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.

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Last weekend at the Living Our Mission Summit, more than 60 members of this congregation began the process of imagining a bold future for our church, grounded in our mission.

Based on MLUC’s culture and history, the Summit participants developed 7 initiatives, to respond to this framing statement: “MLUC’s living out our mission commits us to ….” Those initiatives and the Action Group leaders are:

What's all this talk about a UU Cluster? Essentially, the Greater Philly UU Cluster (GPC) is a group of 14 nearby UU congregations (including MLUC as the largest member!). The cluster aims to actively connect these congregations in order to share our message and grow our faith.

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How can the Cluster benefit you?

The GPC Google calendar covers events happenening at all 14 UU congregations in the area. This is a great way to meet other UUs and spread the word about MLUC events beyond our congregation.

A few upcoming events at UU congregations...

  • Black Lives Matter forum: October 26, 7:00 p.m. at UU Germantown
  • GPC Racial Justice Advocacy training with Paula Cole Jones: Saturday, October 29, at MLUC (more details to come)

      
Want to get involved? The next GPC meeting is open to all: Saturday, September 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (meet and greet at 9:00) at the UUC of Delaware County. Mark Bernstein will present, "Covenants: Why They Fail. Why They Shouldn't"

Get connected with your fellow UU’s!

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This past Saturday, MLUC held a dedication service for its “Black Lives Matter” banner. The banner was placed in front of the church at the intersection of South Valley Forge Road and Maplewood Avenue in Devon. Several hundred congregants, as well as visitors and friends were in attendance.