Many Different Beliefs, One Loving Community

Visit us this Sunday at 10:30 am PST. We want to get to know you.

Location Details

2845 Mesa Verde Drive East Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Sundays 10:30 am (in person/online)

  • (714) 55-OCUUC

Welcome to our new Director of Music Ministries

Jakob Swetland

New Sermons

Self-Care for Social Justice

What if taking care of ourselves was the secret ingredient needed to create positive social change? When we rest, we are creating space for our best wisdom to emerge.

How the West Became WEIRD

The US is a WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) culture. How does this make us different from other countries now and in the past? And is it a good thing or a bad thing?

The Social Implications of Universalism

In 1915 the Reverend Clarence Skinner wrote The Social Implications of Universalism, which has been praised and reviled over the years. Rev. James Ford believes taking it whole with flaws and brilliance and insight in about equal measures, it suggests what Unitarian Universalism might be at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

New Blogs


It’s hard to believe, but I’m starting the second half of my first year as the intern minister at OCUUC! I think it’s gone so quickly in large part, because of how welcoming you have been. It’s a joy to be in Beloved Community with you. I have been on a short winter break from my studies at Meadville-Lombard Theological School, but just started back at the end of January. During the second week of each semester, I have been…

Significance of Black History Month on Choral Music

In the music world, so much of the musical influences and genres that we have today have come from Black composers and musicians, but how has that shaped the way we look at and perform choral music? Let’s first look at the world of spirituals, some of the earliest songs of those who were enslaved. The spirituals provide us with raw emotion, whether it be joyful or sorrowful. These songs were how they communicated with each other, how they knew…

Passport to Spirituality

Our Elementary Religious Education Class for Kindergarten through 7th grade has been participating in the Passport to Spirituality curriculum every other Sunday this church year. So far they have explored Shinto, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Mormon, Pagan and Baha’i religious traditions, holidays, and spiritual practices. One of the best parts of teaching in religious education classes is that you get to learn right alongside the children and youth and reach new understanding by witnessing how they experience the world around them.…


Racism has a long history in our society, and is still having major consequences despite years of effort to combat it. We must continue to work together to dismantle the systems that perpetuate injustice and inequity.

A vision for our future, let’s make it happen


Many of us give of our time, many of us give of our resources, most of us do both. We are what we can do together.