Congregation News and Events

Committee Council Meeting

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Big Room

Committee Council Meeting
Committee Chairpersons please plan to attend the Committee Council meeting  in The Big Room at 11:30 AM. The meeting will last less than an hour.  For more information, contact Karen Kungie-Torres,

Pie Auction

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Holiday Pie Auction
Bake a Pie / Buy a Pie
What is Thanksgiving without pie?  Pumpkin, pecan, blueberry, apple, or maybe rhubarb? 
The Homelessness Ministry is sponsoring a Pie Auction fundraiser, so this Thanksgiving you can get delicious pies here at church. Bring a pie you have baked yourself or purchased from a local bakery. They will be sold via a Silent Auction after the church service and the money raised will support the activities of our church. For more information, contact Terry Hassman, Homelessness Ministry,


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Book Discussion of Sissy--A Coming of Gender Story
Gain insight into the book Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story, by Jacob Tobia. The discussion will be led by Nancy Holland and Antoinette Scully. 

Gift Wrapping

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wrapping Party
Help us get the gifts ready for our annual Holiday Party. For more information, contact Marilyn Shield at or Gene Herd at

Men's Group

7:00 PM

Amplify Your Voice with Rap
Join us for a special session led by Michael Gendler and crew. We'll learn how Rap and Hip Hop offers a transformational experience of creative self-expression, allowing us to courageously share our dreams, fears, wisdom, and life stories without judgement. Then, we'll circle up and practice with a Flowmaster sound machine. We'll learn how to shut off our inner critic and tap into one of life’s most beautiful states of being: flow. For more information, contact Bill Weber,


3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner
Once again, Leslie and Brian Bielanski are organizing and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at UUCSC. All you need to do to participate is bring a side dish. Leslie has a sign-up sheet available.  Join your UU family and have a wonderful holiday. For more information, contact the Bielanskis at

Holiday Craft Bazaar

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A Call for Crafters and Artists for the UUCSC Holiday Craft Bazaar 
Application forms are available now online or in the Narthex. Space is limited, so it’s first come, first served. Please send your application to the office as soon as possible to reserve your space. Contacts: UUCSC Holiday Craft Bazaar Committee: Karen Renee, Chair:; Aviva Heston:; Yoshi Inman:

People of a Certain Age

6:30 - 8:00 PM

People of a Certain Age
Please join us for the next meeting of our newly formed "People of a Certain Age" group. We will be completing our covenant and discussing questions submitted by members. Light refreshments will be available. Please contact Vickie Vining if you have any questions:

Silent Auction

6:00 - 9:00 PM

6th Annual Holiday Party + Dinner
Come to the UUCSC Music Team's 6th Annual Holiday Party for some end of the year fun for the whole family. Judy’s Wine Bar opens at 6:00 PM; the buffet dinner, 6:30; entertainment follows until 9:00 PM.

We will feast on roast turkey, baked ham, vegetable lasagna, holiday stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden salad, green beans, cranberry sauce, and garlic rolls. Dessert includes apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies with whipped cream.
The show opens with the UUCSC Choir, followed by continuous live entertainment including music, poetry, comedy, dancing, and a super celebrity guest. There will be fun gifts on the center of each table for each guest, but no opening them until you are told!
Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 24 in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Suggested donation: $20 for adults, $5 for children under 12. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. See Rev. Hannah for a complimentary ticket. Free childcare will be provided.
For more information, call Gene Herd at 818-997-3007 or email

Silent Auction

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Women's Book Discussion Group
The next UUCSC women's book group will meet at Margery Pope’s home. Our book choice for January is A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, by Jackie Copleton.  According to Goodreads, this book is “In the tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha and The Piano Teacher, a heart-wrenching debut novel of family, forgiveness, and the exquisite pain of love.” For more information contact Margery Pope,

The Heart of Recovery

1st Thursday of the month
8:15 - 9:30 PM

The Heart of Recovery
Meditation Group
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

Social Justice Support

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.


8:45 AM
7:00 PM

UUCSC Choir 
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

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

7:30 AM

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 

Caring Committee


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

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

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,, Homelessness Ministry. Thank you.

    NH Food Pantry

    Sunday mornings

    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,



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