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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Rev. McLean Stands on the Side of Love
    and is designated as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association This means MLUC has taken specific steps to welcome individuals of any gender identity or sexual orientation The issue of marriage equality is also very important to Rev Morgan R McLean Associate Minister at MLUC She and her new husband chose to be married in Maryland to demonstrate their disagreement with Pennsylvania s marriage law When Morgan was asked to sign one of the marriage licenses issued by Hanes she agreed without hesitation Fully aware of potential legal complications and personal consequences Morgan chose to stand on the side of love and will continue to sign licenses perform marriage ceremonies and speak out on this extremely significant topic McLean says The couples I have married this week have shown exactly what I hope to see whenever two people come to me for marriage They are loving committed couples She continues Many members of Main Line Unitarian Church people I love and care for face the heart breaking reality that their love cannot be legally recognized in Pennsylvania It is past time to treat couples in love equally under the law McLean has the full support of the MLUC congregation Rich Fritzson longtime member and current President of the Board of Trustees says I and the members of this congregation are very proud of Rev Morgan for her willingness to lead on this important matter The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person We re honored that our church can host this affirmation of love worth and dignity for this couple and in support of all couples who deserve to have their loving relationships legally recognized Rev Morgan and MLUC members will continue to monitor the ongoing legal suits filed

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/224-rev-mclean-stands-on-the-side-of-love (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Church Member and Gun Control Advocate Sue Smith Featured in UU World
    Interfaith Hospitality Network Justice in the Middle East Home News Church Member and Gun Control Advocate Sue Smith Featured in UU World MLUC member Sue Smith has long championed the idea that no more innocent young people should be lost to gun violence Working with the interfaith organization Heeding God s Call Sue has held gun sellers accountable and supported legislation to address this increasingly visible social issue Elaine McArdle

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/223-suesmith (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - News
    Lunch in the McGinness Room on 12 April 2013 Bob Butera Matches Meditation to Personality Types The Meditation Group at Main Line Unitarian Church is proud to sponsor an evening with Bob Butera author of Meditation for Your Life Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style Butera s presentation will introduce the concept that personality type should be considered when choosing a meditation practice He will explain six primary methods of meditation and offer experiential reflective exercises to help practitioners discover their personality type and its related meditation method The seminar will take place on Thursday April 11 from 7 00 to 9 00 p m at Main Line Unitarian Church 816 S Valley Forge Road Devon PA 19333 This event is free and open to the public Robert Butera M Div Ph D author of Meditation for Your Life Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style 2012 and The Pure Heart of Yoga 2009 publishes Yoga Living magazine and directs the YogaLife Institute in Devon Pennsylvania Bob is certified to teach yoga through The Yoga Institute of Mumbai in Bombay India and has a Ph D in Yoga from The CA Institute of Integral Studies He has studied yoga meditation and personal growth since 1985 in places like Japan Taiwan and India More information about Bob can be found online at www yogalifeinstitute com On Sunday mornings at 9 00 and 10 15 a m Main Line Unitarian Church provides open meditation groups for adults Meditation groups are a great way to explore your spirituality and connect with the community Regular meditation practice can increase self awareness and allow us to become more open and present to our experiences Learn more online at www mluc org faith development adults on 27 March 2013 MLUC Supports Students at Radnor A

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/about/news?start=39 (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Church School Stocks West Chester Food Cupboard
    tons of non perishable items was donated to the West Chester Food Cupboard WCFC for distribution to local families We asked people to buy one or two extra items to take action against hunger said MLUC Church School Committee member Sally Fritzson Many do not realize that in Chester County one in ten people skip a meal every day because they cannot afford food Our congregation collects groceries every week for the Food Cupboard but we wanted to make an extra effort this month to share with those less fortunate West Chester Food Cupboard is one of 65 sites coordinated by the Chester County Food Bank Each year they serve more than 123 000 individuals in 32 000 local households in the 24th richest county in the country We are challenged to keep our shelves stocked and must rely upon donations from the community to meet this need At least 85 of what we give has been donated to us said Christine Adams WCFC volunteer We are incredibly grateful to MLUC for sponsoring this food drive at the Devon Acme and for the generosity of the shoppers who donated We want to thank everyone who helped make this food drive

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/134-church-school-stocks-west-chester-food-cupboard (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Welcome Morgan McLean!
    Auction Artist of the Month Member Login Community Matters Email List Faith Development Faith Development Children Youth Adults Social Action Social Action Partner Church UU Service Committee Social Action Calendar Offering Outreach Haiti Interfaith Hospitality Network Justice in the Middle East Home News Welcome Morgan McLean Email Print Welcome Morgan McLean Rev Dr Justin Osterman and the Associate Minister Search Advisory Committee are delighted to report that Morgan McLean has accep ted our offer to become our new Associate Minister Morgan will initially serve on a two year contract after which the congregation may consider calling her as a settled minister She will be joining us over the summer and we look forward to welcoming her on a visit to MLUC sometime before the end of June A lifelong Unitarian Universalist Morgan is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and currently serves as Intern Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford Illinois As you will discover Morgan is a dynamic energetic and very compassionate person who we think will bring a great deal to the ministry of our church both inside and outside our walls If you have any questions please speak with Rev Dr Osterman or one

