Color Chalice
This Sunday

September 25, 2022
One service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Please join us in person, via the livestream page or on Zoom, by clicking
on this Zoom link: Meeting ID: 992 3146 6562.
Question Box Sermon

Rev. David H. Messner

Pursuing enlightenment in conversation with community.
Yassara Antar, President, Board of Trustees; Caroline Bright, Ministerial Intern; Dawn Sarahs-Borchelt, Director of Lifespan Faith Development; Liz Bligan, vocals (not shown); Dr. Vincent Craig, Music Director
E-mail to submit joys, sorrows, milestones, or celebrations to this week's Worship Associate.
IHN Volunteers Needed
As the world begins to open up, MLUC is considering returning to in-person Interfaith Hospitality hosting. Volunteers are our front-line workers in this endeavor, and we are reaching out for feedback, suggestions, and concerns. If interested, e-mail Donna Monturo to receive a Volunteer Manual with more information.
Do It For MLUCTake The Survey!
Do it today! Be engaged, share your ideas, be included in the MLUC story. Ministerial candidates read our story and we want to represent everyone, including YOU. Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey today. 
Spanish Conversation
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 926 832 613
Open to all. Practice speaking Spanish in a relaxed, supportive group.

Friday Morning Men's Breakfast
Fridays, 7:45 a.m.9:00 a.m.
No need to be retired to join us for a casual breakfast and discussion. We typically rotate meeting in person and on Zoom. If you would like to join us, e-mail All are welcome.
Visual Arts at MLUC: The Art Group (TAG) News
It’s not too late to submit to TAG Co-Chair David Hucker, any artful photograph of, or about, our church or faith. These could then be edited for exhibit in the current photography show. Questions about submissions may be sent to David Hucker.

Open Studio
Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Fireside Room 
All MLUC creatives are invited. Bring your own art supplies and join us. Refreshments will be served.
Meditation I: Discussion of Quotes from Albert Einstein
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Room 208 or Zoom Meeting ID: 813 7503 7090
Please join us either via Zoom or in person in the Meditation Room (Room 208). If coming in person, please bring a laptop or other device.
This Sunday we will read and talk about quotations from Albert Einstein. We will begin with a short meditation, a check-in, the discussion, and then a longer meditation. All are welcome: beginning and experienced meditators, church members, and guests. Facilitated by Jann Nielsen.
UU101 for MLUC Newcomers

Monthly, last Sunday, September 25, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Greeley Library
Please join Rev. Dave in the Greeley Library for an interactive primer on the UU faith: who we are, where we have come from, and how we can find our place in this community. We’ll share our spiritual journeys and listen to and learn from each other. Register here.
Meditation II
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 871 0669 1309 
We hear a short, inspirational reading and then we sit in silence for 20 minutes. All are welcome!
Conversation, Connection, Community

Would you take an hour of your time to explore making make new connections that could change your life? Connection Matters is a new MLUC program launching this Sunday, September 25. You may sign up for a 45-minute-to-one-hour conversation with a Connection Matters team member to explore your journey so far and new opportunities for making connections within our community, based on your interests. You will learn about the many ways you can make new friends, experience meaningful roles, and make a real difference at MLUC and beyond. Questions? Join us for a Q&A and pizza after the service in the McGinness Room.
ECO Tip of the Week

RECYCLE YOUR OLD CLOTHES. Wear your clothes longer and give used clothing to charities so they can be used even longer.
Environmental Justice Team

Jazz 'n' Joe
Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. Fireside Room
This is a coffee house featuring a great jazz combo. Go to their website for more information and to read about their mission. It’s a great way to introduce our church to those who have never visited.Questions? E-mail Marile Marshall.
Theology Explorers
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30 am Zoom Meeting ID: 299 356 228
Let’s meet, talk, and listen in our search for truth, meaning, and spiritual growth. September 28 will be a spiritual tidbits session. Bring a spiritual idea, quote, poem, or other spiritual tidbit to read. You can find more information about our group and the future session schedule at Theology Explorers Information.
Picnic, Folk Music, and Folk Singing
Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.

All folk sing regulars plus anyone who enjoys informal group singing is invited to an outdoor sing and picnic at the home of Marile Marshall and Rick Rickert in Newtown Square at 3:00 p.m. Call her at 610-353-4931 or e-mail her at
Why Go Green? The Popularity of Natural Burials
Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. check in; 7:30 p.m. program with Q and A at 8:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting: 872 4571 3428; Passcode: 751640 
You may have heard about the growing “green” funerary movement and the trends of “green” or natural funeral and burial service for end-of-life planning. What is it all about and why are environmentally conscious people considering this option today? Presented by The Main Line Chapter of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL). Questions? Contact Pam Kosty, Environmental Justice Team, MLUC.
Nonfiction Book Club
Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 p.m.Zoom Meeting ID: 814 0891 3436
Join Steve McReynolds and friends to continue the discussion of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant (University of Pennsylvania researcher), who “examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.” Click here for book discussion questions.
Dances of Universal Peace with Sally Mabelle
Saturday, October 9, 11:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.; McGinness Room, Children's Rec Room
The Dances of Universal Peace are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the dances blend chant, live music, and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace, and integration. Visiting leader Sally Mabelle will guide us through some of these experiential meditations.
dawn star
Potluck Dinner and Soul MattersCourage
October 12, 7:00 p.m., Fireside Room Zoom Meeting ID: 895 844 172 76
Drop-in to share a meal from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in person and explore our Soul Matters theme for the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in person AND on Zoom with Dawn Star. A vegetarian main dish will be provided. Bring something to share if you wish.
Family Campfire
Friday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.
Come out for hot dogs (and not dogs), s'mores, and fellowship. Bring a camp chair if you have one and a snack or beverage to share if you likewe'll provide the skewers, dogs, fixings, buns, and s'mores materials. Sign up below (but go ahead and come even if you didn't sign upwe'll have extra).
For a complete listing of this month's church events, please visit the church calendar.
Publication Deadlines

E-Notes weekly submissions: 
  • 100 words or fewer
  • Due by 12:00 noon on Wednesdays

What's Happening monthly newsletter submissions: 
  • 225 words or fewer
  • November issue deadline: October 19

Email all submissions to  
Contact Us

Rev. David H. Messner, Interim Senior Minister
610-688-8332, x112
Click below to request a meeting with Rev. Dave
Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
610-688-8332, x123

Caroline Bright, Ministerial Intern

Anne Baer Clark, Parish Nurse
610-688-8332, x116

Dr. Vincent Craig, Music Director
610-688-8332, x122
Ron D'Annunzio, Facilities Coordinator
Tom Brady, Eddie Scotty, Facilities Associates
610-688-8332, x120

Richard Fritzson, Executive Director
610-688-8332, x115

Mary Heil, Administrative Assistant
610-688-8332, x110
Link for room reservation. Link for Zoom reservation.

Bill Mullen, Accountant
610-688-8332, x117

Madelaine Sayko, Membership and Stewardship Manager
610-688-8332, x126