Specific event dates are announced on the marquee, newsletter and the Welcome Table.

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buddymixer2010july17BUDDY PROGRAM: To help new members and interested visitors integrate into the Pacific Unitarian Church community, the Buddy Program offers 3-month 1:1 matches with established members. Request a Buddy. The Buddy Program also sponsors informal mixers at various locations odd-numbered months. Check The View and the website for the next Buddy Mixer date. Contact membership@pacificunitarian.org to RSVP or with your questions.

CAMP DE BENEVILLE PINES RETREAT:
All-church retreat at our District retreat center located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest held in June each year. Contact: Renée Daley in the Religious Education Office.

DINNERS WITH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS: Get to know other UUs and newcomers within our congregation via potlucks scheduled in someone’s home on the 2nd Saturday of every even-numbered month. Sign up on Sundays at the Welcome Table on the Patio or contact Betty Saunders.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Sunday of the month, except in July, August, and December, in the Pacific Unitarian Shuder library. We will meet on the third Sunday in May in the Voyager’s Room to avoid a conflict with Mother’s Day. For more information contact Bob Bloomfield.

HALF A CENTURY MARRIED GROUP: Celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary? Then you’re eligible to join Pacific Unitarian’s Half a Century Marrieds Group. Couples who’ve been married for 50+ years meet for lunch at the Fu Yuan Low Restaurant in Peninsula Center on the fifth Sunday of any month that has a 5th Sunday. Call Gerry Howey, 310-541-2284, for more information, and to reserve a seat at the restaurant.

MEN’S MINISTRY meets each Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Voyagers Room. Following a check-in, each meeting provides an opportunity to explore the joys and sorrows of being a man in the 21st Century. This is done through sharing of personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Contact Jeff Ordway or Gary Fletcher for more information OR simply visit one of the Thursday evening meetings.  A second group meets on the third Monday of each month at Dick Granoff‘s home from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Contact Dick for more information.

MOVIE NIGHTS:GLTBQ Movies (Gay/Lesbian/Trans/Bi themed movies) on the 2nd Friday of alternating months. A Standing On The Side Of Love Production. SOCIAL JUSTICE FILMS on the 3rd Friday of each month. Both are shown in the Library starting at 7:00 pm.  See The View or contact the Pacific Unitarian Office for more information (310) 378-9449 admin@pacificunitarian.org.

READING and RESPONDING WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP: This group meets each third Monday of the month at 11:00 AM in the Library. We read fiction and narrative non-fiction and then connect to one another through a discussion of our personal responses to the texts. Facilitated by Robin Arehart.

SOUTH BAY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Pacific Unitarian is proud to welcome, for it’s 47th season, the South Bay Chamber Music Society’s renowned free 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon concert series. The 2010-2011 begins Sept. 26, 2010.

SINGLES-FAMILY GROUP welcomes singles of all ages, lifestyles and faiths (or lack thereof). We aim to be a pleasant community for singles fellowship and entertainment. Look for information in The View and on the “Welcome Table.” One of our regular outings is Sunday brunch at various local restaurants at about 12:30 p.m. every 4th Sunday of the month. For further information, please contact Joyce Block-Miller, Betty Saunders, or Jan Avent.

pucsinglesomethingSINGLESOMETHINGS: Although the majority of those who attend SingleSomething activities are “boomers”, singles of all ages and persuasions are welcome. SingleSomethings is focused on fellowship and fun activities like hiking, dancing, and movies with other like-minded singles, straight and gay. Please join our Yahoo Group to keep informed on the latest events. Please e-mail the Singlesomething coordinator Janet Steinberg for more information.

SENIOR POW WOW TO SHARE HOW: A self-help group of senior members who may be lonely, in need of friendly advice, fellowship, companionship, friendships and a helping hand. Monthly meetings occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:00 AM at the church at which there are facilitated discussions and information sharing on various topics such as emotional problems, family and inter-personal relations, other perplexing and distressing situations; medical matters; financial matters, transportation, household and caregiver help, food and diet, shopping, quality of life; and death, dying and loss. Contact: Dr. Bob Bloomfield.

THE WOMEN’S CIRCLE welcomes all women on the 4th Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m. in the Pacific Unitarian Library. These monthly meetings are devoted to sharing, fellowship and visiting. Contact Margaret Ellis.

WOMEN’S FEDERATION is connected to the National UU’s Women’s Federation, a group chartered to empower all women. At Pacific Unitarian, this is manifested by our support of local shelters for abuse victims and by our support of a young woman in school in Nicaragua. We also support each other by eating and playing together. Women’s Fed meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except for a hiatus during the summer months) for a potluck lunch in a member’s home followed by a program. Watch The View for details on programs or contact Betsy Walters.

YOUNG ADULTS: If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s and would like to meet other young adult UUs, join the Santa Monica fUUsion group by visiting their Yahoo Group page. They typically have 3-4 activities a month, and you can suggest and coordinate your own idea as well.

SMART Recovery: A cognitive behavioral therapy approach to helping individuals cope and overcome the spectrum of addictions. Contact Rich Rogers.