Congregation News and Events

Rev. Hannah Petrie

Congratulations Rev. Hannah Petrie! 
On June 24 members of UUCSC voted to call Rev. Hannah Petrie to be our settled minister. This means that rather than renewing a contract each year, there is now one contract into the future. We are very excited to be taking this affirmative step into the future of our congregation.  Rev. Hannah shares her thoughts about her new role in her Minister's Blog.

Rev. Hannah Petrie

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

RE Retreat Rescheduled 
The RE Retreat originally scheduled for last month has been rescheduled for July 21, 9:00 AM -12:30 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will work on collective organization and the curriculum for the coming Fall. See you there! For more information, contact Jason Taksony Hewitt, Director of Religious Exploration,  or 310-733-7602

Rev. Hannah Petrie

7:30 PM

Resist With Laughter 
UUCSC’s Welcoming Congregation and Laugh Out Proud L.A comedian Liz Stewart are presenting a glorious comedy show to help raise money for non-profit organizations which are helping immigrant parents and children separated from each other at the border, including the Women’s Refugee Commission, The Florence Project and the ACLU.  Admission is $5.00 and proceeds go to the non-profits. 
Join Liz Stewart, Kim Diaz, Shelagh Ratner, Steve Brett Young, and members of The Groundlings for a very fun evening with a purpose. Contact Karen Renee for more information at (310) 308-6292.


7:00 - 8:00 PM

Unwind, relax and reflect. The Evensong service uses singing and silence as spiritual practice for reconnecting with your breath, listening with compassion, and becoming more aware of our interconnectedness while magnifying your well being. This event is free.

Evensong will be led by the Rev. Keith Arnold, Minister of Music at Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, CO. Rev. Keith believes in the power of music to transform individuals and society. A former President of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network, Keith and partner David Burrows are leading a UU West Coast Evensong tour this summer. David Burrows plays diverse flutes and saxophones in UU worship and at the bedside of the sick. A certified Music for Healing practitioner and composer of children's UU musicals, David recently served as musician-in-residence at a Holdeen India Program partner school for indigenous girls in India. For more information, contact Keith Arnold,

Songs Beyond Imagination

6/18 - 9/03/18
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Choir Rehearsals for "Songs Beyond Imagination"
Rehearsals have begun for “Songs Beyond Imagination.”  We commissioned Dan Cragan, a talented local composer and tenor in the UUCSC Choir, to compose this beautiful three-movement work, which is based on UU texts about acceptance and risk.  It will enjoy its world premiere at the Gala Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of UUCSC on October 6.

Two hour rehearsals are on Mondays in the Sanctuary beginning on June 18, and continue through September 3. Our one hour rehearsals will resume on September 10 from 8:00 - 9:00 PM until the performance on October 6.  For more information, please contact Nancy Holland, UUCSC Music Director at

Pachinko Min Jin Lee

7:00 - 8:30 PM

UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group will meet at the home of Bonnie Brae. Carpooling to Bonnie's home will be available. 
This month's book is the National Book Award finalist Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. For more information, contact Margery Pope,

Pachinko Min Jin Lee

5:00 -7:00 PM

Fun Night
Game night is back by popular demand. Bring your favorite games and be ready to have a good time. It's always fun to see everyone's competitive side.  If we get a good crowd we'll may even have a Texas “Hold 'Em” table. 
For more information, contact Brian Bielanski,, 310-220-5693.

Pachinko Min Jin Lee

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Social Justice Council of UUCSC
Our new Social Justice Chair and Minister invite you to our first Council and planning meeting. All are welcome! We have a lot of ideas for focusing on social justice throughout the year, and we welcome your input as we put our plans and volunteers in place for the coming months.  Light snacks will be provided. For additional information contact Rev. Hannah Petrie,

Pachinko Min Jin Lee


LA Valley Cluster Camp
De Benneville Pines
Save The Date 
This fun weekend will include workshops and hikes, activities for children and teens, relaxing by the fire or in the hot tub, a Saturday night talent show, and Sunday morning worship.  Enjoy homestyle meals together in the lodge.  Details and registration will be available soon. For more info contact