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Nurturing spiritual growth ~ Caring for one another ~ Working toward a just society

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles 1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person. 2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations. 3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. 4. Free and responsible search for truth and meaning. 5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. 6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. 7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Our Unitarian Universalist Sources · Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. · Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love. · Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life. · Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves. · Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit. · Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Church Staff

Board of Trustees

Rev. Hannah Petrie, Minister Jason Taksony Hewitt, Director of Religious Exploration Dr. Nancy Holland, Music Director Stan Pitluck, Facility Manager Claudia Moscotte, Administrator

Liz Owen, President Brian Bielanski, Vice President Maggie Techner-Werning, Secretary Carlos Phoenix, Treasurer Karen Kungie-Torres, Committee Council Chair

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City

12355 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604-1234 (818) 769-5911 UUstudiocity.org info@UUstudiocity.org Church office hours: Monday Friday 8am to 2pm Minister’s office hours by appointment: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am to 4pm

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Welcome October 6, 2018

A Community of Caring

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75 and Going Strong! Rev. Hannah Hope Petrie Minister

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e are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl. It has been ten years since Rabbi Pearl became our Rabbi and the Pearl family arrived at ACI. On this 10th Anniversary of their inspiring involvement with us, we realize, with great joy and appreciation, that under Rabbi Pearl's creative and energetic leadership, and with the hard work, enterprise, and dedication of his family, our synagogue has been given new life. It has been infused with energy and optimism, excitement and a sense of rejuvenation. Our numbers have grown, and our community spirit has soared. After decades of struggle and dormancy, we are, today, once again, a vibrant congregation with a flourishing Youth Education Program and a dizzying schedule of programs and activities for every constituency. When Rabbi Pearl arrived at ACI ten years ago, he envisioned for our synagogue, and soon began to implement, the creation of a Hebrew School. He foresaw,

correctly, that a Hebrew School would attract young families, who would provide the energy needed to rebuild and revive our community. At the same time, he reached out to all constituents of our multigenerational congregation, engaging us with monthly Lunch 'N Learns and a variety of adult education programs and activities. He has empowered the women of our shul by offering Ba'alat Mitzvah classes for adult women who never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah or read Torah. Women are active and equal participants in our religious services and in all other aspects of synagogue life. He has offered conversion classes to those wishing to join our faith. He has enhanced the enjoyment and understanding of our Shabbat and Festival services by providing hand-outs filled with songs and prayers that supplement our Siddurim. He has introduced new, spirited melodies to our services and accompanies the congregation on the keyboard.

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abbi Pearl has worked to increase the visibility and status of our historic synagogue by reaching out to the larger Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, community: He has been an invited speaker, annually, at various 9/11 official ceremonies in Manhattan and Astoria. He is invited regularly to give benedictions at Astoria community events. He is the NYPD Clergy Liaison at the 114th Precinct, is Pastoral Advisor for the Astoria Civic Association, serves on the Chaplain and Leadership Team of the Disaster Chaplaincy Services of New York, is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Rabbi Pearl shares wholeheartedly in our joys and triumphs, often incorporating them into services; and he is there, always, in ways we see and ways we don't, to give support and encouragement to the sick and distressed among us and to comfort and sustain the bereaved.


Our History 1943 Herb Schneider and Lois Rainwater look for a building they to use as a church. They find a storefront at 12236 Ventura Boulevard that they rent for $75 per month. The first service was held in October. Rev. Herb Schneider was in the pulpit.

1945 With rent increasing, the congregation seeks another location. They find the empty lot at 12355 Moorpark Street and buy it with $10 down. The total cost is $2880 with mortgage payments of $50 a month until 1958. Services held at First Christian Church, corner of Moorpark and Colfax, from September through December 1945. 1946 The congregation buys an additional lot for $2000 with $200 down, $25 per month to rise to $50 per month. Ground is broken on June 16 for a building 74’ x 22’ x 23’3” in size at a cost of $11,000. Construction moved slowly due to the difficulty of obtaining labor and materials in wartime. The first service was held in the unfinished building on December 26. 1949 Construction begins on the L-shaped addition: four classrooms, kindergarten, toilets, kitchen, dining room and library. Professionals do the work by day, volunteers work in the evenings. 1950 Addition is completed. First mortgage and loan for Wurlitzer organ is paid off. 1951 186 active members. Another addition is begun on the north side of the building. Value of property is $60,000 building, $15,000 land. Another lot (where the apartment building stands) is bought for $12,000. 1952 Rev. Herb Schneider considers us a non-

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denominational, “liberal” Christian church. Began to use Unitarian materials and joined the Liberal Ministers Association. Second story addition begun.

