Congregation News and Events
Women's Book Discussion Group
Thursday, September 23
7:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Our September book selection is Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.
According to a Goodreads review, “Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty's writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.”
Please join the always lively discussion on September 23, when the Women’s Book Discussion Group gets together! Nancy Holland will send a link to join the Zoom meeting.
For more information, contact Margery Pope, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men of UU Studio City Meeting
Tuesday, September 28
7:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Topic: Me, You, AND UUCSC
Pete Seeger (who had been a Unitarian) will kick off the festivities with a song.
We will share our journeys to the UU church and UUCSC in particular...our different religious or secular roots, our expectations of the church. Perhaps even touch on solutions to some of the issues challenging UUCSC.
As time permits, a video: The Rise And Fall of Unitarianism Across America will be shown. It's an often humorous look at the church's history.
This is a program of the Men's Fellowship. Every UUCSC church-goer who identifies as a male is welcome in the fellowship and encouraged to attend. These meetings are confidential and are not recorded.
We hope to see you there in fellowship and good will. --Frank Dungan and Babu Shankar
Event Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3012451337
Laugh Out Proud, October Edition
Saturday, October 2, 7:30 PM
UUCSC Sanctuary and Zoom
This popular event has been going strong for 6 years now. With Kim Diaz at the helm, we have brought together some of the finest comedians around. This month we feature the comedic stylings of the hilarious Liz Stewart, the insightful Sarah Taylor, the award-winning Sampson McCormick and the highly animated Aidan Park. All returning favorites, this show will be a guaranteed hit!
An outreach program to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities, the show is for everyone (parental guidance suggested).
Bawdy and irreverent, the humor can be reminiscent of late-night television -- without the censor. Enjoy some live comedy with us and discover a strong LGBTQ community.
Although this is a free event, we do ask for donations for the comics. We will take whatever you want to give (no donation too small).
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Like to Cook?
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
The Houseless Drop-in Program is looking for an individual or family who would like to prepare a hot lunch for our houseless guests at the Tuesday morning program that runs from 8:30 to noon. The meal can be very simple--green salad, pasta casserole, and fresh fruit. (It can be more ambitious if you are so inclined.) We would need enough for about 20 people. You can prepare this at your home and drop it off on Tuesday morning.
If you’re interested in doing this--once or several times--please contact Terry Hassman at email@example.com. Thanks for your generosity!
Celebrate the Life of Michael Hart
Saturday, October 23
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UUCSC Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
A memorial service will be held for Michael Hart at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 E. Moorpark Street, Studio City. A catered reception will follow the memorial service.
Michael, 67, transitioned from this life on March 12, 2021, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born on May 23, 1953, in Tucson, AZ, to Lt. Colonel Gene Hart, USAF, and Charmaine Donohue, Michael grew up primarily in Tucson and Albuquerque, NM. After graduating from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, Michael attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Acting was replaced by graduate studies in journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
After graduate school in 1990, Michael found his passion for community journalism in his first job as Executive Editor of The Glendale Star in the Phoenix metro area. His love of “the local” led him to the Los Angeles Times in 1998, where he edited for “Our Times,” a news section centered on the vast diversity of L.A. neighborhoods. Michael later found another “local” niche in the business-to-business magazine realm, serving first as Editor-in-Chief of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, then Tradeshow Week in the Reed Elsevier family of publications. Even with the waning of print journalism, Michael worked in various capacities for the “B-to-B” world until his untimely death.
Michael married Susan Hunt in Tucson in 1985. Their gusto for life took many forms: travel, art, opera, dining out, and their beloved cats. Michael and Susan found community and family through the social justice-oriented Unitarian Universalist (UU) church. Always a leader, Michael served on various UU boards, including his final role as Board President of the Pacific Southwest District. Of course, ever the journalist, he also wrote for UU World, the magazine of the national UU Association.
After 22 years in Los Angeles (and many fine moments at Dodger Stadium), Michael and Susan returned to Tucson and their beloved Sonoran Desert in 2020. Michael is also survived by his half-sisters, Shirley Crotwell, Carol Castillo, and Sandy Bass; all of the greater Albuquerque area.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Playground Access for Families
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.
Calling All Gardeners
Caring Committee Cares About You
In-person choir rehearsals are back!!!! The choir will be rehearsing outdoors in the play area on the church grounds. If you haven't been vaccinated, please wear a mask and social distance. We'll meet one hour earlier than usual to take advantage of the sunlight. For more information, contact Marilyn Shield, firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Once a week our volunteers are helping provide two hot meals, a brown-bag dinner, clothing, hygiene kits, a charging station, mail service, music, and compassion to our houseless neighbors.
Visit https://www.nohohome.org/volunteer to learn more about this rewarding opportunity and signup to volunteer. Be part of the solution!
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie
Gun Violence Prevention Promise
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Co-chairs Babu Shankar and Frank Dungan 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 email@example.com.
Laugh Out Proud
1st Saturday of every month
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.