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RE Rewards: Larry Weiner Teaches and Learns

February 19, 2024

Larry finds the UUSM youth “a hoot to hang out with.” He gets a true sense of accomplishment, watching them learn to make a difference in the world.

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February 2024 Worship Services

February 2, 2024

February’s theme: Justice & Equity. Sundays 10:30 am: Feb. 4 Our Fire of Love; Feb. 11 Internal Justice; Feb. 18 The Love-Dependent Web ; Feb. 25 Our Unitarian Universalist Association. Join us!

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UUs Condemn Violence Against Gaza

February 19, 2024

The UUA shared resources and issued statements on the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and Israel, calling on Unitarian Universalists to open our hearts and act collectively.

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Six New Facilitators Train Up for Expanded Grade-School OWL

February 19, 2024

After many hours of training, UUSM has freshly trained OWL facilitators for the K–1 and 4–6 grade age groups (including one recent YRUU grad). And we made some great connections.

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From Our Minister: The Gifts of Equity and Justice

February 3, 2024

To claim one’s identity as a Unitarian Universalist is also to claim one’s solidarity with humanity and especially those who are relegated to the margins of society

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February/March Art Wall: “Moments” by Bonnie Lambert

February 7, 2024

The art wall in Forbes Hall will feature a collection of portraits by the painter Bonnie Lambert in February and March.

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February 2024 Generous Congregation Supports Equal Justice Initiative

February 3, 2024

UUSM dedicates half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our UU principles. This month we support the Equal Justice Initiative.

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An Update on Santa Monica Hotel Workers’ Struggle

January 30, 2024

Lend your support to the fight for living wages and fair working conditions for Santa Monica’s hotel workers.

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February 2024 Adult Programs

February 2, 2024

Come, come, whoever you are! Welcome to an exciting journey of questioning, challenging, and celebrating life’s mysteries and wonders.

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Faith Forward Series Returns for 2024

January 22, 2024

What do Unitarian Universalists believe? What happens in your church community? Our Faith Forward Inquirers Series for visitors and new members will answer these questions and more.

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January Board Highlights

February 2, 2024

The UUSM Board of Directors met via Zoom on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, to review monthly reports and discuss various church activities.

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It’s Faith in Action Month in the Cottage!

January 16, 2024

Children and Youth Religious Exploration families are collecting and distributing goods all month to help our neighbors in need. Donations are already coming in from CYRE families, but we need your help, too!

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On Being a Worship Associate

October 28, 2023

Each Sunday, our Worship Associates help to make the service run like clockwork. Did you ever wonder how that happens? You are invited to find out.

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Renewing UUSM’s Mission and Vision

October 27, 2023

Renewing mission and vision helps the whole community to be engaged with an intentional discernment process around its essential identity and future, re-inspiring a shared sense of the congregation’s purpose.

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UUSM NEWS TEAM

Managing Editor: Pam Teplitz
Editors: Barbara Andres, Sheila Cummins, Elizabeth Fuller, Joyce Holmen, Lois Hutchinson, Pam Teplitz
Photography: Carol Ring, Roy Patience
Staff Liaison: Esther Chase
Website Administrators: Elizabeth Fuller, Pam Teplitz

Please contact the News Team to submit articles. Members can contact the UUSM office to submit material for the Thursday Announcements.