1953 Membership votes to disassociate from Unity and keep Rev. Schneider as minister. Church officially becomes Christ Memorial Church. Second floor office and conference rooms completed. 1957 More construction: Sanctuary extended to the east, the “crying room” becomes the choir loft, the front porch is extended. 1962 New church name is adopted: Christ Memorial Church - Unity. Baby Grand piano donated by Mrs. Marvel Duggins. Pledge system introduced. 1964 Congregation adopts the name “Unitarian Church of Studio City.” Rev. Herb Schneider dies. 1966 Congregation Beth Ohr is founded and holds its first meeting. 1969 Building lots sold for $39,710 to pay off mortgage, balance budget and establish a reserve. 1978 Church adds Universalism (Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City) to its name and philosophy. 1992 New 800 sq. ft. Narthex tile floor installed


Our History

1994 Budget $162,858. Endowment Fund established with funds from the Lauerman and Suggs bequests. $10,000 small business loan taken to cover earthquake damage (chandeliers removed and retrofitted; chimney and fireplace replaced). Music Committee formed. 1995 Budget $164,900. Current total salaries: $7,000 per month. New baby grand piano purchased for $3,000. Fireplace reconstruction started. 1996 Church architects Heggen & Klamon recommended to draw up a master renovation plan. VISA/Mastercard accounts set up. 1997 Garden committee established. Minister’s yearly designation of housing allowance set at $10,000. Gay Pride booth at upcoming festival funded with $50.

1998 Piano bought for Church from Pat Erickson for $100. New chairs for the Sanctuary delivered. Sound system will be upgraded with choir money. Coffee House proceeds spent on a new Lavolier microphone for the Minister. First renovation plans introduced and discussed. Capital campaign to raise “at least $200,000 over a period of three years,” to finance Phase I of the renovation project begun. 1999 Agreement by ballot to call Rev. Jay Atkinson as settled minister of the Church. Moved to obtain a bridge loan, secured to [sic] the Endowment Fund as collateral, for the renovation project. Gift of playground equipment from Devin and Wendy Hawker. An anonymous donation of $15,000 was received, “to be used primarily for RE programs.”

2000 Moved to establish and maintain the position of Director of Religious Exploration on the church staff.

2003 Moved that the congregation adopt a “Resolution of the Unitarian Church of Studio City Opposing United States Military Action Against Iraq.” 2006 Agreed to dedicate the entire nonpledge collection from one service a month to a charity or cause designated by the Social Action Committee. 2007 Peace Pole dedicated on October 14. 2008 Nine crape myrtle trees, chosen by Jan Scow, planted on the Moorpark parkway. Work undertaken to install 32 new windows throughout the church + renovate the RE rooms, using funds from the Endowment Fund (approx. $60,000). 2009 Church awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Los Angeles for elements of the Garden Master Plan (Mary McFadden, design architect). Awarded a grant from the City of Los Angeles Office of Beautification, for “The Woods” project, which is a substantial part of the Garden Master Plan. The Woods project dedicated on September 26, with a representative of the City Beautification grant department in attendance. 2010 Rev. Mike Young becomes Interim Minister, effective July 1, 2011. Nacy Holland starts as Music Director on September 1. 2011

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Our History

Budget is $283,517. Affirmed our desire to become a Welcoming Congregation. Agreed to spend $41,000 on HVAC system for selected areas of the church. Community Garden Project, with Temple Beth Ohr and Tikkun Olam and Netiya, completed. Rev. Darrel Richey’s first service as our settled minister is July 22. 2012 Moved to approve the installation of air-conditioning and upgrade the heating systems and audio equipment.

2013 Moved our food donations from St. Elisabeth Church in Van Nuys to the Valley Interfaith Food Pantry at First Christian Church at Moorpark and Colfax. Jerry Machado builds the Little Lending Library on the path between the two parking lots. Welcoming Congregation project introduced. It will take one year to become certified by the UUA and the process will start in January 2014. Design for a new church logo by Lena Hausselman was approved at a cost of $1,000. 2014 First Chalice Circle started. Approved a Statement of Conscience about Guns and Violence 2015 Anthony Concepcion becomes Accompanist. Rev. Nica (Nicola) Eaton-Guinn’s becomes Consulting Minister on September 21. Plpayground dedicated to Sylvia Nichols at a ceremony on October 11. Security firm was hired to patrol the church six nights a week. Church officially recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation. 2016 Hospitality team formed, Donna-Mae Pitluck presiding. Rev. Hannah Petrie’s first service is September 11. New high-powered, fast-acting dishwasher installed. Covenant of Right Relations adopted. 2017 Sanctuary – Chancel upgrade completed; floors hard-waxed for endurance – approx.. $45M 2018 Budget is $348,059. Rev.Hannah Petrie approved as Settled Minister. Dr. Jason Taksony Hewitt begins as Director of Religious Exploration. Audio Room remodel completed.

