Congregation News and Events


Mindfulness

First and third Sundays
11:20 AM

All Ages Mindfulness 
All  Ages Mindfulness is a 15-minute session of guided, body-centered mindfulness practices, focusing on the youth of the community and their families. 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.

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.

The Heart of Recovery

First and third Thursdays
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 dre@uustudiocity.org.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

5/28/19
7:00 PM
Fireside Room

Men of Studio City 
Generating Leadership, Part 2
In April, the Men’s Group did a self-assessment. This month, we will delve deeper into the tenets of John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, and spend some time tapping into the wisdom of the group to help solve individual leadership problems. You did not have to attend Part 1 to benefit from Part 2.
The facilitator, Michael Breitner, is an American Express Publishing executive (retired), global marketing consultant, marathon runner, and trained seminar leader. For more information, contact Bill Weber, bill@billweberstudios.com.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

6/01/19
8:00 PM
Sanctuary

Laugh Out Proud 
Join us to ring in Pride Month!  We’re celebrating "Gay Liberation" with a fantastic line-up featuring the iconic Robin Tyler.  Robin was the first lesbian comic on TV and one of the women responsible for suing the state for the right to marry.  Tyler’s witty commentary brought down the house at her last appearance at LOP, and she is sure to set the stage for our annual pride celebration.  The Stonewall riot, which kicked off the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights took place 50 years ago. And we are still rioting.  Tonight’s show, the “Lesbian Laugh Riot.” will be sure to please Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Questioning folks as well as our beloved allies. 

Laugh Out Proud is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City’s outreach program for Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people.  Admission is free and so are the refreshments.  All we ask is that you tip the comics who otherwise donate their time and talents for our entertainment. The bar opens at 7:30 PM with beer, wine, and soft drinks. Showtime is at 8:00 PM.  A brief explanation of Unitarian Universalism precedes the show.  Contact Karen Renee at priestesskarenrenee@gmail.com for more information

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. 
The choir will be on hiatus from singing in Sunday services from June 17 until August 25.  Beginning on June 17, rehearsals will be on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, to prepare the 3 movement work Alzheimer Stories, composed by Robert S. CohenThe concert will be presented with a 14 piece instrumental ensemble on September 22 at 4:00 PM. Additional information will be available soon.

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. Note: There will be no classes on May 10, 12, 24, and 26, while Bonnie is on vacation. For more information, contact Bonnie at bonniebarks@gmail.com. 

Caring Committee

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.

Caring Committee

7/07/19
10:00 AM
Sanctuary

100th Anniversary of Congress Passing 19th Amendment
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by women suffragists. For you history buffs, the actual date Congress approved it was June 4,1919, and then it was adopted after the states ratified it on August 26, 1920.  The service will incorporate the story of how the vote came to pass, including its imperfections, as well as patriotic music from the era. The Sanctuary will be decorated with bunting and all women are asked to wear white that day. Following the service there will be a reception serving foods that were on the menu 100 years ago. Work has begun on this special service and event, however we welcome all women of the church who would like to be involved to contact Dorothy Wait at info@uustudiocity.org.

Caring Committee

7/11/19
7:00 PM
Offsite

UUCSC Women's Book Discussion Group
The UUCSC Women's Book Group will meet Thursday, July 11, 7:00 PM, at the home of Judy Leslie.  The book we will discuss is The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. This book is a New York Times Bestseller and the Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book of 2019. According to Fiction Writers Review, “The book proceeds at a fast clip, a cloak-and-dagger, page-turner pace.”

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

Caring Committee

10/11/19 to 11/13/19
All day
Offsite

Save the Date: Oct. 11-13, Camp DeBenneville Pines Cluster Camp Weekend
Join us for a fun-filled weekend at Camp De Benneville Pines. (Registration opening soon!)

Weekend offerings include the following:

  • Workshops and hikes
  • Relaxing by the fire
  • Relaxing in the hot tub
  • Saturday night talent show
  • Home-style meals together in the lodge
  • Sunday morning worship

For more information, contact Greg Golden or link to clustercamp@ymail.com.

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