Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Sunday, June 24

Americans for Democratic Action 

Guest Speaker: Amanda Cotylo  

10:30 a.m.

UUVerdugo's Summer Sunday Speaker Series begins today! Join us each week as we feature old friends and new ones in our sturdy pulpit, each of whom approaches UU's Seven Principles from a different angle.

Founded in the 1940s, Americans for Democratic Action is a progressive organization that uses grassroots activism to support liberal causes. A target of then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1953, the ADA made former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt its chairperson. ADA organizer Amanda Cotylo joins us to talk about the battle against complacency and the ways we as individuals can create change. She also brings a message of hope: Your vote matters. Ms. Cotylo will share tips for everyday activism as well as some enlightening war stories from the trenches of political campaigns.




Friday, June 29: Monthly Movie Night  

"The Birdcage" (1996)

6:30 p.m.

Pride month at UUVerdugo concludes with Mike Nichols' hilarious 1996 adaptation of Jean Poiret's play "La Cage Aux Folles." Starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, "The Birdcage" is set in Miami, where a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

This event—along with the popcorn!—is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 1

UUs And Patriotism

lay leader: Bonnie Keith

10:30 a.m.


As we approach our nation's 242nd birthday, we ask (once again) what it means to be patriotic. Does this change depending on where we live, who's in office, or how much money we're making? Was this nation always "under God" or just since 1954, when those words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance? How does love of country square with our 7 Principles? How do borders figure into an "interdependent web"? Join us for what will very likely be an alternately feisty and contemplative discussion.

Sunday, July 8

Heavenly Bodies

guest speaker: Rev. KC Slack

10:30 a.m.


In the course of our day-to-day lives we receive many messages about bodies, food, and morality. What effect do these messages have on our lives? How does body positivity connect with spirituality? And what might a deep commitment to the value of all bodies bring to our lives and our world? We will discuss the relationship between diet culture and eating disorders, and look toward healing relationships with our bodies.

Thursday, July 12: An Exclusive Test Screening  

"Disturber of the Peace: The Malcolm Boyd Film"

7 p.m.

As a Priest, Author, and Activist, the late Malcolm Boyd's remarkable personal journey traced the most volatile and important moments in America's cultural and spiritual evolution over the last 70 years.

From his early days as a Hollywood Producer (partners with the legendary Mary Pickford), to becoming the '60s radical "Coffeehouse Priest" and best-selling author, Malcolm's story weaves through the violent beginnings of the Freedom Movement, the contentious eruptions against the Vietnam War, and the ongoing struggle for social, income and marriage equality.

Now his compelling life is the focus of a feature-length film portrait. 

This film was produced with Malcolm Boyd's full participation by noted author and scholar Mark Thompson, and award-winning filmmaker Andrew Thomas. Among the many interviews contained in the documentary are the remembrances of Lily Tomlin, Peter Yarrow, and Holly Near.

Join UUVerdugo for this exclusive test screening, followed by a reception and Q&A with director Andrew Thomas.

Sunday, July 15

What a Wonderful World

guest speaker: Rev. Anne Felton-Hines

10:30 a.m.

Is it possible – or even wise? – to believe the world is wonderful, given all the turmoil and tragedies we see in the world around us, and may even be experiencing personally? Can we hear — even sing — Louis Armstrong’s wonderfully joyful song during these times?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 20

The Verdugo HUUT! presents "beatlesque

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 "beatlesque" and, in addition to a couple of especially clever comedians, we'll have several L.A. artists performing either two Beatles' songs each or something equally beatlesque.

Recommended donation: $5

The Verdugo HUUT! is a family-oriented show for audience members 12 and up.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 28: Monthly Movie Night  

"About Time(2013)

6:30 p.m.

This wonderful 2013 film by the creator of "Love Actually" is an unabashedly sentimental story about finding delight in everyday things if one is attractive, British, and financially stable.

Starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, and the incomparable Bill Nighy.

This event—along with the popcorn!—is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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.