Neighborhood Blog

Taylor Chazan
September 10, 2018

Cause for Climate Hope and Optimism

Summer 2018 Camp deBenneville Worship Service Sermon Delivered by Matt Vasko on August 26, 2018 (Take a deep breath and enjoy the morning) I’ve always loved nature. Don’t you? Yeah! You know, when I was growing up, part of what formed my love of our natural world was trips I would take with my family […]

September 6, 2018

A Note from Dr. Zanaida, Neighborhood’s Music Director

A Note from Dr. Zanaida, Neighborhood's Music Director

Greetings! I am thrilled to be launching into a season of newness as your music director at Neighborhood Church. My summer was all about discernment, transitions, good-byes, hellos, stay-cations, and relaxation. My summer was also about being refreshed and uplifted as a presenter at the 99th annual national convention of the National Association of Negro […]

July 11, 2018

Visit Immigrants in Detention

Visit Immigrants in Detention

For nearly a year, three Neighborhood Church members have been doing just that. The nearest detention center is 75 miles away in Adelanto. One morning a month, these folks pile into a mini-van and make a two-hour drive to the high-desert town. After stopping for lunch, they proceed to Adelanto Detention Center with a list […]

June 28, 2018

Introducing our Newest Music Director!

An Important Announcement from the Music Search Committee After seven months of working steadily, Neighborhood’s Music Director Search Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Zanaida Robles as Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church’s newest Music Director! Dr. Robles holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree from USC’s Thornton School of Music, a Master of Music degree from […]

June 21, 2018

A Message from the NUUC Green Council

A Message from the NUUC Green Council

Hello planet guardians, Since March I have been serving in an advisory panel to Pasadena Water and Power as a representative of our Green Council, Neighborhood Church, and the Pasadena community. The panel is officially called the Stakeholders Technical Advisory Group (STAG). Our mission is to provide public input as PWP makes choices regarding its […]

February 1, 2018

Updates from Board President, Clyde Derrick

Updates from Board President, Clyde Derrick

Event to dedicate courtyard to Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson: Please be advised that this event has been moved to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Jim will be attending and we are very excited! More information will be forthcoming here in the eweekly. Many thanks to Nancy Breaux and Mimi Hennessy for chairing this major […]

December 13, 2017

Net-Zero @ Neighborhood: First in a Series

Net-Zero @ Neighborhood: First in a Series

At its annual meeting last May, the Church voted unanimously (and with much enthusiasm) to become a Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emitting Congregation, and to spend the 2017-2018 church year: 1) Developing a master plan with timeline and budget recommendations for review by the Board of Trustees and, if feasible, presented for approval by church members […]

December 7, 2017

Update from the Board President

Update from the Board President

Dear fellow church members, Here are some updates since my last check-in in October. Honoring Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson: On Sunday, March 25, 2018, we will be dedicating the Programs Building Courtyard to Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson at an event after services, honoring his accomplishments during the ten years he served as our Senior Minister. […]

November 9, 2017

Thoughts on Change from Esther Martin, member of the Board of Trustees

Thoughts on Change from Esther Martin, member of the Board of Trustees

What possibilities exist when we challenge our hearts and our minds to grow? This powerful question points in the inevitable direction of CHANGE. For our hearts and our minds to grow, there must be change. And I have to admit that I do not like change. I never have, and I probably never will. I […]

September 21, 2017

Dim Sum, Yoga, and Soundbaths

Dim Sum, Yoga, and Soundbaths

Hosting a Dining for Dollars provides you an opportunity to shine your light, to share your expertise, to meet other UUs, and to support Neighborhood. It also provides your guests a journey along with you, a journey into something familiar or into something novel. Or “hosting” could be something singular, like going into someone’s home […]