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Diversity Rev. Jon Bassinger-Flores Worship Chair

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e are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl. It has been ten years since Rabbi Pearl became our Rabbi and the Pearl family arrived at ACI. On this 10th Anniversary of their inspiring involvement with us, we realize, with great joy and appreciation, that under Rabbi Pearl's creative and energetic leadership, and with the hard work, enterprise, and dedication of his family, our synagogue has been given new life. It has been infused with energy and optimism, excitement and a sense of rejuvenation. Our numbers have grown, and our community spirit has soared. After decades of struggle and dormancy, we are, today, once again, a vibrant congregation with a flourishing Youth Education Program and a dizzying schedule of programs and activities for every constituency. When Rabbi Pearl arrived at ACI ten years ago, he envisioned for our synagogue, and soon began to implement, the creation of a Hebrew School. He foresaw,

correctly, that a Hebrew School would attract young families, who would provide the energy needed to rebuild and revive our community. At the same time, he reached out to all constituents of our multigenerational congregation, engaging us with monthly Lunch 'N Learns and a variety of adult education programs and activities. He has empowered the women of our shul by offering Ba'alat Mitzvah classes for adult women who never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah or read Torah. Women are active and equal participants in our religious services and in all other aspects of synagogue life. He has offered conversion classes to those wishing to join our faith. He has enhanced the enjoyment and understanding of our Shabbat and Festival services by providing hand-outs filled with songs and prayers that supplement our Siddurim. He has introduced new, spirited melodies to our services and accompanies the congregation on the keyboard.

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abbi Pearl has worked to increase the visibility and status of our historic synagogue by reaching out to the larger Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, community: He has been an invited speaker, annually, at various 9/11 official ceremonies in Manhattan and Astoria. He is invited regularly to give benedictions at Astoria community events. He is the NYPD Clergy Liaison at the 114th Precinct, is Pastoral Advisor for the Astoria Civic Association, serves on the Chaplain and Leadership Team of the Disaster Chaplaincy Services of New York, is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Rabbi Pearl shares wholeheartedly in our joys and triumphs, often incorporating them into services; and he is there, always, in ways we see and ways we don't, to give support and encouragement to the sick and distressed among us and to comfort and sustain the bereaved.


Critical Thinking and Being Good Dr. Jason Taksony-Hewitt Director of Religious Exploration

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e are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl. It has been ten years since Rabbi Pearl became our Rabbi and the Pearl family arrived at ACI. On this 10th Anniversary of their inspiring involvement with us, we realize, with great joy and appreciation, that under Rabbi Pearl's creative and energetic leadership, and with the hard work, enterprise, and dedication of his family, our synagogue has been given new life. It has been infused with energy and optimism, excitement and a sense of rejuvenation. Our numbers have grown, and our community spirit has soared. After decades of struggle and dormancy, we are, today, once again, a vibrant congregation with a flourishing Youth Education Program and a dizzying schedule of programs and activities for every constituency. When Rabbi Pearl arrived at ACI ten years ago, he envisioned for our synagogue, and soon began to implement, the creation of a Hebrew School. He foresaw,

correctly, that a Hebrew School would attract young families, who would provide the energy needed to rebuild and revive our community. At the same time, he reached out to all constituents of our multigenerational congregation, engaging us with monthly Lunch 'N Learns and a variety of adult education programs and activities. He has empowered the women of our shul by offering Ba'alat Mitzvah classes for adult women who never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah or read Torah. Women are active and equal participants in our religious services and in all other aspects of synagogue life. He has offered conversion classes to those wishing to join our faith. He has enhanced the enjoyment and understanding of our Shabbat and Festival services by providing hand-outs filled with songs and prayers that supplement our Siddurim. He has introduced new, spirited melodies to our services and accompanies the congregation on the keyboard.

