A Better Story

It is easy to get stuck inside the stories we tell about ourselves, our community, and our world. As Unitarian Universalists, however, we believe that the future is open and not-yet-written. How do we break free from stories which are limiting and learn to live into the possibilities of what could be?

A Better Story 

Reverend KC Slack 

August, 22 2021 


We strive to build a community and a world in which the inherent worth and dignity of every person are respected, where we engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Welcome to UUVerdugo. 

uuverdugo.org – facebook.com/uuverdugo – uucvh@uuverdugo.org 818.248.3954 

Welcome and Announcements Marty Barrett

Prelude Keep Breathing” Ingrid Michaelson

Opening Words Marty Barrett 

Chalice Lighting and Covenant 

Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest for truth is its sacrament, and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom, to serve humanity in fellowship; thus do we covenant.” 

Opening Hymn Wake, Now, My Senses” STLT #298

Offering “Rewrite This Story” Pasek & Paul

A Time for All Ages Caitlin Kvasnička 

Reflection Rev. KC Slack

Focusing Hymn Woyaya” STJ #1020 Performed by Elizabeth Curtin

Sermon Rev. KC Slack

Closing Hymn “Just As Long as I Have Breath” STLT #6 

Extinguishing the Chalice: In Unison 

Although we extinguish this flame, we carry in our hearts the light of truth, the warmth of community, and the fire of commitment until we are together again.” 

Closing Words Rev. KC Slack

Postlude “Authors of Forever” Alicia Keys* Performed by Elizabeth Curtin

*This postlude is an acoustic interpretation of Keys’ song, adapted for a piano/vocal setting. The music director encourages congregants to listen to the song as performed by the original artist to experience Keys’ style and vision for the piece.

GLAM’S Virtual sUUmmer Road Trip“:  Over the summer, our local area congregations will worship together on Zoom for a “Virtual sUUmmer Road Trip”. The Greater LA Ministers will take turns leading the Sunday services,  After each service, in Zoom “coffee break-out rooms,” we will have the opportunity to get to know members from other congregations.  There will be no separate Emerson UU Coffee Hour.