Soap Box Summer: Our Founding Dream Unfolds

The stories of our UUWI history come alive most vividly when told by those who actually lived them. We continue the celebration of our 25th anniversary with more stories from Gladys and Rev. Mitchell Howard, Gary Piazzon, and Effie Brown. What called us together? When and how did we become an official UU congregation? What activities did our children enjoy? Who were the ministers that served us? What social and environmental action did we take? How did we celebrate?

Worship Leader: Gladys Howard
Speakers: Rev. Mitchell Howard, Gary Piazzon, Effie Brown
Special Music: Nola Allen

STANDING IN SOLIDARITY: How do we stand together in moments of disagreement? (audio)

with guest speaker Shelly Tochluk, Ph.D.

Shelly is the author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to do it. and Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice. She is an educator with a background in psychology. She spent ten years as a researcher, counselor, and teacher in California’s public schools. She now trains teachers to work with Los Angeles’ diverse school population as a Professor in the Education Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University-Los Angeles.

We will accept an offering to benefit BLUU, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. BLUU provides information, resources and support for Black UUs and works to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.

Worship Leaders: Mary Goolsby and Jane Hayes
Special Music: Ken Merrell

They Had a Dream – Reflections from UUCWI Founders

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of UUCWI and we will enjoy a variety of informative and celebratory events. Our soap box series opens with founders Linda Good, Christi Shaffer, and Barbara Dunn sharing inspiring stories of the small group of people who came together to pursue their dream of building a liberal religious community and the ways people of all ages gathered to worship, learn, and support one another.
Effie Brown, Worship Leader
Barbara Dunn, Guest Musician