Congregation News and Events


Sunday Worship Service
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Sundays
10:00 AM

Zoom meeting

Please join us for worship this Sunday via Zoom!  This Zoom link is active every Sunday for service.  We will also send it via email each week for your convenience. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends so they may join us. 

See you Sunday!  Rev. Hannah

Building and Grounds Work Party

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February 27th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
UUCSC Grounds

Please join the Buildings and Grounds Committee for a socially distanced Work Party. We will be cleaning, pruning, and planting between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM and welcome anyone who would like to help out during that time. Please bring garden gloves and pruning clippers if you have them, or we have some to share. Don’t forget your mask! Refreshments will be provided in the playground. Thanks everyone! For more information, contact Mary McFadden, msagermcfadden@gmail.com.
OPEN FORUM: Transforming Hearts Collective

February 28
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

The Welcoming Congregation Committee is sponsoring an open discussion on the Bull’s Eye Model, described in Module 5. Click HERE to get a copy of the model.
The link for this workshop is the same as for our Sunday morning worship service. Nicole Thibadeaux and Jolly Hollamon will serve as co-facilitators. Participants will also be placed into smaller “breakout rooms” for deeper discussion.
For more information, contact Barbara Allen, welcome@uustudiocity.org.

Women's Book Discussion Group

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March 18th
7:00 PM

Zoom meeting

Our March book selection is the classic story Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. We’ve chosen this book because it is readily available in libraries--and if you’ve read it years ago, it’s worth taking a second look!

If you’d like to prepare for our upcoming discussions, here are our next two selections: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Caste, the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson. Since the wait list for the library can be quite long, start your library search now so that you can obtain these excellent books!

Nancy Holland will facilitate the next book discussion and will send out the Zoom link before the March meeting.

For more information, contact Margery Pope, radkova@sbcglobal.net.





North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
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NHIFP has an immediate need for 1-lb. bags of rice, baby food, dog food, cat food, diapers (sizes 4 and 5), baby wipes, and menstrual pads.  You can drop off donations outside the church office on Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. Christina Mathers has offered to do socially distant pickups of contributions. Contact Christina at christinamathers@gmail.com. Cash donations can be made by visiting the pantry’s website www.nhifp.org.
Remembering Dorothy Wait
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To think of Dorothy is to bring forth her consistent, cheerful, gracious, seemingly effortless goodwill. (Click HERE to Read More)
Gun Violence Prevention Promise Seeking New Direction
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For some time now, our group, Gun Violence Prevention Promise, has been looking for new directions for our work, a search heightened with the passing of Dorothy Wait, the founder and inspiration behind GVPP, and now significantly intensified by the events of January 6 in Washington, DC.  

We seek to embrace the “8th Principle,” knowing it has to do with putting words to deeds.  We realize that this might well be the much-needed localized focus we have been seeking that would give our congregation a greater voice in curbing gun violence. 

And so we look forward to participating in the effort to respond to the 8th Principle as laid out during the worship service on January 10. We welcome any calls to provide information and witness where applicable during the coming months. For more information, contact Gil Shorr, gil.shorr281@gmail.com.

 Houseless Drop-in Center Task Force
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The UU Church of Studio City has a unique opportunity to serve the houseless in our community for four hours per week as a day-time, outdoor drop-in center.  To ensure its long-term success, a committee is being formed to cover all areas of feasibility.  Thankfully, we have an excellent "how to" program replication guide to follow from Pastor Stephanie Jaeger, one of the valley's homeless champions who has successfully run this program for more than three years at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.  Interested in serving on the committee?  If so, please contact  Antoinette Scully, Terry Hassman,  or Rev Hannah Petrie revhannah@uustudiocity,org.
Community Needs Form
Community Needs

Antoinette Scully has created a Google form that will help us determine which members and friends of UUCSC are in need of something, like food, toiletries, etc., as well as those of us who are able and willing to pick up and deliver these items to people in need.  You can access that form here.
Wall of Love and Remembrance

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Remember loved ones, honor those who served, and celebrate relationships that were lost, found, or strengthened during the pandemic and social unrest of the 2020s. Click here for more information.
Office Space Available For Rent
 

Private workspace is available in our building.
Newly renovated spaces. WiFi Internet access. Dry erase boards, table and chairs. Lots of natural light. Click here to for details.

Contact Judy Leslie, judy@lesliemail.com and schedule a tour today. Or visit our Rentals page and join us on a Virtual Tour now.

Playground Access for Families
UUCSC Playground

The UUCSC Playground is available by reservation to families who are part of the UUCSC community. Families not part of the community may also schedule a reservation for the space with a recommendation from a community member. This is a great way to spend some time outside with your family!
Reservations are available on first come, first served basis. In order to observe COVID-19 safety measures, one reservation will be allowed access per day.

Caring Committee Cares About You
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Are you going through a challenging time? Maybe experiencing a serious illness, coping with a death in the family, or a new baby? The UUCSC Caring Committee members are ready to lend a hand. They will provide meals, transportation for doctors appointments, and compassionate ears to listen. The committee also has room for more care volunteers. To receive or give help contact Dorothy Balisok dorothy@balisok.com.
Watch Previous Services
 
Missed a service? Want to hear part of the sermon again? Want to savor a favorite piece of music? Now you can easily watch previous Sunday services available HERE. Check it out!

Weekly Happenings...
UUCSC Choir
Choir

Mondays
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

In-person choir rehearsals are on hiatus. However, we are continuing to meet Monday nights via this Zoom link. Anthony Concepcion, our Music Coordinator, has planned a variety of activities for choir members and anyone else interested joining in. For more information, contact Anthony at conceptones84@gmail.com. 

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie 
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

Fridays
11:00 AM

Zoom Meeting

Do something soothing for your mind and body. Join "Gentle Yoga with Bonnie" on Fridays at 11:00 AM via this Zoom link.  No experience is needed, just comfortable clothes, maybe a blanket, and yoga blocks if you have them. Donations are optional.  A Venmo link will be provided during the session with half going to UUCSC.  For more information, contact Bonnie at bonniebarks@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings...
Social Justice Support Meeting 
Social Justice

1st Sunday of the month
11:30 AM

Are you looking for clarity and honest conversations around tough social issues? The Social Justice Support Meetings provide a safe space to ask questions, vent frustrations, and gain understanding around justice issues both big and small. No prior justice work is needed to attend, just an open heart and the ability to give each attendee respect. Please contact Committee Chair Antoinette Scully with questions and to request the meeting Zoom link.

Gun Violence Prevention Promise Meeting - On Sunday!
Gun Violence Prevention Promise

3rd Sunday of each month
11:30 AM

Zoom Meeting

Join our Zoom meeting to advocate for common-sense gun safety laws. 

More information is available on our Facebook page.

Senior Fellowship
Every other Tuesday
3:00 PM
Zoom Meetings
Join the Senior Fellowship for support and camaraderie. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Vickie Vining, vickie.vining@gmail.com.
Men’s Fellowship

4th Tuesday of every month
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Co-chairs Frank Dungan and Babu Shankar invite all those who identify as men to join for fellowship, service to the congregation, and personal support.

For more information and a Zoom link, contact Babu at mensfellowship@uustudiocity.org.

Laugh Out Proud

1st Saturday of every month
8:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Laugh Out Proud is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City’s outreach program for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities.

Each month we gather together an array of fine talent from LA’s top comedy clubs to entertain our audience. We are building a community that appreciates comedy and supports LGBTQ identity. Straight allies are welcomed too, of course, as we laugh our way through the current crisis.

Contact Karen Renee at PriestessKarenRenee@gmail.com for more information.


 
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