Worship This Sunday

Jan 15 - 10:30 a.m.

2nd Sunday After Epiphany


Matthew 5 1-12

Hearing the Call &

The Legacy of MLK

R'Eli Cohen


For those unable to join us in person, there will be a live videocast 

of the worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Go to the church's website, or use one of the links below.


If you miss the live service, you can find it archived on YouTube.

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Moderator Notes - Peace Pods II January 11, 2023


Plan ahead to participate in a small group gathering to share your views on the mission, vision and ministries of Peace United Church of Christ. Let’s meet and consider with discernment who we are today and where we are going as a faithful community. This is an opportunity to share your input which is welcomed.


Initially, Pastor Dave will lead two plenary groups: January 29th after service and January 31st at 6:00 pm, both in the Fellowship Hall. Choose one to attend. 


Sign up for joining a Peace Pod by January 27th through this link


There are currently 11 days/times to choose from, most in person, held at PUCC or in someone’s home. One is led via Zoom. Should none of these accommodate your schedule, please write to moderator@peaceunited.org to let me know potential days and times and we’ll possibly form an additional zoom group.


If you have any questions, please reach out.


Thank you, Maryse Postlewaite

Homeless Garden Project hosts day of service


The Homeless Garden Project will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service for community members from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Homeless Garden Project Farm on Shaffer Road in Santa Cruz.


The project invites the community to participate in winter farm tasks to prepare for spring planting. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an annual event where community members are encouraged to volunteer in their community.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to work on several different projects happening at the farm. As a small production farm, the project will adjust farm tasks depending on the weather. If it rains on Jan. 16, the event will be moved to Jan. 21.


Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Closed-toed shoes are required. Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.


For information, visit homelessgardenproject.org

Men's Group


The next meeting of our nascent Peace Men’s Community, aka, Men Eating and Talking will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 6 PM in the community dining room at Walnut Commons, 190 Walnut Ave. in Santa Cruz. Walnut Commons is a 3 story structure at the NE corner of Walnut & Center Streets. 


This will be a potluck; bring your favorite, either an entree, vegetable, salad, fruit or dessert and beverage. Please RSVP with your interest in attending to philipspradling@gmail.com


Dial 307 at the intercom at the Walnut Ave entrance to the building. All men are welcome. 


We expect this to be an ongoing group, whose purpose is to grow and deepen supportive relationships with one another, engage in outdoor activities such as a hike, contribute to service projects, or… you name it.

Senior Perennials will meet this Sunday, January 15, 2023 after church in the fireside lounge.


Please join us as we have some fun making colorful Zentangle designs.


Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The patterns are simple, drawn one step at a time It can bring you into a meditative state as you draw. There is no right or wrong in Zentangle (just beauty).


Lisa Hoesing will lead us in how to add color to our paper in a way that will look like something from a map. Then we will add different kinds of tangles/ patterns one line at at time, keeping it easy. it will be lots of fun and you’ll end up with a beautiful piece of art afterwards.

Peace United Friends & Family

Pizza and Game Night


Do you enjoy playing games? Do you enjoy the joyful company of others? How about Blokus, Dominoes, Twister, OuiSi, Cornhole, Mexican Train, Save the Whales . . . etc. Come join Peace United families and friends for an evening of games and pizza. On January 27th from 6:00 to 8:30. Bring your friends.


Wanna help? More games are needed. Bring a game you like and there will be others there to play with you. Help with set-up and/or clean-up. Contact Tom Postlewaite at tapostlewaite@icloud.com or text 831.325.4235.

Peace Walkers


Once a month, even when skies are grey, the Peace Walkers gather at the Lighthouse for a brisk walk and chat down to the Monterey Cypress tree where we leave our Peace Rocks. Come join us at 8:30 on Tuesdays. Each week we plan where we will walk the following week. Contact Susie at susietrip@gmail.com to join the email group and learn where we will walk the following Tuesday.


Attention, Beach Lovers - Save These Dates

to Save Our Shores!


If you love protecting God's handiwork, mark your calendar! Our next two beach cleanups at Natural Bridges will be held on...


Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10am

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 10am


Watch your weekly newsletter for details as these events get closer!

Snacks for Sunday Socials

Sundays Peace Church offers Beverages and Snacks before and after our 10:30-11:30am worship. Friendly socializing builds community!

Use THIS LINK to sign up to bring a tasty and healthy snack item to one of our Sunday Socials. Each week we like to share baked goods, fresh fruit, and always something for those on low sugar and gluten free diets.

Second Sundays are special Birthday Month Celebrations, so bring special Birthday Treats!

Drop off in the kitchen anytime between 9:30 and 10:30am. THANK YOU!

Contact Jane Heyse, Sunday Kitchen Coordinator with questions: janeheyse831@gmail.com or 831-252-9247.
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-the-flesh 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.
What About Masks?

Committed to caring for our neighbors and offering hospitality, we require that you wear a mask while indoors on the church campus. If you forget to bring your own, we have masks available in the sanctuary and in our meeting rooms and classrooms. Please remember that not everyone is vaccinated and that vaccines are not perfect protection against Covid. Wearing a mask is a sensible and easy way to inhibit the spread of this disease. Thank you for your kind consideration of the health and safety of our entire community at PUCC.
We Want Your Face!

Most of us cringe when we see ourselves in photos, but you probably have one photo that shows your face the way you would like other people to see it. We want that photo for our records! Pastor Dave especially is interested in having a pictorial record because there are so many of you he hasn't yet been able to meet in person.

Here's how you do it...please email Devon a digital photo of yourself and she will take care of the rest! Thank you. We look forward to "seeing" you soon.
Office Hours!

Some days we're on campus, some days we're remote, but 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, staff are attending to the business of our church office: 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. As on-campus activities increase in the months ahead, so will our in-person presence in the church office, Monday through Thursday.

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.

Small Groups and Ministries of Outreach

Use this link to find information about our various small groups and

ministries here at PUCC.

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