Congregation News and Events


"The Face of God"

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February 5, 2023
10:00 AM
In-person and via Zoom

Theology has much to say about the attributes of God, omnipotence, omniscience, love, justice, and so on, but what about the appearance of God? In the Christian scripture we're told, “No man hath seen God at any time” (John 1:18). Yet in Genesis, Jacob says, "I have seen God face to face” (Genesis 32:30). When I think about the divine countenance I think of ultimate beauty, or rather, when I'm in the presence of great beauty: art, music, poetry, beautiful people, nature, I feel I am catching a glimpse of something divine.

Laugh Out Proud

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February 4, 2023
7:30 PM 
In-person in UUCSC Sanctuary and via Zoom

Laugh Out Proud is happy to announce another Black History Month Edition of Laugh Out Proud, Los Angeles!  Once again, Guest Host Pat Branch will bring together the finest in Black standup comedy with Sampson McCormick, Gloria Bigelow and Torrance Hill.  All Laugh Out Proud regulars, these comics are favorites of LOP audiences and boast a long list of accolades and credits in the comedy world.  

Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM we open the doors for pre-show visiting and refreshments with showtime at 8:00 PM.  Introducing our show will be LA City Council candidate Antoinette Scully who will give a brief explanation of UUism for our guests.

Parental guidance suggested, this show is free and open to all ages.  Soft drinks, beer and wine are provided and donations are welcomed and encouraged.  

Laugh Out Proud is an outreach program to the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities.  Driven by a desire to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of those who have traditionally been marginalized by churches and society at large, producers Karen Renee and Kim Diaz have been putting this show together for 8 years this March.  

Straight allies from the congregation are encouraged to come in order to welcome guests from outside our church.  Please have your elevator speech prepared as we invite these newcomers to UUism into our church.  Proud to share our beautiful campus and facilities with our guests from the LGBTQ communities, we welcome all each first Saturday of the month to this free event.  Please join our Meetup to RSVP and “Like “ our posts on social media,  invite your LGBTQ+ friends and volunteer to help us with hospitality.  For a Zoom link to the show, email PriestessKarenRenee@Gmail.com.  .

Technology and the Tech Team
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Sundays, 9:30 to 11:00 AM

The AV renovation is well underway at UUCSC. The technology improvements will improve the production of worship services, making services more seamless and tech volunteers’ work easier.  As Nick Pierone put it, “what is this, the Starship Enterprise?” Come and see what he meant. We are managing with our current team of wonderful volunteers, but we need more folks to step up! All you need are basic computer skills and a familiarity with controlling ZOOM meetings. If your skills are a little shaky, we’ll train you. So put on your visor, grab your tricorder, and welcome aboard! Text message musicdirector@uustudiocity.org for more information.

UU Studio City Choir
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Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM; Sundays, 9:00 to 9:30 AM
Performances: Sundays, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

The UU Studio City Choir wants YOU to join us in raising your voice as we combine worship with music in 2023. The year is new.  What better time is there to get involved? You don’t need to be able to read music to join. The choir welcomes folks of all backgrounds and musical abilities. If you have even the slightest interest in singing with the choir, please join us at rehearsal on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evenings. Text message musicdirector@uustudiocity.org for more information.

Men's Fellowship
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February dates to come

Men’s Fellowship: New Schedule
Attention members of the Men’s Fellowship. Our schedule for February has changed.

Please consult your email for new details or contact Frank Dungan (dungan.frank@aol.com) or Babu Shankar (bshankar52@aol.com).

 "Jazzanova" Mends Minds
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Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall

“Jazzanova” jams every Wednesday at 1:30 PM till 3:30 PM at our church in either the Sanctuary or the Fellowship Hall. Jazzanova, sponsored by the Studio City Rotary Club, is one of several bands in Los Angeles organized by Music Mends Minds, an organization that creates musical support groups for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and other neurological disorders. Musicians with or without diagnoses, including caregivers, family, and friends, are welcome to attend! 

Music Mends Minds Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, contact Gene Herd, geneherd@roadrunner.com.

Women's Book Discussion Group
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Thursday, February 9, 2023,
1:00 PM, Home of Rochelle Lamm

Our February book selection is the young person’s book suggested by Rochelle Lamm: Silver River Shadow by Jane Thomas with Rochelle Lamm. We will meet at Rochelle Lamm’s home.

According to Goodreads, “Based on a true story and a real, raw quest for truth, Silver River Shadow shines a light on a country's darkest secrets and unveils the mercury tragedy that still affects the Ojibway community in Canada's northeastern Ontario today.”

For more information on the book or the discussion group, contact Margery Pope, radkova@sbcglobal.net.

Senior Fellowship
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First and Third Wednesdays of the month, 2:00 PM

Senior Fellowship meets on the first and third Wednesdays at 2:00 PM for support and camaraderie for people who attend our church who identify as seniors. Please email seniorfellowship@uustudiocity.org for more information.

Hot Meals for Unhoused Folks
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Tuesdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon UUCSC Kitchen

Do you have a little extra time on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings? If so, you could be cooking a casserole for the unhoused folks of this area. The NoHo Home Alliance is looking for a few folks who’d be willing to prepare a casserole for the drop-in program the second Tuesday of the month. These could be as simple as a tuna/noodle casserole or franks ‘n’ beans. If you’re interested, please contact Jane Swanson, janeswanson07@gmail.com.  You can prepare the meal at home or in our UUCSC kitchen. Thank you for your generosity!

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Collection
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Sundays, before church service

There are many food-insecure folks living in the Studio City/North Hollywood area. They can use your help. Please donate diapers (especially large), wipes, hearty canned soup (with flip-top lid), and peanut butter. No glass, please. You may drop off your items Sunday mornings in the wicker basket at the front of the sanctuary.

For more information, contact Christina Mathers, christinamathers@gmail.com.

Online Church Directory Available to Members

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All Day, Every Day to Church Members

Did you know we have an online church member directory?

Our church has an online member directory available on any web browser and mobile device! We are using “Instant Church Directory.”  ...Learn More!

Medical Emergencies at Church: What to Do

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All Day, Every Day

Medical emergencies occur unexpectedly, and the Board wanted to remind everyone that if anyone appears to be in medical distress, the first thing to do is call 911.

You should also be aware that the church has an AED near the narthex by the restrooms. An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. To help us understand and use the device if ever needed, the Emergency Preparedness Team is researching training options

UUCSC 4th  Sunday Open Mic
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Every 4th Sunday of the month
7:00 PM, UUCSC Sanctuary

Calling all performers: UUCSC’s Fourth Sunday of the Month Open Mic is back! Storytellers, poets, dancers, musicians, comedians--and more--are welcome. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 PM with the show beginning at 7:00 PM. If you aren’t a performer, come sit in the audience and support our local artists!  Performers may remove their masks, but they will need to show proof of vaccination. If you have any questions, feel free to email Anthony Concepcion at his new email address, ConcepTonesMusic@gmail.com.

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!

Please send an email to playground@uustudiocity.org with your name and the date you'd like to reserve. Along with any questions you may have regarding access to the playground. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed. We will try our best to respond within 24 hours, thank you for your patience.

Reservations are available on first come, first served basis.  Following COVID-19 safety measures, one reservation will be allowed access per day.

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