The Gospel According to Luke: What Surprises Await Us!
Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Greeley Library, Led by Rev. Dave Hunter, semi-retired UU minister and MLUC member
Luke’s story is the most popular among UUs and other religious liberals of the four New Testament accounts of Jesus. Is that popularity justified? Let’s explore Luke together.

Pathway of Spiritual Maturity

Black History Month Film Series and Discussion: Many Rivers to Cross
This discusses the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and social perspectives they developed - forging their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds.

  • Part 1: Friday, February, 10, 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Into the Fire
    1861 to 1896 | With the breakout of the Civil War the plight of slaves was plunged into chaos, as was the rest of the country. A half million escaped the South. Many fought for and helped the North win. After the war: the struggle to build communities, the quest for citizenship, the desire to hold office—all of this eventually led to the white South’s fear and deadly reaction to the changing South.
  • Part 2: Sunday, February 12, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch served | Making a Way Out of No Way
    1897 to 1940 | This looks at the large migration to the North and West from the South to escape the continued persecution of Jim Crow laws, the Klan, lynchings, and the destruction of black-owned businesses and communities. Several African American pioneers and leaders emerged in this period and forged the way ahead, creating a new black culture.

Pathway of Spiritual Maturity

Who Am I? And Why?
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, and 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Greeley Library, 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.

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Stay tuned for more Pathways offerings in 2017.

Offering Outreach for January 2017hurr

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) is partnering with a respected Haitian relief organization, GARR (Groupe d' Appui au Repatries et Refugie's), to provide humanitarian assistance for marginalized groups overlooked by other relief efforts. This includes cholera awareness and prevention, livelihood support and human rights training for repatriated and stateless refugees living in camps at the Haiti-Dominican Republic border in Anse- a- Pitres, Haiti.

Capture the spirit of giving and attend a multigenerational, fun-filled afternoon at the Holiday Workshop on Sunday, December 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. As always, the workshop is a great way to make quality inexpensive gifts for the holiday season for teachers, friends, and family. Many of our favorite craft tables will return this year, and we are bringing back the flea market! Enjoy live music, food, and local vendors. This event is open to the community, so grab your family and friends and get into the holiday spirit.

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed slavery. However, Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, argues that slavery is being perpetuated through mass incarceration of African Americans in the documentary, 13th.

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Join members of Main Line Unitarian Church, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Central Baptist Church, and Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in watching this extraordinary documentary of racial inequality and the American prison system on Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation: 389 Conestoga Road in Malvern. Refreshments to follow.

As we begin the new church year and think about our future, the Trustees and the Executive Team are evaluating staffing Color Chalice Letterheadplans and organizational models that meet our community’s needs as

Together, We Transform Lives through Love, Service, and Our Welcoming Faith

Background

During the 2015-2016 Church year, Main Line Unitarian Church experienced vacancies in three senior staff positions: the head of Child and Youth Religious Education, the Director of Administration, and the Associate Minister. In response, MLUC’s Board of Trustees raised a Staffing Task Force to evaluate the Church’s needs, consider various staffing options, and prepare a recommendation for how to respond to these vacancies.