Neighborhood Blog

August 8, 2019

Covenant of Right Relations

We the congregational members, leaders, ministers, staff and friends of Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church are a welcoming faith community that believes a better world is brought about through our daily actions and interactions. It is with this spirit that we covenant to act with integrity so that the needs of the individual and the greater […]

July 18, 2019

Accessibility and Inclusion at Neighborhood Church

This Sunday, you’ll hear members Stephanie Ballard, Jenny Zappala, and Maria Zuccarello talk about Spoon Theory and how it describes the daily struggles of people living with disabilities- that’s one in four Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Being a congregation that is welcoming and accessible to those with disabilities is a priority […]

June 3, 2019

Board Blog: Board President Mimi Hennessy

Hello Neighborhood! This is my contribution to our “getting to know your board” blog! We all had the same list of questions to pick from and you can probably figure out which ones I chose. When I came to Neighborhood some 14 years ago, I was at a spiritual turning point. I credit reading Joseph […]

May 13, 2019

Mental Health May

By Matt Vasko, Director of Religious Education May is Mental Health Month and I think it provides us with an excellent opportunity to work toward reducing the stigma around talking about mental health. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has launched a campaign in honor of Mental Health Month entitled “#RealConvo.” The purpose of the […]

May 10, 2019

Check out the Annual Report!

We invite all of our members to join us for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on May 19 and 11:30 am in the Sanctuary after the single church service. At this meeting, you’ll elect next year’s lay leaders and approve the 2019-2020 budget. If you can’t make it to the Annual Meeting, you can designate […]

May 9, 2019

All Gender Accessible Restroom Project Funding Completed

All Gender Accessible Restroom Project Funding Completed In 2017, as a part of our efforts to make our sanctuary more accessible and inclusive, Neighborhood applied for and received a Spirit Level Grant ( of up to $49,000 to convert the “bride’s room” in the Narthex into all gender accessible family restrooms. This fall, our first […]

May 9, 2019

District Assembly 2019 Update

On Saturday, April 27th, several Neighborhood members attended the Pacific Southwest District Assembly at Long Beach UU Church.  Like the national General Assembly, the district gathering offered opportunities for worship, learning, reflection, fun, and connecting with Unitarian Universalists from across congregations.  Here are some highlights: From Matt Vasko, Neighborhood Church member and Director of Religious […]

May 7, 2019

Board Blog: Meet Julian Juarez!

Hello everyone! Unfortunately, I don’t know you as well as I would like and you probably don’t know me all that well either. But I hope to change that soon, getting to know you a little better when I see you on Sundays or at other events! But here’s a little to start with: I […]

May 1, 2019

Final Draft of the Covenant

Dear congregants, We are happy to present below the final version of the congregational covenant, reflecting our work as well as the input of the congregation and Board. We encourage you to attend the annual meeting on May 19 when a vote will be taken for this to become our congregational covenant.   With gratitude, […]

April 26, 2019

From the Neighborhood News Desk: Supreme Court to Decide LGBTQ/Transgender Rights in Workplace

By Jessica Gable, Communications and Marketing Coordinator The United States Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear three cases that will decide whether or not the workplace protections granted by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extend to LGBTQ and transgender employees. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids workplace discrimination on […]

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