St Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Russia
Sunday, May 6th at 1:00 pm
The Ensemble performs throughout Europe and America at churchs, universities, and hospitals to bring people joy and music – the language of the soul – unite all of us in Harmony and Love. For more information click here.
Friday Justice Film Series
Friday, May 25th at 7pm in Henriksen Hall
We will watch a 50 minute video of author Ijeoma Oluo talk about her breakout book, “So You Want to Talk About Race.” The movie will be followed up by a discussion of how she explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement. Come continue this important conversation started by Celia Young a few weeks back and help us strategize our next steps in discerning our way forward.
Religious Education Memorial Day BBQ
Monday, May 28th at 12 pm on the Patio
All are invited to come. The basics of hamburgers and hot dogs are provided, but people are encouraged to bring other items. There is no charge, all are invited, bring clean socks because there will be a bouncy house, and you most likely will not be able to resist.
PUC Dinner and a Movie
Thursday, May 31st from 5:30 pm to 9 pm in the Library
Hosted by Barbara Schroeder and Rev. Steve, all those who wish to bring a dish or a snack can join us in the library for a pot-luck dinner followed by a showing of the classic and controversial late 1980’s film by Martin Scorsese “The Last Temptation of Christ.”
PUC Annual Auction
Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Annual Auction is coming soon!
There are lots of fun events planned. You won’t want to miss this popular annual event!
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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).