Our Separate Fires
Small Group Ministry
- Covenant Groups
This program provides PUC members and friends with opportunities for connection with other members in Fellowship, community building, and spiritual exploration. Meeting twice a month and led by a trained facilitator, Small Group Ministry sessions are designed to generate growth-inspiring and introspective conversation in a small group setting.
- Open Small Groups
Meets each Monday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Voyagers Room. Following a check-in, each meeting provides an opportunity to explore the joys and sorrows of being a man in the 21st Century. This is done through sharing of personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Contact Maurice Chevalier for more information or simply visit one of the Thursday evening meetings.
The adult choir rehearses Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM (late August to mid-June) and usually performs on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. (Hiatus in summer.) The choir performs a wide range of styles. Many people who have had no previous performance experience have found it to be a great introduction to note reading, a meaningful way to contribute to the Sunday services, and a lot of fun. Contact Music Director Severin Behnen for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Book Groups
Books in Our Lives Covenant Group
Consider joining our group because you love to read and love to be with other smart, thoughtful UU readers. We meet every first and third Sunday at PUC. If you're interested, please contact Clay Bosler or Gary Fletcher for more information. Yes, we have been know to read banned (but seldom a bad) book!
Great Books Discussion Group
Meets at 7:00 PM on the second Sunday of the month except in December, in PUC’s Shuder library. For more information, contact Norm Simoes.
Reading and Responding Women's Book Group
This group meets 11:00 AM on the third Monday of each month from September to
June in the Library. We will read fiction and narrative non-fiction and then connect to
one another through a discussion of our personal responses to the texts. Facilitated
by Robin Arehart.
- French Conversation Group
Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 10:00 AM in the Voyagers Room to practice their French conversation skills. Call Frank Paulsen or Betty Chevron
- Anniversary Party & Silent Auction
Pacific Unitarian Church celebrates the founding of our faith community in 1957 every March. We have combined the festivity with our annual silent auction fundraiser.
- Buddy Program
To help new members and interested visitors integrate into the Pacific Unitarian Church community, the Buddy Program offers 3-month 1:1 matches with established members. Request a Buddy. The Buddy Program also sponsors informal mixers at various locations odd-numbered months. Contact email@example.com to RSVP or with your questions.
- Game Night
At PUC, with all sorts for adults and kids alike. Will be held once a month on a Saturday and the first two dates are scheduled for 9/7/13 and 10/5/13 at 5:30-9:00 pm in the main Hall. Please bring your board games. No kids under the age of 10 without their parents attendance. Only PUC members for now. If you have questions, please contact Payal Kadakia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randy Ripley at email@example.com.
- Gentle Yoga For All
Yoga class designed for people of all levels, shapes, and ages. Wednesdays, 11:00 AM -12:15 PM in the Hall. We will focus on a gentle practice through movement:
- To help unblock your flow of energy
Increase your mental and physical flexibility while releasing stress and enhancing body awareness
Poses and exercises to build strength, relieve pain and stress and improve balance
- Taught by Debi Robinson, RYT 200. Contact Debi with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested Donation: $12/class.
- To help unblock your flow of energy
- GLBTQ Movies
GLBTQ movies (Gay, Lesbian, Trans-, Bi-, Queer) on the 2nd Friday of alternating months in the Library. This is an Interweave-sponsored program. Contact the PUC Office for more information (310) 378-9449 email@example.com.
- Half A Century Married Group
Celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary? Then you're eligible to join PUC's Half a Century Marrieds Group. Couples who've been married for 50+ years meet for lunch at the Fu Yuan Low Restaurant in Peninsula Center on the fifth Sunday of any month that has a 5th Sunday. Call Gerry Howey for more information, and to reserve a seat at the restaurant.
- KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION BASICS
Join us in the Hall on Mondays from 5 - 6:30 PM for Kundalini yoga: a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline for developing strength, flexibility, consciousness, and character. Join us as we move with relaxing music to calm the mind while keeping the body healthy and youthful. Tap into your body's innate inner healing power! Led by: Aimée Donahue, Yoga Instructor and Therapist: www.yogawithaimee.com. Please contact Debi Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 375-8604 for more information. There will be a suggested donation per class.
- Plant-Based Cooking Classes
Looking for ways to eat healthier by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet? Then join us from 6:00-8:00 PM, every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn some yummy, healthy recipes. This cooking class will feature vegetables, whole foods, and a plant-based cuisine with instruction and some hands-on learning. All levels of food knowledge or cooking ability are welcome. We'll be emphasizing organic seasonal and local ingredients purchased at our local Farmer’s Markets so we can learn to eat the freshest healthiest foods available. $25/person/session. Please RSVP to Debi Robinson at email@example.com.
- Women's Circle
Welcomes all women on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00 AM in the PUC Library. These monthly meetings are devoted to sharing, fellowship and visiting. Contact Emily Morison firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 AM in the Hall. $5/class with Ann Bosma.
- Meditation Retreats
Held every other month at PUC on a Saturday from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The retreats are sponsored by the Long Beach Meditation Society and are suitable for all levels of meditation experience. There is a charge of $60 for each retreat. The retreats are in the Vipassana tradition. More information.
- South Bay Chamber Music
PUC welcomes the South Bay Chamber Music Society for its 50th season. The society offers free concerts throughout the year. Season schedule and more information are posted at palosverdes.com, email@example.com.
- Tai Chi
A Chinese movement meditation and physical fitness discipline.
Mondays, 8:30-10:00 AM sessions with John Pekich for $10/class.
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – Noon sessions with Maureen Beck focuses on harmony with the universe and non-confrontation. Fee is $5/session.
Outreach opportunity: tutoring program at Toberman Settlement House in San Pedro. Contact the PUC Office (310) 378-9449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.