"Turning Toward a Better Future" will be the topic of the next service of the Unitarian Universalists of Merced. The sermon will be delivered by Matthew McHale, a senior at Starr King School for the Ministry. Visitors are welcome and will be invited to stay after the meeting for refreshments and fellowship. The service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Unity Church building at 305 E 26th St. in Merced. Children's programs will be available.