Congregation News and Events
Thank you to everyone who sang, played an instrument, directed, composed, baked, cooked, made coffee, donated, decorated, designed, printed, photographed, videotaped, contacted dignitaries, documented, served ice cream and waffles, publicized, dedicated a tree, drummed, sold tickets, bought tickets, brought wine, fund-raised, provided childcare, published a journal, partied—and just plain showed up—at our 75th Anniversary Weekend. You made it a success! Treasure your best memories of the celebration.
09/19/18 - 10/19/18
Raise $75 for UUCSC’s 75th!
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we are inviting our friends and family to participate in a peer-to-peer fund-raising initiative. It’s easy! Simply click this link to get started with your own page and message. Click the green button “Become a Fundraiser.” After creating your profile and expressing what UUCSC has meant to you, share on Facebook and/or send the link to your friends and family via email, inviting them to make small donations of $5 to $20.
For help, questions, or challenges, please contact Robert Gonsalves at email@example.com or call / text him at (323)572-4111. The goal is for 75 of our members and friends to each raise $75, toward a $5,000 end result, which means less fund-raising at our October 6th Gala. Thank you for sharing the good news of our 75 years of liberal religion in Los Angeles!
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. There is currently an URGENT NEED for DRY CEREAL, such as the kind sold at the 99 Cents Only Stories. The food pantry is in particular need of canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, and boxed cold cereal. Other needs include pasta, rice, canned goods (with tab-tops), and cookies. The pantry cannot use anything in glass. Thank you so much! UUCSC Social Justice Council, Antoinette Scully, Chair.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Laugh Out Proud, Octoberfest!
Sample exotic beers, root beer, and ginger beer as you enjoy live comedy from Sarah Taylor, Tara Jepson, Todd Masterson, May Viola, Amy Witry and our host, Kim Diaz. Doors open at 7:30 PM for refreshments and socializing, and the show starts at 8:00 PM. Admission is free and beverages are available for a voluntary donation. All donations are divided among the comics who perform for us.
Laugh Out Proud is part of our outreach program to the LGBTQ community, welcoming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and Questioning people to UUCSC. We are building community while providing a platform to performers who are part of these communities. Whether you are a straight ally or a member of one of these groups, join us for an evening of uncensored truth-telling with humor while showing your support. Volunteers are always welcome for setup, audio, bartending, and cleanup. Contact Karen Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LA Valley Cluster Camp
de Benneville Pines
This fun weekend will include workshops and hikes, activities for children and teens, relaxing by the fire or in the hot tub, a Saturday night talent show, and Sunday morning worship. Enjoy homestyle meals together in the lodge. Details and registration info are available here. For more info contact ClusterCamp@ymail.com.
5th Annual March and Rally
Sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Promise (GVPP)
GVPP is once again sponsoring a march and rally in memory of all victims of gun violence, including those killed at Sandy Hook in 2012 and last year in Las Vegas. Meet outside the church and march to the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. by Chase Bank. The rally begins at noon and lasts about 30 minutes. Then we will return back to the church. Please join us at the rally, even if you don’t want to march. Some parking is available behind the bank adjacent to the Farmers Market. We hope you will support our effort to keep attention focused on this important issue. Rev. Hannah, Councilmember Paul Krekorian and others will speak, with special music graciously led by Anthony Concepcion. Additional information about this event is available here, or contact Dorothy Wait at email@example.com
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) - Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread is a monthly discussion group meeting in The World Room at UUCSC. We will share food, build community, and talk about faith, socialism, social justice and what we want to see in the space between them. The meeting includes a potluck and is open to all who are interested. For more information, contact Jason Taksony Hewitt, Director of Religious Exploration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The next meeting will be at the home of Marjorie Clifton. The group will be discussing The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee. For more information, contact Margery Pope, email@example.com.
Our guest speaker during this special service will be author Cheryl Suchors. At 48 years old, Cheryl, who is a good friend and hiking companion of Music Director Nancy Holland, vowed to summit the highest 48 peaks in New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains to help her find success during a career transition. She will present her story during the service, and then host a book reading and signing from 11:30 to 12:30. Her book, 48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains is available for purchase on Amazon. Among the reviews on the Amazon site, you can read reviews written by members of UUCSC.
12:30- 2:00 PM
Funky Pop-Art Hat Workshop
The UUCSC Art Group is presenting an arts workshop that you’ll love! All materials will be provided. Children 5 and under are FREE. Suggested contribution: $10 per hat, $20 per family. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
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Contact Aviva Heston, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Yoshi Inman, email@example.com to reserve your spot.
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Men of UU Studio City
Congress, Integrity and Personal Responsibility
Just in time for Election Day, join a discussion about integrity in politics and in our own lives. We will look at the impact our own integrity has on our families, our communities, and the political system. For more information, contact Bill Weber, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) - Religion Reading Group
The Religion Reading Group meets monthly in The World Room at UUCSC. We will share food, read literature relating religion to critical social perspectives, and to imagine just futures. The meeting includes a potluck and is open to all who are interested. For more information, contact Jason Taksony Hewitt, Director of Religious Exploration at email@example.com.
Roy Zimmerman: RiZe Up
Save The Date
RiZe Up is 90 minutes of Roy’s original songs in a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change.” Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby. Tickets are $20 or you may pay what you can. Additional information will be available soon. Check out these videos for a taste of the RiZe Up experience: “Religious Freedom (To Burn Our Own Witches)”; “The Don”; “Creation Science 101”; "My Vote, My Voice, My Right.”
6:30 - 9:30 PM
5th Annual Holiday Party
Save The Date
Please join us and celebrate the end-of-the-year holidays UUCSC style at the 5th Annual Holiday Party. The whole family is welcome to enjoy an evening of music by the UUCSC Choir, cabaret- style performances, bands, and dancing. There will also be a potluck dinner, wine bar, storytelling, green reindeer gifts, games, and sing-alongs. Free childcare will be provided. More details provided soon.