Thursday
Dec222016

March Worship Theme: MEANING
mean·ing
 
Noun
1.  What is meant by a word, text, concept, or action.
 
Adjective
 
1.  Intended to communicate something that is not directly expressed.
“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.” 
Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World


 

March 5
Take Me To Church
 Rev.  Gordon Clay Bailey

Have you ever been to a Unitarian Universalist revival? Join us this Sunday as we lift up Woman’s History month with a rousing sermon dealing with the history, impact and wisdom of women in ministry.

March 12
Life Purpose 
Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

It’s been said that you don’t have to know the keys to success to have a good life, but the key to failure is attempting to please everyone.  Join us for an excursion into discerning how to understand success on your own terms with the highs and lows along the way.

March 19
Moving Towards Something Great
 Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

This is the season of great expectations, for things are growing inside and out.  The sun is returning and the days seem longer.  The children are outside more and more and many of us are dreaming about the next season.  Join us as we explore and engage the longings of the heart, mind and spirit of spring.
 
 

March 26
The Meaning of Worship
AJ Blackwood, M.Div

Why do we come to church on Sunday morning? As Unitarian Universalists does attending a Sunday service hold true to our values of being inclusive and forward thinking which embraces novelty? Do our current worship styles, times, and riturals address these values or are have we simply given in to the nostalgic past and have we become comfortable with status quo.

 

Sunday
Jan102016

Mission

"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

Wednesday
Aug032011

Looking for a spiritual home?

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.