Happy New Year From UUVerdugo !

January Worship Theme:

Global Understanding

January 1
A New Season, A New Lease on Life/Church

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

As we step into a new year we have an opportunity to alter the course of our lives and the trajectory of this congregations life. The New Year and all of the hoopla about leaving the bad behind and stepping into the new gives us both the audacity to dream ourselves anew along with the justifications to do so. Please join us for a service about the future of this congregation, you and how you can make real steps this year towards our best selves and a better UU.

January 8
Universalism, Our Best Hope for a Peaceful World

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

Our world has fought many wars over religions. We in fact continue to be plagued by religious intolerance and dare I say a lack of acceptance of other beliefs to this very day and in this very community.  This service is about what I think is the greatest idea known to religiosity, Universalism!  Join us for an engaging theological and philosophical experience.

January 15
MLK Jr: Back to the Future

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey and AJ Blackwood, M.Div.

As we move towards 50 years after the loss, as we as a nation have in many ways taken steps backward, as the world is ever more in danger I believe the words of this champion for human rights is needed more than ever.  Its no longer a question of a poor peoples march its now a necessity for a conscious peoples activism.  Please join us at UUVerdugo as we grapple with the situation and develop a clear understanding of where we as a people want to go.

January 22
Now the Fun Begins

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

The votes in many states have spoken.  The Electoral College did its work.  The populations of the northeast and far west must figure out how to navigate a radically new reality.  This one has the middle of nation and its more conservative approaches to life in control.  May the corporations develop generosity, May the elected officials remember they serve us all.  May we as a people of hope and action move with love.  Join us at UUVerdugo for a service intended to inspire.

January 29
Express Yourself

AJ Blackwood, M.Div

How do we communicate who we are? During this service we will discussing who we are both as UU individuals and as a collective.  We will be looking at ways to better communicate our beliefs, need for social justice, and how we are formed by UUism as well as how we for it. 




"UUCVH is a growing and welcoming community, offering a diverse spiritual landscape for an informed search for truth and meaning. We promote social justice, affirm the dignity of all people, and respect the interdependent web of all existence."

In our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world--a just, loving humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully and without fear. A community where no one is exiled, silenced or exploited because of gender, gender expression, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, affectional orientation, age, class, physical character or disability.

Using reason as our guide and freedom as our method, we seek to grow in the understanding of ourselves and of our world, and to promote and serve the universal human family.

With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion -- a religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We are a "non-creedal" religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed, but instead affirm and promote the Seven Principles


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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills

  • strives to build a religious community where members find comfort, intellectual stimulation and inspiration.
  • encourages members to discover and explore their own beliefs--our members’ worldviews may include theism, humanism, and agnosticism.
  • celebrates and draws from many sources of wisdom: other world religions, reason and science, earth-centered traditions, words and deeds of courageous women and men, our own intuitions.
  • teaches children guidelines for ethical behavior and helps them create lives filled with justice, peace and love.
  • values diversity of affectional orientation and racial and cultural identities, believing that through diversity we learn what it means to be human.