February Worship Theme:


Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process.
Listening is key to all effective communication, without the ability to listen effectively messages are easily misunderstood – communication breaks down and the sender of the message can easily become frustrated, lose interest and become irritated.
If there is one communication skill you should aim to master then listening is it.

February 5
Listening to the Spirit Within

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

During a lifetime we process many messages.  We hear many noises.  We listen actively to only a fraction of the communications coming our way.  This service is intended to get us listening in a more profound way. This sermon is an attempt to get us all listening to ourselves deeply and to the people we care about.  Join us in this important work.

February 12
Gerald Rivers Shares The Words of MLK
Gerald Rivers

UUVerdugo welcomes back Gerald C. Rivers, who will perform his rendition of the words of Martin Luther King Jr.  For more than three decades Rivers as enacted the speeches of the late Dr. King.  He realized his gift for bringing King's words to life in his teens and has dedicated himself to keeping alive the spirit and inspiration of Dr. King through his awe-inspiring renditions. Rivers, who grew up in Compton, has gained recognition as a multi-talented actor, voiceover Artist and inspirational speaker. His presentation is part of UUVerdugo’s celebration of Black History Month.


February 19
Hearing Lincoln
Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

In the minds of many historians and even most Americans Abraham Lincoln arguably remains our nation’s greatest president.  His profound sense of right, his love of country, and his words still hold great meaning as we move towards a new era in our countries’ life.  Come share of this giant’s word as we remember some of the history and dream aloud about the future.

February 26
Africans in our Midst
Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

Since 1865 there have been millions of Americans that have lived and contributed to this society.  A good number of them have been African American.  In fact our Unitarian and Universalist faith has been enriched by the stories and theological gifts of this community.  Join us this Sunday as we remember those black ministers and others that have helped make Unitarian Universalism the faith best positioned to serve a multicultural multiethnic world.


Vision and Leadership



"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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  • 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.