Worship This Sunday

July 7 - 10:30 am

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Mark 6:1-13

Traveling Light

Sermon by Pastor Dave

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Moderator's Report 7/5/24

My last moderators report. Your new moderator… well, I'm getting ahead of myself.

We had successful meetings in June. We had a meeting about the Peace village, and it was approved by the congregation to go forward with signing all the documents which will establish us in partnership and allow Sibley Simon to begin to work. Hooray! We're on our way!

We also had our annual meeting. Our Annual report is available in the office, or you can ask us to email you one. We had a celebration of Roger Erickson's retirement, with cake, yummy! 

I showed a PowerPoint of pictures I taken of our beautiful congregation doing many wonderful things over the year. Then we talked about the budget and the finance committee has planned to help us because we talk about stewardship and stewardship is Really good short goal higher than I thought it was gonna be at this point. We discussed the budget, and some things were highlighted and discussed about but everybody agreed when we voted on the budget. It was passed unanimously. The slate of officers was also passed unanimously. 

As I started to say, Tony Augimeri is the new moderator. We are off and running what looks to be a busy busy 24-25 

I've been proud and honored to be your moderator. I am not going away. I'm the past moderator now. Email me at pastmoderator@peaceunited.org. I’ll  be seeing you.

Featured Ministry for July: Senior Perennials

Senior Perennials is our over-55 group that meets on the third Sunday of the month, except for July and August. We meet after church in the lounge from 11:45 to 1 p.m.

The size of the group varies but is usually between ten and twenty.

Programs vary from discussion, to speakers, to hands-on activities. For example, in the past year some of the programs were:

  • The Chautauqua Institute in New York, presented by Jim Howley and Tony Augimeri
  • Susan Thistlethwaite discussed her process and the background on the mysteries she has written
  • Lisa Hoesing led the group in making Monarch Butterfly Zentangles
  • At Christmas, Matt Broadbent was joined by Luke Shepherd, in presenting his annual carol history and carol sing
  • Susie Land gave a talk about her son-in-law’s best selling novel, Leave The World Behind, and what it was like to attend the red carpet premiere for the movie
  • Pegatha Hughes gave a talk with some activities, on how to write a memoir
  • Valerie Arno from the Bill Wilson Center gave us a presentation on host homes and how to volunteer to be a host

Senior Perennials meets a need for the largest demographic in our congregation. Holding the meeting right after church has been popular because it does not require another outing. We hope that in the coming year, this group will receive more support and increased participation.

Please join us in September and contact Lynn with any questions.

Co-Leaders: Lote Sanderson and Lynn Walton (lwalton@rawbits.com)

See Around Town

Book Discussion Group

Feeling discouraged by the worsening climate and the upcoming fire season? Turns out, hopelessness is based on misunderstanding!

Please join us for an in-person discussion of the eye-opening new book:

"Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet" by Dr. Hannah Ritchie.

The discussions will take place on four Wednesdays in July. 

DATES: Wednesday July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st

TIME: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Lounge at Peace

Registration not required; save the dates!

For more info: chris@wellens.com

Stewardship Status Report

Pledge season has been upon us. We value the pledges that we have received and are grateful for them. This is a moment of opportunity to ensure that our church continues to be a vibrant community, continues to offer the rich programs that we have in place, and continues to grow.

We are inching forward, however, we value your time to make your pledge, if you have been planning to do so. To date, we have received 76 pledge forms for a total of $205,295. Our goal is to receive 100 or more pledge forms for a total of $300,000.

Whether your pledge is the same or changing, please submit a new pledge form, if you have not already done so. You can use THIS LINK.

Faithfully yours,

Lisa Hoesing, Lisa Johnson, Pastor Dave Pattee, Maryse Postlewaite, Bill Walton, Bob Lange.

Authentic Living, Loving Service:

An Exploration of Joy, Community, and Service

with the Expressive Arts

10:30am - 12:30pm, for four Saturdays - June 29 through July 20

Joy shared is joy multiplied. When our authentic passions merge with our desire to make a difference, the delight grows exponentially! It is no accident that you love what you love in this life - it's an integral part of who you are, and a resource for purposeful living. 

