Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, June 15

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Once More Into the Breach!

Are we going to war again? Have we ever left? Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills draws performers and fans from the neighborhood and all over Los Angeles. This month's theme is Once More Into the Breach!—an evening of songs, readings, and related performance about war, which has proven fertile ground for all kinds of art (probably because of the blood). Whether you're for or agin' war, this month's HUUT will be filled as per usual with strong performances, good coffee, and fun surprises. Featuring Missy Lee, Andy McAllister, and Fogelfoot.
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Sunday, June 16

Sunday Service: Who's Your Daddy?
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The role of the father is constantly evolving. What may have been true of our grandfathers might not be true now. In this congregation-led Father's Day service, we invite attendees to bring stories of our fathers, both traditional and not so much, and consider what unites them.


10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday Service: The Song of Isaac
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The late, great Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen penned one of the world's most evocative protest ballads, "The Song of Isaac," that set a high bar for a country's decision to go to war. A scholar and poet, Cohen drew the tune from the old Coventry Carol, which in turn was written about the Biblical Slaughter of the Innocents. We see how Cohen mixed "Old" Testament themes with some from the Gospels to write a Vietnam-era protest song that still resonates--if we let it--today.


10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, June 30

Sunday Service: Words for Joy
Guest Speaker: Mary Madill

We all know words can have an emotional impact.  Different languages have words (such as “verklempt”) for emotions that are not described specifically in English.  Let’s share words—English and more--that bring joy and love into our lives. 


10:30 a.m.

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Thursday
Feb162012

100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism

Download Now PDF, 56 page Booklet of "100 Questions"

A thorough and thoughtful Q & A about Unitarian Universalism (UU) from the perspective of both non-UUs and UUs.

Introduction:

A few years ago I learned that in this nation of 260 million people, there are fewer than 200,000 Unitarian Universalists. I wondered, “Are UUs so rare because people have studied the religion and rejected it?

Or is it that so few people are even acquainted with the religion?” Believing that the latter situation might be the case, I began to assemble questions about Unitarian Universalism, obtaining them from a variety of people outside the religion: Catholics, Protestants, Jews and fundamentalists.

I even went inside the religion, seeking questions from both present and former church members and ministers. Rev. Steve Edington of the Nashua, New Hampshire UU Church is the source of most of the answers. If you don’t like the response to a particular question, I’ll tell you that Steve didn’t answer that one, or Steve did answer it but I didn’t write what he told me. Otherwise he would be the author and I wouldn’t have had anything to do.

The answers do not represent the views of all Unitarian Universalists—there is great diversity among individual UU churches and ministers. But leaving room for our differences, we think the answers given here are fairly representative.

Six printings and 14,000 books later, we seem to be holding our own. The UUA Bookstore tells us of the hundreds of books they sell, this is their fourth best-selling book. And of those books not published in-house by the UUA, this is their second best seller. But most important, many people have told us that 100 Questions has helped them decide to become a UU.

John Sias