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Joshua Searle-White,
District Executive

Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams, Congregational Development Director

Chuck Rosene,
District Administrator

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Our mission is to provide services and resources that will grow the District in terms of its membership, the deepening of our faith, the effectiveness of our structures, and the power of our service to the wider world.

The Pacific Central District is a member of the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Come Worship at District Assembly!

Banner Parade and Friday Night Opening Worship

7:30 - 7:45 PM: Gather for Banner Parade
7:45 PM: Worship
Edgewater A Ballroom

Red Lion Hotel, Sacramento, CA

fear NOT Joy!

Rev. Jacqueline Duhart, Preaching (Assistant Minister of Community Engagement, First Unitarian Church of Oakland)

We hunger for transformation. Let us not forget the gifts that joy holds for us as we more deeply live into this faith and healing the world.

Rev. Jacqueline Duhart, Preaching (First Unitarian Church of Oakland), Wendy Bartel (Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists), Rev. Beth Banks (Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis), Rev. Jeremy Nickel (Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation).

Sunday Morning Intergenerational Worship
10:45 AM - Noon
Edgewater A Ballroom

Red Lion Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Awaken the Spirit!

Rev. Neal Anderson, Rev. Wendy Bartel, Rev. Lynn Gardner, Patricia Leftridge, Skyler Leftridge, Jim Lewis, Odessa Maclean, Leonie Pickett, Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris, and participants from the youth and children's programs are all members of the Worship Team!

Sunday morning multigenerational worship, "Awaken the Spirit!" will have great music, inspiring words, shared quiet, and a chance to celebrate with hundreds of UUs and friends from around the district.

We will be honouring the 25 year tenure of Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker as she retires as President of Starr King School during this service!

PCD Annual Meeting

The PCD Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center in Ballroom "A" at 3:30PM.

Delegate information can be found at: http://www.pcd-uua.org/events/DA-2014/delegates.htm

Please send us the names of your delegates! Send them to District Administrator Chuck Rosene at: pcd@pcd-uua.org

Awaken the Spirit! District Assembly 2014!

Registration is Now Closed. You may use this link for program information.

April 25 - 27, 2014, at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA!

Reserve your hotel room ASAP for the best choice of room - the hotel tells us that the best room are going fast!

Go to the: Accommodations page for the Red Lion Sacramento and make your reservations today!

Saturday Keynote Breakfast
District Executive Joshua Searle-White, Ph. D.
Our Saturday morning Keynote Speaker will be our own Josh Searle-White, District Executive of the PCD-UUA.

Josh will be speaking on The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth.

"Much is happening both in our corner of the UU universe and across the country. Let's talk about the truth of all of it, to paraphrase a famous prayer, no matter how beautiful it is."

Saturday Night Banquet Dinner
Rev. Phil Porter with "Wing It!"
Our Saturday evening Featured Speaker will be Phil Porter with members of the "Wing It!" Performance Ensemble.

Phil Porter is the co-founder of Inter-Play, and Minister of Art & Communication at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley. Phil Porter is an artist, performer, theologian, teacher, and writer who has explored reintegration through the arts and the art of ideas for over 30 years.

Featuring 20 wide-ranging and thought-provoking workshops!

Meaningful and educational programs for:

DYGT (District Youth Gathering Together),

Middle School,

and two levels for Children (nursery care is also available).

Friday Opening Worship and Banner Parade! We'll have a dance Saturday night! PCD Annual Meeting! Old Friends and New! Sunday worship!

There is something for everyone at this year's District Assembly! Register today!

Donate to the Winter 2014 Chalice Lighter Call!

Please join the UU Community of the Mountains as they "Staff for Growth!" UUCM is a vibrant, thriving congregation with steady growth. They are fostering liberal religious living, for all ages, through worship, study, service, and fellowship. Their religious education is taking off under the direction of their new Director of Lifespan Religious Education. New families are being drawn to the congregation.

As you might imagine this amount of growth requires coordination and administrative support. UUCM is taking a bold step to add to their staff by hiring their first professional administrator. The administrator will relieve volunteer burnout, and allow lay-leaders and the minister and religious educator to focus on shared ministry.

Read the Chalice Lighter Letter here!

Thank you for supporting the PCD Chalice Lighter Program and the UU Community of the Mountains!

A Historic Event: PWR 2013 Regional Assembly

PWR Regional Assembly Resources are here!

From April 25th to April 28th, the Pacific Central District hosted an historic event in San Jose, CA, that drew over 680 children, youth and adults. The group came from almost 50% of the American geography of the Unitarian Universalist Association. This geographic area is called the Pacific Western Region and is comprised of the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain Desert, the Pacific Southwest and the Pacific Central districts. The purpose of the region is to share leadership and mutually empower each other through collaborative programming.

Reflections from Rev. Robert Latham on the PWR 2013 Regional Assembly

Districts Cross Borders, Collaborate on Historical First Regional Assembly
Report from Regional Assembly, by Janine Larsen, PNWD District Executive and Diane Brinson, PNWD District Administrator

PWR 2013 Regional Assembly Resource Page

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The Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association serves the 38 UU congregations in northern California, northern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Our mission is to provide services and resources to congregations that will grow the District in terms of its membership, the deepening of our faith, the effectiveness of our structures, and the power of our service to the wider world.

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