Upcoming at UUVerdugo



Join screenwriter (and UUVerdugo member) Amy Starbin as she introduces her 2014 film "Kelly & Cal," starring Juliette Lewis. Starbin, who recently wrapped principal photography on her directorial debut, "Los Aliens," talks Hollywood meeting upstate New York in this sweet, funny, and transgressive 2014 film.

Kelly, a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Screening begins at 7 p.m./Rated R



Sunday Service: The Sanctity of Sex Ed
Guest Minister: Emmalinda MacLean

 Unitarian Universalists are pioneers in comprehensive sexuality education, offering “Our Whole Lives” classes that flip the script on “traditional” sex ed—focusing on values like self-worth, respect, healthy relationships, responsibility, and justice.  Emmalinda MacLean, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who proudly graduated from the Our Whole Lives program as a 7th grader, believes religiously that accurate, inclusive, respectful conversations are the antidote to the toxic messages about sex that permeate our culture today.

10:30 a.m.


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Our first YUUth Game Night Ends in Puzzles, Fluxx

The adult experience at church is often different from a child's experience, which is why churches, regardless of faith, often see a demographic dropoff between 18 and 30, when those children raised in the tradition come back with their own kids. To soften this divide, UUVerdugo has begun hosting its YUUth Game Night (we try to get a little UU in everything around here), and our first foray, featuring Fluxx, puzzles, and other games, was an intergenerational success.

Thanks to Board Vice President Cindy Lopez, Religious Education Coordinator Elizabeth Schenck, and R.E. Committee Chair April Younglove for hosting, and for the families from neighboring churches who braved the wilds of mysterious La Crescenta to attend. We'll let you know when the next one is!

(Note: We opted not to post pictures of the actual YUUth, just in case you were wondering if the people in these photos looked a little too experienced to be kids.)

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