Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, February 16

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: "Mistakes Were Made: A Post-Valentine's Day Spectacular"

Celebrate the Verdugo HUUT's first anniversary with this delightful evening of music, comedy, and surprises featuring performers from around L.A. and the world. This month's theme tackles unrealistic expectations, unexpected consequences, unverifiable results, and hastily re-wrapped Christmas chocolate. Not only that, but guests can indulge in L.A.'s best urn-dispensed coffee as well as participate in our famous intermission contest for a fabulous prize.

$10/Show begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Sunday Service: When's Black Future Month Anyway?: Black Liberation & Unitarian Universalism

Rev. KC Slack

Borrowing a title reference from N.K. Jemson's "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?", the second service in our spring series on Unitarian Universalist history and theology will discuss the stories of Black Unitarian Universalists and consider movements towards racial justice and liberation in our collective history.

10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, February 24

Sunday Service: Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Words, Deeds

Unitarian Universalism's Seven Principles espouse a belief and a will toward recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person. But our membership, while well-meaning, is not diverse. Today we read short works by black authors--activists, essayists, entertainers, philosophers--and speak their words. We can't solve our diversity gap this way, but we acknowledge we have one.

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