What we're about

Seek, Eat & Meet. Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio. Eat and meet!

Pacific Unitarian Church (http://www.pacificunitarian.org) is an inclusive liberal religious community and a Welcoming Congregation. We are committed to valuing people and encouraging their spiritual, ethical and intellectual development.

What makes us different?

We welcome people of all backgrounds. Rather than adhere to a set of beliefs, we gather in a commitment to value people and the environment. Come explore your personal and our collective spiritual journey at Pacific Unitarian. We welcome singles, single parents and families of all kinds.

LGBT friendly. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. For 25 years we have worked hard to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are full members of our faith community. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.

Pacific Unitarian Church is an active community. There's much more to do than simply going to church on Sunday. You can:

• cook and serve with our Food Ministry on Sunday

• sing or perform with the choir (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/community/music/) every other Sunday, Wednesday evening rehearsals

• learn meditation with our Buddhist meditation group (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/2019/08/01/buddhist-meditation-group/):Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00; Thursday mornings 6:30-8:00am; and First Sundays 12:15-1:00pm in the Library or Hall

• practice figure drawing (http://www.meetup.com/Tara-LA-Buddhist-Meditation-Group-Palos-Verdes-Peninsula/events/qzgrjryznbmb/) Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Hall

• be active in social justice (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/social-justice/) with: • One Voice – Holiday Food Distribution • Green Sanctuary Committee • Nancy Hofland Permaculture Garden • Habitat For Humanity – building projects in the South Bay • Harbor Interfaith Services • Toberman Neighborhood Center

• volunteer with Laundry Love for the homeless (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/2019/08/01/laundry-love-saturday-may-11-vivis-laundry-in-carson/) Second Saturdays 12-2pm & 2-4pm @ Vivi's Laundry, Carson

• grow environmentally with our Green Sanctuary (https://pacificunitarian.org/2019/02/21/green-sanctuary/) Second Sundays after Church in the Gazebo

• learn Tai-Chi Thursday mornings 10am in the Hall

• join the book club (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/2019/07/01/book-club/) Third Tuesdays 10am in the Library every other month

• join a Chalice Circle discussion group (four groups meet weekly for ~10 months)

• join our spiritual writing group (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/2019/02/21/spiritual-writing-group/) Second Wednesdays 10am in the Library

• learn more about world religions in our religious education (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/religious-education/) programs

• make friends in small group socials (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/community/small-groups/)

• join French Conversation Second and Fourth Saturdays 10am in the Library

Our sources are drawn from the world's living traditions:

• Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

• Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;

• Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

• Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

• Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;

• Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

For example, in July 2019 we invited Lama Migmar, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain, to conduct a Tibetan healing retreat (http://www.pacificunitarian.org/2019/07/01/tibetan-meditation-retreat-with-lama-migmar-july-26-27-28-henriksen-hall/) at Pacific Unitarian Church. His sermon that Sunday was a Dharma talk on Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity: Meditation as Social Justice.

Childcare is provided during service. We have a Religious Education program for children K-5 and 6-12. For those looking, we also have a full-time, Reggio-inspired Pacific Sage Preschool (http://www.pacificsagepreschool.org) for children ages 3-5

Pastor Steve Wilson is known for his thought-provoking sermons and terrible jokes. While we take on the serious topics of the world, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

We have fantastic piano, choir and solo music. Under the direction of Dr. Severin Behnen, our choral groups develop their musical talents and contributes to our church life in a significant way. Music develops and interprets the themes of worship as well as the emotional subtext of each Sunday’s focus. We invite members and friends of Pacific Unitarian, as well as professionals from the music community, to use their talents continually to expand the scope and depth of our music-making!

Stay after service for a full buffet brunch on the patio for $5, free for newcomers. Eat and meet!

The Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth within our congregation;

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process

within our congregations and in society at large;

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Our Mission

Pacific Unitarian Church’s mission compels us to manifest our values in the wider world. Grounded in our UU principles, we actively donate time and resources to make the world a better place for all beings. Pacific Unitarian actively curates organizations and projects for our members to engage with. We provide opportunities for you to make a powerful difference! Our ministry is headed up by a team of social justice associates who help to set the direction of our justice making. Opportunities are available for members and friends to participate in action.

We gather as a welcoming, progressive congregation where all are free to seek truth and meaning. We put our UU principals into practice by nurturing the spirit, creating community and working for justice in the world.

Our Vision

We envision Pacific Unitarian as a recognized leading spiritual community seeking to grow, connect, transform, and heal. Join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio.

