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.

UUVerdugo, operating in its current location since 1990, is seeking a charismatic, kind, and administratively-savvy Contract Minister to shepherd and work with the congregation on a 3/4 basis. We are a congregation that seeks to grow, boasting an energetic board of trustees, a dynamic and caring Religious Education staff, and dozens of congregants who have been with us for decades. The ideal candidate has a living and vigorous connection with the 7 Principles, is an eager adherent of Right Relations, is an approachable and outgoing provider of pastoral care, and is committed to partnering with the board and congregation for the administrative and financial stewardship of our little church. We seek a person who can help this group of spiritual searchers focus its mission to ease some pain in the area, do some good, and continue to be a welcoming community. The position will ideally begin in late summer, 2018. Please contact our Board President for more information.


We are also seeking an Assistant Teacher reporting to the Religious Education Coordinator. Needed on Sundays and potentially during other special events, this position will begin in August.

  • Provide direct supervision of the children in the children’s programming group

  • In the RE Coordinator’s absence, the RE Assistant Teacher will run programming and provide supervision of the children in the children’s programming group, under the supervision of an RE committee member

  • Plan, design, and implement developmentally appropriate RE curriculum with the RE Coordinator for children’s programming.

  • Help maintain, organize, inventory all programming materials

  • Help to set up and clean up programming environment before and after programming

  • Provide support with programming each Sunday with the guidance and support of the RE Coordinator


The RE Assistant Teacher will be paid at an hourly rate  of $12.00 per hour initially, and then after the successful completion of a 90 day probation period, the rate will be increased to $15.00 per hour.

Please contact our Board President for more information.