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November 3, 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!


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.

"Decisions, Decisions..."
Revered Furrer's second sermon on the nation's election two days hence. Complementing last Sunday's mythic analysis, this morning Dr. Furrer will consider the religious and ethical issues permeating the election and contemporary democracy.

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.

Religious Education
Upcoming Calendar

Sunday 11/6/16 - Children are singing during the first part of service, two songs we have been practicing (This Little Light of Mine and Count on Me by Bruno Mars). RE Classes continue
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

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

Sunday Hospitality

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

Marvel Burke

Welcome Table
Lee Ann Hart
Judy Carter

Top Chef
Naresh Deo

Dee Masters
Brad Shreve
“Volunteer Opportunity!"
Your facilities Committee has an opening for a member that would like to become involved with the maintenance and upkeep of our fabulous PUC grounds and buildings. You don’t need to be a carpenter, plumber, or electrician, but if you are, great! We are looking for someone to help with keeping an eye on what needs to be done around PUC, from landscape upkeep to light bulb replacement.
We meet once a month, typically 1st Thursday, but that is subject to change (Thursday Night Football??) for the winter months.
Anyone interested please contact Chair Bruce Lewis at facilities@pacificunitarian.org.
We would also like to recognize the contributions over the years of Andy Kissner, who is stepping off the facilities committee, probably to allow more time to cook BACON for the Sunday lunches. Andy has been a very valuable resource for us with his energy and spirit and love for PUC, and we know we can count on him if we need him.

Thanks Andy!!!
Bruce Lewis, Facilities Chair

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  
Playing in the Sage…  

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”                                   
          —George Eliot
 “El Dia de los Muertos” is celebrated November 2nd but last for several weeks. The children have finished building our ‘ofrenda’ in our science room to remember our family and friends (and pets) that are no longer with us. We talked about the different items that we could choose to include, read books and painted boxes to represent the different levels of the afterlife, and made paper sugar skulls.
The children and families that play at Pacific Sage Preschool are very diverse culturally and it has been interesting learning about the different customs and rituals to honor and remember those that have died.
Take a peek and add a loved one if you like.
Pacific Sage Preschool
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.

RUMMAGE SALE. Please bring your items to PUC and put them in the tent in front of the church. We need shoes, jewelry, books (ones people want to read) electronics, kitchen items, CDs and other treasures. Everything must be clean and usable. So clean out your garage, your closet or your kitchen and bring them to PUC.

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.

To request a Sunday morning announcement contact Gaberiel Gaynair

Please send View submissions to newsletter@pacificunitarian.org 
by noon on Wednesday.


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Sunday            9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                             
Monday           9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.   
Tuesday           9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.   

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


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