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February 25, 2016
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by noon on Wednesday.
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Child care is available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a delicious brunch after the service!
February 28th Sermon 
When in Doubt, Tell the Truth

Some lessons on Living from Mark Twain.

Reverend James Ford
March 6th Sermon
How Free is Free Religion?
Today James will explore the costs of being in a spiritual community. What are we being offered by belonging? And what it takes from us to make it happen.

Reverend James Ford
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.
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or call the PUC office.  For information on how to do so, scroll down to the
end of The View.
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.
If you have a pastoral concern, or know of someone in need, please contact Kim Gosney, our Minister of Congregational Life at (310)504-4919 or email

Sunday Hospitality

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

Barbara Marriott
Linda Jenson

Welcoming Trustee
 Trish Botsko

Welcome Table
Melissa Garcia 
Greg Garcia

Top Chef
Debi Robinson

Dee Masters 
William Koelsch
Endowment Committee
Looking for bright people interested in learning about the PUC Endowment Committee.

Members of the Endowment Committee wants new members from varied backgrounds who are committed to building and sustaining the endowment fund of PUC. You don’t need a background in finance or accounting but if you have, that’s great!

The Fund makes an important contribution every year to the general fund of PUC. If you don’t know what an endowment fund is, are curious about how it gets funded and grows, contact a current member of the Endowment Committee for more information.

Discover the joys of growing our investments and think about joining us. Even if you aren't interested in serving on the committee, we'd love to have you come to a meeting to find out more. Endowment Committee Members: Ann Bailey, George Gleghorn, Bob Monzingo, Judy Shaffer, Paul Slavich, and Tara Unverzagt


Why Zen? First Thursday Zen Meditation and a Talk

At 7 p.m. Thursday evening the 3rd of March we will continue a monthly program of silent meditation and a talk on Buddhism. At seven there will be a very brief introduction to silent meditation in the Zen style, followed by a twenty-minute meditation period. It will be followed by a talk by our interim minister James Ford, who in addition to being a UU minister has been authorized as a teacher in two Zen lineages. This first gathering James will address the question, “Why Zen?” There is no charge. And all are welcome.
Religious Education Fall Calendar


Feb. 28 RE Classes


March 6   RE Classes

March 13 RE Classes

March 21 RE Classes

March 28 Multigen Easter Service




April 3 RE Classes

April 10 RE Classes

April 17 RE Multigen Blessing of the Animals

April 24 RE Classes


May 1 Solve It Sunday (Kimberly and Co.)

May 8   Mother's Day (Kim and Vicki)

May 15 RE Classes

May 22 RE Sunday

May 29 Memorial Sunday (TBA)

Playing in the Sage…
"Everybody likes to tell a story. Little children do it effortlessly. Great artists do it with talent and years of practice. Somewhere in between stand you and I."
-----Sylvia Ziskind
Our monthly Story and Art Time is this Saturday February 27, from 10 – 11:30am in the preschool. This is “leap” year so Pacific Sage Preschool will be celebrating that extra day we get for extra fun and foolishness. Jump in for stories, art and snack. 
This is a free family event and open to the PUC Community and the community at large. It is a great way to get to know the school and its philosophy.
Spread the story!
Pacific Sage Preschool


Women Reading & Responding Book Club

Third Monday of Each Month
11:00 a.m. 
PUC Library

March: All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
April: A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
May: The Jane Austen Bookclub - Karen Joy Fowler

Contact Robin Arehart if you have any questions.


Gentle Yoga Class for All
Wednesdays 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Henriksen Hall

A class designed for all levels, shapes, and ages.  We will focus on a gentle practice through movement to help unblock your flow of energy and increase your mental and physical flexibility while releasing stress and enhancing body awareness. Poses and exercises build strength, relieve pain and stress, and improve balance. Questions:

Suggested Donation: $15/class. 


This Sunday's Flowers 
Please sign up for your turn to bring Sunday's Flowers on the Flower Calendar inside the door of the PUC Office

This week's flowers are awaiting contribution.
PUC's calendar of events can be found here.

Congregational Meetings & Town Halls

Additional details on the specific topics will be distributed prior to the meetings. 

April 3, 2016
Town Hall
Making PUC Work for You – PUC’s Organizational  Structure & Governance Part III

May 1, 2016
Town Hall
Annual Business Meeting Preview & Dialogue

June 5, 2016
Congregational Meeting
Annual Business Meeting

The PUC Board of Trustees

                     John Einhorn -President 
                     Bruce Lewis -Vice President
                     Randy Ripley -Treasurer
                     Trish Botsko -Secretary

              Mike Buttitta
              Ben Cowan
              Dee Masters
             James Ford – ex officio

Ways to Contact Your Trustees
This email is forwarded to the trustees, Lead Minister, Director of Congregational Advancement, Director of Religious Education, and Pacific Sage Preschool Director.
This email is forwarded to the trustees & Lead Minister (ex-officio.)


John Einhorn, President
Randy Ripley, Treasurer
Phone numbers and individual email addresses for all other Trustees can be found in the Member Directory.

To request a Sunday morning announcement contact Kim Gosney

We are located at
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Office Hours

Sunday             8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                             
Monday            Closed
Tuesday           Closed   

Wednesday      10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday          12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m
Friday               Phone messages are checked during the day.    
Saturday           Closed


Hours for Reverend James Ford, Interim Minister
Appointments are always recommended.
Tuesday         11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday        11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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