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abbi Pearl has worked to increase the visibility and status of our historic synagogue by reaching out to the larger Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, community: He has been an invited speaker, annually, at various 9/11 official ceremonies in Manhattan and Astoria. He is invited regularly to give benedictions at Astoria community events. He is the NYPD Clergy Liaison at the 114th Precinct, is Pastoral Advisor for the Astoria Civic Association, serves on the Chaplain and Leadership Team of the Disaster Chaplaincy Services of New York, is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Rabbi Pearl shares wholeheartedly in our joys and triumphs, often incorporating them into services; and he is there, always, in ways we see and ways we don't, to give support and encouragement to the sick and distressed among us and to comfort and sustain the bereaved.


Music Heals

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e are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl. It has been ten years since Rabbi Pearl became our Rabbi and the Pearl family arrived at ACI. On this 10th Anniversary of their inspiring involvement with us, we realize, with great joy and appreciation, that under Rabbi Pearl's creative and energetic leadership, and with the hard work, enterprise, and dedication of his family, our synagogue has been given new life. It has been infused with energy and optimism, excitement and a sense of rejuvenation. Our numbers have grown, and our community spirit has soared. After decades of struggle and dormancy, we are, today, once again, a vibrant congregation with a flourishing Youth Education Program and a dizzying schedule of programs and activities for every constituency. When Rabbi Pearl arrived at ACI ten years ago, he envisioned for our synagogue, and soon began to implement, the creation of a Hebrew School. He foresaw, correctly, that a Hebrew School would attract young families, who would provide the energy needed to rebuild and

Dr. Nancy Holland Director of Music revive our community. At the same time, he reached out to all constituents of our multigenerational congregation, engaging us with monthly Lunch 'N Learns and a variety of adult education programs and activities. He has empowered the women of our shul by offering Ba'alat Mitzvah classes for adult women who never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah or read Torah. Women are active and equal participants in our religious services and in all other aspects of synagogue life. He has offered conversion classes to those wishing to join our faith. He has enhanced the enjoyment and understanding of our Shabbat and Festival services by providing hand-outs filled with songs and prayers that supplement our Siddurim. He has introduced new, spirited melodies to our services and accompanies the congregation on the keyboard.

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abbi Pearl has worked to increase the visibility and status of our historic synagogue by reaching out to the larger Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, community: He has been an invited speaker, annually, at various 9/11 official ceremonies in Manhattan and Astoria. He is invited regularly to give benedictions at Astoria community

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events. He is the NYPD Clergy Liaison at the 114th Precinct, is Pastoral Advisor for the Astoria Civic Association, serves on the Chaplain and Leadership Team of the Disaster Chaplaincy Services of New York, is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Rabbi Pearl shares wholeheartedly in our joys and triumphs, often incorporating them into services; and he is there, always, in ways we see and ways we don't, to give support and encouragement to the sick and distressed among us and to comfort and sustain the bereaved.

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ver warm, welcoming, gracious, generous, and caring, our Rebbetzin, Judy Pearl, is an Eishet Chayil – "A Woman of Valor." She "opens her mouth with wisdom," keeping us apprised of upcoming events and important information with her announcements from the bimah on Shabbat mornings and through the online Friday Flyer, which she writes, designs, and distributes weekly. She has been instrumental in creating and implementing new programming since the Pearls arrived here. Judy cochairs the Special Events and Outreach


Time, Talent and Treasure Robert Gonsalves Stewardship Chair Stewardship is defined as, “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care.” UU Studio City’s stewardship is about how we touch each other in support of our community and the mission of our congregation. But how can each member contribute to the stewardship of our congregation, and to supporting each other? By contributing using the four T’s stewardship model. The four T’s of our Stewardship focus are Touch each other with Time, Talent, and Treasure. Time, Talent, Treasure and Touch these are the ways each member, friend and visitor

contributes to the growth and sustainability of our church community. Time - We all spend our time in our church community differently. Where you spend your time helps define your community identity at our church. Are you in the Choir? Do you participate in the book club? Practice Yoga on Sunday mornings or help in the kitchen or as a greeter during service? Where you spend your time is where your church community contribution is shared with

others. Talents - The sharing of your talents is your investment in your stewardship. All of us can contribute our talents to the church. Some people do that with their voices. As my kids will tell you - That is not one of my talents. Some people have talents with their hands, and our building and grounds team can always use your talents. Other people play a leadership role in their committees, their causes or in the general leadership of the congregation. Sharing of your talents builds your connection to our community. Often our talents come so easy to us, we do not realize how valuable our talents are. By contributing our talents we participate in stewardship and through our talents we connect with others. Treasure - Donating your treasure expresses your fiscal capabilities. Each of us have different fiscal capabilities to donate monetarily to our congregation. Even if you cannot donate treasure, you can donate your time and talents to growing the fiscal resources of our community. The

