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.
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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.

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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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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.