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November 10, 2016
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Child care is available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for our delicious brunch after the service.
We welcome guests!

We join the rest of America in honoring our Heroes on Veterans Day.

Change in View Deadline

Normally submissions for inclusion in The View are due on noon Wednesday.

On Thanksgiving week submissions will be due Tuesday, November 22. The View will be published on Wednesday afternoon, November 24.

The History of Pacific Unitarian Church: Background and Early Years

The background and beginnings of PUC will be the focus of this morning's sermon. Some of the highlights and some of the missteps. Reverend Furrer, preaching.

The Legacy of Thanksgiving

Reverend Dr. Stephen H. Furrer and Director of Religious Education, Claire Moss.
Sermons are available on the website and are updated every Thursday morning, please visit our website at pacificunitarian.org.
Religious Education
Upcoming Calendar

Sunday 11/13/16 - RE Classes
Sunday 11/20/16 - Intergenerational Service - no RE classes today. Childcare is available for children 5 and under during service.
Sunday 11/27/16 - Children’s Chapel
Sunday 12/4/16 - RE Classes
Saturday 12/10/16 - Holiday Tree Trimming
Sunday 12/11/16 RE Classes
Thursday 12/15/16 7:30pm-9:00pm One Voice 
Sunday 12/18/16 Intergenerational Service

Get involved with RE Social Justice during the Holiday Season 
Guest at Your Table - collect money for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Our 2rd-5th graders decorated their boxes on 11/6. Other ages will have boxes to take home in the coming weeks. Look for an activity after service if you are interested but don’t have a child in RE. 
Giving Tree - donate hats, socks and scarves of any size to Harbor Interfaith Services in December.
Toy Drive - Help us purchase toys for children at Toberman Neighborhood Center in December.

See the bulletin board for updates and information! RE has the left third of the board. 
Enroll for Fall RE by clicking on this link
Child Dedication Service
Would you like your child to join the Child Dedication Service planned for a Sunday in  January?  We already have two families who have signed up and would be happy to have your child join them.  Contact Claire Moss at DRE@pacificunitarian.org if you are interested!

Sunday Hospitality

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

Jean Tordella
Peggy Tigerman

Welcome Table
 Kris Williamson
Pam Harris

Top Chef
Margo Meikle

Kevin Gallagher
Amin Damji
*Teaching supplies and books K-3 available.
Sunday, Nov 20th after church, enjoy PUC’s Holiday Fair Trade event. Find the work of artisans and farmers from around the world.  Represented will be Ten Thousand Villages, Vida Verde, Tribu (Equador), Samantha (Mexico), Bali Rose silver, Canaan Fair Trade, Seastra, Baobob Collectives, as well as our own UUSC. 
Fair Trade is an organized social movement that promotes standards for international labor, environmentalism ,and social policy as related to consumer products.
Our compassionate consumption is a way UUs are part of the "interconnected web of all existence."
Playing in the Sage…  

“To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. The language of the heart is mankind's main common language.”
                ---Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Don’t think for a second, the children have not noticed the sadness, anger and anxiousness of the big people in their lives. Talking about it and brainstorming ways to make it better, the children suggest: go some where, or take a rest and get something yummy to eat…with a friend!
Pacific Sage Preschool
Because you care!
Are you interested in Social Justice Issues? Whether your interest is in food justice, the environment, Black Lives Matter, children/education issues, or generally interested in making the world a better place, join us for the first meeting of the new Social Justice Team. We are meeting on Dec 7th at 7pm in the PUC library. We are taking a new approach to social justice and if you’d like to be in on the ground floor, this is the meeting to show up to!!
Committee Spotlight

The Connections Team consists of Judi Carter, Coordinator; Judy Shaffer; Betty Paieda; and Barbara Paulsen. We meet the second Sunday of each month beginning November 13, 2016, in the Voyagers Room during lunch. You are welcome to join us and give us your ideas.
Our goals include welcoming visitors and connecting new and old members in meaningful ways, facilitating the path to membership, and creating opportunities for deeper relations among members of our community.

Third Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the PUC Library
Seniors POW WOW
NEXT Thursday November 17th

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.

Be an Usher Coordinator and be a critical part of PUC's Welcoming Team. You don't need much more than a friendly smile. Our Usher Coordinator ensures we have enough ushers to staff each of the four Sundays each month, and trains new ushers that come on board. We currently have an outstanding team and all positions are filled.

You can train a new usher quickly and easily on one Sunday morning and there's an easy to read duties sheet that is used as a reminder of what needs to be done.

Anyone interested please contact Brad Shreve. His phone number and email are in the church directory, or you can simply tap on his shoulder on Sunday mornings.

Plan to do any shopping this holiday season at Amazon.com? If so, use smile.amazon.com instead. 

You get the exact same amazon but Amazon makes a small donation to Pacific Unitarian Church when you shop. 

Happy shopping!  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-2250196  
Did You Know....You can contribute $$$ to PUC when shopping at Ralphs? Go to   www.ralphs.com  and register choosing Pacific Unitarian Church as your non-profit community organization.  Yearly registration started in September, so if you haven't registered/renewed since September, you are not currently participating in Ralphs Community Contribution Program.  Scan bar letters are available in the office for those who prefer to register by taking this letter into Ralphs when shopping and syncing up their Ralphs Card. It doesn’t cost you anything.  Ralphs gives PUC a percentage of what you spend there.

Women Reading & Responding Book Club
Third Monday of Each Month
11:00 a.m. 
PUC Library
November 21stThe Road to Character by David Brooks
Come and check out a discussion even if you haven’t  read or finished the book.

Contact Lisa Sites if you have any questions.

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 pastoralcare@pacificunitarian.org.

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.
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 Religious Education, and Pacific Sage Preschool Director.

This email is forwarded to the trustees & Lead Minister (ex-officio.)


Mike Buttitta, President      mikebuttitta@gmail.com
Trish Botsko, Treasurer     treasurer@pacificunitarian.org
Phone numbers and individual email addresses for all other Trustees can be found in the Member Directory.

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Monday           8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.   
Tuesday           8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.   

Wednesday      9:00 a.m - 2:00p.m.
Thursday          9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Friday               Closed
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