Congregation News and Events

Rev. Hannah Petrie

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Rev. Hannah Petrie's Installation
Rev. Hannah Petrie’s installation as our settled minister will be a very significant day in the life of UUCSC! You’ll definitely want to witness this important ceremony.

You can contribute to this very special occasion by bringing food to share for the potluck dinner. If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a salad or a side dish. If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring an entree. Please bring your cold dish ready to eat (no heating or prep that requires use of the kitchen). If you absolutely must bring a hot dish, then bring it in a crockpot which we will keep plugged in. 

If you don’t want to cook, then bring a bottle of soda, rolls, or a bag of chips with dip. We also need folks to set up and clean up.   Please check your email for the eVite that was mailed February 4 and RSVP with if you’re coming, how many will be attending, and if you will be donating food for the potluck. Free childcare will be provided. If you need childcare, please contact Jason Taksony Hewitt at  For more information about the potluck, contact Terry Hassman,

Chalice Lighters

11:00 AM

What is "Chalice Lighters"? #3
To quote Michael Hart, a valued member of our congregation and PSWD President, “To me, Chalice Lighters is a ministry in which congregations help one another, knowing that one day they will need help as well and they can call on the other congregations in the district.”

In 1999-2000 we did just that. We requested and received a generous grant for a major renovation at the church.  That grant was available because of the generosity of Chalice Lighters in our own and other congregations who put their funds together to help, in this case, us. Please come to our table this Sunday to find out more about the program and seriously consider signing up. For more information, contact Lindsey Black,, or Gil Shorr, Thank you. 

Together We Read

Through February 2019

Join Us - Together We Read So Together We Grow!
Racism Matters:  A little double entendre to get your attention. Our Social Justice group is reading the book So You Want to Talk About Race.  Please see Lindsey Black after church (in the Narthex) each Sunday to check out or buy a copy. It is filled with anecdotes, facts, a good bit of humor and can help those of us who think "I'm not a racist" to learn more about our own prejudices. Come to our Social Justice meeting and join the discussion. Starting in February 2019, Antoinette Scully, Social Justice Chair and Rev. Hannah will be presenting services and a series of workshops about racism. 

Blessing Bags


"Blessing Bags" Collection
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We appreciate the amazing outpouring of items for the Blessing Bags project. Your donations far exceeded our expectations. We’ll keep the plastic collection tub out for one more Sunday in the Narthex.

One of the Chalice Circle groups will assemble the items donated and create Blessing Bags. About 10 bags will stay in the church office to be handed out to homeless folks who need them. The rest will be donated to the NoHo Alliance, a homeless drop-in center at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, North Hollywood. For more information, contact Terry Hassman,


8:45 AM
7:00 PM

UUCSC Choir 
The choir sings in the Sanctuary every Sunday through June.  Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 8:45 AM and Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. We welcome new members anytime. If you’re interested in singing with us, please contact Music Director Nancy Holland after services, or by email at

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

7:30 AM
5:00 PM

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie Burroughs
Do something soothing for your mind and body. Join "Gentle Yoga with Bonnie" in the Fellowship Hall Sundays and Fridays. Suggested donation $10. For more information, contact Bonnie at

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition
Come and enjoy this “Modern, Funky, & POP!” art exhibit.  Six UUCSC artists will be displaying their work at this free event. Meet the artists and enjoy their creations in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Yoshi Inman, ART Group Facilitator,

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Building and Grounds Work Party
Buildings and Grounds is holding a Work Party to improve and maintain our facility and grounds. Everyone is welcome. We will be working in the playground and gardens to clean up and get ready for planting spring vegetables, and other tasks. Please join us!  For more information contact Mary Sager McFadden,,

Congregational Meeting

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Winter Congregational Meeting
Join us immediately following the Sunday service. The Nominating Committee will present a full slate of candidates for open positions on the Board and their own committee, plus additional service positions that do not require a vote by the congregation. Please note that voting for positions that require a vote, including Board President and Secretary, will not take place until the June Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, contact Liz Owen, Board President,


Feed the Hungry

Every Sunday morning

Share Your Abundance
Each Sunday during our church service, you have an opportunity to share your abundance with needy folks who use the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry. They currently urgently need dry cereal, like the kind sold at the Dollar Store. Other particular needs include canned tuna, canned chicken, and peanut butter. They also need pasta, rice, a variety of canned goods (with tab-tops), and cookies. Nothing in glass, please. Thank you so much! UUCSC Social Justice Council, Antoinette Scully, Chair.


Waking Lions

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Women's Book Discussion Group
The next meeting will be at the home of Terry Hassman-Paulin.  We will be reading Waking Lions, by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. According to The Guardian, this book “Begins with such velocity that you can’t put it down.” For more information, contact Margery Pope,     

Women's Workshop

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Women's Workshop "Body Listening for Women"
Presented by Daphneleah Schneider, Room 9
Women are expected to take care of a lot!  We are often the primary caretakers of others, we have careers, we manage the household, and we are expected to keep a beautiful home. If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, and confused, this workshop can help you find solutions to your challenges through accessing your body’s wisdom and intuition. By the end of the two-hour workshop, you will also experience pressure relief. The workshop is $25 per student. Women can contact Rev. Hannah for scholarship information. Daphneleah Schneider is an accomplished energy body worker with over 25 years of practice and study in spirituality, energy healing, and bodywork. To participate or for more information please contact Karen Renee at You may also check out the website,


Songs from the Silver Screen

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Auditions for Cabaret 2019 
Save the date: Cabaret is coming Saturday, May 18
Cabaret is one of the biggest musical events of the year at UUCSC! This extravaganza features music performed by our own members and friends.  
“Songs from the Silver Screen” is this year's theme, so we want the music performed to be from a movie. If you’d like to sing a solo, be part of a duet or trio, or play an instrument, we welcome you to sign up to audition on one of the following dates:

Monday, April 1, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 8, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

For more information or to sign up to audition, please contact Nancy Holland at or Jon Bassinger-Flores at