September 21, 2014
   
5654 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-3898

Our Mission

We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, united by our liberal religious tradition, seek truths and meaning, and commit to right action. We will nurture our congregation and carry our principles forth to better ourselves, our community and our planet. To these purposes, we pledge our hearts and hands, our minds and means.

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Join the Action Team, fourth Tuesday of every month

1:15pm at the church.

Learn more about LUYV

A Community of Religious Liberals


banner chaliceImagine a religion that places more importance on your values than on your religious beliefs (or disbeliefs). Imagine a religion that welcomes your questions and affirms your search for truth and meaning. This is that religion.
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Imagine a place where you are accepted as you are and challenged and inspired to be better than you are. Imagine a place that will nurture your child's sense of wonder and awe and help them find truths rather than ask them to memorize the truths of others. This is that kind of place.

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for worship, and Wednesday evenings at 6pm. To see a map to our church, please go to the Contact Us page.


Meet the Ministers

An Invitation from the Rev. Jan Christian  -
The Reverend Jan Christian
When I first visited a Unitarian Universalist Church, it felt like coming home. I never knew such a place existed. I knew more then about what I didn't believe than what I did believe. I wanted a place that would encourage my questions and honor my skepticism and provide a community at the same time. What I have found over the years is a place that has inspired me to move beyond focusing on what I don't believe to what I do believe. And more importantly, it is a place beyond belief. It is a place that emphasizes our freedom to believe whatever we must in order to live ethical, loving lives and helps connect us to something bigger than ourselves. Our good news is that "we need not think alike to love alike." If this is what you are looking for, I hope to meet you soon at a Sunday morning worship service. Come nurture your spirit and help heal our world.


Rev. Carolyn Price -- Affiliate MinisterRev. Carolyn Price

The Rev. Carolyn Price is our new Affiliate Minister, beginning in the fall of 2014. She will preach occasionally, offer spiritual growth programming and provide support for our Children’s Religious Education (R.E.) Program. Rev. Price was the minister of our UU church in Santa Paula, California for 8 ½ years. Prior to the ministry, she served as a PSWD consultant to congregations in the areas of leadership development, conflict management, transitions, religious education, and strategic planning. After a medical retirement, Rev. Price, along with her husband Orval Osborne, found a religious home in the UU Church of Ventura, where both are glad to be of service.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Life Staff

Beverly Jordan -- Spiritual Life Coordinator

UU BJordan14smBeverly Jordan begins as our new Spiritual Life Coordinator, starting in Fall 2014.  Most of her portfolio will relate to pastoral care, spiritual growth programming, outreach to members and providing on-call services when the minister is away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev. David Pyle -- Former Assistant Minister

 
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura congratulates the Rev. David Pyle on his appointment as District Executive of the Joseph Priestly District of the UUA. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well in his future endeavors. 

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Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for worship!

And join us for an engaging and  participatory worship experience on Wednesday Evenings at 6pm.

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Upcoming Events

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09/21/14
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Parent OWL 4-5 Mtg

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09/21/14
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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09/22/14
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
River Haven dinner pickup

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09/22/14
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
River Haven dinner pickup

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09/22/14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Yoga

Click the Events tab above for a full calendar view. You may also wish to download our Newsletter "On Common Ground" for more event information.