antonio TX, 2010.

Find Websites with Reliable Information

Climate Change News (Google “climate Tolman”) to keep up on energy and climate science, public policy, opinion, ethics and economics

Price on Carbon: Putting the Market to Work by Linda Swift, endorsed by US League of Women Voters (LWVUS)

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. World Bank, Washington D.C., October 2016.

Toolkit for Climate Action, (LWVUS

NOAA Global Climate Change Indicators

NOAA Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide   

Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions. The National Academies  Press, 2001

See Films

The Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science. The Real News Network, October, 2016

Chasing Ice. A documentary about ice loss from largest glaciers, 2014.

Reduce Your Family's Carbon Emissions

- Use book: Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living – Expert Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2014.
- Make your home, appliances and cars more energy efficient.
- Reduce your consumption of meat, especially beef and pork.
- If you fly, buy carbon offsets. Learn about them at Green America.
- Find out your carbon footprint 

Support and Volunteer for Organizations Working for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Social Justice

  • Your church
  • League of Women Voters
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • Sierra Club
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • National Wildlife Federation – Delaware Nature Society
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Write Letters-to-the-Editor and Opinion Pieces for Local Newspapers

Meet with Your Public Officials and Legislators at Local, State and National Levels

Question Candidates for Public Office about How They Would Address Energy and Climate Change, If Elected

 

VOTE

Medicare and You: Putting the Pieces Together heartcare
If you are approaching the age when you need to enroll in Medicare and want to understand what choices you have in selecting Medicare options, you are invited to attend a brief program here at MLUC on Sunday, April 16 following the 11:00 a.m. service's coffee hour.

MLUC member, John Maxwell is a licensed insurance agent who will offer a free session to help you understand and navigate this important decision. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Medicare in the relaxed setting of your own faith community. This will not be a sales pitch and will be a painless way to examine this subject among friends. To RSVP, email .

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!

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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Annual Interfaith Potluck Dinner
Saturday April 29, 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
The Welcoming Congregation, Rainbow Alliance invites everyone to a potluck. This is a wonderful social time for our congregation and the congregations of other local UU churches, as well as other denominations. We will have updates on the latest Pennsylvania and national laws for LGBT justice. Come find out how much further we have to go in our state and across the U.S for true LGBT equality. Please bring an entree, vegetable, salad, snack, or dessert to share. Beverages and dinnerware provided.

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Nasty Women Art Shows are popping up all around the country, raising awareness and thousands of dollars in funding for social issues. In total, “Nasty” artists from New York to Arizona and everywhere in between have raised more than $50,000 for reproductive health organizations thus far.

 

 

 

  

 

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MLUC has followed suit, presenting its Nasty Women Express Themselves Through Art Show, April 23 through May 30. Invite your friends to the grand opening reception on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. to browse empowering artistic creations by local artists. A portion of proceeds benefits Planned Parenthood, and the president of the organization will speak at the event. With more than 50 artists presenting, you don't want to miss this!

UUA LOGOIn 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.  The President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the primary public and spiritual leader of Unitarian Universalism and the executive leader of our Association. For a full description of the responsibilities of the president, check out the UUA's job description.

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

Web Page

Facebook

Interview 

UU World Profile

Food Justice Ministry

Ongoing UUA Racial Hiring Controversy

Interview with UU Women's Federation

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Rev. Alison Miller

Web Page

Facebook

Interview 

UU World Profile

Food Justice Ministry

Ongoing UUA Racial Hiring Controversy

Interview with UU Women's Federation

  

 

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 Rev. Jeanne Pupke 

Web Page

Facebook

Interview 

UU World Profile

Food Justice Ministry

Ongoing UUA Racial Hiring Controversy

Interview with UU Women's Federation

 

The Lively Tradition blog ran a second set of interviews with each candidate. You can find those interviews here.  

On April 1st, the three candidates participated in a forum at Cedar Lanue UU Church. The recording of that forum is available below.

 

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.