Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This 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. Featuring Missy Lee, Andy McAllister, and Fogelfoot.
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Sunday, June 16

Sunday Service: Who's Your Daddy?
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The role of the father is constantly evolving. What may have been true of our grandfathers might not be true now. In this congregation-led Father's Day service, we invite attendees to bring stories of our fathers, both traditional and not so much, and consider what unites them.


10:30 a.m.

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.

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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.

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April 2017
This month we will be focusing on several ideas. We are excited that Spring has arrived, we will be talking about Women’s History Month, Earth Day and of course thinking about all the wonderful holidays these next few months.
 
We will be planting a new garden on the side of the church with both tomatoes and milkweed (butterfly plants) as a way to take care of our earth. If any member of the congregation would like to donate pots, plants, maybe a gift card to Armstrong’s that would be so greatly appreciated! We can’t wait to beautify our garden and give a little back to mother earth. 
 
We are looking for “special guests” to come down to the children’s service for between 10-15 minutes to share a story, help us with a craft or just spend time with the children. We are constantly looking for ways to include our adults in our children’s lives and we think this is a great start. Please feel free to check in with Elizabeth or any of the RE parents to let us know if you are interested.
 
Are you looking for ways to share the holidays of this season with your child?
 
Check out books at the library about Easter, Passover and the spring season
Plant flowers and veggies to share with friends and family
Talk with your children about what holidays are, which holidays your family celebrates and special traditions you may share
 
There are so many ways to welcome the season of change and growth! We look forward to sharing how we celebrate as the month moves on.
 
Happy Spring!
 
Warmly,
Elizabeth S. Brown
RE Coordinator
 

 

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