Congregation News and Events
Virtual SUUmmer Road Trip
2021 Pledge Drive: Pulling Together for the Future
This has been a year of challenges and possibilities for our church. Thanks to you, our hardworking members and leaders, we have--more than once--shifted strategies, tackled difficult conversations, and taken on tasks beyond our comfort zones. Please send in your pledge card as soon as possible. UUCSC depends on your continued financial support. Thank you! --The Finance Committee
Click here to pledge Online. Please also return your pledge card by mail, even if you fill out the online form.
From Your UUCSC Board: Upcoming Meetings
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting: open to members and friends
Special Congregational Meeting: ByLaws Changes Regarding Endowment Fund
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Discussion and decisions on whether the By-Laws will be changed regarding the Endowment.
Special Congregational Meeting: Budget Vote
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Congregation to discuss the updated budget and vote to approve the 2021-2022 budget.
Please plan to attend as many of these meetings as possible. Make your voice heard! --Antoinette Scully, UUCSC Board President.
Laugh Out Proud
August 7, 7:30 PM
The August 7th edition of Laugh Out Proud will feature the dry comedy of Kim Diaz. Host of Laugh Out Proud for the past 6 years, Kim’s angsty brand of humor has delighted audiences across the country. Kim will be joined by Laugh Out Proud favorites Betsy Salkind, Sarah Taylor and Cynthia Levin. Guest host Matthew Moore rounds out the bill for our second “hybrid” episode. Live and uncensored, Laugh Out Proud brings a unique take on the standup comedy experience. An outreach program for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities, Laugh Out Proud is building community while supporting queer comedy. Admission is free and open to all (parental guidance suggested). Tipping the comics is strongly suggested both at the live performance and during the Zoom meeting. Audience members may use PayPal.me@LaughOutProud or Venmo@Laugh-Out-Proud to contribute, as well as cash.
Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:00. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for a nominal fee.
The show takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, Ca 91604. Join us on Zoom - meeting ID 654 479 1646. Please email PriestessKarenRenee@gmail.com for the password or more information.
Cabaret 2021: "Anything Goes"
August 14, 2021
7:00 PM, Zoom Program
Cabaret 2021, “Anything Goes”
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/98386298764
Cabaret 2021, our annual music event / fundraiser is coming via Zoom on Saturday, August 14. Our theme is “Anything Goes.” The choir has been meeting regularly to rehearse our two numbers, “Anything Goes,” and “The Song of Purple Summer.” We have a wonderful lineup of performances by individuals and ensembles for your entertainment. Please plan to watch the show. A suggested donation is $10, but you can watch for free or donate whatever you’d like. The proceeds will help support our UUCSC church.
Women's Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 19
7:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
If you’d like to get a jump on the NEXT book selection, it will be Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. For more information, contact Margery Pope, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Gardeners
It Starts with Faith
It Starts With Faith: Organizing School for Teams
August 25 - November 3
It Starts With Faith: Organizing School for Teams is a 9-week faith organizing training series designed to build faith-rooted organizing teams that are committed to dismantling white supremacy and taking action in with Side With Love's four intersectionality justice priorities (Climate Justice, LGBTQ+ & Gender Justice, Democracy & Voting Rights, Decriminalization). It is open to people of all experience levels and faith affiliation.
Participants will learn foundational organizing skills to build and support teams in racial justice rooted work and take part in the upcoming Side With Love Action Center - a distributed organizing and leadership development program launching this fall.
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
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.
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 Anthony at email@example.com.
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!
Like to Cook? Prepare a Hot Meal for Houseless Folks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your generosity!
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.