Seek, Eat and Greet! Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio. Pacific Unitarian Church is an inclusive liberal religious community and a Welcoming Congregation. We are committed to valuing people and encouraging their spiritual, ethical and intellectual development. We welcome people of all backgrounds. Rather than adhere to a set of beliefs, we gather in a commitment to value people and the environment. We welcome singles, single parents and families of all kinds. We are LGBT friendly. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. Childcare is provided during service. We have a Religious Education program for children K-5 and 6-12. For those looking, we also have a full-time, Reggio-inspired Pacific Sage Preschool for children ages 3-5 Pastor Steve Wilson is known for his thought-provoking sermons and terrible jokes. While we take on the serious topics of the world, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Under the direction of Dr. Severin Behnen, we have fantastic piano, choir and solo music. Our choral groups develop their musical talents and contribute to our church life in a significant way. Our Buddhist meditation group is led by a certified meditation instructor and Dharma teacher (Dan Dempster), authorized by Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain. Pacific Unitarian Church is an active community. There's much more to do than simply going to church on Sunday. You can: • cook and serve with our Food Ministry on Sunday • sing or perform with the choir every other Sunday, Wednesday evening rehearsals • practice with our Buddhist meditation group: Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00; Thursday mornings 6:30-8:00am; and First Sundays 12:15-1:00pm in the Library or Hall • practice figure drawing Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Hall • do social justice with: • One Voice – Holiday Food Distribution • Green Sanctuary Committee • Nancy Hofland Permaculture Garden • Habitat For Humanity – building projects in the South Bay • Harbor Interfaith Services • Toberman Neighborhood Center • volunteer with Laundry Love for the homeless Second Saturdays 12-2pm & 2-4pm @ Vivi's Laundry, Carson • grow with our Green Sanctuary Second Sundays after Church in the Gazebo • practice Tai-Chi Thursday mornings 10am in the Hall • join the book club Third Tuesdays 10am in the Library every other month • join a Chalice Circle discussion group • join our spiritual writing group Second Wednesdays 10am in the Library • learn about world religions in our adult and children RE programs • make friends in small group socials • join French Conversation Second and Fourth Saturdays 10am in the Library Our sources are drawn from the world's living traditions: • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Join us!

Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio.

Seek, Eat and Greet! Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio. Pacific Unitarian Church is an inclusive liberal religious community and a Welcoming Congregation. We are committed to valuing people and encouraging their spiritual, ethical and intellectual development. We welcome people of all backgrounds. Rather than adhere to a set of beliefs, we gather in a commitment to value people and the environment. We welcome singles, single parents and families of all kinds. We are LGBT friendly. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. Childcare is provided during service. We have a Religious Education program for children K-5 and 6-12. For those looking, we also have a full-time, Reggio-inspired Pacific Sage Preschool for children ages 3-5 Pastor Steve Wilson is known for his thought-provoking sermons and terrible jokes. While we take on the serious topics of the world, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Under the direction of Dr. Severin Behnen, we have fantastic piano, choir and solo music. Our choral groups develop their musical talents and contribute to our church life in a significant way. Our Buddhist meditation group is led by a certified meditation instructor and Dharma teacher (Dan Dempster), authorized by Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain. Pacific Unitarian Church is an active community. There's much more to do than simply going to church on Sunday. You can: • cook and serve with our Food Ministry on Sunday • sing or perform with the choir every other Sunday, Wednesday evening rehearsals • practice with our Buddhist meditation group: Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00; Thursday mornings 6:30-8:00am; and First Sundays 12:15-1:00pm in the Library or Hall • practice figure drawing Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Hall • do social justice with: • One Voice – Holiday Food Distribution • Green Sanctuary Committee • Nancy Hofland Permaculture Garden • Habitat For Humanity – building projects in the South Bay • Harbor Interfaith Services • Toberman Neighborhood Center • volunteer with Laundry Love for the homeless Second Saturdays 12-2pm & 2-4pm @ Vivi's Laundry, Carson • grow with our Green Sanctuary Second Sundays after Church in the Gazebo • practice Tai-Chi Thursday mornings 10am in the Hall • join the book club Third Tuesdays 10am in the Library every other month • join a Chalice Circle discussion group • join our spiritual writing group Second Wednesdays 10am in the Library • learn about world religions in our adult and children RE programs • make friends in small group socials • join French Conversation Second and Fourth Saturdays 10am in the Library Our sources are drawn from the world's living traditions: • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Join us!

Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio.

