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May 7

"Finding the Right Words"

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

As Unitarian Universalist we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. An individual’s sexual orientation and/or gender they understand is a central part of who they are.  In order to be true to ourselves we must come to understand and even honor who we really are.  This is finding ourselves; this is often hard work; this is beyond he or she.  In fact it is a spiritual imperative and worthy of a closer look.  



May 14
“Mothers In The Modern World”

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

For centuries, some women have struggled to understand the expectation of one of their most important roles in society, motherhood. Books, articles and Internet discussion boards have become an important venue for women (and men, mostly as onlookers) to participate in ongoing discussions about the role of Mothering in the contemporary world.  Let us jump in and engage in the conversation too.  How are our women and mothers at UUCVH, California and the nation discerning and shaping society’s newer understanding of the role of mothers.  Join us this Mother’s Day for a serious service!


May 21
“Mother Spirit, Father Spirit, Unknown Spirit”

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

One of our hymns speaks to a longing of human beings in search of the divine.  Let us search together.  Let us as a congregation of seekers and sojourners contemplate aloud the longings of our hearts.  Maybe, just maybe the Spirit known by many names will be remembered? Or by chance we may discern an affinity for one particular view of the divine.  But make no mistake about dear ones many if not most of us (human family) make a choice about the guiding light in our lives and for many reasons call this Spirit by a name that reflects a deep connection to the here and now and the great beyond.  Join us at UU Verdugo as we explore together our personal theologies.



May 28, 2017
"An Utter Violation of Christianity: John Haynes Holmes and the Unitarian Rift over World War I”
David Hostetter, PhD

A strong voice for the progressive Social Gospel, the Reverend John Haynes Holmes opposed US entry into World War I.  His stance against the war created a rift among Unitarians at the time.  Holmes' witness against war set an important precedent for the UUA principle of seeking world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Article originally appeared on Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, La Crescenta, CA (
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