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stewardship and fundraising committee both would love new members and new energies. Your talents can be also a financial gain to the church. Do you have talents that you can offer at cost to the congregation, that we can offer to others at their market rate? Our Yoga program is a fundraising effort where the income is split with the person offering the yoga classes. There are many models that can help monetize your time and talents into treasure. The most important treasure you can give of yourself s through service of other by your time, your talents, and most of all, how you touch others. Stewardship is the responsibility of everyone, not only the stewardship and fundraising committee. All of us can touch each other by sharing our time, talents and treasure. I look forward to a great next 75 years ahead for all of us.


Here for You Liz Owen President

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e are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl. It has been ten years since Rabbi Pearl became our Rabbi and the Pearl family arrived at ACI. On this 10th Anniversary of their inspiring involvement with us, we realize, with great joy and appreciation, that under Rabbi Pearl's creative and energetic leadership, and with the hard work, enterprise, and dedication of his family, our synagogue has been given new life. It has been infused with energy and optimism, excitement and a sense of rejuvenation. Our numbers have grown, and our community spirit has soared. After decades of struggle and dormancy, we are, today, once again, a vibrant congregation with a flourishing Youth Education Program and a dizzying schedule of programs and activities for every constituency. When Rabbi Pearl arrived at ACI ten years ago, he envisioned for our synagogue, and soon began to implement, the creation of a Hebrew School. He foresaw,

correctly, that a Hebrew School would attract young families, who would provide the energy needed to rebuild and revive our community. At the same time, he reached out to all constituents of our multigenerational congregation, engaging us with monthly Lunch 'N Learns and a variety of adult education programs and activities. He has empowered the women of our shul by offering Ba'alat Mitzvah classes for adult women who never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah or read Torah. Women are active and equal participants in our religious services and in all other aspects of synagogue life. He has offered conversion classes to those wishing to join our faith. He has enhanced the enjoyment and understanding of our Shabbat and Festival services by providing hand-outs filled with songs and prayers that supplement our Siddurim. He has introduced new, spirited melodies to our services and accompanies the congregation on the keyboard.

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abbi Pearl has worked to increase the visibility and status of our historic synagogue by reaching out to the larger Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, community: He has been an invited speaker, annually, at various 9/11 official ceremonies in Manhattan and Astoria. He is invited regularly to give benedictions at Astoria community events. He is the NYPD Clergy Liaison at the 114th Precinct, is Pastoral Advisor for the Astoria Civic Association, serves on the Chaplain and Leadership Team of the Disaster Chaplaincy Services of New York, is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Rabbi Pearl shares wholeheartedly in our joys and triumphs, often incorporating them into services; and he is there, always, in ways we see and ways we don't, to give support and encouragement to the sick and distressed among us and to comfort and sustain the bereaved.


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ur campus comes alive every day with music, meditation, laughter, learning, helping hands, and ministry. We value everyone’s contribution and this past year was full of opportunities to grow, acknowledge, and share in community’s life and love. Ÿ Uplifting and thought-provoking A March choral workshop with Rev. James Shelton culminated in a performance during Sunday services.

A Spring Equinox ceremony showed appreciation for nature.

In April, congregants and friends brought the Broadway musical “Hamilton” to life with our own “Hamiltunes.”

Julia Nizinski and husband Luis twirl in performance at our Mayy cabaret, proving that “All We Need is Love.”

Sunday services present a strong, liberal religious voice. Special guest preachers and song leaders join us to broaden our inquiries. Ÿ Innovative Religious Exploration cprograms for young people teach compassion and leadership in family, work, and society. Field trips and service projects are an opportunity to practice confidence in the bigger world. Ÿ Chalice Circle adult discussion groups take members deeper in the discovery of their lives and their faith. Ÿ Our popular music program, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Holland, that inspires both congregants and the general public. Ÿ Our Gun Violence Prevention Promise working group, with a reputation as a strong voice for sane laws. Ÿ Over 35 Twelve-Step, arts and civic groups that meet weekly in our building in service to the San Fernando Valley. Ÿ Our Shared Earth Project garden, along with your personal food donations, that provides food to our neighbors in need through the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Bank. Ÿ Our growing men’s ministry offers multiple monthly events for selfreflection, service, and fellowship.

