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.

St. David's Nursery School, a 48-year-old, non-profit, private pre-school which is presently operating out of St. David's Episcopal Church (our neighbor down the road), is looking for a new home. Should MLUC rent out our classrooms to provide them a new home?

St. David's Nursery School director, Joanne Lorine, gave a persentation at MLUC on Wednesday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. Members were invited to share their opinions and ask questions. Hear both the presentation and discussion at the link below.

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Neal's 3 "C"s

A lot has changed at MLUC in recent weeks. Rev. Dr. Neal Jones gives his perspective on where the congregation stands as we navigate through challenges.

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 Click the image to hear Neal's message

 

chalice smallIf you missed our recent UU Social Media 101 workshop, your head may still be spinning about all of this “hashtag” jargon. Now that MLUC has adopted its very first hashtag, #mainlineuu, you might be wondering what on earth you’re supposed to do with this little phrase. So first, let's define the term hashtag.

A hashtag is essentially a "#" symbol followed by unspaced words or letters. It is used to categorize content on social media platforms like Facebook. So by simply typing the letters “#mainlineuu” with the pound symbol at the end of your post, you are branding it as official MLUC content, while increasing the chances that others on the Main Line will stumble upon MLUC. Including "#mainlineuu" in a post also makes it easier for your friends and family to click and browse relevant posts about the church.

Want to get started as a savvy social media hashtagger? Here are a few ideas about when to type "#mainlineuu" at the end of your post:

  1. You are posting photos from a church event
  2. You are “checking in” after arriving at church on Sunday
  3. You are publicizing a future event happening at MLUC
  4. You are taking part in a UU service project and posting related content
  5. You are talking about a sermon topic from a recent service
  6. You are discussing a social action issue that directly relates to UU values and principles
  7. You are sharing content from MLUC’s website
  8. You are inviting non-members to an open event at MLUC

By including the new hashtag in your posts, you can serve as a spokesperson for MLUC, encouraging others to get involved and join in on the fun.

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