Special Message from Antoinette Scully

To the Members and Friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 

After a period of deep discernment, I am announcing that my time at UUCSC has come to a close. I must take the opportunities being presented by the Universe to dig deeper into my Unitarian Universalist faith and continue on a path that will allow me to live my values to the fullest potential. On Wednesday, April 7, 2022, I sent my formal resignation to the Board of Trustees and with this letter, I am fulfilling my final Presidential task. 

My almost 11 years in this congregation have been incredibly meaningful. Although a small number of people felt my leadership would be ineffective, we accomplished such a tremendous feat with the NoHo Home Alliance Drop-In Access Program. This site is now the prime resource location for Council District 4, and provides not only meals but lasting, tangible housing and financial support. Let there be no doubt of the perseverance of people striving to be a beacon of light for those most in need. 

To those of you who have reached out in the past year with support and encouragement, your words made this tenure more bearable and warmed my heart. It made me hold strong to the goals of the community and strive to be my best self. I share in your sadness this decision but know that I have to make space to be whole again. If you are ever in need of support because the road is bumpy and you feel unstable, I welcome you to continue our relationship based on care and compassion.

With this departure, I hope all of you are able to allow space to grow and reevaluate the needs of the congregation. I hope you are able to look each other in the eyes and remember that you are here because you want care and compassion for and with those who are here too. That you not only use the Guiding Principles to navigate your actions, but that you fall in love with their meaning, because the Principles will always lead you to more love, hope, and care. 

Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of your church leadership. 

In Community, 

Antoinette Scully, she/they