The View: PUC's weekly newsletter
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June 23, 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!
June 26th Sermon

The Power of Struggle
Personal struggle is never sought, but can reveal our inherent gifts and strengths. Let's explore!

Dale Osborne
July 3rd Sermon
The Iron Man:
John C. Calhoun

Learn a bit of history and what this founding member of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington DC thought about slavery. Robert Monzingo invites you to engage in some controversial thoughts.

Bob Monzingo
There will be regular Religious Education on Fourth of July weekend.
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.
Heather Clancy, 12 years old, is diagnosed with a pure cell germinoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. It has been a challenging couple of weeks for the family.
Cards are very welcome.

Kim Gosney, Minister of Congregational Life, has information available, please learn how you can help the Clancys get through this busy time.
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.

In this season of transitions, if you have a pastoral concern, or know of someone in need, the following help is available:

During the month of June, contact Minister of Congregational Advancement, Kim Gosney.  Her contact information is available in the Directory.

In July and the first two weeks of August, contact Teri Masters at at (310) 634-7617.

From August 1st on, Reverend Stephen Furrer, our new Interim Minister will be here to help.

You will always be directed to the right person if you email

Sunday Hospitality

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

Linda Jenson
Barbara Marriott

Welcoming Trustee
Mike Buttitta

Welcome Table
Missy Rogers
Teri Masters

Top Chef
Andy Kissner

Dee Masters 
William Koelsch

Did You Know?

We have a closed Facebook group just for members called “PUC Members.” Go check out an excerpt of Clay Bosler’s memorable sermon from last Sunday. See what’s going on at PUC. Join in the conversation! 

The DRAFT of our updated directory gets improved almost every day.  A team is now calling members to make sure information is up to date. Calls will continue for a number of months.  Families with two last names may find their listing under one name for a short while.

If you want to expedite the process you can look at your entry in the copy being kept in the PUC office, or go to the Members section at, password available from the PUC office. Phone number and hours of the office are at the end of The View. 

Update Your Picture
You may send a recent digital photo to Many people use selfies. Alternatively, you may see Gaby in the office on Sunday morning before or after the service. Finally, if you already had one in the old directory that you like, let us know via the same email address, or call the office.

Tara Unverzagt
Lee Ann Hart
Alana Garrigues
Elijah Shahian
Lora Childers

“It takes a long time to become young.”
Pablo Picasso

Playing in the Sage…      
“Life is indeed colorful. We can feel in the pink one day, with our bank balances comfortably in the black, and the grass seemingly no greener on the other side of the fence. Then out of the blue, something tiresome happens that makes us see red, turn ashen white, even purple with rage. Maybe controlling our varying emotions is just 'color management' by another name.”
                                                                             ----Alex Morritt

This quote reminds me that life with children can be quite a rainbow of emotions.
Colors fading and blazing without a moment's notice.
It was definitely good color management to start the day “in the Pink”!
Besides, today was National Pink Day! (Who knew?)
And the best way to celebrate is to wear pink and make pink lemonade in a garden, which we just happen to have.
Pacific Sage Preschool

Years ago, people told each other stories about where the Earth came from and how people, animals, and plants came to be. Some of these beautiful stories help us connect with the mysteries of the universe. For the first few weeks we delve into this story from the Navajo Nation about how Snail Girl brought fresh water to the world. 

June 19: Snail Girl Session One 
Our kids are introduced to the myth.  We’ll talk together about many things that make fresh water important to us and to the world.

June 26:  Snail Girl Session Two
Our kids create a group mural of a river scene.  We talk about stewardship of the Earth's water and about people coming together in community.

July 3:  Fun With Water
We have a great time with water, playing with it and having fun without wasting too much of it.  Get ready to be wet!

July 10:  Intergenerational Service: Performing Snail Girl Myth
Our kids will join us for the whole service and perform the myth for the congregation.

July 17:  Water Science 
A fun morning soaking up water knowledge!  Science teacher and RE parent Robert Bethune does cool experiments and gives us a new respect for water.

July 24:  Water Music 
Our kids spend a magical morning in the gazebo, as the Peninsula String Trio performs music inspired by water.  

July 31: Dirty Water/Clean Water
Our teens help teach about water scarcity and human needs.  

August 7: Water for Wild Things
Revisiting our water mural, the kids talk about how animals use wild water, and how we keep our rivers clean and safe for animals and people.

Women Reading & Responding Book Club
Third Monday of Each Month
11:00 a.m. 
PUC Library

July: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies Alexander McCall Smith
August: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende 

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

PUC's calendar of events can be found here.
The PUC Board of Trustees

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

              Mike Buttitta
              Ben Cowan
              Dee Masters
             Tara Unverzagt - Member Elect

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

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