Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Friday, August 17

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents ROAD SONGS

Join us for our monthly hootenanny in the hills, featuring L.A.'s most engaging musicians, comedians, and storytellers. Gracing our stage this month are HUUT favorites Carol McArthur and Art Stuccco as well as folk circuit legend Raspin Stuwart in his first Verdugo HUUT appearance. 

7 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 19

GVRO (Gun Violence Restraining Order)

Guest Speaker: Rev. Heather Richman

10:30 a.m.

A brief informational presentation about California’s Red Flag Law or the Gun Violence Restrainer Order (GVRO). The law is being utilized in several states, has received wide support from varied policy groups, and has been successful in deterring tragedy.

Hear from Heather Richman (Howard & Terry’s eldest daughter) and Moms Demand Action volunteer, about how this law works and how you can use it in your community. 

Tuesday, August 21

Roy Zimmerman Presents RiZe Up!

7 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 26

Fact or Fake: Sifting Truth From Fiction 

Guest Speaker: James Underdown

10:30 a.m.

In this age of allegations of “fake news,” viral posts on social media, and increasingly polarized public opinion, how do we decide what to believe?  How do we avoid the echo chamber effect of listening only to those we agree with?  What are some of the ways we all get things wrong?  James Underdown, Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles and contributor to Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines, will explore these questions this morning.

 

Tuesday
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Burbank Temporary Aid Center

Join us in supporting the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, BTAC, is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster. As a conduit between the generous donors of the community, foundations and government resources, BTAC works to provide clients with help such as food, utility assistance, transportation assistance, emergency shelter (off-site and short-term), medical assistance, referrals to other community resources, and holiday outreach.

On Sundays, please bring any of the following items to UUCVH which we will donate to BTAC for you.

  • Individual serving packages of foods (like applesauce etc), milk & juice boxes
  • macaroni & cheese
  • peanut butter
  • cereals
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned soups
  • canned meats (chicken, tuna, etc.)
  • rice, pasta
  • instant potatoes
  • pancake mixes, syrup
  • personal hygiene supplies like toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant
  • canned goods with easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated
  • Please, no ramen noodles, or exotic, specialty-food items.
  • BTAC does not accept clothing donations

In 1974, the Ministerial Association and the Burbank Coordinating Council recognized the need for a centralized source of services for the less fortunate in our community. The Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) was founded to address these needs.  The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills (UUCVH) and the former Burbank Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) have supported BTAC since its founding.

BTAC provides clients a variety of programs and services including:

  • Groceries from BTAC’s Food Pantry
  • Daily sack lunches for the homeless
  • Monthly Senior Food Distribution program
  • Assistance with utility bills
  • Transportation assistance
  • ID/License replacement program
  • Limited medical assistance
  • Limited emergency shelter, via a voucher program with cooperating businesses in the area
  • Shower facilities for the homeless
  • Laundry facilities for the homeless and other clients
  • Holiday “Santa’s Room” gift program for needy children

BTAC is often given opportunities to provide additional services required by our clients, and seeks to identify resources to help meet those needs.