Congregation News and Events
Sundays in January
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Warm Clothing Drive
A Chalice Circle Project
Imagine being homeless on a cold winter’s night. Even here in the San Fernando Valley, the temperature can drop to the low 40's. The homeless folks in our area can really use warm clothing. Please look through your homes for warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, shoes, boots, and blankets that you can donate. Then bring them to church any Sunday in January. We will donate them to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Drop-in Center for the Homeless in North Hollywood.
Drive sponsored by Members of the Chalice Circle. For more information, contact Terry Hassman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for caring!
7:00 - 9:00 PM
6:30 - 7:30 PM
"We Laugh, We Cry"
Two Performances: Saturday, March 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, and Sunday, March 15, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
The Saturday performance will be more adult-oriented and include a bar and desserts. The Sunday performance will feature lighter material and include children’s singing and dancing. Cookies, juice, coffee, tea and ice cream will be provided.
Life is always a mixture of laughter and tears, and we often use comedy and laughter to move us through the hard times, whatever they may be. Cabaret 2020 will be intergenerational, showcasing the talents of the full range of our community, from young kids to seniors. The goal is to bring our community together through music and dance.
For general information and to sign up for auditions, contact Terry Hassman, email@example.com.
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Online Request to Audition
Singers, dancers, and comics: it’s time for Cabaret 2020 auditions! This year’s theme is “We Laugh, We Cry,” so we’re looking for both comedy and tragedy acts. We’re especially interested in ensembles, duets, trios, quartets, or other combinations, so find some partners you’d like to perform with. Mix it up, try something different and surprise yourselves!
Once you have a firm idea about your act, please provide as much information as possible by completing this online survey. You will then be sent a date and time for your audition. Auditions are scheduled every 10 minutes, so please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time. After your audition, Nancy or Anthony will let you know who will accompany your act. Looking forward to a fantastic Cabaret this year!
--Terry Hassman and Karen Juday, Co-Producers.
RiZe Up With Roy Zimmerman
Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. Check out these videos on Roy Zimmerman's website for a taste. Tickets will be available at the door for $25, or you may pay what you can. For more information contact Gene Herd: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Social Justice Teach-in
Please join us for lunch and to learn about how our various UU Principles line up behind our social justice work. Suggestions will be offered for how you can become involved. Presentations will be made by Social Justice Chair Antoinette Scully and leaders of our social justice subgroups: Sustainability Ministry, Homelessness Ministry, Gun Violence Prevention Promise, and the Welcoming Congregation Committee.
The World Room
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Building and Grounds Work Party
Join the Buildings and Grounds Committee for our first work party of the decade! Your help is needed in the garden, playground, Fellowship Hall, the classrooms and kitchen. Bring your good spirits and your families! For more information contact Rachel Bennett Steury at email@example.com
Laugh Out Proud Celebrates Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the all-black cast of Laugh Out Proud, UUCSC’s outreach program to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning community. Guest host Pat Branch will appear along with comics Sampson McCormick, Gloria Bigelow, Cathy Lewis, and Torrance Hill.
Laugh Out Proud has been entertaining audiences for over four years, offering free drinks and admission for our guests. Donations are accepted for the comics who otherwise donate their time and talent. All ages are welcome, but the show may get bawdy, so parental guidance is suggested. Showtime is 8:00 and doors open at 7:30 for socializing. Come early for the best seats. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The book for February is Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sara Smarsh. According to Goodreads, “Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.” The meeting will be offsite, at the home of Stephanie Prather. For more information, contact Margery Pope, email@example.com.
2nd Sunday of the month
11:30 AM Sanctuary
Social Justice Support Meeting
Are you looking for clarity and honest conversations around tough social issues? The Social Justice Support Meetings provide a safe space to ask questions, vent frustrations, and gain understanding around justice issues both big and small. We are also having an ongoing discussion of the UUCSC’s Common Read: Sissy, by Jacob Tobia. No prior justice work is needed to attend, just an open heart and the ability to give each attendee respect. Please contact the Committee Chair, Antoinette Scully, with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like to Sing? Join the UUCSC Choir! Regular rehearsals are on Sundays at 8:45 AM and Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 PM For more information, contact Nancy Holland, Choir Director, at email@example.com.
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie Burroughs
Do something soothing for your mind and body. Join "Gentle Yoga with Bonnie" in the Fellowship Hall Sundays. Suggested donation $10. For more information, contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring Committee Cares About You
Are you going through a challenging time? Maybe experiencing a serious illness, coping with a death in the family, or a new baby? The UUCSC Caring Committee members are ready to lend a hand. They will provide meals, transportation for doctors appointments, and compassionate ears to listen. The committee also has room for more care volunteers. To receive or give help contact Dorothy Balisok email@example.com.
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
NHIFP needs dog and cat bags
Homeless folks often have pets for comfort and security. You can help by donating dry pet food, cans of moist food, flea collars, pet treats and anything else that homeless folks can use to better care for their pets. For more information, contact Terry Hassman, firstname.lastname@example.org, Homelessness Ministry. Thank you.
North Hollywood Food Pantry
Homelessness and hunger never take a holiday. The need goes on. To help the homeless and food-insecure in our own area, donations this Sunday morning of the following items are especially needed: protein bars, ramen soup packages, tea, popcorn, nuts, chips, candy, baby diapers in all sizes, baby wipes, and baby food. Thank you for your generosity. It does make a difference. Terry Hassman, Homelessness Ministry, email@example.com.