Seek, Eat and Greet! Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio. Pacific Unitarian Church is an inclusive liberal religious community and a Welcoming Congregation. We are committed to valuing people and encouraging their spiritual, ethical and intellectual development. We welcome people of all backgrounds. Rather than adhere to a set of beliefs, we gather in a commitment to value people and the environment. We welcome singles, single parents and families of all kinds. We are LGBT friendly. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. Childcare is provided during service. We have a Religious Education program for children K-5 and 6-12. For those looking, we also have a full-time, Reggio-inspired Pacific Sage Preschool for children ages 3-5 Pastor Steve Wilson is known for his thought-provoking sermons and terrible jokes. While we take on the serious topics of the world, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Under the direction of Dr. Severin Behnen, we have fantastic piano, choir and solo music. Our choral groups develop their musical talents and contribute to our church life in a significant way. Our Buddhist meditation group is led by a certified meditation instructor and Dharma teacher (Dan Dempster), authorized by Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain. Pacific Unitarian Church is an active community. There's much more to do than simply going to church on Sunday. You can: • cook and serve with our Food Ministry on Sunday • sing or perform with the choir every other Sunday, Wednesday evening rehearsals • practice with our Buddhist meditation group: Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00; Thursday mornings 6:30-8:00am; and First Sundays 12:15-1:00pm in the Library or Hall • practice figure drawing Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Hall • do social justice with: • One Voice – Holiday Food Distribution • Green Sanctuary Committee • Nancy Hofland Permaculture Garden • Habitat For Humanity – building projects in the South Bay • Harbor Interfaith Services • Toberman Neighborhood Center • volunteer with Laundry Love for the homeless Second Saturdays 12-2pm & 2-4pm @ Vivi's Laundry, Carson • grow with our Green Sanctuary Second Sundays after Church in the Gazebo • practice Tai-Chi Thursday mornings 10am in the Hall • join the book club Third Tuesdays 10am in the Library every other month • join a Chalice Circle discussion group • join our spiritual writing group Second Wednesdays 10am in the Library • learn about world religions in our adult and children RE programs • make friends in small group socials • join French Conversation Second and Fourth Saturdays 10am in the Library Our sources are drawn from the world's living traditions: • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Join us!

Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio.

Seek, Eat and Greet! Come to our popular 10:30 am Sunday service followed by brunch on the patio. Pacific Unitarian Church is an inclusive liberal religious community and a Welcoming Congregation. We are committed to valuing people and encouraging their spiritual, ethical and intellectual development. We welcome people of all backgrounds. Rather than adhere to a set of beliefs, we gather in a commitment to value people and the environment. We welcome singles, single parents and families of all kinds. We are LGBT friendly. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. Childcare is provided during service. We have a Religious Education program for children K-5 and 6-12. For those looking, we also have a full-time, Reggio-inspired Pacific Sage Preschool for children ages 3-5 Pastor Steve Wilson is known for his thought-provoking sermons and terrible jokes. While we take on the serious topics of the world, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Under the direction of Dr. Severin Behnen, we have fantastic piano, choir and solo music. Our choral groups develop their musical talents and contribute to our church life in a significant way. Our Buddhist meditation group is led by a certified meditation instructor and Dharma teacher (Dan Dempster), authorized by Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain. Pacific Unitarian Church is an active community. There's much more to do than simply going to church on Sunday. You can: • cook and serve with our Food Ministry on Sunday • sing or perform with the choir every other Sunday, Wednesday evening rehearsals • practice with our Buddhist meditation group: Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00; Thursday mornings 6:30-8:00am; and First Sundays 12:15-1:00pm in the Library or Hall • practice figure drawing Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Hall • do social justice with: • One Voice – Holiday Food Distribution • Green Sanctuary Committee • Nancy Hofland Permaculture Garden • Habitat For Humanity – building projects in the South Bay • Harbor Interfaith Services • Toberman Neighborhood Center • volunteer with Laundry Love for the homeless Second Saturdays 12-2pm & 2-4pm @ Vivi's Laundry, Carson • grow with our Green Sanctuary Second Sundays after Church in the Gazebo • practice Tai-Chi Thursday mornings 10am in the Hall • join the book club Third Tuesdays 10am in the Library every other month • join a Chalice Circle discussion group • join our spiritual writing group Second Wednesdays 10am in the Library • learn about world religions in our adult and children RE programs • make friends in small group socials • join French Conversation Second and Fourth Saturdays 10am in the Library Our sources are drawn from the world's living traditions: • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Join us!

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