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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!


“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!


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


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