The View: PUC's weekly newsletter
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August 11, 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!
August 14th Sermon
“Five Foci”

Reverend Stephen Furrer, preaching on the Five Focus Points of Interim Ministry: heritage, mission, leadership, network, and vision. An outline of what Stephen hopes to help us accomplish over the coming year.
August 21st Sermon
:     “Sources”
Reverend Furrer sharing some of his background and his outlook. Where is our new interim minister coming from? Attend this morning’s service and find out.

Cindy Byrne
Joyce Block-Miller
Keith Brownfield
Richard Granoff    
Drew Davis
Dante Herrmann
Taylor Slizewski    
Kristen Williamson

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

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.
The Pastoral Care Team has changed names. We're now known as the A-OK Team, the A-OK standing for Acts of Kindness. If you or someone you know could use a little kindness in the form of a card, call, visit, meal, or ride please let me know.
It was so great to see Ron Keyes at church last Sunday. Keep going, Ron! We're cheering for you.
A memorial service for Peggy Boyd will be held on Friday, August 12 at 10am in the meditation garden. Peggy was an integral part of PUC for many years. Her family hopes you will join them at the service.
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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.

Sunday Hospitality

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

Jeaan Tordella
Peggy Tigerman

Welcome Table
 Kris Williamson
Kimberley Pratto-Storr

Top Chef
Andy Kissner

Kevin Gallagher
Amin Damji

Looking for Teachers

We need you as an RE teacher or assistant! The commitment is two Sundays a month and curriculum and materials will be prepared for you!

If you haven't taught before, being an assistant is a great way to dip your toes in the water.

We're also looking for people to come in and share stories and skills. Painting, music, etc.

Contact me via:
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!

Last Week to Sign Up!
Our trip to LA Kitchen is almost here! What a fun way to end the summer. We’ll be making meals for people in need, which may include: Ronald McDonald House, Homeless Healthcare, Salvation Army, HealthRight 360, Las Familias, Downtown Women's Center, St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels.
Last week to sign up, so sign up NOW.
Check out LA Kitchen on CBS LA Local
The PUC Bike Club is back in action
On Aug 14th, bring your bike, shoes, and clothes to church.
Let us know if you and your family would be interested in cruising on the strand. We can get a ride leader for a flat strand ride also.
It’s been requested that we occasionally go for a hike also. On Aug 21th, anyone who is interested can ride to a hike (either at the top of Crenshaw or in Malaga Cove, if it’s hot). Anyone just interested in hiking, can meet us at the trail head. Should be a fun “cross training” day!
BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP meets at PUC Library Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Learn meditation and the purpose of meditation in the Buddhist wisdom tradition. Developing our love and compassion for all beings, we can find joy and meaning in life. Newcomers welcome anytime, no experience required. Just bring an open mind and a kind heart - we can even help you find those! While meditation instruction is free, donations ($10-$20) to support our activity are gratefully accepted.  

Dan Dempster has been authorized by Khenpo Migmar Tseten (Buddhist chaplain at Harvard University and Director of the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Study, Cambridge) and is a certified meditation instructor.

Seniors POW WOW
NEXT Thursday August 18th
Third Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the PUC Library

This on-going support group offering fellowship and friendship in hope that our meeting will develop close and helpful bonds among us. Come, participate, and get to know other seniors.

Playing in the Sage…  
 “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
                                                           ----Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss must have had soap bubbles in mind.
The friends at Pacific Sage were exploring bubbles by blowing through straws in soapy colored water. Bubbles are magical bits of wonder as they appear and disappear in an instant. The bit of a taste of soapy water that came with a gasp of surprise caught a few of the children off-guard, but the bubble prints were worth it!
Living and learning with our friends reminds me that children feel with such intensity and trying to understand the feelings and emotions that follow us throughout our day is never ending. We help them navigate and name this emotional world that connects them to their experiences and each other, but we’ll wait to tell them that in life, it really is… “never ending”.
Pacific Sage Preschool


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

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

Contact Robin Arehart if you have any questions.

This Sunday's Flowers are Donated by Judy Shaffer.

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

                    Mike Buttitta -President 
                    Dee Masters -Vice President
                    Trish Botsko -Treasurer
                    Ben Cowan -Secretary

              John Einhorn
              Randy Ripley
              Tara Unverzagt 

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.)


Mike Buttitta, President
Trish Botsko, 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 Gaberiel Gaynair

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