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May 7

"Finding the Right Words"

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

As Unitarian Universalist we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. An individual’s sexual orientation and/or gender they understand is a central part of who they are.  In order to be true to ourselves we must come to understand and even honor who we really are.  This is finding ourselves; this is often hard work; this is beyond he or she.  In fact it is a spiritual imperative and worthy of a closer look.  



May 14
“Mothers In The Modern World”

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

For centuries, some women have struggled to understand the expectation of one of their most important roles in society, motherhood. Books, articles and Internet discussion boards have become an important venue for women (and men, mostly as onlookers) to participate in ongoing discussions about the role of Mothering in the contemporary world.  Let us jump in and engage in the conversation too.  How are our women and mothers at UUCVH, California and the nation discerning and shaping society’s newer understanding of the role of mothers.  Join us this Mother’s Day for a serious service!


May 21
“Mother Spirit, Father Spirit, Unknown Spirit”

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

One of our hymns speaks to a longing of human beings in search of the divine.  Let us search together.  Let us as a congregation of seekers and sojourners contemplate aloud the longings of our hearts.  Maybe, just maybe the Spirit known by many names will be remembered? Or by chance we may discern an affinity for one particular view of the divine.  But make no mistake about dear ones many if not most of us (human family) make a choice about the guiding light in our lives and for many reasons call this Spirit by a name that reflects a deep connection to the here and now and the great beyond.  Join us at UU Verdugo as we explore together our personal theologies.



May 28, 2017
"An Utter Violation of Christianity: John Haynes Holmes and the Unitarian Rift over World War I”
David Hostetter, PhD

A strong voice for the progressive Social Gospel, the Reverend John Haynes Holmes opposed US entry into World War I.  His stance against the war created a rift among Unitarians at the time.  Holmes' witness against war set an important precedent for the UUA principle of seeking world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.



"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.