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September 25, 2018

What a Whirlwind!

What a Whirlwind!

What a whirlwind! I just looked at the calendar and realized that it has been a whole month since I became a part of Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church as the Membership and Community Coordinator. You all are keeping me on my toes! ☺  I have attended a class or two, met with a few committees, […]

September 19, 2018

Why I Walk with Team Lukas

Why I Walk with Team Lukas

Hey Neighborhood, have you joined the team yet? Team Lukas that is! On Saturday, November 3rd, Team Lukas will represent Neighborhood Church and our beloved son Lukas Pender at the annual Out of the Darkness walk in Pasadena. And we would love for you to join us. Last year, Team Lukas participated in this moving […]

August 8, 2018

Who’s Talking Now? A Meditation on Kindness

Who’s Talking Now? by Ruth Kizner   As someone who struggles with a harsh inner critic that tries to get me to do hard things by putting me down, I’ve been searching for another motivational style that might work better. One that I’ve come to love is Kindness. I’d like to share a brief meditation on this quest […]

August 1, 2018

Net Zero @ Neighborhood – Detailed Net Zero Plan Released

Net Zero @ Neighborhood – Detailed Net Zero Plan Released

As a follow-up to the Net Zero Summary Report presented at the congregational meeting in May, the Net Zero @ Neighborhood Committee has now published their final detail plan for achieving the Church’s aspiration to become a net zero-emitter of greenhouse gases by 2030. The detailed plan includes: Introduction & Summary of the Net Zero […]

May 24, 2018

Music Search Committee Update May 2018

Music Search Committee Update May 2018

The Music Director Search Committee continues its work to recommend a candidate to replace Stephen Grimm, as Musical Director. To date, the Committee has reviewed visioning documents from two years ago, considered the results of last fall’s Town Hall meeting, hosted a café-style, roundtable (focus group) forum, tabulated results from the music survey and polled […]

May 3, 2018

Net Zero @ Neighborhood Draft Plan Report

Net Zero @ Neighborhood Draft Plan Report

As we were reminded at our recent Earth Day worship service, the Neighborhood congregation unanimously committed the church to becoming a net zero emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to development a plan this church-year for achieving that goal.  As the chair of the resulting Net Zero @ Neighborhood Committee I’d like to give […]

February 21, 2018

Why I Support Neighborhood

Why I Support Neighborhood

By Kim Hayden I have been a member of Neighborhood Church for over 17 years and was honored to serve the congregation as a staff member for the past 10 years. This year’s canvass theme “Richness through Giving” is particularly poignant for me.  In all the years I have been a member, the church could always count […]

January 30, 2018

Guest Blog Post from Emily Stork of ChapCare

Where can residents of the San Gabriel Valley access high-quality health care no matter their income?  At their local community health center – ChapCare! A group of Pasadena community residents, city officials, and health care agencies founded ChapCare in 1995 to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental […]

January 12, 2018

NET ZERO ACHIEVED FOR 2017!

 A significant step was achieved in Neighborhood’s commitment to become a Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas-Emitting (GHG) Congregation.  As of last month, the Church reached Net-Zero for its 2016 facility emissions by purchasing carbon offset credits.  It cost $2,200 and was paid by a generous donation made previously, with subsequent disbursement from Green Council’s Spalding Fund.  Further […]

January 11, 2018

Thoughts on Change from Janice Partyka, member of the Board of Trustees

Growing up in a New York City suburb, my view of Los Angeles was colored by music, TV and toys. There were the Beach Boys. There was the Brady Bunch. And there was Barbie (a toy that I wanted, but my feminist mother would not allow). LA in the 1960s was not nearly so white […]

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