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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The RE program at UUCVH isn’t just about childcare for our wonderful children, but really it’s more about providing rich learning opportunities throughout the year that are both relevant and important to our children’s lives. While we do know the principles and they are an important part of the work we engage in, a lot of our focus is on how we care for others, how we work together and how we help to make our world a better place. The children this past month worked together to create “kid-friendly” sit-upons for our service for themselves and for any children who are guests to our congregation… they helped to create beautiful window boxes to decorate the inside of the church and they helped to create a tomato garden which we hope will provide us with an abundance of fruit that we can share with our beloved church members. As you can see we are busy, busy, busy.
 
This month we have shifted our focus a bit to celebrate our families specifically around mother’s day and father’s day to help us remember the important contributions our parents make to our families and our lives. We have also been talking a lot about the differences of our families and how though our families may be different there are a lot of similarities. Each family loves their children and each family loves their church. By dialoguing about differences and similarities, we foster acceptance of others, not just tolerance of differences. Last week we delved into the important topic of transgender individuals with the help of a crayon that was blue inside but had a red wrapper. Sometimes simple at first helps children understand the complex challenges in our current world.  I am happy to report the children were very able to understand the correlation of a crayon that felt different on the inside than it looked on the outside and how they identify themselves within their own families and communities. We are excited to see what is next on this journey we share together. 

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