Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Sunday, May 26

Sunday Service: Go the F to Church!
Minister: Rev KC Slack

In an increasingly disconnected and lonely world, Rev. KC makes a case for the importance and possibilities of spiritual and yes, even religious, community. Special guest vocalist Dr. Melanie Davis joins Rev. KC and accompanist Britta for the service.

10:30 a.m.


Sunday, June 2

Sunday Service: Flower Ceremony
Minister: Rev. KC Slack

As June begins, we partake in a late-Spring UU tradition: the Flower Ceremony. Bring flowers to bless and share (we'll have some too!) as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of our earth and our human community. 

10:30 a.m.


Saturday, June 15

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Once More Into the Breach!
Are we going to war again? Have we ever left? Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills draws performers and fans from the neighborhood and all over Los Angeles. This month's theme is Once More Into the Breach!—an evening of songs, readings, and related performance about war, which has proven fertile ground for all kinds of art (probably because of the blood). Whether you're for or agin' war, this month's HUUT will be filled as per usual with strong performances, good coffee, and fun surprises.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday Service: The Song of Isaac
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett

The late, great Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen penned one of the world's most evocative protest ballads, "The Song of Isaac," that set a high bar for a country's decision to go to war. A scholar and poet, Cohen drew the tune from the old Coventry Carol, which in turn was written about the Biblical Slaughter of the Innocents. We see how Cohen mixed "Old" Testament themes with some from the Gospels to write a Vietnam-era protest song that still resonates--if we let it--today.

10:30 a.m.


Sunday, June 30

Sunday Service: Words for Joy
Guest Speaker: Mary Madill

We all know words can have an emotional impact.  Different languages have words (such as “verklempt”) for emotions that are not described specifically in English.  Let’s share words—English and more--that bring joy and love into our lives. 

10:30 a.m.


Facility Rental

UUVerdugo occupies two distinct but connected buildings in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains. One building, which holds our 110-seat sanctuary, is a lovely meeting space built in the Craftsman style, with wooden beams and a high arched roof, along with stained glass windows and a recessed proscenium stage.

This stage features a Baby Grand piano and a moveable pulpit with microphone. 

On Sundays this sanctuary is home to our morning services, but that still leaves about 164 hours...

At other times we rent the sanctuary for concerts, recitals, candidate nights, community meetings, movie screenings, weddings, memorial services, baby dedications, plays, and other performances, including our monthly Verdugo HUUT.

UUVerdugo has WiFi and an additional sound system suitable for bands, speakers, and plays. We are also available for film shoots and recording, as our acoustics make everyone sound just a little better...

The sanctuary is connected to our Friendship Hall via a short hallway with two bathrooms. Friendship Hall offers a smaller meeting space (about 50 people) and features a full-service kitchen as well as several smaller adjoining meeting rooms.

We welcome all facilities rental inquiries for one-off or regular use. Please contact Board President Marty Barrett here.