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February 23, 2017
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Child care is available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for our delicious brunch after the service.
We welcome guests!
Join us for Dinner & Music
Saturday, March 18 at 5:00 PM
Pacific Unitarian Church
5621 Montemalaga Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Dinner tickets are available after service Sunday on the patio or by visiting Gaby in the office.

Suggested Donation for Dinner tickets: $10 per person, $20 per family.

Child care will be available. Please RSVP for childcare by emailing Claire at Dre@pacificunitarian.org

If you need a ride, please contact Ann Bailey 310-462-3663.

For information contact Gaby at 310-378-9449.

Decision at Jackson

As a 23-year old, Joseph Jackson, Jr., made civil rights history when he risked arrest to desegregate the Jackson, Mississippi public library. A half century later, the Anaheim resident reconnected with his fellow activists and the group was celebrated for its legacy. Mr. Jackson will give us a first-hand account of his experiences and inspire us all to fight for the causes in which we believe.
-Joseph Jackson
Revelation Is Not Sealed

Reverend Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Kimberly Pratto-Storr
Debbie Reynolds

Caitlin Masters
Sunday Hospitality
It takes many hands to
make a Sunday.  Special thanks
to all of our volunteers!

Barbara Marriott
Linda Jenson

Welcome Table
Amy Fields

Jennifer Hocutt
Melissa Tyrrell

Top Chef
Mardi Gras with Trish, Mike and Chris.
This Sunday, February 26th is our "annual" Mardi Gras Luncheon, prepared and hosted by Mike Bechtol and Trish Botsko, with assistance from their son, Chris, and Margo Meikle. On the menu will be French Market coffee and beignets for those who arrive early, Mike's chicken and sausage gumbo and Trish's alternative gumbo (vegan), Mike's worth every calorie craw-fish casserole, and a smattering of side dishes, and a traditional King cake and pecan pie for dessert. So don your purple, green, and gold and join us for Sunday brunch.
Please note that Joyce Block-Miller has changed her email address to joyceuu26@gmail.com
To have your joy or concern appear here, send it to
or call the PUC office.  For information on how to do so,
scroll down to the
 end of The View.

You will always be directed to the right person if you email pastoralcare@pacificunitarian.org.

Save the Date: PUC Family Camp June 9-11 at
Camp de Benneville Pines

Join the fun at PUC's annual family camp from June 9-11 at Camp de Benneville Pines near Big Bear. There will be something for everyone from relaxing in nature to joining fun activities.
Sign up early as PUC will invite other local UU churches to join so the minimum is met.
To reserve a spot, please send an email with the number of adults and or children in your party to Janet Kissner at jlkissner@gmail.com
There will be a booth on the patio beginning in mid-March and more details to follow soon in the View. If you would like to help plan this year's event or lead an activity at camp, please contact Janet. Come join the FUUN!
Janet & Andy Kissner, Camp de Benneville Pines Co-Deans

It’s Budget Time Again!
The Finance Committee is beginning to work on the operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2017 (FYE 2018).  If your committee would like to have a say in their planning please complete the Budget Request Form (PUC Budget Form) that is due by Sunday, February 19th.  A few paper copies can be found in the Finance mailbox in the office.
Religious Education

It’s time to collect Guest at Your Table boxes! Please return them to the office administrator or the DRE.

From the camp website: "Get to Platform 9 & 3/4  on time or you'll miss the express train to the Wizarding World of Camp de Benneville Pines!  Come help harness magic to transform ourselves and our world. Classes include magical dueling at the forts, riding broomsticks at the sled run (weather permitting), wand-making and other magical crafts, and the raising of magical energy through fun, student-centered worship."
Teacher Training Session TBA - Get involved with RE by becoming an assistant or fill-in teacher. Volunteer one or two Sunday’s per month, and be part of nurturing the next generation. Interested? Contact Claire Moss at dre@pacificunitarian.org
Would like to enroll your child in OWL for 7-9th graders?
Are interested in being trained as an OWL program facilitator?
Do you want to help organize the OWL session?
Email PUC Director of Religious Education, Claire Moss at dre@pacificunitarian.org 
(include your child’s name and grade).

Seniors POW WOW
Third Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the PUC Library

This on-going support group offers fellowship and friendship in hope that our meeting will develop close and helpful bonds among us. Come, participate, and get to know other seniors.

Women Reading & Responding Book Club

Third Monday of Each Month
11:00 a.m. PUC Library   

The book for February will be The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka on the 20th at 11 a.m., which is the 3rd Monday of the month. Please bring suggestions for March, April, and May.

Lisa Sites
Playing in the Sage ....
“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
----Mark Twain

Even though it is still more than a month away, Spring is waking up from her winter dreams. Cold mornings and evenings have not kept the Baby Monarch Butterfly caterpillars from hatching on the milkweed in the garden or the beans from sprouting on the science room windows.
The children are outside as often and as long as possible in between re-enactments of the “Great Flood” to check on the changing season’s progress at Pacific Sage, but the friends are unusually restless, impatient and silly…isn’t it too soon for spring fever?
The wheel of the year is not turning…it’s spinning and we are all a little dizzy. :)
Pacific Sage Preschool

BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP meets at PUC Library Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm. 
Learn meditation and the purpose of meditation in the Buddhist wisdom tradition. Developing our love and compassion for all beings, we can find joy and meaning in life. Give yourself the gift of presence!

Newcomers welcome anytime, no experience required. Just bring an open mind and a kind heart - we can even help you find those! While meditation instruction is free, donations ($10-$20) to support our activity are gratefully accepted.  

Dan Dempster has been authorized by Khenpo Migmar Tseten (Buddhist chaplain at Harvard University and Director of the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Study, Cambridge) and is a certified meditation instructor.
This Sunday's Flowers 
This Sunday's Flowers are donated by Amy Fields.
Who's That?
To contact people named in The View please see the PUC Directory which is available in the Members Section of the PUC website.  If you need the password for the Members Section, or if you do not have access to a computer, contact the PUC Office for help accessing it.  The phone number and office hours are listed each week at the very bottom of The View.
PUC's calendar of events can be found here.
The PUC Board of Trustees

                    Mike Buttitta -President 
                    Dee Masters -Vice President
                    Trish Botsko -Treasurer
                    Ben Cowan -Secretary

              John Einhorn
              Randy Ripley
              Tara Unverzagt 
                   Judi Carter
              Jennifer Hocutt

Ways to Contact Your Trustees

This email is forwarded to the trustees, Lead Minister, Director of Religious Education, and Pacific Sage Preschool Director.

This email is forwarded to the trustees & Lead Minister (ex-officio.)


Mike Buttitta, President      mikebuttitta@gmail.com
Trish Botsko, Treasurer     treasurer@pacificunitarian.org
Phone numbers and individual email addresses for all other Trustees can be found in the Member Directory.

To request a Sunday morning announcement contact Gaberiel Gaynair

Please send View submissions to newsletter@pacificunitarian.org 
by noon on Wednesday.


We are located at
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Office Hours

Sunday            9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                             
Monday           9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Tuesday           9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Wednesday      9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday          Closed
Friday               Closed
Saturday           Closed


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