When: September 5th at 10:00 am
Spiritual Seekers will meet for an hour and a half of open discussion and sharing. On Sept 5th the theme is Islam and Christianity. On Sept 19th TBD. At seekers, we talk about the traditions of our past, our present beliefs, and the edges of what we are stretching to feel. Each week a new theme or topic is addressed.
Red Cross Blood Drive
When: September 9th from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
PUC will host an on campus Red Cross Blood Drive. Running throughout ourWater In-Gathering/Homecoming Service people will be given the opportunity to share their most precious resource, their blood. Please sign up in advance for this visit from the bloodmobile at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “PacificUnitarianChurch” or contact Amy Fields atAFieldsCA@gmail.com. All those who give will receive a free coupon for a haircut from Sportclips.
“Say Cheese!”: On Sunday September 9th and the 16th following church we will be taking photos of PUC members for the PUC directory. It is very helpful to be able to match faces with names. It is our hope that eventually with enough pictures our directory will be printed and available to all.
On Sunday mornings, September 16th,23rd, and 30th @ 9:30 we are renewing the gathering informally known as Early Risers. This is a chance for those rare people who arrive early for church to gather for some fellowship.
On Sunday September 16th following Church, we will have a voluntary Committee Fair. All PUC committees, Programs, groups, and offerings are invited in fact encouraged to represent themselves. Sign up sheets for each committee and offering will be available.
Religious Education – Ice Skating
Sharpen up your blades, because on Sunday September 23rd from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm our Religious Education program is taking a leisurely trip to the Ice Chalet in the Peninsula Mall for an early afternoon of ice skating. All are welcome. The cost for skating and rentals are between 10 and 15 dollars. Rumor has it a trip to the neighboring old-fashioned Malt Shop hamburger stand might follow.
Friday Night Social Justice Film
Friday Sept 28th @7:00 pm our Friday night Justice Films return to the library for what we hope will be a well attended monthly series of documentaries and informative films about the issues that effect our world.
Self – Hypnosis Training
Self – Hypnosis Training, Sunday September 30th after church from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. On this fall afternoon PUC’s own Duncan Tooley, a professional clinical hypnotherapist and instructor will teach a 2-hour class in how to use self-hypnosis to relieve pain, cease cravings, defuse stress, adjust habitual behaviors, and simply be more joyful. Hypnosis may best be described as meditation with a purpose. It is used in many hospitals under the name guided meditation or visualization for optimized medical results. In this free class, you will learn from a professional how to use the technique for yourself.
You can Register for this free class at www.duncantooleyhypnosis.com/next-events or just arrive
On Sunday September 30th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm the local chapter of 350.0rg is hosting a Green Eco-Forum here at PUC for the two local candidates for State Rep. the incumbent Democrat Al Muratsuchi and Republican challenger Frank Scotto.If you have any questions for the candidate please have it written and handed to Rev. Steve.
Ed Begley Jr., Environmentalist/TV Personality
Inspires PUC With Personal Stories
Ed Begley Jr., environmental activist and TV personality, shared his personal journey of awakening to the need for caring for the planet in an inspirational talk March 11, 2018 at Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The Emmy-nominated actor who lives in a solar-powered home in Los Angeles, was a keynote speaker during the church’s annual pledge campaign. To a packed Sunday morning audience, he recounted his early efforts composting in an apartment and taking actress Cindy Williams on a date in an electric vehicle in the 60’s.
“Start small, and I guarantee you will save money by conserving,” he said. “Then you can take that money and invest in solar or other things that will lead you to even more ways to live sustainably.”
Begley has been an outspoken “green champion” and appears on a podcast begleyesque.com with his wife Rachelle Carson Begley, where they interview Hollywood celebrities, environmental experts and everyday heroes.
Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church is a certified “green sanctuary,” with its own permaculture garden and weekly locally-sourced, organically-based food ministry. The congregation is committed to the principle of “respect for the interconnected web of all existence, of which we are a part.”
Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is most recognized for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, the bumbling surgical partner of William Daniels‘ Dr. Mark Craig, on the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988).
He also co-hosted with wife Rachelle Carson the green living reality show entitled Living with Ed (2007–2010) and has appeared in such films as An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Accidental Tourist (1988), and Batman Forever (1995).