SFV Cluster

Saturday, May 17th from 9:30 – 2:00 pm – “Crafting Your Elevator Speech”     The Ministers of the San Fernando Valley Cluster are presenting a workshop designed to help you articulate your knowledge of and passion about Unitarian Universalism!   The workshop will be held at the UU Church of Studio City.  The fee is $10 per person, with childcare available upon advance request.  Please bring your questions, your ideas, and a sack lunch.

On November 2nd, 2013, the San Fernando Valley Cluster “All Souls Revival”, was held at the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, preceded by a picnic.   Five congregations participated!  Homilies were presented by Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale and by Rev. Darrell Ritchie.  Scott Roewe was Music Director.

SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30 pm

San Fernando Valley Cluster VESPERS!

Unitarian Universalists from the five congregations in our San Fernando Valley “Cluster” will gather for an evening of inspirational words and music woven around a spiritual theme chosen by your area ministers.  Invite a friend and enjoy this special opportunity for mid-week shared worship, followed by refreshments and fellowship.  Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for details (including location).


Saturday, April 9th, 2012:  A Leadership Workshop for the SFV Cluster, facilitated by District Executive Ken Brown.

Pacific Southwest District/San Fernando Valley Cluster LEADERSHIP DAY

“Honing Religious Leadership Skills”

An interactive workshop designed to help our congregations connect with one another, to identify leadership challenges, and to share creative solutions!

Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9:00-1:00 (snacks & beverages provided)

Sepulveda UU Society (The Onion), 9550 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, CA  91343

Led by the Rev. Dr. Ken Brown, District Executive, with the San Fernando Valley Cluster Ministers.

$30 per congregation fee payable to SFV Cluster, with number of anticipated attendees, and sent to:  PSWD Office, 2052 Norma Street, Oxnard, CA  93036-2711

Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30 pm (Emerson UU Church – Canoga Park) Valley Vespers.

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Wednesday, January 26th at 7:30 pm (UU Church of Studio City)


Valley Vespers: a special evening worship service, for which Unitarian Universalists from our five area congregations (Canoga Park, North Hills, Santa Clarita Valley, Studio City, Verdugo Hills) gather to enjoy readings, music, and homilies woven together around a common theme.

For more information, or to reserve childcare, contact your Cluster Representative, or Cluster Minister-at-Large, Rev. Stefanie, at RevSteffi@gmail.com .

“Rediscover the healing power of our wider circles of Unitarian Universalist Community!”

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Over sixty Unitarian Universalists from all over the San Fernando Valley Cluster joined together on 09/11/10 for the Cluster-sponsored “Welcome Back Potluck Picnic Shindig“, held on the grounds of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society.  A beautiful Welcome Table display oriented guests to volunteer opportunities at the event, provided information in support of water justice and the SFV Cluster Vespers (planned for 7:30 pm on 10/27/10 – also at SUUS), received school supply donations to benefit North Valley Caring Services, and invited guests to start off the new church year by posting their hopes and intentions.   The day included food, games, storytelling and karaoke, but also an Ingathering Worship Service in honor of and in support of religious diversity, freedom and tolerance.
Shannon Corder (UUCSC), Dave Margerum (Emerson), Carol Winkler (UUCSCV), Gary Klepser (SUUS), Louise Klatt (SUUS), Steve DeVorkin, Gwen Cochren (UUCVH), the Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale (UUCSCV & SFV Cluster MInister-at-Large), the Rev. Jay Atkinson (UUCSC), the Rev. Anne Hines (Emerson), Kirby Peterson (UUCSCV), the Rev. Jonipher Kwong (SUUS)

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October 8-10, 2010 CLUSTER CAMP at DeBenneville Pines

Another weekend of outdoor family fun!  Talk to Cluster Reps Carol Winker & Kirby Peterson, or Louise Klatt at louisepell@yahoo.com (661-273-1068) for more information

Wednesday, October 27th at 7:30 at SUUS  Valley Vespers at Sepulveda UU Society

Three times a year one of our participating Cluster congregations hosts a special weeknight Vespers Service.  Ministers, lay leaders, musicians and choir members from each of our congregations weave together inspirational music, readings and homilies.  This is a refreshing mid-week opportunity to rediscover the healing power of our wider circles of Unitarian Universalist community. Please plan to come!  Talk to your Cluster Reps Kirby Peterson & Carol Winkler, or Rev. Stefanie, for more information.  Then carpool with your family, friends and neighbors to this

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park, CA  91303-1237 (www.emersonuuc.org), Minister:  The Rev. Anne Hines

Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, CA 91343-2013 (www.valleyonion.org), Minister:  Lee Marie Sanchez

Unitarian Universalists of the Santa Clarita Valley, 22900 Market Street, Newhall, CA (www.uuofscv.org), Minister:  The Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA  91604 (www.uustudiocity.org), Minister:  The Rev. Darrell Richie

Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta, CA 91214 (www.uuverdugo.org), Minister:  The Rev. Dr. Betty Stapleford

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We, the San Fernando Valley Cluster Committee, recognizing ourselves as part of a larger fellowship joined in the common goal of cultivating and enhancing congregational connections and shared learnings, covenant to work together in a supportive spirit of cooperative commitment, to be honest with one another, compassionate and accepting of differences, to engage in democratic process, to support our work by keeping one another focused on our agenda as we have fun together, to be respectful and responsible, showing up for one another on time and prepared.