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.
Economic Justice for All: What We Can Do
Come join us April 5, 2014, from 10AM - 3PM at the Mt. Diablo UU Church, to
deepen your understanding of economic injustice in California. You may
download a flyer here to share the news with your congregation. Register now at:
Awaken the Spirit! District Assembly 2014!
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
Meaningful and educational programs for:
(District Youth Gathering Together),
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!
Call for Nominations: PCD-UUA Awards!
The PCD Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the following awards; these awards will
be presented at the annual District Assembly Awards Lunch on Saturday, April 26th:
Patti Lawrence Distinguished Service Award
For an individual Unitarian Universalist who has provided exceptional leadership at the District level,
not only by valued contributions to our religious movement but also by exemplifying our common values
through his/her very life.
Junella Hanson Memorial Award for Excellence in Religious Education
For a Unitarian Universalist who has demonstrated true excellence in teaching and faith development in the PCD.
Moral Beacon Award
For a Unitarian Universalist or a congregation that has demonstrated excellent work for social justice or community service in the PCD.
Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry Award
For a Unitarian Universalist or congregation that has demonstrated commitment to the work of unlearning racism,
dismantling racial oppression, or building multicultural community.
Unsung Congregational Hero Award
For a Unitarian Universalist who has exemplified personal commitment to a congregation in the PCD and
has strengthened Unitarian Universalism within the congregation.
Youth Programming Award
For a Unitarian Universalist or congregation that has made a significant contribution to youth ministry.
Please submit your nominations to:
by Monday, April 7, 2014
Please include: Your Name and email and phone contact information, the Name of the Award, the Nominees Name,
and a brief explanation of how the person or congregation has exemplified Award criteria.
We look forward to seeing you at District Assembly!
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!
PCD March MUUGS Retreat
A Middle School Unitarian Universalist Gathering, March 14-16, at the
UU Society of Sacramento. MUUGs programming is designed for Unitarian Universalist middle-school
youth and most consistent with the needs of 7th and 8th graders. Also welcome are youth in 6th grade,
and those in 9th grade who have not bridged from MUUGs.
See this link for more information and registration
Pacific Western Region Webinars!
Check out the schedule
for upcoming webinars AND the 2013-14 Recorded Webinars on the PWR website!
Here are some of our upcoming webinars:
Tuesday February 18, 25 & March 4, 2014
Multi-Site Congregations: A three-part series
For Religious Leaders & Ministers
7:00 to 8:15 PM Pacific Time / 8:00 to 9:15 PM Mountain Time
Rev. Dr. Ken Brown, District Executive, Pacific Southwest District
For more information, please contact Lori Ragona, Training and Communications Specialist, PWR-UUA.
A Historic Event: PWR 2013 Regional Assembly
PWR Regional Assembly Resources are here!
Districts Cross Borders, Collaborate on Historical First Regional Assembly
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
Report from Regional Assembly, by Janine Larsen, PNWD District Executive and Diane Brinson, PNWD District Administrator
PWR 2013 Regional Assembly Resource Page
Subscribe to PCD Currents, our e-newsletter.
The Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association
serves the 38 UU congregations in northern California, northern Nevada,
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.