Congregation News and Events


Virtual SUUmmer Road Trip

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Sundays, July and August
10:30 AM

Join Us On Zoom!

Our local area congregations will be worshipping together over the summer, with the Greater LA Ministers taking turns leading the Sunday services, “GLAM’S Virtual SUUmmer Road Trip”.

See the schedule on Upcoming Services

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. Please send in your pledge card as soon as possible. UUCSC depends on your continued financial support. Thank you! --The Finance Committee

Click here to pledge Online. Please also return your pledge card by mail, even if you fill out the online form.

From Your UUCSC Board: Upcoming Meetings
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Board Meeting,
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting: open to members and friends 

Special Congregational Meeting: ByLaws Changes Regarding Endowment Fund
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Discussion and decisions on whether the By-Laws will be changed regarding the Endowment.

Special Congregational Meeting: Budget Vote
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 1:00 PM, Zoom Meeting
Congregation to discuss the updated budget and vote to approve the 2021-2022 budget. 

Please plan to attend as many of these meetings as possible. Make your voice heard!  --Antoinette Scully, UUCSC Board President.

Laugh Out Proud
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August 7, 7:30 PM

In-Person Event

The August 7th edition of Laugh Out Proud will feature the dry comedy of Kim Diaz.  Host of Laugh Out Proud for the past 6 years, Kim’s angsty brand of humor has delighted audiences across the country.  Kim will be joined by Laugh Out Proud favorites Betsy Salkind, Sarah Taylor and Cynthia Levin.  Guest host Matthew Moore rounds out the bill for our second “hybrid” episode.  Live and uncensored, Laugh Out Proud brings a unique take on the standup comedy experience.  An outreach program for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities, Laugh Out Proud is building community while supporting queer comedy.  Admission is free and open to all (parental guidance suggested).  Tipping the comics is strongly suggested both at the live performance and during the Zoom meeting.  Audience members may use PayPal.me@LaughOutProud or Venmo@Laugh-Out-Proud to contribute, as well as cash.  

Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:00.  Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for a nominal fee.

The show takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St.  Studio City, Ca 91604.  Join us on Zoom - meeting ID 654 479 1646. Please email PriestessKarenRenee@gmail.com for the password or more information.

Cabaret 2021: "Anything Goes"
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August 14, 2021 
7:00 PM, Zoom Program

Cabaret 2021, “Anything Goes”
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/98386298764

Cabaret 2021, our annual music event / fundraiser is coming via Zoom on Saturday, August 14. Our theme is “Anything Goes.”  The choir has been meeting regularly to rehearse our two numbers, “Anything Goes,” and “The Song of Purple Summer.” We have a wonderful lineup of performances by individuals and ensembles for your entertainment. Please plan to watch the show. A suggested donation is  $10, but you can watch for free or donate whatever you’d like. The proceeds will help support our UUCSC church. 

For more information, contact Anthony at conceptones84@gmail.com or Marilyn at marilynshield@gmail.com. Thanks to Aviva Heston for designing the beautiful logo.

Women's Book Discussion Group
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Thursday, August 19
7:00 PM, Zoom Meeting

Our August book selection is A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.
According to Goodreads, “From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.”
Nancy Holland will send out a Zoom link before the meeting.

If you’d like to get a jump on the NEXT book selection, it will be Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. For more information, contact Margery Pope, radkova@sbcglobal.net.

Calling All Gardeners
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Various dates and times
....for fresh healthy nutritious food for the food insecure!  We need more volunteers to assist in the maintenance of the community garden, harvesting and delivering the food to the North Hollywood food pantry.  This community garden has been in operation for close to 10 years.      All of the food is donated to the North Hollywood Food Pantry and there is a huge demand for fresh healthy and nutritious food.  If you are interested or would like to learn more please contact jeanne@jeannemcconnell.com.
It Starts with Faith
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August 25 through November 3

It Starts With Faith: Organizing School for Teams
August 25 - November 3

It Starts With Faith: Organizing School for Teams is a 9-week faith organizing training series designed to build faith-rooted organizing teams that are committed to dismantling white supremacy and taking action in with Side With Love's four intersectionality justice priorities (Climate Justice, LGBTQ+ & Gender Justice, Democracy & Voting Rights, Decriminalization). It is open to people of all experience levels and faith affiliation. 

 Participants will learn foundational organizing skills to build and support teams in racial justice rooted work and take part in the upcoming Side With Love Action Center - a distributed organizing and leadership development program launching this fall.

Submit your application by July 30!



North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
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The pantry’s current particular need is for chunky soup in cans (15-18.5 ounces), size 6 baby diapers, energy bars, individual packets of cookies, and fruit bars. 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
6:30-8:00 PM

In-person choir rehearsals are back!!!! The choir will be rehearsing outdoors in the play area on the church grounds. If you haven't been vaccinated, please wear a mask and social distance. We'll meet one hour earlier than usual to take advantage of the sunlight. For more information, contact Anthony at conceptones84@gmail.com. 

Drop-in Program

NoHo Home Alliance

Tuesday
8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Once a week our volunteers are helping provide two hot meals, a brown-bag dinner, clothing, hygiene kits, a charging station, mail service, music, and compassion to our houseless neighbors.

Visit https://www.nohohome.org/volunteer to learn more about this rewarding opportunity and signup to volunteer. Be part of the solution!

Like to Cook? Prepare a Hot Meal for Houseless Folks

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Tuesday
8:30 AM-12:00 PM

The Houseless Drop-in Program is looking for an individual or family who would like to prepare a hot lunch for our houseless guests at the Tuesday morning program that runs from 8:30 to noon. The meal can be very simple--green salad, pasta casserole, and fresh fruit. (It can be more ambitious if you are so inclined.) We would need enough for about 20 people. You can prepare this at your home and drop it off on Tuesday morning.

If you’re interested in doing this--once or several times--please contact Terry Hassman at tmhassman@aol.com. Thanks for your generosity!

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie 
Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

Friday
11:00 AM

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 Babu Shankar and Frank Dungan 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

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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