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Reverend Sian Wiltshire, Minister

By all means reach out and say hello! I can be reached by email, revsian@ocuuc.org, or by church phone at 714-556-2882, x302. Mondays are my day off, but I’m generally at the church during normal business hours T-Th and happy to meet with people at a time that is convenient to both of us during other times of the week. ~Rev. Sian

September Notes

What a difference a year can make! This last year has been a whirlwind for me. I moved across country and began as your minister last August. I’ve been learning to adapt to everything from the weather to the drivers here in southern California. The former being so much easier than the latter! And we’ve…

August notes

            To transform our lives and communities by living our Principles.             We have a new mission statement! At our June annual meeting, the congregation approved a new Mission Statement as shown above. It may seem kind of awkward to see it at first glance – after all, what does it mean? How do we…

June notes

Summer is here! Here at church, it’s going to be a wonderful summer. We are continuing two services to keep momentum going and although the choir is taking a break, we’ve got planned some wonderful musicians and music for you! Summer is a fun time to experiment with worship and try new ideas. For example,…

May Notes

Our worship theme this month is Transcendence. It’s not a very easy word to define. Yet, we all have felt it: Sometimes it’s felt as a sense of awe or wonder – like when you are in the Grand Canyon or looking at the night sky; or when we feel a deep sense of gratitude…

April Notes

If you’ve ever been around a young child, you know about Transformers, the toys. When my nephew Max turned 5, he loved them. Only he was 5 years old and thus had a hard time transforming them himself. So with tears of frustration after trying, he would turn to his patient mother and father who…

February Notes

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou I love stories! I love doing the “Time For All Ages” on Sunday morning and you might have noticed that most of my sermons start with a story. Or that I’ll tell at least one story in the sermon. Whether…

December Notes 2013

Minister’s Message My Committee On Ministry (COM) recently asked me to evaluate how I think things are going in the first 100 days of my ministry here. It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, reminiscent of analysis the media likes to do of our political leaders. But it did get me thinking. Most ministers take their first year…

Worship Changes

My thanks to everyone who showed up for our wonderful worship retreat on Saturday!  With 16 people showing up and 6 others who want to be involved, it’s shaping up to be a great year for worship. I can’t wait! I’ll say more in the Casual Comments section of our website, but we are going…

Worship Committee Kick-Off Mini-Retreat

Saturday August 10th Rev. Sian will be reviving the Worship Committee as one of her first tasks.  She will be hosting a mini-retreat at the church on Saturday, August 10, from 1pm-5pm, and she’s inviting all those who are interested in contributing to worship.  The Worship Committee needs people with all types of talents and interests to participate.  Do you find yourself…