Many Different Beliefs, One Loving Community

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2845 Mesa Verde Drive East Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

  • (714) 55-OCUUC

New Sermons

Refugees / Recent History

History doesn’t have to mean a long time ago. It can mean how we are dealing with the history we are creating right now. Come explore how we might change recent history for the better.

Both/And History

History is being revised to include the point of view of those who are marginalized. How do we hold both the good and bad of our US history?

New Blogs

Musical Cultural Appropriation

What do Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Mozart’s Turkish March, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Song of India all have in common? They are all good examples of a composer “borrowing” a different culture’s musical themes (or one’s concept of another culture’s musical themes). I played these pieces for the Prelude of our service about Cultural Appropriation. In the case of Mozart’s Turkish March, he evokes the sound of the Turkish Janissary (military) bands, which was a very popular custom at the time. Even though…

A Year From Now?

At our last Board Meeting October 23rd, the Board considered all the changes that are happening in our church and our community. The two biggies are the pandemic and our new Sanctuary-to-be. Of course that’s just the start! We talked about the different kinds of change: short or long term,  technical (a solid “fix” is possible, i.e. we all need to learn to use Zoom) or adaptive (more systemic and not as possible to “fix” i.e. some people prefer Zoom…

Jingle Dancing

The PreK-7th graders read the picture book Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Letitch Smith during their time together on October 10th as part of exploring how listening helps build relationships. This book was also selected in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 11th. It’s a story about a group of Indigenous Women who are using the tradition of Jingle Dancing to help the world heal the fear caused by the pandemic. The dresses, also known as Prayer Dresses, mimic the sound of falling rain and…

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

Giving

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.