Congregation News and Events
Sunday Worship Service
Please join us for worship this Sunday via Zoom! This Zoom link is for all Sunday services. We will also send it via email every Friday for your convenience. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends so they may join us. If you are not already receiving our eNews bulletin, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list.
Each service will also be available as a Facebook Live stream on the UUCSC public Facebook page.
See you Sunday!
Special Congregational Meeting
Please plan to attend the Special Congregational Meeting beginning 10 minutes after the Sunday worship service on Zoom. We will share an update on our finances, a presentation by the Rapid Response Team, and review the previous motion regarding a disbursement from the Endowment to help meet any shortfall in our current budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you, Jon Bassinger-Flores, Board President.
Father's Day Presentation
David Barbee is creating a special Father’s Day presentation for the members of UUCSC. If you would like to be included, please create a video on your phone of yourself describing, in just a sentence or two, an activity you do or did with your father, and/or as a father you do with your kids. If you can, also include a photo or two of yourself with your father and/or with your kids. Ideally, the photo should be of you participating in the activity. Please send your submissions by June 15 to David at email@example.com.
Community Needs Form
Antoinette Scully has created a Google form that will help us determine which members and friends of UUCSC are in need of something, like food, toiletries, etc., as well as those of us who are able and willing to pick up and deliver these items to people in need. You can access that form here.
Various days and times
Meal Train for Cynthia and John Toussaint-Garrett
Many in our congregation know that our dear friend Cynthia is undergoing chemotherapy. While she and her beloved life partner John focus on her current health challenges, we can lighten their load by helping out with meals. Good food is powerful medicine! Here is a link to participate in a meal train. Let’s surround them with love while they navigate this tough road. Thank you for your support and friendship.
UUCSC 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! One family will be allowed access per day in order to observe quarantine. Reservations are available on a first come, first served basis. A confirmation email will be sent with additional details. Please reserve your day by emailing DRE@UUStudioCity.org. Thanks to Jonathan Bijur for spearheading this idea!
Free Prepared Meals for Seniors 65+
Includes people who are disabled, have health issues, or are immune compromised.
Councilman Paul Krekorian has started a free program for seniors 65+ who are in need of meals during this coronavirus pandemic. Kosher meals are also available by request. This is an attempt to help restaurants start up again within health and safety guidelines. Krekorian's office is also looking for some good restaurants that want to be involved.
Follow this link to sign up: aging.lacity.org/seniormeals. Seniors can also call Krekorian's office at 818-755-7676 for help in applying for the service. Spread the word! Thanks to Pam Geller for sharing this information.
Blood Plasma Donations Needed
COVID-19 continues to be a big threat to global health. UCLA is collecting convalescent plasma, an antibody-rich blood product donated by people who have recovered from the disease caused by the virus. If you had a positive COVID-19 test result and can provide documentation, we hope you will consider donating life-saving convalescent plasma. The need is urgent. Please email Terri Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your eligibility and to schedule an appointment.
Men's Ministry Looking for New Chair
Bill Weber is stepping down as Chair of the Men of UU Studio City as of June, so we need a man to step up. The job entails sending out at least two emails a month, representing the group at the quarterly meeting of church committee chairs, and taking the lead in organizing the annual Man of the Year presentation. Other events, such as the Men's Service, Waffles & Ice Cream Social, and Workdays, are optional. This is an opportunity to build on what we've begun in the past three years. Contact Bill Weber at email@example.com.
8:30 - 11:00 AM
Building and Grounds
Building & Ground needs your help for our work party on the church grounds outside the building. We will be following safe practices including wearing masks, having individual tasks, and social distancing. For more information, contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir rehearsals are on hiatus due to the pandemic. Our Music Coordinator, Anthony Concepcion will announce when they will be resumed.
2nd Sunday of the month
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 or to request the Zoom link for the meeting. email@example.com.
3rd Sunday of the month
3rd Wednesday of the month
Sailors of Sadness
The SOS group is an opportunity to create camaraderie for people who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. You must have received this medical diagnosis in order to participate. Please RSVP. The next meeting will be via Zoom. Please contact Rev. Hannah, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the Zoom link
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie Burroughs
Do something soothing for your mind and body. Join "Gentle Yoga with Bonnie" on Fridays at 11:00 AM via this Zoom link. No experience is needed, just comfortable clothes, maybe a blanket, and yoga blocks if you have them. Donations are optional. A Venmo link will be provided during the session with half going to UUCSC. For more information, contact Bonnie at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 of the following are 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. Until further notice, please drop off your food and toiletry items at First Christian Church (rear of building), 4390 Colfax Avenue, North Hollywood, CA, Mondays and Fridays, 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. For more information, contact Terry Hassman, Homelessness Ministry, email@example.com.
Join the Senior Fellowship for support and camaraderie. The group meets every other week at 3:00 PM. For more information, the Zoom link, and to be added to the list of members, contact Vickie Vining, Vickie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCSC Woman's Book Discussion Group
May’s book selection is Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, by Julie Andrews. According to Goodreads, “Co-written with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring. “
You can join the lively discussion via Zoom, led by Nancy Holland. For the Zoom link, contact Nancy at email@example.com.
We have selected the books for the next two months so that you can get them in advance: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin and The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. The dates for these upcoming discussions will be set soon. For more information, contact Margery Pope, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laugh Out Proud
June is pride month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities, and we are not going to let the Covid-19 pandemic dampen our spirits. Each month for the past five years we have sponsored an outreach program to the LGBTQ+ community to let them know we are here for all people of good will. This month we are featuring four great comics: Drew Droege, famous for his online depiction of Choe Sevigny; Gloria Bigelow, an out lesbian black comic who has appeared on television, cruise ships and in comedy clubs; Betsy Salkind, a writer for the hit show “ Roseanne” and has appeared on the Tonight Show; and Matthew Moore, founder of Improv for the People. The show is free, but we ask that you tip the comics on Venmo and text UUCSC to 44321 for a donation of any amount to the church. To RSVP and get the password join our Meetup group. For more information, contact Karen Renee at Priestesskarenrenee@gmail.com