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Find a Stillness

Join us on-line with your mobile device or your computer using this link: worship on-line. As we face a Christmas missing many beloved traditions, Rev. Lissa and Francisco invite you to set intentions for a different kind of holiday season that makes space for … read more.

News

  • Help Identify a Community Project Aligning with UU UNO November 15, 2020Help Identify a Community Project Aligning with UU UNO
    TAKE OUR SURVEY! Our UU@UN Envoy team created a survey to assess which one or ones of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals best align with the skills, knowledge, and passions of UUCLB congregation. Please take this survey at our Google Survey.  By taking the survey, you will help us identify a community project that address ...
  • NOVEMBER— Special Collection for Interval House November 13, 2020NOVEMBER— Special Collection for Interval House
    INTERVAL HOUSE –Crisis Shelter & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence. Interval House was founded in 1979 as a lifeline to underserved victims in crisis. Today Interval House has strengthened its mission and purpose by offering specialized programs and services in more than 70 different languages for both youth and adult victims. Over the past 35 ...
  • We Have 7 Principles: Learn about the 8th Principle November 11, 2020We Have 7 Principles: Learn about the 8th Principle
    The UUCLB 8th Principle Task Force is calling everyone into the conversation! LET’S TALK ABOUT THE 8th PRINCIPLE!! Saturday, November 21ST 2020, 10:30 AM to Noon   The 8th Principle Task Force will be hosting the first discussion group to talk about adopting the 8th Principle at UUCLB. All members and friends of the church are invited to join in. ...
  • The Fall Auction Boutique is Open for Business! October 28, 2020The Fall Auction Boutique is Open for Business!
    Sunday November 15 through Sunday, November 29 Join us for some holiday shopping at the Fall Auction Boutique!!!!  Join us for Zoom Boutique gatherings on Sundays November 15, 22 and 29.  We will introduce you to the Fall Auction Boutique link and assist you in signing up and making purchases. Click here to register, see the fabulous gifts available ...
  • Information for Voters October 31, 2020Information for Voters
    Confused about Ballot Measures and How to Vote? Information Resources described at the October 6th Forum for Voters: Ballot Propositions – a Faith & Justice perspective on the November election are available here. If you missed the presentation by UUCLB Social Justice, Greater Long Beach ICO and Black Lives Matter—Long Beach City, you still have access to ...
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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal
    • Choir Rehearsal Zoom. Contact Francisco Ruiz for ZOOM link. francisco.ruiz.musicdirector@uuclb.org
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Buddhist Group
    • Those interested in learning about the study and practice of Buddhism are invited to join UU Buddhists at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact Wendy Drake...
  • Sunday, December 6, 2020
  • Words of Our Own - Creative Writing Group
    • UUCLB Writing Group "Words of Our Own" The UUCLB Writing Group takes flight on Zoom. Writers of all skills and experience levels are invited to...
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • 70+ Group
    • Please join the 70+ Group on Wed. October 14th via Zoom for our monthly discussion and check-in. This group is open to anyone in the...
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal
    • Choir Rehearsal Zoom. Contact Francisco Ruiz for ZOOM link. francisco.ruiz.musicdirector@uuclb.org
  • Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Buddhist Group
    • Those interested in learning about the study and practice of Buddhism are invited to join UU Buddhists at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact Wendy Drake...
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal
    • Choir Rehearsal Zoom. Contact Francisco Ruiz for ZOOM link. francisco.ruiz.musicdirector@uuclb.org
  • Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Buddhist Group
    • Those interested in learning about the study and practice of Buddhism are invited to join UU Buddhists at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact Wendy Drake...
  • Sunday, December 20, 2020
  • Words of Our Own - Creative Writing Group
    • UUCLB Writing Group "Words of Our Own" The UUCLB Writing Group takes flight on Zoom. Writers of all skills and experience levels are invited to...
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal
    • Choir Rehearsal Zoom. Contact Francisco Ruiz for ZOOM link. francisco.ruiz.musicdirector@uuclb.org
  • Friday, December 25, 2020
  • Buddhist Group
    • Those interested in learning about the study and practice of Buddhism are invited to join UU Buddhists at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact Wendy Drake...
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal
    • Choir Rehearsal Zoom. Contact Francisco Ruiz for ZOOM link. francisco.ruiz.musicdirector@uuclb.org
  • Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Buddhist Group
    • Those interested in learning about the study and practice of Buddhism are invited to join UU Buddhists at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact Wendy Drake...
  • Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Words of Our Own - Creative Writing Group
    • UUCLB Writing Group "Words of Our Own" The UUCLB Writing Group takes flight on Zoom. Writers of all skills and experience levels are invited to...

Religious Education On-line

  • Sunday November 29th – Youth ChapelSunday November 29th - Youth Chapel
    Children and Youth are invited to attend Youth Chapel on Sunday November 29th.  We will explore Indigenous Peoples 9:30 AM Preschool to 4th Grade 11:30 AM 5th to 12th Grade
  • Guest At Your TableGuest At Your Table
    This UUSC program Continues through December 20th.  More Info?  Visit uusc.org.  If you need a box, email Naomi: dre@uuclb.org
  • Sunday, November 15th in Virtual RESunday, November 15th in Virtual RE
    General Curricula for each cohort supports our Religious Education Committee’s mission which is to “Create a community where each youth is known and empowered.” 9:00 AM Preschool & Kinder: Spirit Play Zoom Room 9:30 AM 1st to 4th grade: UU Bible Super Heroes 11:30 AM 5th to 12th grade: Illumination Academy Guests & Visitors: for more information contact: Naomi ...
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Let Us Give Thanks By Rev. Max Coots

Let us give thanks for a bounty of people:

For children who are our second planting, and, though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.

Let us give thanks:

For generous friends…with hearts as big as hubbards and smiles as bright as their blossoms;

For feisty friends as tart as apples;

For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us we had them;

For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;

For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn — and the others — as plain as potatoes, and so good for you.

For funny friends, who are as silly as brussels sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes, and serious friends as complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;

For friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini, and who — like parsnips — can be counted on to see you through the long winter;

For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time, and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils, and hold us despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;

And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past, that have been harvested — but who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter;

For all these we give thanks.

Source: the late Rev. Max Coots, who was Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton, New York. His passion for gardening yielded this beloved and much used meditation.
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