Upcoming at UUVerdugo

THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

UUVERDUGO MOVIE NIGHT: "KELLY & CAL"


Join screenwriter (and UUVerdugo member) Amy Starbin as she introduces her 2014 film "Kelly & Cal," starring Juliette Lewis. Starbin, who recently wrapped principal photography on her directorial debut, "Los Aliens," talks Hollywood meeting upstate New York in this sweet, funny, and transgressive 2014 film.

Kelly, a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Screening begins at 7 p.m./Rated R

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Sunday Service: The Sanctity of Sex Ed
Guest Minister: Emmalinda MacLean

 Unitarian Universalists are pioneers in comprehensive sexuality education, offering “Our Whole Lives” classes that flip the script on “traditional” sex ed—focusing on values like self-worth, respect, healthy relationships, responsibility, and justice.  Emmalinda MacLean, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who proudly graduated from the Our Whole Lives program as a 7th grader, believes religiously that accurate, inclusive, respectful conversations are the antidote to the toxic messages about sex that permeate our culture today.

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.