Congregation News and Events
Now through October 20
Donations Needed for Horn of Plenty Gala
Please donate your goods and services to this major fundraiser! Here are some suggestions:
Silent Auction: Gift-basket ideas: wine/cheese/crackers; movie tickets/popcorn; bath oils/aromatherapy/candles; earthquake preparedness; kitchen gadgets/towels/soaps; gourmet tea/coffee/honey; camping trip; or your own creative idea. Value: $35 to $150
Other suggested donations: designer accessories; theater or game tickets; personal services; artwork; dinners for 8-12 people. Value: $50 to $400.
Live Auction: Suggestions include a weekend time-share in Las Vegas; large hosted dinner + sing-along; Hollywood Bowl tickets + picnic dinner; special spa weekend. We welcome your own creative ideas. Value: $400 and up.
Please bring all donation items to Claudia Moscotte in the church office before October 20. It is important that you complete the Online Donation Form or fill out a paper form in the office to describe your donations. For more information, contact Judy Leslie, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Witkovsky, email@example.com.
Thank you so much for supporting this important fundraiser!
A Welcoming Congregation
Together is the only way
This fall, our church community will continue seeking to become a more welcoming and inclusive congregation for the LGBTQ+ community. Centering the ideas and opinions of those we seek to lift up in our collective work is our call. We ask those within the LGBTQ+ community who would like to join us in leading this effort to please contact Barbara Allen, who is leading this effort: firstname.lastname@example.org. There's much to be done and together is the only way.
1st Thursday of the month
8:15 - 9:30 PM
The Heart of Recovery
This mindfulness and awareness meditation group is for those in recovery. All 12-step and recovery meditation groups are welcome. Sessions meet at UUCSC in Room 9. For more information, contact Jason Taksony Hewitt at 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 - 9:00 PM, beginning on September 23 after the Fall Concert on September 22.
Come to the Fall concert and see the choir perform with an orchestra! 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.
Social Justice Movie Night
"Between the Cracks," a documentary by filmmaker and UUCSC member Richard Roller
This film takes us deep into the lives of a community of ‘houseless’ people, functioning and dysfunctional, under a bridge in the San Fernando Valley. In the City of ‘Lost Angels.’ Filmmaker Richard Roller, once homeless himself, revisits this world in order to share the stories of the Bridge People, living together “Between the Cracks.” Click here to view trailer for the film.
This event is sponsored by Men of UU Studio City. There will be a talkback with the filmmakers after the screening. Suggested donation $10.
For more information, contact Bill Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Your time and talents are needed to help beautify our shared spaces. Projects for October include working in the narthex, sanctuary, our renters’ kitchen, the garden, and the playground. Questions can be directed to any Buildings and Grounds committee member or by emailing Rachel at email@example.com.
Orientation, Support Group and Full-Group Hypnotherapy Session - Free
Are you coping with someone else’s illnesses, such as dementia, AIDS, cancer, ALS, MS, or continual pain? If so, plan to attend this FREE orientation, support group, and full-group hypnotherapy session for those who love or care about people with serious illnesses. It will be facilitated by Julia Nizinski, CHt., a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
Please click on this link to register for the initial event on October 19, from 1:00 to 4:00, which will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA. For more information, please contact Julia@nizinskihypnotherapy.comand write“support groups” in the subject line.
10:00 AM to
Community-Wide Participation Event
Get involved in helping the homeless folks in our area. The NoHo Home Alliance, which meets at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, is holding a 3-hour long event. You can make sandwiches, assemble hygiene kits, make blankets, cook, crochet, and donate food and clothing. Drop in anytime during the 3-hour period. Get involved and enjoy yourselves at the same time!
For more information, contact Terry Hassman, Chair, Homelessness Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Horn of Plenty Gala and Silent Auction
Tickets are available online or in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday services.
This is our major fundraiser of the year. It will offer something for everyone to have a fabulous evening, including dancing, live entertainment, complimentary gourmet appetizers and desserts, fun raffles and door prizes. Volunteers are needed for online donation requests and merchant solicitation. Contact Judy Leslie, email@example.com, 818-769-2558 (home) or 818-934-5839 (cell).
7:00 - 8:30 PM
UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
Our next reading selection will be Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, a famous best-selling journalist and reporter who died of breast cancer on September 17th. We will meet at Gil Shorr’s home for what promises to be a lively discussion.
Sundays during service
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: Special Requests
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.