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March 30, 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!
How To Pledge

1. You can visit the PUC website's pledge page.

2. Do it by phone. Either call Gaby in the office on Wednesday or Thursday between 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. at (310) 378-9449, or call member Jean Tordella any time at (310) 403-8661.

3. Finally, you can fill out a pledge form, and either mail it or turn it in on this Sunday morning. Pledge forms are available both at the pledge table on the patio and in the office, or use the one you received in the mail.
"Peacemakers in a Turbulent Age"

"How do we engage with heart in the midst of difficult times? Let's explore."

Dale Osborne
"Escape From Tyranny"

Reverend Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Chuck Curtis    

Gregory Garcia        

Betty Paieda

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

Susan Owen & Helen Ciriello

Welcome Table
Lee Ann Hart & Kim Pratto-Storr

Dee Masters & Brad Shreve

Top Chef
Naresh Deo

Lora Childers and John Einhorn thank all who brought us food in the past week to help the family when Lora had knee surgery. We have appreciated it deeply. There is nothing like our PUC family.
Jane Parameter has been receiving chemo-therapy & is recovering at home. She would enjoy cards as well as our caring thoughts.
Gloria Nussbaum is recovering from surgery. Prayers, loving  thoughts, and cards to her home are welcomed. 
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.

Spring has sprung and the Long Beach Pride Parade is coming soon. This years theme is "Viva La Vida." We always have a great time, but this year's event can be made better by you.  Come join us!

The parade is on Sunday, May 21 and starts at 10:30. We are renting a truck again, so those with mobility issues can join in the fun.

We'll have a table set up each week on the patio starting this Sunday for sign ups. You can also email sosl@pacificunitarian.org  

If you have any questions, please drop by the table on Sunday or you can call either Brad Shreve or Maurice Chevalier. Our numbers are in the church directory.



Sunday, April 23

Earth Day Expo and Interfaith Service

Expo 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Worship at 4:00 pm
Community Meal at 5:00 pm

South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) and Garden Church invite you to this Earth Day Expo and Interfaith Service at Garden Church, 429 West 6th Street, San Pedro, 90773.  All are welcome. Reverend Ann Woofenden preaching. For more information gardenchurchsp.org; RSVP to office@scinterfaith.org.

A note about the host church: Rooted in the Christian tradition and Swedenborgian theology, the Garden Church provides a living experience of encountering the Divine in community, scripture, nature, and the life of useful service, and being the church together on multiple levels. Through worshiping, working and learning together, feeding the hungry, and addressing the needs of the local community, this church is living sanctuary for all who seek a place to grow, to love and be loved, and to belong. Creating a place of spiritual community where God’s love is made visible as people are fed in body, mind, and spirit.


Islamophobia and Anti-semitism in 2017:
A Community Conversation

Wednesday, April 19
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

South Coast Interfaith Counsel presents this community discussion at Temple Menorah at 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, 90177. All are welcome. For more information call 562-983-1665, or email office@scinterfaith.org.  South Coast Interfaith Counsel is the oldest and largest interfaith council in Southern California. SCIC has an association of more than 140 faith communities and organizations, encompassing over 35 cities.

Playing in the Sage...
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
---Alan W. Watts

Saturday, April 1, 2017 marks my two-year anniversary as Creatrix, Director/Master Collaborator and Head Mischief & Magic Maker at Pacific Sage Preschool.
On behalf of myself, all the friends, their families and the community, I want to thank PUC, and my Pacific Sage Council for such incredible trust and support to make this early learning center happen.
It has truly been a time and a place “…for friends, to grow, and for wonder”.
Pacific Sage Preschool 
Save the Date: PUC Family Camp
June 9th to 11th 

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
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.

Reading and Responding Book Club
Third Monday of Each Month
Next: April 16th 
11:00 a.m.
PUC Library

We meet and discuss a new book on the third Monday of each month in the library. All genres. We have a pretty lively discussion and quite a good time.

We have decided to let members adopt a month and then they can choose thebook to read for that month. This should assure we have a book chosen wellin advance.

April 16th:   A Man Called OVE by Fredrik Backman selected by Susan

See you all in March.
Tuesday 7:30-9:00 pm. 
PUC Library
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.
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          9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday               Closed
Saturday           Closed


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