Happy Advent!December 1, 2017
Our Worship Theme of the Month is Hope. But first: what is the big deal about Advent? It basically means, "coming toward" Jesus, and solicits our preparation. Before Jesus, people for millennia observed these weeks as "coming toward" the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice. Later, there was a Festivus for the Rest of Us (Book of Seinfeld), but ...
Worst Church Massacre in American HistoryNovember 7, 2017
It is a frightening world we live in. Clergy have had to say over and over again in their sermons and communications so many times this autumn, that our hearts are breaking as we unavoidably learn the details of traumatic events of gun violence and natural disaster. But this one hits us particularly hard. It was very hard to explain ...
Congregation News and Events
Holiday Party and Concert
The Music Team presents the Fourth Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 16, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The evening includes dinner, an entertainment program and gifts for all. Doors and bar will open at 6:00 PM, dinner served at 6:30 and entertainment begins at 7:15. The party celebrates the season. Tickets go on sale the first week of December: $20 for adults and $5 for children. However, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For complimentary tickets please see Rev. Hannah Petrie. Everyone gets a gift! Childcare is available.
March & Rally Against Gun Violence
March with Rev. Hannah Petrie and others concerned about the level of gun violence in our society and interested in methods for curbing this increase in violence. Meet at 11:15 at UUCSC, 12355 Moorpark St., Studio City, and march to the rally at Chase Plaza (Sakharov Square) at Ventura & Laurel Canyon Boulevards, Studio City. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Women Against Gun Violence. Additional information is available on our Gun Violence Prevention Facebook page: gunsafety.uustudiocity.org
No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant
Once again, on Christmas Eve at 5:00 PM, we will present our annual No-Rehearsal All-Ages Nativity Pageant. If you've ever attended this event, you know how special it is. We have plenty of roles available, from shepherds to sheep. Anyone interested in being in the pageant should arrive a bit early (around 4:30) and sign up on the list. Everyone else just come and enjoy the carols and fellowship. The program usually runs about an hour, so you can be home in plenty of time to hang up those stockings. For questions, please contact Maggie Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Kungie-Torres, email@example.com.
Traditional Christmas Eve Service
Experience a time of deep and holy reflection as we welcome in the most auspicious of holidays on the Christian calendar. This is a service of beauty, choral art, candle lighting, and the UU perspective on the birth of a prophet. The special offering supports the congregation's Ministerial Discretionary Fund, which benefits members and friends of UUCSC in financial need.
Service Sunday Service Ritual for Clear Endings
Join us on December 31 for an inter-generational ritual for clear endings. The close of the year is an excellent time for letting go of that which does not serve our higher good. We will be incorporating the energy of last summer’s solar eclipse to bring to a close those things that have become outdated. The end of the year is also a good time to bring an end to negative thought patterns, using the five elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit to wipe the slate clean. Help us get ready for the New Year by being the change we want to see in the world. Blessed Be!
Call for UUCSC 75th Anniversary Planning Team
The celebrations on the weekend of October 5-7, 2018, will mark our 75th anniversary of UUCSC's first Sunday service. Join us January 21, 2018, if you wish to be part of this exciting team that will brainstorm, lead, delegate, and execute all our 75th anniversary festivities. Ideas so far include a gala, concert, and an ice cream social, similar to the events of our 50th anniversary celebration.