Being Partners With Local Grassroots Organizations

JOIN THE SOCIAL JUSTICE FIELD TRIP AT DISTRICT ASSEMBLY For years, the UU Church of Long Beach has partnered with the East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice as it gives a voice to the communities surrounding the Port of Long Beach that suffer the impacts of harbor and port pollution. How does UU Long Beach … Continued

March’s Theme is Journey

We will be on a Journey this month. Worship will bring us inspiring and exciting guests – including Rev. Greg Ward, one of the first people who inspired Rev. Dana’s journey to the ministry, and grammy-nominated musicians. We’ll celebrate community and generosity, sing the blues and anticipate April 1 with a little foolishness. We are … Continued

The Common Read Is Here!

This Sunday, Feb. 17, Rev. Dana kicks off this year’s UUA Common Read with her sermon, entitled “Connected to the Earth, Connecting with Each Other.” The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Common Read for this year is “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment.” This collection of essays … Continued

New Draft UUCV Mission Statement

by Kim Prieto, Feb. 2019 The 545 Vision Task Force has been working to synthesize the input we’ve received from the congregation to date. Informed by feedback from congregational meetings and surveys conducted by the board over the past year and from our congregational vision brainstorming session last fall, we’ve created a working draft of … Continued

On Common Ground Newsletter Columns Now Searchable

Trying to find that great article from the church newsletter just got easier. Now when you want to track down when Rev. Dana turned that perfect phrase, or take a look at what groups have received the church collection, you have two great ways to find what you are looking for. Either click the Search … Continued

Connect with the Connecting Committee

We have a new “Connecting Committee” whose aim it is to foster engagement of members, friends, newcomers, and visitors into our church life. Stop by our table, near the Welcome and Adult Program’s tables after church starting January 14, and talk with someone you may not know. We’ll have lots of information about the goings … Continued

Green Room Gallery Call for Submissions

The deadline to submit applications for the next exhibit in the Green Room Gallery at UUCV will be announced here.  Please check back for the date. At this time, we are accepting two-dimensional art only. Works on paper should be framed in glass or Plexiglas. All artwork to be displayed must be wired to hang … Continued

Artwork in Green Room Gallery

Congregation’s Work on Exhibit – UUCV GREEN ROOM GALLERY   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The “Green Room Gallery” now showcases ORIGINAL works of art. All artists within our church community may apply. Please follow these guidelines to summit your artworks: Limit 2 works of art per artist may be submitted for review. Must be two dimensional artworks only, … Continued

Message from our new DRE

Dear Community of UUCV, I could not be more excited to join you as DRE for Children and Youth! It is wonderful to con­tinue this work of nurturing and celebrating our spiritual lives. To be involved in a trustworthy community who loves them and nurtures them in their growth is my vision for an RE … Continued

New Bicycle Parking – An invitation to Ride Your Bike to Church

by Ray Vargas In celebration of Earth Day and our church’s advocacy and commitment to a Green Sanctuary, new bicycle parking in the shape of “inverted-U’s” has been installed along the exterior east wall of the sanctuary. Offering eight spaces, with additional parking located by the children’s playground, the bike parking allows members and visitors … Continued