Social Justice News

Action Brings Hope A Message From Our Acting Social Justice Chair Barbara Leighton Opportunities abound for possible actions to transform the world through justice and compassion.  You can pick one or more to encourage yourself and others along the way.  Some require getting out and connecting with other people.   Other actions can be done … Continued

Minister’s Message May 2019

Dearest Members and Friends of CVUUF,   I am excited to explore the theme of ‘Curiosity’ with you this month. When it comes to curiosity, we often leave out ourselves and what’s right in front of us. Saint Augustine captured this perfectly when he wrote, “People go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, … Continued

Social Justice Updates

Gather the spirit, harvest the power.  Jim Scott’s UU hymn tells the story.  When we join our spirits together in the work of seeking justice and compassion, we are more powerful.  Our efforts are magnified greater than the sum of individuals.  We learn from one another, support each other, and celebrate together.  We become accountable … Continued

April’s Theme – Exploring Wholeness by Rev. Nica

My Friends, This month we are exploring the theme of Wholeness. What does it mean to be a whole human being? How do we integrate all of who we are, our strengths and foibles, to feel fully alive and true to who we are meant to be on this earth?  This Sunday, April 7, we explore what … Continued

Social Action – Guest Contributor, Matthew Chapa

Where do you find solace and a reprieve from the onslaught of news that transpires to completely enrage or numb you? What balm could be created to heal the onslaught of turmoil dropped in your inbox, newspapers, and social media? What if you could contribute to a cause that you hold dear, or revel in … Continued

President’s Message March

Southern California has needed this rain. Our native plants and wildlife needed rain. Our hills and valleys, streams and deserts, all needed this rain. I am thankful that we have received rain in abundance this year and bless the life-giving rain. But now, honestly, I am sick of it. Can we please, please, please see … Continued

Minister’s Message March

Minister’s Column – March 2019 – Journey Welcome to our month focused on the theme of JOURNEY. Many of you had the chance last Sunday during service to map where your ancestors journeyed from. It is a joy to look at the maps on our Art Wall in Fellowship Hall and see how we come … Continued

Religious Education News February

I recently read an article from the Harvard Business Review, The Neuroscience of Trust by Paul J. Zak. I find the human brain fascinating, and with our theme of Trust, I decided this was something I could dig into. Through various experiments over 10 years, the organizers created a survey to help companies see in … Continued

Social Action February 2019

  All are welcome to join in our semi-annual Social Action meeting with Rev. Nica on Sunday, April 7 from 12:30pm to 2pm (date revised from March).  Get acquainted with the activities of our three Social Action ministries and our Community Forums as we consider new possibilities together. Many of us find our lives are full and … Continued