Congregation News and Events
75th Anniversary Commemorative Journal
To celebrate our 75th Anniversary, we are publishing a full-color Journal filled with your pictures and memories! This will be a major fundraiser, membership builder, and source of pride for our community. We have received some wonderful content and the Journal will be distributed at the 75th Anniversary Gala on October 6.
View sample Journal online
09/19/18 - 10/19/18
Raise $75 for UUCSC’s 75th!
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we are inviting our friends and family to participate in a peer-to-peer fund-raising initiative. It’s easy! Simply click this link to get started with your own page and message. Click the green button “Become a Fundraiser.” After creating your profile and expressing what UUCSC has meant to you, share on Facebook and/or send the link to your friends and family via email, inviting them to make small donations of $5 to $20.
For help, questions, or challenges, please contact Robert Gonsalves at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text him at (323)572-4111. The goal is for 75 of our members and friends to each raise $75, toward a $5,000 end result, which means less fund-raising at our October 6th Gala. Thank you for sharing the good news of our 75 years of liberal religion in Los Angeles!
Every Sunday morning
Share Your Abundance!
Each Sunday during our church service, you have an opportunity to share your abundance with needy folks who use the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry. The food pantry is in particular need of canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, and boxed cold cereal. Other needs include pasta, rice, canned goods (with tab-tops), and cookies. The pantry cannot use anything in glass. Thank you so much! UUCSC Social Justice Council, Antoinette Scully, Chair.
The choir sings in the Sanctuary every Sunday through June. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 8:45 AM and Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. We welcome new members anytime. If you’re interested in singing with us, please contact Music Director Nancy Holland after services, or by email at email@example.com.
Get Out the Vote
Voting is more important than ever. With the upcoming election, there is a real opportunity to "flip the House" so that both houses of Congress and the White House are not controlled by a single party. Gun Violence Prevention Promise (GVPP) is providing opportunities to register to vote at UUCSC on two Sundays (9/30 and 10/21). If you are 16 to 17 years old you may pre-register to be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
New to UU and UUCSC Program
Are you new to Unitarian Universalism and want to know more about its theology, history, and practice? Would you like to know more about the unique history of UUCSC? Please join Rev. Hannah and Membership Chair Bill Weber as we welcome you and help answer any questions you may have. Sharing our personal faith journeys with fellow newcomers is part of the program, and light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Bill Weber firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Social Justice Council of UUCSC
Do you have a VISION of what justice looks like? All are welcome at our monthly meetings! Join us on the fourth Sunday of every month for discussions on justice issues within the greater community of Los Angeles and beyond. Each month will center on a different “Soul Matters” theme. At our next meeting we’ll discuss what real equality and inclusion can be within our church and in the greater community. For more information, contact Antoinette Scully, email@example.com.
6:30 - 9:30 PM
UUCSC 75th Anniversary Gala
Buy your tickets for this special event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of our church. The evening will begin with the world premiere of “Songs Beyond Imagination,” composed by our own Dan Cragan and performed by the Studio City Choir and a small chamber ensemble under the direction of Nancy Holland. The performance will be followed by a special program presenting our history, highlights of special events over the years, and plans for the future. The celebration will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. Childcare will be available. Tickets are available for purchase here. If you have questions about the event, contact Rev. Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Terry Hassman-Paulin at email@example.com.
LA Valley Cluster Camp
de Benneville Pines
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 info are available here. For more info contact ClusterCamp@ymail.com.
5th Annual March and Rally
Sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Promise (GVPP)
GVPP is once again sponsoring a march and rally in memory of all victims of gun violence, including those killed at Sandy Hook in 2012 and last year in Las Vegas. Meet outside the church and march to the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. by Chase Bank. The rally begins at noon and lasts about 30 minutes. Then we will return back to the church. Please join us at the rally, even if you don’t want to march. Some parking is available behind the bank adjacent to the Farmers Market. We hope you will support our effort to keep attention focused on this important issue. Rev. Hannah, Councilmember Paul Krekorian and others will speak, with special music graciously led by Anthony Conception. Additional information about this event is available here, or contact Dorothy Wait at firstname.lastname@example.org
UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The next meeting will be at the home of Marjorie Clifton. The group will be discussing The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee. For more information, contact Margery Pope, email@example.com.
Our guest speaker during this special service will be author Cheryl Suchors. At 48 years old, Cheryl, who is a good friend and hiking companion of Music Director Nancy Holland, vowed to summit the highest 48 peaks in New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains to help her find success during a career transition. She will present her story during the service, and then host a book reading and signing. Her book, 48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains is available for purchase on Amazon.
Roy Zimmerman: RiZe Up
Save The Date
RiZe Up is 90 minutes of Roy’s original songs in a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change.” Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby. Tickets are $20 or you may pay what you can. Additional information will be available soon. Check out these videos for a taste of the RiZe Up experience: “Religious Freedom (To Burn Our Own Witches)”; “The Don”; “Creation Science 101”; "My Vote, My Voice, My Right.”
6:30 - 9:30 PM
5th Annual Holiday Party
Save The Date
Please join us and celebrate the end-of-the-year holidays UUCSC style at the 5th Annual Holiday Party. The whole family is welcome to enjoy an evening of music by the UUCSC Choir, cabaret- style performances, bands, and dancing. There will also be a potluck dinner, wine bar, storytelling, green reindeer gifts, games, and sing-alongs. Free childcare will be provided. More details provided soon.