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UUSM Family Camp 2023 at de Benneville Pines

September 28, 2023

It felt like things were back to normal. We had an almost-full camp, there were lots of kids, and the mountain was still as beautiful as ever.


OWL This Fall: Sex Ed Gets Real for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

August 23, 2023

Our Whole Lives helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. Fourth through sixth graders can register for fall classes now.


September 2023 Board Highlights

September 30, 2023

The UUSM Board of Directors met on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to review monthly reports and discuss various church activities.


Call to Walk in Solidarity with Santa Monica Hotel Workers – Update

August 18, 2023

Thousands of hotel workers in Los Angeles have gone on strike to demand livable wages, pensions, and the opportunity to live where they work. We are standing with them. Will you join us?


September 2023 Worship Services

August 31, 2023

Our September theme is Welcome. Sunday morning services at 10:30 am. 9/3: Misplaced Love; 9/10: Ingathering and Water Communion; 9/17: Opening the Book of Life; 9/24: Welcoming Wonder. Join us!


From Our Minister: Radical Welcome

September 2, 2023

You are invited to join us in our beloved congregational home. For almost a century we have gathered to enrich our lives, tend to each other’s spirits, and contribute to our world.


September 2023 Generous Congregation Supports CLUE

September 1, 2023

We come together for more than ourselves. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to CLUE to help strategize with and support low-wage hotel workers to win real benefits.


September 2023 Adult Programs

August 31, 2023

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


August & September Art Wall: Bettye Barclay “Through the Years”

August 6, 2023

Join us on August 13 for the opening reception for “Through the Years,” an exhibit of artwork by UUSM member Bettye Barclay.


The 2023 UUSM Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

August 5, 2023

On Sunday, June 18, UUSM members gathered for their 95th Annual Congregational Meeting to hear reports from church officials and elect officers for the 2023-24 church year.


The Mountains Are Calling… Sept 15–17 UUSM Camp de Benneville Pines Weekend

July 25, 2023

Join in our congregation’s annual weekend retreat at our beloved Camp de Benneville Pines, Sept. 15-17, near Big Bear. The mountains are calling! Let’s go together!


Email Phishing Attempts Target Church Again

August 12, 2023

Please beware: email phishing scams spoofing church addresses are once again targeting church staff and members.


“We are Still Here,” says UU Church in Plano, TX after July 23 Firebombing

July 29, 2023

Early in the morning on Sunday, July 23, the Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Plano, TX was firebombed by a person or persons still unknown.


August 2023 Worship Services

August 4, 2023

Our August theme is Abundance. Sunday morning services at 10:30 am: Stories We Leave Behind; Inspiring Songs for Centering Love; Liberal Religion at the End of Worlds; Your Body Is Welcome Here. Join us!


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