Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, June 15

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Once More Into the Breach!

Are we going to war again? Have we ever left? Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills draws performers and fans from the neighborhood and all over Los Angeles. This month's theme is Once More Into the Breach!—an evening of songs, readings, and related performance about war, which has proven fertile ground for all kinds of art (probably because of the blood). Whether you're for or agin' war, this month's HUUT will be filled as per usual with strong performances, good coffee, and fun surprises. Featuring Missy Lee, Andy McAllister, and Fogelfoot.

Sunday, June 16

Sunday Service: Who's Your Daddy?
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett

The role of the father is constantly evolving. What may have been true of our grandfathers might not be true now. In this congregation-led Father's Day service, we invite attendees to bring stories of our fathers, both traditional and not so much, and consider what unites them.

10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday Service: The Song of Isaac
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett

The late, great Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen penned one of the world's most evocative protest ballads, "The Song of Isaac," that set a high bar for a country's decision to go to war. A scholar and poet, Cohen drew the tune from the old Coventry Carol, which in turn was written about the Biblical Slaughter of the Innocents. We see how Cohen mixed "Old" Testament themes with some from the Gospels to write a Vietnam-era protest song that still resonates--if we let it--today.

10:30 a.m.


Sunday, June 30

Sunday Service: Words for Joy
Guest Speaker: Mary Madill

We all know words can have an emotional impact.  Different languages have words (such as “verklempt”) for emotions that are not described specifically in English.  Let’s share words—English and more--that bring joy and love into our lives. 

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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