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Thursday
Dec222016

Theme for April.  Human Ecology - Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments.

 


April 2


Who Was He?


Jesus was a peasant, which tells us about his social class. Clearly, he was brilliant. His use of language was remarkable and poetic, filled with images and stories. There was a sociopolitical passion to him -– like a Gandhi or a Martin Luther King, he challenged the domination system of his day.  Jesus was also a healer. And there seems to have been a spiritual presence around him, like that reported of St. Francis or the Dalai Lama.  At the end of this service I hope we will know more about Jesus and feel a deeper connection to one of the most compelling people who ever lived.

 


 

Not Your Average Negro

April 9


In the words of James Baldwin I find a vehicle for movement. He discerns that- “it is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have”. Join us as we look to the works of Juustice-LA, our congregation and ourselves as the worker bees for creating the Beloved Community.

 


 

 

April 16       

New Life, New Possibilities, New You

Easter and the spring season bring us a set of new possibilities.  We don’t have to be a people looking towards some great event in history or even in the present if we engage the realities of now.  Join us at UU Verdugo as we enter into the possibility of new life, new church, new realities, new UU’s.  This service is for the young, middle aged and old.  This service is about our community both in the church and outside of the church moving forward.  Happy Easter my friends!

 


 

April 23
Spring Cleaning

In SoCal, given our year round, generally, beautiful weather our doors and windows are open everyday, most of us don’t really understand what it means to have a home that is closed up all winter long and in need of spring cleaning. We will be exploring what it means to do some spiritual spring cleaning here at UUVerdugo?

 


April 30
Sacred Lore

Beltane honors Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active.

All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year and the potential becomes real. Join us for a service in the round.  Join us for Celtic and Pagan songs and dance. 

Join us for a time of memory and good feelings!


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.