Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Friday, July 20

The Verdugo HUUT! presents "beatlesque

7 p.m.

Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills brings L.A.'s finest musicians, storytellers, and comedians to our beautiful sanctuary for a night of music and laughs which the L.A. Times recently called "Hilarious!" and "A compelling experience."

This month's theme is "beatlesque" and, in addition to the delightful comedian Jackie Primrose Monahan, the HUUT! stage will feature David Kaufman, Carol McArthur, Deanna Neil, Mitchell Schaffer, Melissa McKinnon, Fogelfoot, Melinda Gibson, and Art Stucco—our biggest night yet. Not only that, but there will be prizes and beatlesque cookies!

And, for the first time, we will have childcare for tots from 2 to 12 (just let us know beforehand at 818-248-3954). See? It's getting so much better all the time.

 

Recommended donation: $10

The Verdugo HUUT! is a family-oriented show for audience members 12 and up.

Sunday, July 22

TMI—Too Much Information 

Guest Speaker: Rev. John Bloom-Ramirez  

10:30 a.m.


With Siri and Alexa at our beck and call, our lives are awash in information. It might even be too much. This sermon will explore the difference between information and wisdom, and some of the frameworks for making meaning out of the surplus of data in our lives.

Saturday, July 28: Monthly Movie Night  

"About Time(2013)

6:30 p.m.

This wonderful 2013 film by the creator of "Love Actually" is an unabashedly sentimental story about finding delight in everyday things if one is attractive, British, and financially stable.

Starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, and the incomparable Bill Nighy.

This event—along with the popcorn!—is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 29

With Liberty And Justice for All

Guest Speaker: Rev. Betty Stapleford  

10:30 a.m.


We know those words as part of our United States pledge of allegiance. But what do they mean outside that context?  And what could they mean to us as Unitarian Universalists. Let's look a little deeper to see them without their flavor of patriotism.  They may just comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

(Rev. Stapleford spent many years as UUVerdugo's minister and we are delighted to have her back, even for one Sunday.)

Sunday, August 5

Comfort Zone 

Guest Speaker: Cantor Deanna Neil  

10:30 a.m.


When there is loss or difficulty, how do we find comfort? And on the other end, when do we need to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones? Together we'll explore the aspects of comfort and consolation.

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Tuesday, March 7 2017

 

Suffragette Movie Night
March 7, 2017, 6:00pm
Community Hall
Contact: Paula Hallowell
Mothers  Daughters  Rebels
Suffragette is the story of the early feminist movement in Britain. Women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing became radicalized and turned to violence as the only route to change.  They risked their jobs, homes, children and lives to fight for equality. Suffragette is as heart-breaking, inspirational and gripping as any thriller.    (106 minutes)                                  
Trailer: suffragettethemovie.com

 

 

 
Amadeus Movie Night
February 18, 2017, 6:30pm
UUVerdugo, Community Hall
Contact: Jesse Silver
February's Movie Night will be Amadeus, Best Picture of the Year for 1984.

Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his Tony Award winning play, Amadeus tells the story of Mozart's rise and eventual fall, as told by his arch rival Antonio Salieri.  The film's theme revolves around Amadeus, which translates as beloved of God, for while Salieri has devoted his life to serving God through music, his world has been turned upside down when Mozart appears on the scene.  Salieri hears the voice of God in Mozart's "divinely imspired" music, yet Mozart himself is an utterly uncouth foulmouthed libertine.  How could the same God that Salieri has served, adored, and to whom Salieri has sacrificed his life, bestow blessed genius upon so foul a creature, while rewarding Salieri with the knowledge of his own mediocrity?

As much as a celebration of the genius of Mozart, and an opulent recreation of late 18th century Vienna, Amadeus is a cautionary tale and a meditation on what happens when one sees God as some sort of servant, expected to do what is expected of Him.

Because the film is 3 hrs, the screening will begin at 6:30.

There will be pizza.

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