August 2018 Special Collection

The Temporary Shelter (formerly known as the Rainy Day Shelter) began when the Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless saw a gap in services that needed filling. Rain and very cold nights often begin before the L.A. County shelter opens. The Temporary Shelter provides a place to sleep or a daytime respite from the … Continued

July 2018 Special Collection

The Special Collection during July 2018 (all collections from the June 3 service, and any others marked “Special Collection” during the month) will be directed to Harbour Area Halfway Houses. Harbour Area Halfway Houses offers not only housing for women reentering society, but also the services these women need as they move beyond their incarcerated … Continued

UUCLB Supports Black Lives UU

During the month of April, members and friends of UUCLB collected over three thousand dollars in response to a call from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to support an organizing collective called Black Lives Unitarian Universalist (BLUU). Through a campaign called “Promise and Practice” the UUA called upon all our member congregations to commit time … Continued

June 2018 Special Collection

The Special Collection during June 2018 (all collections from the June 3 service, and any others marked “Special Collection” during the month) will be directed to Homeland Neighborhood Cultural Center. The mission of Homeland Cultural Center is to provide a safe place for the cultivation, preservation, and promotion of art forms, both traditional and contemporary, … Continued

Dreamers’ Scholarships Presentation

Our March Special Collection was for our own “Dreamers Scholarship”, which goes to California State University Long Beach undocumented students who qualify under AB540 (considered as state residents). Funds collected go directly to the students. The Dreamers scholarship committee will present the UUCLB Dreamers Scholarship to the recipients at the June 3 10:00 am service.   Mauro writes: THANK YOU … Continued

St. Luke’s Shelter Donations

Every Saturday St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Long Beach opens its facilities to those in need for showers and supplies, and on 2nd and 4th Saturdays for meals. We collect donations of clothing and supplies at UUCLB for this program, and volunteers are also welcome. From Gerry M. Evans: We need summer clothes, shorts, … Continued

Help spread the word!

Do you know WordPress, or want to learn? Do you want new people to discover our church on their mobile devices or the internet? The most fun committee at UUCLB needs some serious-minded people to update our news and events on our website and be part of a team to keep things current. If you … Continued

From the 2018 Annual UUCLB Congregational Meeting

At the annual congregational meeting on May 6, UUCLB members came together to elect our leaders and approve the budget for the coming year, and to recognize members who have been of service to the church and larger community. Newly Elected Board of Trustees 3 years – Robert Moore 3 years – Robert Fisher-Rowe 3 … Continued

Summer Potluck Picnics – 2nd Thursdays

Come to the Summer Potluck Picnics, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month: June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13. Bring a side dish to share – one that feeds several people. You may also bring an item to grill (yourself) on the BBQ. Plates, silverware, cup, napkins … Continued

New “Side With Love” T-Shirts Available

The updated “Side With Love” T-Shirts with UUCLB on the back are now available to order at church after Sunday services. Unisex style, in these sizes: xS, S,M.L,xL 2xL, 3xL. Cost is $15 each, $17 for 2xl and 3xl. Additional styles and sizes are available at through the UUA Bookstore, for $24 each. For questions: … Continued