THIS SUNDAY MORNING:

Human Rights Sunday

Services indoors in Wylder Hall, or online using Zoom or Facebook LIVE. On this Social Justice Sunday, we commemorate International Human Rights Day with a service exploring some of the history of our work for justice. In celebration of Hanukkah, recommit to the … read more.

News

  • Joshua Tree Winter Pre-Solstice Campout Welcomes More Campers! December 6, 2021Joshua Tree Winter Pre-Solstice Campout Welcomes More Campers!
    This UUCLB 2021 Service Auction group still has room for you to join in! Sunday, December 19, noon, through Tuesday, December to 21, noon. Join families as we camp, climb rocks, hike, and warm up around the fire ring in Joshua Tree’s Indian Cove Group Campground. A group dinner of tamales will be provided by your hosts ...
  • December Social Justice Collection – Help for Afghan Refugee Family December 6, 2021December Social Justice Collection - Help for Afghan Refugee Family
    Dear UUCLB Family: A group of congregants has reached out to find an Afghan family that we could welcome and help settle in the U.S. We were connected with a lovely family of 6 with 3 daughters; ages 3, 12, and 14, and a son, age 9. They are temporarily housed in an apartment nearby. ...
  • Now Through Dec 19 *** Canned Food Drive – We Can Do It!*** December 6, 2021Now Through Dec 19 *** Canned Food Drive - We Can Do It!***
    As part of our church’s Faith In Action program for All Ages, we are asking for everyone’s support in our annual CANNED FOOD DRIVE.  Please drop off canned food items at our box in the church office. The food will go to a homeless outreach entity in Long Beach. We will collect cans from now until December 19. ...
  • Social Justice Stories of Hope – Guest At Your Table December 3, 2021Social Justice Stories of Hope - Guest At Your Table
    NOW is the Time for Courageous Change and you can be part of that Change by participating in our annual denomination wide Guest At Your Table program.  Guest At Your Table flyers and boxes are available after Service the first 2 Sundays in December. This intergenerational program raises support for and awareness about key human rights issues, ...
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Light the Festive Candles
BY AILEEN LUCIA FISHER
(FOR HANUKKAH)

Light the first of eight tonight—
the farthest candle to the right.

Light the first and second, too,
when tomorrow's day is through.

Then light three, and then light four—
every dusk one candle more

Till all eight burn bright and high,
honoring a day gone by

When the Temple was restored,
rescued from the Syrian lord,

And an eight-day feast proclaimed—
The Festival of Lights—well named

To celebrate the joyous day
when we regained the right to pray
to our one God in our own way.
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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Sunday, December 19, 2021
  • Canned Food Drive -- We Can Do It…Again!
    • As part of our church’s Faith In Action program for children and youth, we are asking for everyone’s support in our annual CANNED FOOD DRIVE....
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Work Party - Holiday Decorating - Come in Your Best PJs !
    • Elves Needed ! Holiday Decorating & Facilities Work Party Wear your best PJ s ! ***a UUCLB Tradition*** Just show up or email the office@uuclb.org
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021
  • Social Justice Forum - Amnesty International Write Letters
    • Write For Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual letter writing campaign, and this is its 20th year! People around the world write letters on behalf...
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Town Hall Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Town Hall Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Virtual Games Night
    • An inter-generational games day. Join us online for virutal games at this google hangouts URL: All ages and skill levels welcome. https://meet.google.com/gax-scoa-mmr
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • Town Hall Meeting
    • All church members and church leadership are encouraged to participate in the meetings that help govern how the church moves forward. Friends are also welcome...

Minister’s Message

You will probably hear me say this every year, but can you believe the holidays are here again? Wasn’t it just August? Maybe it has something to do with the pandemic’s “endlessly March 2020” distortion of time, but I’ve been noticing a startling new trend … read more.

Religious Education

  • Join Small Group Ministry in January 2022Join Small Group Ministry in January 2022
    Start the New Year by deepening your personal growth as a spiritual being and get to know other UUCLB members and friends by sharing your thoughts and feelings on designated discussion topics. Groups are filling up, so sign up now! See the meeting schedule below and immediately contact the Planning Group through the SGM website to ...
  • Christmas Eve, December 24 FridayChristmas Eve, December 24 Friday
    5:00 PM – “Family Christmas Eve Sing Along” Come enjoy a fun family friendly Christmas eve service your favorite carols and a children’s story from Director of Religious Education Naomi Yoshida. We will close our service with the candlelight singing of Silent Night.       7:00 PM – “Candelight Christmas Eve Service”  Our traditional candlelight with Rev. Lissa ...
  • December Religious Education for Children and Youth Sunday MorningsDecember Religious Education for Children and Youth Sunday Mornings
    For a Southern California winter, the little signs are starting to appear. Morning mist and diamond dewdrops everywhere; nightfall coming far too early, yet breathtaking when the moon is shrouded by wispy clouds in otherwise clear, crisp skies.  What little thing makes you smile, and give thanks each day, just for being alive? Dec 5 “Time ...
  • Save the Date for Regional Assembly Feb 4-6Save the Date for Regional Assembly Feb 4-6
    February 4-6, 2022 Regional Assembly San Diego Mission Bay, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Save the Date for UUA General Assembly June 22-26, 2022Save the Date for UUA General Assembly June 22-26, 2022
    June 22-26, 2022 General Assembly ‘22 Portland, OR
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Monthly Solar Energy Production Report

August carbon offset: 2.17 tons = 56 Trees
Year to Date: 121.6 MWh

The ENPHASE Equipment that measures our solar energy production is back up and running. Enphase Energy equipment maximizes our solar energy production and keeps us informed about our solar panel system. Our monthly energy report shows how our system performed and how much we contributed to offsetting the global carbon footprint.

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