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August 2023 Adult Programs

August 2, 2023

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


Soulful Sundown 2: We Listened to the Music on July 28th

August 3, 2023

A second Soulful Sundown brought people together for food, music, dancing, and community.


August 2023 Generous Congregation Supports the UU Service Committee

July 22, 2023

This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to the UU Service Committee.


From Our Minister: A Summer of Love

June 28, 2023

We are transitioning to our summer worship calendar as the regular church year winds down. We’ve planned an exciting summer with new and familiar faces.


Youth RE Events: Delights of Summer

May 30, 2023

Are you ready for summer? The kids sure are! Join us on Sundays with open hearts and minds in June and beyond. And remember to register for Youth Camps at de Benneville.


UUSM Choir Dining for Dollars Karaoke Night!

June 25, 2023

On June 16th, set for 7 to 9 pm, UUSM Choir Karaoke Night went almost into the wee hours. Our choir director, section leaders, choir members, and quite a few congregants came up and sang.


Update: Tropical Storm Warning for Sunday, August 20, 2023

August 19, 2023

We will offer our 10:30 am Sunday Service as planned with no Coffee Hour. However, we want to encourage everyone to exercise caution today.


UUSM Marches in LA Pride Parade 2023

June 15, 2023

Carrying the message of the UU faith’s longstanding tradition of inclusiveness, UUSM was well represented in the 2023 Pride Parade in Hollywood.


Peace and Social Justice Committee Votes to Endorse CalCare

June 11, 2023

At its May meeting, the Peace and Social Justice Committee voted to endorse California Guaranteed Health Care for All (CalCare).


Singing the Praises of the Music Program

June 10, 2023

I am writing to sing the praises of the music program (pun intended) and of the congregation that makes it possible. I’m feeling a bit prouder than usual of our program. -Sue Bickford


UUSM is Going Solar!

May 21, 2023

UUSM members are elated to finally add renewable energy generation to their 1930s campus at Arizona and 18th. It will save the church approximately $200/month in electric bills.


UUSM Marches for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice

May 28, 2023

Ten inspired marchers from UUSM joined many others in the 8th Annual Interfaith Solidarity March, sponsored by Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice (IRTPJ), on April 30, 2023.


What is the IARAO Commission at UUSM?

April 18, 2023

IARAO (the Intersectional, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Commssion) believes we all must commit through our shared values to dismantling institutional racism and oppression.


UUSM takes on a Special Common Read: “Mistakes and Miracles”

March 25, 2023

Mistakes and Miracles, this year’s UUA/UUSM Common Read, invites us into a deep and important congregational conversation about living into our aspirations for beloved community.


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