Upcoming at UUVerdugo

THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: High Crimes 'n' Misdemeanors

7 p.m.

Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills brings L.A.'s finest musicians, storytellers, and comedians to our beautiful sanctuary for a night of music and laughs which the L.A. Times recently called "Hilarious!" and "A compelling experience."

This month's theme is HIGH CRIMES 'n' MISDEMEANORS: Music, Comedy, And Storytelling covering the whole spectrum of wickedness. Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests, both HUUT veterans and new friends, for an unimpeachable night of entertainment in our cool sanctuary.

If you are a parent needing a date night, come right in! We have childcare available for a nominal fee, provided by licensed and trained childcare workers. Please contact Elizabeth Brown at least a week beforehand.

Recommended donation: $10

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Sunday, September 23

In Theory

Lay Leader: Howard Richman

10:30 a.m.

UUVerdugo has long been a contributor to the L.A. Times community newspapers' "In Theory" column, in which various spiritual, spiritual-adjacent, or decidedly non-spiritual thinkers opine on current topics.

Join us for our occasional (and often entertaining) In Theory reading and discussion, in which congregation members take on all the viewpoints from a recent column.

 

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Saturday, September 29

UUVerdugo Movie Night!
Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" (1940)

7 p.m.

Join our own resident cineaste Jesse Silver for snacks, a screening, and discussion of Mr. Chaplin's dual-role masterpiece in which Chaplin plays a demagogue much like Adolf Hitler, released when the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 30

Church As Agent of Cultural Change

Guest Speaker: Rev. Rick Hoyt

10:30 a.m.

Some important social problems don’t lend themselves to legislative solutions.  To change the world we need not only better laws but better people.  The church is a special institution with a unique ability to actually change the culture.

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!