SING YOUR HEART OUT! Under the leadership of our Music Director, Carole Cole, the choir performs selected works during weekly worship services. All are welcome to join Sunday morning rehearsals at 9:30am; no RSVP required.
MEALS FOR NEIGHBORS WITHOUT HOMES We are one of seventeen local organizations participating in the Laguna Beach Friendship Shelter’s ‘Feeding People without Homes’ program. On the first Thursday each month, our volunteers prepare meals in their own kitchens and, under normal circumstances, serve them at the Alternative Sleeping Location (ASL) on Laguna Canyon Road. In fact, the Fellowship’s involvement dates back prior to the establishment of the ASL! While meeting COVID-19 physical distance requirements, meals will be dropped off at a central location, then transported to the shelter and served by ASL staff. When the regular schedule resumes, get Directions to ASL. Volunteers usually meet their own meal prep expenses. Financial donations can also made to a designated program fund, from which larger expenditures are occasionally made. Bruce Johnson and John Mendonça coordinate the program for our volunteers. Please contact them for more information.
‘ZOOM @ NOON' Join host Paul Bogdan & friends for timely, informative conversations and great company. All are welcome. Just click the weekly event Zoom at Noon link or call in on a Zoom phone number to join a discussion. We share what's going on in our own lives, and our thoughts and experiences on a variety of weekly topics. More info? Contact Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez for information.
COVENANT GROUPS, of six to eight people, agree to meet regularly for 6-12 months, to engage in deep and meaningful discussion. The groups are intended to foster personal exploration, rather than political or intellectual purposes. Each group is led by an experienced leader; discussions are always confidential. Notices are sent out when new groups are forming.
CAMP DE BENNEVILLE PINES The UUA has a network of individually operated camps and retreats across the country. Located in the forests of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California, Camp de Benneville Pines offers cozy rustic cabins, delicious meals, and an abundance of fun activities for those who enjoy them: archery, games, music, hiking, workshops, canoeing, and more. Or, commune with nature, find solitude in a mountain glen; explore your own spiritual path; bask in the warmth of a welcoming community of peers. Programs for all age foster spiritual and personal growth, environmental stewardship, leadership development, social justice and action. There are UU congregation camps, LGBTQ and holiday family camps, summer and winter camps for youth, and grown-up camps for yoga, folk music, and art aficionados. Options are available for special diets, allergies, accessibility needs; cabin, bunk, roommate, and carpooling requests can also be made. Visit Camp de Benneville Pines for information about and upcoming events and retreats.
There are many ways to be involved in our community, including the important work of keeping the Fellowship running smoothly… at, but also away from, our building. There is always somewhere that your time and talent are needed, and there is always something for each and every one of us to do in our community.