Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Friday, October 19

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: The Horror

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 THE HORROR: Music, Comedy, And Storytelling covering horrors however our performers interpret them. Scary songs? Ghost stories? Maybe an appearance by La Llorona? We don't know. Anything could happen (and still be family-friendly, of course).

Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests Maria Alexander, Marisol Barrett, Chris Bonno, Lisa Finnie, and Steve Johnson, for a night of entertainment in our cool sanctuary that is not to be overlooked.

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, October 21

Sunday Service: Can Reaching Your Full Potential Really Change the World?

Guest Speaker: Tracey Marashlian

10:30 a.m.

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Saturday, October 27

UUVerdugo Movie Night: "Frankenweenie" (2012)

6 p.m.

Join us for Tim Burton's 2012 feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short film. With the voice talents of Burton movie staples Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Landau, "Frankenweenie" is a delightful and painstaking black and white, stop-motion animation masterpiece. Come for the movie and stay for snacks and discussion with resident cineaste Paula Hollowell.

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Sunday, October 28

Sunday Service: This Is Halloween!

Rev. KC Slack

10:30 a.m.


Halloween is here! As we enjoy this spooky season, we consider how cultures, societies, and communities handle fear and the specter of death.

 

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