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/125-welcome-morgan-mclean (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - News
    on 03 August 2011 Supporting Assisted Living with CareLink Torrey House Members at Main Line Unitarian Church MLUC believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and they found that sentiment shared by the staff at CareLink Community Support Services a company that provides a variety of assistance to people with mental illnesses Having designated CareLink s Torrey House as the church s Offering Outreach recipient for the month of June Main Line Unitarian recently presented a gift of 2 136 Founded in 1959 in Lansdowne PA CareLink Community Support Services filled an important void by providing a progressive alternative to hospital care Based on a philosophy that people with disabilities can live work and actively participate in the community if they have the right support and skills CareLink has expanded their range of residential and nonresidential services over the years currently serving more than 1 000 participants in 21 community programs CareLink s Torrey House located in Haverford PA is a personal care home that specializes in working with individuals who have schizophrenia and similar serious mental illnesses The program which operates in a large group home setting provides 24 hour support and supervision to a maximum of 17 individuals from Delaware County Areas of support range from basic hygienic care and medication management to supervision of appointments and personal shopping Group therapy offers a chance for socialization education and creative expression while emphasis is also placed on participation in activities and local community events Torrey House Program Administrator Chris Swallow offered some insight into how MLUC s donation would help the program residents Being a non profit organization it can often be difficult to find appropriate funds to keep our facility looking beautiful and in good shape for our residents The money donated from the Main Line Unitarian church will go extremely far in providing us the opportunity to purchase and or replace items around the house Our residents came up with a wish list of new patio furniture and a new grill for the side porch of our facility where many of our residents congregate Again we would like to thank the Main Line Unitarian Church for their most generous donation The staffs at Torrey House and CareLink Community Support Services are actively committed to work that respects each individual s right to dignity and a high quality of life To learn more or to donate visit www carelinkservices org Rev Craig C Roshaven Associate Minister of Main Line Unitarian Church presented this donation as part of the church s Offering Outreach program which directs half of each month s collection to be donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations To learn more about MLUC s Offering Outreach Program charities supported in the past or to suggest a charity for consideration visit www mluc org social action community service or contact Communications Coordinator Adam McGrath at Photo Chris Swallow left Program Administrator of Torrey House receives a donation check from Rev Craig C Roshaven Associate

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/about/news?start=57 (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - News
    church year June 30 2013 Read his letter to the congregation and a letter from the Board of Trustees on 15 March 2013 Dr Letitia Ufford Presentation Sunday March 3 12 30 p m Middle East Historian Letitia Ufford presents US Media Coverage of Palestinian Israeli Issues the Effort to Express Alternative Viewpoints Please join us for an informal discussion concerning US media coverage of Palestinian Israeli issues Dr Ufford s experience in the Princeton area provides insights into general questions about how the Palestinian Israeli story is presented in US media and about the struggle to control access to the media and to Congress Light lunch will be available Sponsored by the Justice in the Middle East Group at MLUC on 21 February 2013 Iran The Tale of a Complex Nation Sunday February 10 1 00 p m McGinness Room Justice in the Middle East will sponsor Iran The Tale of a Complex Nation Susanne and Nader Engheta originally from Iran will review Iran s political and religious composition in the 20th century and its effect on the world s current affairs The history of oil the roots of the 1979 revolution the rise of religious fundamentalism and the current social and political atmosphere among Iranians within Iran and abroad will be discussed Susanne came to the United States in 1977 for her education When signs of revolution became evident she was hopeful for democracy But once the revolution fell into the hands of the religious leaders all hope for democracy was lost Susanne remained interested and immersed in the history as well as the current affairs of Iran She has been active in educating others about Iran s religious and political culture in the Main Line School Night Nader a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/about/news?start=42 (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - News
    for all people as well as engage as public advocates for LGBT issues We re happy to connect with the Mazzoni Center who have been a leading voice for inclusion and care in the Philadelphia area Mazzoni Center Prevention Services Director Eric Paulukonis said We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Main Line Unitarian Church community This donation from their Offering Outreach Program will help us to reach more youth in need of support and enable us to create more safe spaces across Philadelphia for LGBTQ youth and allies He added It is always wonderful to connect with organizations who share in our commitment of improving the well being of youth and we hope that we can continue this relationship in the future Photo Rev Morgan R McLean of Main Line Unitarian Church presents a donation check for 1 820 to the Mazzoni Center Ally Safe Schools Program which reaches out to staff and students in Philadelphia schools to create more inclusive environments for LGBTQ youth From left Mazzoni Center Director of Development and Marketing Perry Monastero Rev McLean Ally Program Associate Jaymie Campbell and Executive Director Nurit Shein on 14 December 2012 Fifteen Years of Fair Trade Coffee Main Line Unitarian Church was recently recognized for its commitment to fair trade by Equal Exchange a co operative that has been empowering farmers and consumers for more than 25 years For the past 15 years MLUC has sourced the coffee and tea served after Sunday services from Equal Exchange ensuring fair wages for farmers in Latin America and Africa These partnerships are economically just and environmentally sound and contribute to a more democratic and sustainable world Thank you to the congregation for proving that living our values starts with the choices we make on 07 December 2012 Wild

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/about/news?start=45 (2016-04-29)
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