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Sunday, May 5, “Curate with Curiosity,” Candidating Week

05/02/2024 in SUNDAY SERVICE

Is our orientation toward the universe our decision alone? As our values convey, we are not just interconnected but interdependent. Actions impact all. Since so much is truly beyond our individual control, the precious choices we make are carefully considered together. As Pacific Unitarian moves into a new ministry, making decisions together in covenantal community, I’d like to propose something to think about: Curate with Curiosity. Pacific Unitarian Candidate Pastor Joshua Berg will preach this Sunday.

Sunday, May 12, “Nurturers of Life”

05/02/2024 in SUNDAY SERVICE

How do you nurture life? As a parent, as a gardener, as an activist? On this Mother’s Day
weekend, Rev. Chloë will reflect on how we all nurture life. She will also share the story of
the Buddha’s birth, an occasion often celebrated by Buddhists at this time of year.

Sunday, May 19, “Life is a Postmodern Novel”

05/02/2024 in SUNDAY SERVICE

Pacific Unitarian Member Robin Arehart will explore the concepts of free will vs. determinism as she
reflects on her experiences as a student of English and Psychology and as an English
instructor. Robin is currently an adjunct professor at El Camino College.

Sunday, May 26, Guest Speaker

05/02/2024 in SUNDAY SERVICE

We are joined today by guest speaker Anthony Samadani. Anthony is co-owner of the Good
News Network. The website, with its archive of 21,000 positive news stories from around
the globe, confirms what people already know—that good news itself is not in short supply;
the broadcasting of it is.
Following service on May 26 will be our Memorial Tile Dedication service. We will honor
those who died this last year and dedicate their tiles.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Cleansing the Spirit in the Season of Renewal

01/01/2024 in Sermons, SUNDAY SERVICE

Cleansing the Spirit in the Season of Renewal
This is the time of year the world celebrates renewal. Those who observe Easter, Passover, and Ramadan are meant to experience a renewal of faith. Spring is when life renews on Earth as flowers sprout and bloom, new leaves appear on trees, and animals emerge from hibernation. As Pacific Unitarian accepts a new minister, we too are experiencing renewal.

Rev. Chloe introduced the spirit of this season by talking about the Christian idea of resurrection and the Jewish consideration of dayenu – “it would have been enough.”

Now that we are understanding the “what” of renewal, join us this Sunday for an offering on the “how”. Pastor Joshua will talk about renewal as a cleansing of the spirit by connecting to what liberates, nourishes, and sustains us. Especially given all the spirit-deflating tragedies our world confronts, it is vital to refresh and reset our spirits so that we might boldly resurrect enough to greet each new moment with necessary power and love.

Speaker: Pastor Joshua Berg, Pacific Unitarian Candidate