You're invited to join this 4-week series, using the expressive arts to explore how the things that bring you joy integrate with your way of being and serving in community. We'll play with movement, sound, drawing, and writing as expressive media, discovering and rediscovering what makes us come alive, and how it can gain fuller expression. No prior artistic training or experience is required - just a willingness to play, enjoy, and learn something new. 

To register please contact Lanakila@lanakilamusic.com

Interfaith Dayenu Circle

Environmental Stewardship

Each month, our Interfaith Dayenu Circle will be encouraging you to take a few quick actions that will benefit our planet and future generations. Please note that these actions are being done across many faith organizations in Santa Cruz County, and you are part of a large interfaith effort! 

Save the Date

Climate-Fest: You Can Make A Difference!

September 22, 2024.

We’re planning a fun day of interactive experiences and food to engage our congregations in climate action. Please consider taking a small volunteer role to support this fantastic interfaith event at Resurrection Church. Reach out to Cindy Rubin at cindy_rubin@comcast.net or Michele Kibrick at mkibrick42@gmail.com to learn more. 

Tell the Export-Import Bank: No Fossil Fuel Projects! It's time to phase out the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis, which means ending all funding for coal, oil, and gas worldwide. SIGN HERE.

Read:  Walking the Ridge Line Between Form and Formless: On Spirituality and Activism by local activist and spiritual teacher Ami Chen Mills, who explores the complex issue of expressing our faith values by working for social and environmental justice. 

Enjoy: Interfaith Service on Queer Ecology. Learn about how Nature Loves Diversity!

Loving God, keep us in the Amazing Grace that is ours through Jesus Christ, in whose Holy Name we pray

  • Safety, food and shelter for the people of Gaza and Sudan.
  • Safety and cooling respite for all suffering under life threatening heat and fire danger.
  • Mercy and healing for our sweltering, desecrated Mother Earth.
  • Hope and wisdom for the leaders of our country on its birthday. 

With gratitude

  • For Roger Erickson, our devoted sexton and custodian, for decades of faithful service, on his “official” retirement June 30.
  • For outgoing Treasurer Cathy Sarto, PPRC chair Jim Howley, Moderator Lisa Hoesing, Past Moderator Maryse Postlewaite, and Secretary Tony Augimeri, our new Moderator.
  • For an outstanding Annual Meeting, during which Grant Erickson spoke to and demonstrated generosity above and beyond tithing, Jim Weller raised the bar for extra giving, and many members made extra pledges to balance the budget.

Thank You, in Jesus’ Holy Healing Name, Amen! 

You may request prayers by emailing Prayers@PeaceUnited.Org,

calling Lynn Walton (600-7343), or calling the church office (426-2010).

We Want to Hear Your Voice

Sign Up to Be A Liturgist!

We would love to have you as a liturgist (reader) in one of our Sunday morning worship services. It's a wonderful way of serving!

Sign up for a Sunday to read live and in person and we'll connect with you by e-mail on the Tuesday prior, sending all the information you'll need for getting ready.

If you'd like to give it a try, click on this link to choose a date.

Watch Out For Scammers

Peace United staff and leaders will never solicit you by e-mail, asking you to purchase or send gift cards or electronic funds for any purpose. Contact the church office if you have any concerns about emails you may receive.

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Office Hours!

Monday through Friday, from 9 am - 2 pm staff are in the office, attending to the business of our church: monitoring e-mail, answering telephones and/or responding to messages, working on the dozens of different projects and connections that keep our ministry moving forward.

If you plan to come into the office, please call ahead to schedule a time when we know someone will be in to assist you. You can reach us by e-mail using the list below or by phone, 831-426-2010.

Pastor Dave works from the church office, Monday through Thursday, and most weeks will have office hours on Saturday too, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday is his day off. In case of emergency, the pastor is available by cell phone, 773-255-8095. If you would like to schedule a meeting or would like to "drop by", please contact us via email using this link to make an arrangement.

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ministries here at PUCC.

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