Congregation News and Events


Sunday Worship Service
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Sundays
10:00 AM

Zoom meeting

Please join us for worship this Sunday via Zoom!  This Zoom link is active every Sunday for service.  We will also send it via email each week for your convenience. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends so they may join us. 

See you Sunday!  Rev. Hannah

Men of UU Studio City
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Thursday, May 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM

A robust, supportive relationship with its spiritual leader is a requirement for a thriving congregation. Rev. Hannah will be joining the men's fellowship for an informal sit-down to share her vision for our church, address the issues that are currently challenging us, and give her take on The Gadfly Papers.  

Family Systems Theory Mini-Course
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May 20
7:00 - 8:30 PM

taught by Rev. Hannah

Zoom meeting

Explore the generational dynamics of your family of origin and your immediate family, using a family systems theory lens.  We begin by introducing basic concepts then culminate in creating your family diagram.  Draws upon the work of Dr. Murray Bowen, Edwin Friedman, and Monica Goldrick. FREE and open to all.  Register by emailing familysystems@uustudiocity.org. Please include a mailing address so that materials can be sent.

Men of UU Studio City
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Thursday, May 25
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Discussion with Rev. Todd F. Eklof, author of The Gadfly Papers.

In case you haven't heard, Rev. Todd F. Eklof, who presides over the UU Church of Spokane, self-published a book of essays and handed them out at the UU General Assembly two years ago. The book offers his opinions on (to name a few topics) political correctness, "safetyism,"identity politics, microaggressions, barriers within the UUA to free and honest discussion, and whether the UUA is being true to all parts of its traditions. The book has caused quite a stir, ranging from condemnation to agreement to indifference.

Reseeding "The Woods"
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Through May 19

 

Building and Grounds is now having the grass re-seeded in The Woods,  so that area will be off limits until approximately May 19. The front lawn is not affected--only The Woods. Thanks for your understanding. --Greg Golden, Building & Grounds

Women's Book Discussion Group
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Thursday, June 7
  7:00 PM

Zoom meeting

 

Our June book selection is Caste: the Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.  The book was  chosen for Oprah’s book club and the NY Times  calls it “an instant American classic.”

According to Goodreads, “In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.” 

Nancy Holland will be sending out a Zoom link a few days before the meeting. For more information, contact Margery Pope, radkova@sbcglobal.net.

2021 Pledge Drive: Pulling Together for the Future
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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. You should have received a pledge packet in the mail, urging you to send in your pledge card by May 14. You may also submit your pledge using the online form. If you have questions, please send an email to stewardship@uustudiocity.org. UUCSC is depending on your continued financial support. Thank you!
Calling All Performers!
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August 7, 2021 
7:00 PM, Via  Zoom

Cabaret 2021! Once again, the show will be via Zoom. The theme is “Anything Goes.”  That’s right. You can choose any tune you’d like to sing or play. You can also recite a poem or present a dance. Graphic artists can showcase their work via a Powerpoint presentation. Begin thinking about what you’d like to offer. 

Anthony Concepcion encourages performers to do solos, rather than ensembles--unless everyone in your ensemble can be together in the same room to record your performance. You are also encouraged to provide your own accompaniment. For more information, contact Anthony at conceptones84@gmail.com.

Please submit ideas by May 28.

The deadline for submitting recorded performances is June 26.

Drop-in Program

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Once a week, on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, our church is providing two hot meals, a brown-bag dinner, clothing, hygiene kits, a charging station, mail service, and compassion to our houseless neighbors. On our opening day, we assisted 11 houseless guests, and we expect more folks to drop by as word spreads.

Read this informative Frequently Asked Questions document prepared by Pastor Stephanie Jaeger of NoHo Home Alliance.

Watch this video to learn about our new pop-up drop-in access center in Studio City.

Volunteer your help to this new social justice venture. Here are some of the options: Food Service; Kitchen Help (setup); Kitchen Help (cleanup); Intake; Office Volunteer; Bag-lunch Preparer; Clothing Distribution; Beverage Setup; Social Media/Photos; and Hygiene Kit Distribution.

Visit https://www.nohohome.org/volunteer to learn more about this rewarding opportunity and signup to volunteer.

Federal Action on Gun Violence

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Not content to wait for Congress to pass HR8 (the Bipartisan Background Checks bill),  on April 7, President Biden announced a series of six executive actions to address the epidemic of gun violence in the US.  These actions are directed at stopping the proliferation of “ghost guns”; forcing firearm marketers to clarify when their devices allow a pistol to be operated as a rifle; publishing model “red flag” legislation for states; investing in evidence-based community violence prevention; studying and reporting on firearms trafficking; and appointing a confirmed director of the ATF. Learn more about these initiatives on whitehouse.gov.



North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
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NHIFP has an immediate need for 1-lb. bags of rice, baby food, dog food, cat food, diapers (sizes 4 and 5), baby wipes, and menstrual pads.  You can drop off donations outside the church office on Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. Christina Mathers has offered to do socially distant pickups of contributions. Contact Christina at christinamathers@gmail.com. Cash donations can be made by visiting the pantry’s website www.nhifp.org.
Playground Access for Families
UUCSC Playground

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
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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 dorothy@balisok.com.

Weekly Happenings...
UUCSC Choir
Choir

Mondays
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

In-person choir rehearsals are on hiatus. However, we are continuing to meet Monday nights via this Zoom link. Anthony Concepcion, our Music Coordinator, has planned a variety of activities for choir members and anyone else interested joining in. For more information, contact Anthony at conceptones84@gmail.com. 

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie 
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

Fridays
11:00 AM

Zoom Meeting

Do something soothing for your mind and body. Join Gentle Yoga with Bonnie on Fridays at 11:00 AM On Zoom. No experience is needed, just comfortable clothes, maybe a blanket, and yoga blocks if you have them. Donations are welcome and half of those donations will go to support our church. For more information, please contact Bonnie, bonniebarks@gmail.com.

Monthly Meetings...
Gun Violence Prevention Promise
Gun Violence Prevention Promise

3rd Sunday of each month
11:30 AM

Zoom Meeting

Join our Zoom meeting to advocate for common-sense gun safety laws. 

More information is available on our Facebook page.

Senior Fellowship
Every other Wednesday
3:00 PM
Zoom Meetings
Join the Senior Fellowship for support and camaraderie. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Vickie Vining, vickie.vining@gmail.com.
Men’s Fellowship

4th Tuesday of every month
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Co-chairs Frank Dungan and Babu Shankar 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 mensfellowship@uustudiocity.org.

Laugh Out Proud

1st Saturday of every month
8:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

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.


Remembering...
Dorothy Wait
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To think of Dorothy is to bring forth her consistent, cheerful, gracious, seemingly effortless goodwill. (Read More)

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