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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"You're a Uni-What?", 8 minute video

A fun introduction to what Unitarian Universalism is all about.

These Principles and Sources of faith

are the backbone of our Unitarian Universalist community. (In no particular order)

We affirm and promote seven principles

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We draw from six sources

  1. Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  2. Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  3. Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  4. Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  5. Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  6. Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.