Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, December 15

UUVerdugo Movie Night!

"It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)


Bring the family for the greatest Christmas movie that isn't "Love Actually." Watch 1940s Encino stand in for the fictitious Bedford Falls, New York, as our hero, George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) learns that "no man is a failure who has friends." Will we be giving out wings? No, but we will be giving out pizza.

An informal poll around the sanctuary reveals that, though many have seen part of this wonderful movie, not everyone has seen all of it. Friends, it's worth it. See Drew Barrymore's grand-uncle! See what happened to Alfalfa! Meet the original Ernie & Bert! Swallow the moon!

Trigger warning: This film looks askance at librarians and garlic eaters.

5 p.m.

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Sunday, December 16

Weekly Service: Sol Invictus or: The Dark Days Are Over

Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The celebration of Sol Invictus (The Unconquered Sun) began before Christ and lingers as a wintertime event commemorating the strengthening Sun after a period of increased darkness.

Join us as we discuss the ancient pedigree of Sol Invictus and the ageless appeal of rebirth in such a cold time.

Note: We have incorporated the Sol Invictus theme for this Friday's Verdugo HUUT, too! Why not come to both?

10:30 a.m.

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Friday, December 21

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Sol Invictus

Join us for our monthly Hootenanny in the Hills, our final HUUT of the year. We've been lucky to have hosted so many of L.A.'s best musicians, comedians, and storytellers this year, and the Sol Invictus show will feature the jubilant Madame Headdress, Fogelfoot, and players to be named later.

Why fight your way into Hollywood for your holiday entertainment when L.A.'s best entertainers come here? Especially since the failing L.A. Times just called us hilarious and compelling?

That settles it. You'll come here.

We provide low-cost, licensed childcare for kids over two. Contact Elizabeth Brown by December 14 if you're interested.

7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 23

Weekly Service: What Mary Said

Rev. KC Slack

Known by many names—The Blessed Virgin; Mary, Mother of God; Qānitah; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe; sayyidatuna; The Queen of Heaven—Mary, a young Jewish girl from Nazareth, became an important figure not only in Catholicism, but in Protestant Christianities, Islam, and in many individuals' spiritual practices.

What does the story of Mary—her life and her own words in so far as we know them—have to tell us today? 

10:30 a.m.

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Monday, December 24

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Rev. KC Slack


Join us for a candlelight service of music and storytelling as we celebrate Christmas Eve together.

7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 30

Weekly Service: Visions for the Future

Lay Leaders: Ann Kleinsasser and Madeline Dow


At the close of the year, we gather downstairs in the round for connection, sharing, warmth and community.

This is a good time to take stock of our congregational life and reaffirm why we are here. What is our vision and purpose as a congregation? What hopes and dreams do you have for our community as we move forward into a new year.  How can we support these hopes and dreams? Come and share your thoughts.

10:30 a.m.

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Unitarian Universalism is a religion that embraces many different beliefs, in which people of all races, creeds, orientations, and hairstyles are accepted. Join us and our wonderful new minister, KC Slack, as well as monthly pulpit guests, as we figure things out together.

 

All are welcome.

 
At UUVerdugo, we cherish the process of developing our own spiritual path while supporting the paths of others, respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

 
Is it a faith? Is it a religion? Is it a lifestyle? Maybe. What we know about ourselves is that we are a community of like-minded individuals seeking to do good in our community while we learn together.

 
Join us in Worship Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and stay for coffee and conversation afterward. And bring your kids! We welcome youngsters to our fun and engaging children's programs, led by trained and friendly staff in the rec room while the grownup service is delivered in the sanctuary.

 
If you'd like to visit our sanctuary and community center on a non-church day, we host numerous programs, including the monthly Verdugo HUUT, movie nights, exercise classes, and other community-building events.

 
Explore our website! Learn about our welcoming community, our varied and democratic beliefs, the Seven Principles that guide us and, when you're ready, visit us in person!