We are committed to compassion.  We are….

…a sanctuary for diversity, spiritual growth, and social justice

…nuestra misión es ser un santuario de diversidad, crecimiento espiritual y justicia social

Requirements for attending in person Sunday services:

  • proof of a 2nd Covid vaccination or booster within the last 12 months
  • wear a mask
  • If you have recently had Covid, we welcome you back after you have a negative Covid test and are asymptomatic.

News in Brief

2023-24 Pledge Drive Update

Thank you for supporting our community!

At the end of week 1, we have heard from one-third of our Members and Friends to whom we have reached out to about their pledge for the coming fiscal year. Their response has been incredible and we have received over $90,000 in pledges so far. Thank you for your generosity and your prompt responses.
 
Haven’t sent your pledge form in yet? 
You can drop it off at the Pledge Drive table before or after Sunday services, email it to treasurer@uucod.org; or mail it to UUCOD, PO Box 2853, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. 
 
Didn’t receive a pledge package? 
Did you misplace it or did the dog eat it?  You can also pick one up from the table in the church lobby or use the link below.

Minister’s Message

Bread not Stone: Pondering the Principles

Hello friends,

It is such a full time for us in our congregation. We’re kicking off our pledge drive to plan for next year’s budget. We’re working to create new possibilities for moving from contract ministry to settled ministry. We are beginning to read and explore Mistakes and Miracles together as a congregational read.

And there’s lost happening in our larger movement as well, including exploring how we describe and envision our faith tradition through Article II of the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

If you don’t know, Article II of the UUA bylaws contain the formal statement of our UU Principles and Purposes: saying what the purpose of our association is, what are the principles around which we live our faith out in the world, and what the sources and inspiration are for that work and that faith….

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2023 UUCOD Bingo Wrap Up

The 3rd annual UUCOD Bingo Bash was a rousing success!
Over 50 players were entertained by our ‘Bingo Hosts’ Rev. Ian and Linda Savard. Congratulations to our co-champions for the 2023 title of ‘UUCOD Bingo Champ’: Ingrid Pratt and Archie Leslie. Thank you to Sarita Gonzales who donated a set of her original notecards and Leonard Lee who created a special trophy for our
competition. It was an evening of fun and we look forward to when we all get together again for Bingo 2024!
Black History Month

Black History Month

February was established as Black history month in 1976.

Each year a theme is chosen for Black History Month. This year, 2023, the Theme is Black Resistance. This is a time for us to remember those who have fought for equal rights for African Americans. As result of resistance slavery was abolished, separate but equal was dismantled, and voting rights were granted. Equality in sports, the military, education, and the work force have improved. However, as we are aware there is still much work to be done.

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The 2022-2023 UUA Common Read

Mistakes and Miracles:  Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism

What calls Unitarian Universalists to create multicultural, antiracist Beloved Community? What do congregations need when they embark on this journey? What common threads run through their stories?

We’re inviting all of us to read this book which shares the stories of five UU congregations and their journey toward building the beloved community. We’ll have opportunities for individual and collective thinking, conversation, and reflection as we think about our own journey as a congregation.

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