The View: PUC's weekly newsletter
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June 30, 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!
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
July 10th Sermon

Here at PUC, Youth is NOT wasted on the young. Our PUC Youth have amazing talent and insight, humor and lightheartedness, and passion for life. They, with the help of Maurice and Greg, will lead the way. Let's travel the path with them this Sunday.
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.

Ron Keyes fell while trimming a tree and broke several bones. He is unable to walk and is currently in a rehab facility. Cards to his home would be very welcome. His address is in the PUC Directory.
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.
If you are seeking more information about meal donation,
contact Terri Masters, who leads  the Pastoral Care Team.  .
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.

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

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

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.

Is Pastoral Care Your Ministry?

The Pastoral Care Team will provide a caring presence, careful listening, and spiritual and emotional support to Pacific Unitarian Church members and friends who are facing life's challenges and/or who are alone. The Pastoral Care Team members work together to create an atmosphere of hope for those in the PUC community who are experiencing times of challenge, transition,
or crisis.

There are many levels of participation in the Pastoral Care Team. You might want to make calls or visits to those in need at home, or in the hospital or a nursing facility. Maybe you could make a post surgery meal for a member. You could write a note of encouragement to someone who is ill or is facing a challenge, or provide a ride to a doctor’s appointment.

There will be a training session on Sunday, July 10 from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the PUC Library. Join us after lunch or bring your lunch in with you. 

 If you are interested in spreading the love, please call Pastoral Care Team leader Teri Masters at (310) 634-7617 or email to

Sunday Hospitality

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

Marty Gorman
Clay Bosler

Welcoming Trustee
Dee masters

Welcome Table
 Pam Harris
Lee Ann Hart

Top Chef
Debi Robinson

Dee Masters
 Kevin Gallagher

Sunset Social
6:00 p.m. to Sunset
Redondo Beach at Avenue G

Join the Religious Education Committee for fun and fellowship every Friday evening this summer on the beach at Avenue G in Redondo Beach, where you will find plenty of metered parking. Bring a blanket and some dinner and come enjoy the evening sun and sand while hanging out with church members, their friends, and families. This is a great way to get to know fellow PUC members and friends of PUC in an informal, relaxed environment.  Greg Garcia and his family will be on the beach by 6:00 p.m. You can find them located near the water across from the newly renovated restrooms. Redondo Beach hosts a farmer's market in Riviera Village just a few blocks away at the corner of Avenue I and Catalina from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., so you may want to stop and pick up dinner on the way.  All ages and stages are welcome!

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.

Margaret Lazzari
Mary Keyes
    Brad Wieneke
Margo Meikle
Ingrid Slizewski

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

Playing in the Sage…      
“The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.”
                                                                                 ----Bob Dylan

Like Hawaii where it rains a little almost everyday, there is always a breeze of some sort here on the hill. Some days it whispers through the trees and some days it howls by us on its way down through the canyon, some days we have to make it ourselves!
A young friend asked today, “How come the wind?”
It would be easy as a “know-it-all” adult to rattle off something factual and right…end of story.
But with children, we try to stop and think first…”what are they really asking, what is it they really want to know?”  This opens up so many possibilities for adventure!
Learning is like the wind.
It is unpredictable, surprising, challenging and often chaotic.
It can move gently or storm through the room, loud and boisterous carrying with it new thoughts and ideas with words, stories and songs, swirling and sailing around us…carrying so many possibilities for adventure…
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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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               Closed   
Saturday           Closed


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