Upcoming Events



Witness for Peace First-Hand Experience

December 9 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm US Mexico Human Rights Border Report: Sunday after church, come hear Carolyn Waters, Rev. Steve Rachel and Alma Bruhnke’s experience about their recent trip to and across the border with a Witness for Peace delegation.  These four will share pictures, graphs, and their own first-hand experiences of the wall, life-saving efforts of those is desert border towns, water drops, and the human rights catastrophe and challenges that take place daily at our border.  Come, bring your plate from lunch, this will be interesting.

Some of the other 800 Protesters who joined our vigil at the largest and most dangerous detention facility in the country.


“Got Art History”

In less than ten slides our own resident Phillip Glass expert and all things Stanford aficionado Bob Monzingo can help. Starting at noon, for 45 minutes during and after lunch on December 16 Bob will walk us, and ideally some of our teens through a quick course in the depth and meaning of some of the western world’s most historically influential pieces. Join us in the sanctuary for this Adult Ed moment.


LA’S Holiday Food Program 

Remember our October Can Opener Drive:  Thanks to you, we donated 76 can openers to The Volunteer Center of South Bay Harbor. We were recognized by them for our donation in their newsletter and web-site.  Here, captured in the act of donating is our own Lora Childres and Volunteer Center Volunteer Coordinator Trisha Smith.

Down the road we may do a drive for the Volunteer Center’s Food for Kids program, that sends home a bag of food with kids living with food insecurity, so their family has food for the weekend. 
However, likewise on Thursday Dec 20th we are going to continue our tradition of Holiday giving with our participation in LA’s Holiday Food Program titled “One Voice” up in Santa Monica at Barker Hanger on 3021 Airport Ave.  This massive event runs from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, but those who want to car pool can meet at church at 6:00 pm to make the trip with Rev. Steve and others. Although it is a little late, this is a family friendly event.
Expect lots of music. Lots of hustle, but also lots of fun. More importantly, it is a kid friendly event.  Still unclear on what “One Voice” is?  Imagine hundreds of psyched volunteers packing food for Head Start families in a bustling airplane hangar.  For more information check out the One Voice.  Seen above are members of our 2016 coalition of volunteers to this event.

A Wiccan Solstice Gathering

Friday December 21 at 7:00 pm. One of the most universal of human religious experiences is to ritualize the pattern of the sun.  Tonight, a gathering of local Wiccan’s will fill our library to mark the winter solstice.  We are welcome to join them celebrate this occasion. There are rumors of hot cider.


Ballroom Dance

When: December 27 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Henriksen hall.


Social Justice Movie Night

A Place at the Table: One Nation Underfed (Community Outreach/Charity Month)
When: Friday, December 28 

In this 2012 documentary, directors Lori Silverbush and Kristen Jacobson pull the veil back on the hunger we miss all around.  In this film the audience meets 3 poignant examples of the roughly American children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from and encounters the simple ways this health epidemic might be solved. (1 hour 24 minutes)