In August, Yoshi Inman, one of our artist leaders, receiveds a hu Rev. Hannah after donating one of her late huband’s One of our frequent New Member c eremonies paintings to the church.

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In Memoriam

pirit of Life, hold us as we remember those we have loved, and those who have loved us. May our gratitude sparkle in our lives, may our tears lubricate our souls. Help us to know that we are not alone in our grieving, and help us also to come to that peaceful place in which we can take what we learned from those who have gone before us into our own lives. Remind us that we, too, are mortal; and that the only enduring legacy we leave is the love that shines through our lives. – Rev. Christine Robinson

Herschel Shorr – GIL SHORR

Elizabeth Erger Melvin Erger Steven Erger Hannah Gottlieb Leo Gottlieb Nick Ray Danny Rosenblum – JUDY LESLIE

Kurt Weber Beverley Bayar Weber Donald Weber Samuel Bayar Elinore Armetta Fried – BILL WEBER AND FAMILY

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AS IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER PROVERBS 27:17

CONGRATULATIONS TO UU STUDIO CITY FOR 75 YEARS OF FAITH, LOVE AND FIRE! Bill Weber, President Peter Kooiman IV, Secretary Greg Moring, Programs

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to the church was too far and took a job closer to her home. Finally, Reverend Hannah became our permanent minister this year. We are very happy with her. Our choir also went through several directors. But now we have the best – Nancy Holland. She has done wonders with us. To really be involved the church, in my opinion, one needs to participate in the activities. And that’s how I became Vice President for 5 years. I was also Stewardship Chair and Fund Raising Chair at the same time. I believe I was the first person to start a series of concerts. They were good. (We should do it again!) I was involved in our several auctions, yard sales etc. and many stewardship drives. If you wonder why I have stayed so long; it’s because I like the people and the community. Over the years, I’ve made many good friends and acquaintances. That’s my bit of history.

Memories by Judy Leslie My husband Norman and I were first introduced to the church in 1988. At the time, we were referred by very good friends. We joined the choir and became members in 1989. The choir was held in the choir loft. It was very crowded and hot in the summers. Jon Dobrer was the minister. We joined the church because we liked Jon. He was kind of an entertainer. After Jon left, there were several interim ministers. Sue Spencer became permanent minister and only stayed a few years. After a few more interims, Jay Atkinson became our permanent minister for the next 12 years. Darryl Ritchie was the next minister. He was kind and excellent at counselling and consoling. Then came Reverend Nica who was hired for a year as a consulting minister. She was very good. However, her commute

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Simchat Torah celebration in the new Sanctuary

Our summer backyard service

Mazel Tov! We are grateful to be your interfaith partner or over 40 years The talented musicians and singers at one of our concerts

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HAPPY 75th ... to UUCSC, in honor of its 75th anniversary! ... to Gene Paulin, in honor of his 75th birthday!

Wow, what a wonderful group, UUCSC!

The very week that UUCSC was opening its doors to the public, Gene Paulin was born in Los Angeles.

Congratulations on the first 75 years.

Yes, Gene will be celebrating his 75th birthday on October 3, 2018.

Greg Golden and Paula Golden.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GENE from Terry, his wife of 10 years.

Gene & Marilyn Congratulations, Reverend Hannah Hope, on your inspiring career as a religious leader and a stellar minister. Your second settled ministry at UUCSC is the right place at the right time for both you and UUCSC. Your parents are proud of you for your accomplishments as a UU minister and for who you are as a loving and wise person. You Go Girl! Mom and Dad, Harry and Marsha Wells

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Robert, Joe and James Gonsalves wish UU Studio City a happy next 75 years!

10 years with you and UU have been fascinating! Laurel & Ken

UUCSC is the village that helps raise our children. Karen Kungie-Torres, Xol & Rio Torres Marriage Child Dedications Fun Music Loving friends Especially Cindy Lee Toni, Allan, Chris, Cal Morgan

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For 75 Years, A Place to Belong

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elcome to the oldest progressive house of worship in the San Fernando Valley – the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City. Every day, our campus comes alive with music, meditation, laughter, learning and helping hands. • Participate in our many educational, cultural, religious and social activities for all ages and backgrounds. • Mark all of your life’s significant moments – joyous and otherwise – in a most meaningful way with a most caring community. Visit our website, speak to our clergy and members, or come to one of our services and events. Like thousands of others over the past 75 years, you will find new friends and a spiritual home at UU Studio City.

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UU Studio City 2018 Journal  

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, California

UU Studio City 2018 Journal  

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, California