Congregation News and Events


Choir

Sundays
8:45 AM
Mondays
7:00 PM

UUCSC Choir 
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 nholland22@gmail.com.

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

Sundays
7:30 AM
Fridays
5:00 PM

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 bonniebarks@gmail.com.

LA River Cleanup

4/13/19
4/20/19
4/27/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Great LA River Cleanup
Are UU In?
Join UUs and Friends of the LA River to beautify our river ecosystem and celebrate Earth Month. Lindsey Black, Jerry Machado, Mat Steury and Rachel Bennett Steury will be at one or more of the clean-up events, beginning with the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex on the April 13 and ending with the Willow Street Estuary on the April 27.  Gloves, trash bags, snacks and water will be provided, but bring your own water bottle. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, and bring sunscreen and hats.

For more information, see Jerry, Lindsey or Rachel at church or email Rachel at rbennettsteury@gmail.com. To register, visit the LA River Cleanup website.

Mindfulness

4/21/19
11:20 AM

UUCSC Mindfulness 
1st and 3rd Sundays
Mindfulness is a term many use to describe a range of practices that help us center our attention, calm our reactivity, and find spaciousness and ease in our lives. Here are some short videos we've put together about mindfulness: https://tinyurl.com/MindfulPlaylist

Originally related mostly to spiritual and philosophical practices, mindfulness is now commonly taught and practiced in other contexts, such as schools, workplaces, and even medical and therapeutic environments. UUCSC RE supports the community's individual and collective exploration of mindfulness in these and other contexts. Indeed, we recognize the role Unitarians have played in shaping the history of mindfulness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness#Transcendentalism.

In the coming weeks, UUCSC will offer two new related programs: “All Ages Mindfulness” and “Mindfulness for Recovery.” These are in addition to Bonnie's the ongoing yoga class.  All Ages Mindfulness is a 15-minute session of guided, body-centered mindfulness practices, focusing on the youth of the community and their families. Session meet the first and third Sundays of each month.

In the following weeks, we will also introduce Mindfulness for Recovery, meant to support those in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. More details on this program will be provided.

If you are interested in a regular adult-centered mindfulness program, please let Jason know at DRE@UUStudioCity.org. In the meantime, you are welcome to join us for the All Ages group.  Please consider joining these relaxing, centering and beneficial programs, either as a family or individual.

Men's Group

4/21/19
11:20 AM

Men's Fellowship: Generating Leadership
What does it take to be a leader?  Michael Breitner, an American Express Publishing executive (retired), marathon runner, and trained seminar leader, will help us grow the leader within. For more information, contact Bill Weber, bill@billweberstudios.com.

Men's Group

Ongoing

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, dorothy@balisok.com or Terry Hassman, tmhassman@aol.com.

Mindfulness

4/26/19 - 4/28/19
All day

Pacific Southwest District Assembly Annual Meeting
PSWD is holding its annual meeting on April 26-28 in Long Beach. Do you want to learn more about UU issues in the Pacific Southwest? If so, then plan to attend this meeting, which will include UU congregations in Arizona, California, and Nevada. For more information, contact Diane Brinson, Administrative Manager, Pacific Western Region, (206) 384-9718, dbrinson@uua.org.

Skid Row Marathon Film

5/03/19
7:00 PM

Film Screening: "Skid Row Marathon"
Presented jointly by the Men's Fellowship, the Social Justice Ministry, and the Homeless Task Force. In this award-winning documentary, a Los Angeles judge starts a running club on Skid Row and helps its members get a second chance at life as they battle their addictions.  It covers issues of discrimination, the criminal justice system, and homelessness with a big heart and hope. The $10 suggested donation will support projects to end homelessness. This screening is open to people of all genders. It will be held in the UUCSC Sanctuary. For more information, contact Bill Weber, bill@billweberstudios.com.

Congregational Meeting

5/05/19
11:15 AM

Special Congregational Meeting
The Board will be providing updates for UUCSC members on fundraising and suggestions for cost-saving. We look forward to seeing you. Carlos Phoenix, Board Treasurer, and Karen Kungie-Torres, Board Committee Council Chair.

American Red Cross

5/15/19
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Blood Drive
UUCSC and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive on May 15. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Click here to make an appointment. Donors receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card by email (rcblood.org/together)! Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team. Deborah McBeth is the drive coordinator. You can also contact Cindy Lee at clee@skadesign.com for more information.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

5/18/19
7:00 PM

Cabaret 2019
"Songs from the Silver Screen"
Our annual Cabaret musical extravaganza is coming! This year's theme is “Songs from the Silver Screen,” highlighting music featured in films from across the decades. Bring your family and friends to enjoy one of our congregation's favorite events of the year! 
Doors open at 6:15 PM for pre-show drinks, and the show begins at 7:00 PM. The bar will be open all night, with complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Tickets may be purchased online here, after services on April 28, May 5, and May 12, or reserved by sending an email  to uucabaret@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $20/adult, $10/children 12 and under, and $50/family.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

5/23/19
7:00 PM

UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group will meet at the condo of Connie Hafner-Edwards.  The book is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.
According to Reese Witherspoon: “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!”

For more information, contact Margery Pope, radkova@sbcglobal.net.

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