Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Saturday, February 16

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: "Mistakes Were Made: A Post-Valentine's Day Spectacular"

Celebrate the Verdugo HUUT's first anniversary with this delightful evening of music, comedy, and surprises featuring performers from around L.A. and the world. This month's theme tackles unrealistic expectations, unexpected consequences, unverifiable results, and hastily re-wrapped Christmas chocolate. Not only that, but guests can indulge in L.A.'s best urn-dispensed coffee as well as participate in our famous intermission contest for a fabulous prize.

$10/Show begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Sunday Service: When's Black Future Month Anyway?: Black Liberation & Unitarian Universalism

Rev. KC Slack

Borrowing a title reference from N.K. Jemson's "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?", the second service in our spring series on Unitarian Universalist history and theology will discuss the stories of Black Unitarian Universalists and consider movements towards racial justice and liberation in our collective history.

10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, February 24

Sunday Service: Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Words, Deeds

Unitarian Universalism's Seven Principles espouse a belief and a will toward recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person. But our membership, while well-meaning, is not diverse. Today we read short works by black authors--activists, essayists, entertainers, philosophers--and speak their words. We can't solve our diversity gap this way, but we acknowledge we have one.

10:30 a.m.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

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.