Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Sunday, March 24

Sunday Service: Growing Together
Minister: Rev. KC Slack

We kick off UUVerdugo's annual stewardship campaign with an interactive, all-ages service about nurturing and growing together in community.
10:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, March 26

UUVerdugo Movie Night: Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9"
Presented with the Canada Crescenta Democratic Club
“How much longer will we have a democracy (or if we even still do)? 'Fahrenheit 11/9' is ultimately Moore’s best film in years because its message is really simple and nonpartisan: get mad about something and do something about it.”
7 p.m./$5 donation

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Sunday, March 31

Sunday Service: Out There in the West
Minister: Rev. KC Slack



There are a lot of jokes about the culture and style of West Coast Unitarian Universalism, but what's the real story? We continue our series on UU History and Theology talking about the particular histories of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists on the West Coast and in various areas of counter-culture.
10:30 a.m.
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Sunday, April 7

Sunday Service: Scientifically Speaking
Minister: Rev. KC Slack

We kick off UUVerdugo's annual stewardship campaign with an interactive, all-ages service about nurturing and growing together in community.
10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, April 7

The Pennyroyals Present "A Romp through the American Revolution"

 

The acclaimed Pennyroyals combine period compositions with traditional instruments (and dress) for a zesty history lesson set to music. Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of music and fun with snacks and a contest at intermission.
Show begins at 4 p.m./$5 donation
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Sunday, April 14

Sunday Service: My Prophet Proclaims My People, A Body.
Guest Speaker: Naia Al-Anbar

Activist Naia Al-Anbar, who helped get supplies and donations from this congregation to particularly vulnerable LGBT refugees at the boarder this past fall, will discuss the influence of Islam as a driving force to her organizing work, and how her particular upbringing as a Bedouin shaped that as well. 

10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, April 21

Sunday Service: Love Is Watching Someone Die
Minister: Rev. KC Slack

On this Easter Sunday, Rev. KC returns to their love of Mary, Mother of God, for what in a Christian church would likely be a Good Friday service. Join us as we wonder at what we might learn from the Easter story (even if we don't believe it) and consider the role of coping with death in the story and in our lives.

10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, April 28

Sunday Service: To Boldly Go
Guest Speaker: Amy Starbin

"Star Trek" has always been a thoughtful sci-fi franchise, from the original series' civil rights allegories to the New Agey musings of "The Next Generation" and beyond. Though Gene Roddenberry considered himself an atheist, the show's open-minded humanist worldview overlaps nicely with the seeking spirit of Unitarian Universalism. Join self-avowed Trekkie Amy Starbin on a brief exploration of how the Seven Principles "interface" with the ethics of Trek.  
10:30 a.m.

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March16 at 7 p.m.: Thousands Are Sailing Or: Sometimes You DO Have To Live like a Refugee

Your beloved Verdugo HUUT! returns Saturday, March 16, with "Thousands Are Sailing Or: Sometimes You DO Have To Live like a Refugee," a 90-minute boatload of immigrant songs, storytelling, comedy, and surprises covering feasts, famine, and frivolity. Special guests include troubadour David Kaufman, Joe Matzzie, Ken Lasaine, and Fogelfoot, as well as surprises T(not)BA.

Recommended donation: $10

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

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Each month UUVerdugo hosts a great selection of L.A.-area musicians, comedians, writers, and storytellers for our curated "Hootenanny in the Hills": The Verdugo HUUT!

This most-ages show (we recommend 12 and up) features all the friendly and familiar aspects of the Greenwich Village "hoots" of the 1960s that introduced the world to Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Judy Collins, and that have been captured in movies like "Inside Llewyn Davis" and TV's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

But our HUUT! goes one better: we have low-cost snacks, the occasional Powerpoint presentation, and the best urn-based coffee on either side of the Foothill freeway.

Past shows have included "Your Valentine Is Wrong," "Reassurance And/Or Despair," "Whiskey in the Jar And Other Vices," and "Tape from California." Gracing the stage of our acoustically-lovely 100-seat sanctuary have been Lisa Finnie, Art Stucco, Jon Raymond Fisher, Mitchell Schaffer, Ric Taylor, Carrie Wade, Ben and Lisa Marie Deily (Varsity Drag), Non Duo, Jordan Kurtzman, Julie Perkins, Gabriela Gonzalez, Marisol Barrett, Jan Davidson, Daily Cry (John Crye and Bill Daly), Fogelfoot, Josh Lewis, Alex Acevedo, Ken Lasaine, Michelle Gardner, Carleen Carney, Raspin Stuwart, Phil Ward, Stand Easy, David Kaufman, and Gregory Ivan Smith.

For press or performer inquiries, please contact host Marty Barrett.