Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, December 15

UUVerdugo Movie Night!

"It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)


Bring the family for the greatest Christmas movie that isn't "Love Actually." Watch 1940s Encino stand in for the fictitious Bedford Falls, New York, as our hero, George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) learns that "no man is a failure who has friends." Will we be giving out wings? No, but we will be giving out pizza.

An informal poll around the sanctuary reveals that, though many have seen part of this wonderful movie, not everyone has seen all of it. Friends, it's worth it. See Drew Barrymore's grand-uncle! See what happened to Alfalfa! Meet the original Ernie & Bert! Swallow the moon!

Trigger warning: This film looks askance at librarians and garlic eaters.

5 p.m.

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Sunday, December 16

Weekly Service: Sol Invictus or: The Dark Days Are Over

Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The celebration of Sol Invictus (The Unconquered Sun) began before Christ and lingers as a wintertime event commemorating the strengthening Sun after a period of increased darkness.

Join us as we discuss the ancient pedigree of Sol Invictus and the ageless appeal of rebirth in such a cold time.

Note: We have incorporated the Sol Invictus theme for this Friday's Verdugo HUUT, too! Why not come to both?

10:30 a.m.

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Friday, December 21

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Sol Invictus

Join us for our monthly Hootenanny in the Hills, our final HUUT of the year. We've been lucky to have hosted so many of L.A.'s best musicians, comedians, and storytellers this year, and the Sol Invictus show will feature the jubilant Madame Headdress, Fogelfoot, and players to be named later.

Why fight your way into Hollywood for your holiday entertainment when L.A.'s best entertainers come here? Especially since the failing L.A. Times just called us hilarious and compelling?

That settles it. You'll come here.

We provide low-cost, licensed childcare for kids over two. Contact Elizabeth Brown by December 14 if you're interested.

7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 23

Weekly Service: What Mary Said

Rev. KC Slack

Known by many names—The Blessed Virgin; Mary, Mother of God; Qānitah; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe; sayyidatuna; The Queen of Heaven—Mary, a young Jewish girl from Nazareth, became an important figure not only in Catholicism, but in Protestant Christianities, Islam, and in many individuals' spiritual practices.

What does the story of Mary—her life and her own words in so far as we know them—have to tell us today? 

10:30 a.m.

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Monday, December 24

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Rev. KC Slack


Join us for a candlelight service of music and storytelling as we celebrate Christmas Eve together.

7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 30

Weekly Service: Visions for the Future

Lay Leaders: Ann Kleinsasser and Madeline Dow


At the close of the year, we gather downstairs in the round for connection, sharing, warmth and community.

This is a good time to take stock of our congregational life and reaffirm why we are here. What is our vision and purpose as a congregation? What hopes and dreams do you have for our community as we move forward into a new year.  How can we support these hopes and dreams? Come and share your thoughts.

10:30 a.m.

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Ascencia 

Ascencia’s mission is to end homelessness in the greater Glendale area, one person, one family at a time. We envision a community where people in need can find safe affordable housing and access resources to become self-sufficient.

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Guest Chef program

Friday, November 11

Food prep begins at 2:00pm for meal service at 6:00pm.

1851 Tyburn Street, Glendale, CA 91204

 

Ascencia - volunteers needed to prepare food (2:30-5:00 pm) and then serve (5:00-7:00 pm) Friday, November 11. Please contact Reverend Bailey if you are available.

Also, we're collecting laundry baskets to take to Ascencia on November 11. If you have one that you need to fill, please contact Nancy in the church office for a list of items and return it by Friday, November 11.

 

OUR WISH LIST

Thank you for your consideration of in-kind support for Ascencia! Please know that your donation is greatly appreciated and ensures that our limited resources are allocated to their best and highest needs for our clients. We are always in need of the following items:

 

CLOTHING LINENS, TOWELS, RELATED

New socks and undergarments (for all ages) New bath towels, bedding, pillows, pillowcases, New t-shirts, hats, caps (for all ages) New twin, full, queen mattresses

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS HOUSEHOLD

(new, unopened, in original packaging)

Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, Shampoo, bar soap, Dishwashing soap, Toothbrush, toothpaste Bathroom tissues, Combs, razors, tweezers, nail clippers Paper towels, Deodorant Q-tips, band-aids

 

PANTRY FOR BABIES / TODDLERS

Canned, nonperishable food Diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, Bottled water, juice boxes Baby formula, Cereal

 

GIFT CARDS: grocery stores, Target, Walmart, gas

 

Having a hard time deciding what to donate? If you’d like to help us pay for important items that are not readily anticipated, please consider making a cash donation. You can help us pay for items such as registration fees for job programs or training certificates, boots for work in a specific size, emergency prescription refills or other medical needs. Cash donations also support vital staffing so that we can continue to provide mission-critical services to our homeless clients, such as counseling, housing searches, budgeting and job assistance.

To make a donation online, please visit our website at www.AscenciaCA.org and click the DONATE NOW button on the right side of the page. Checks should be mailed to Ascencia, 1851 Tyburn Street, Glendale, CA 91204.