Lent and Easter 2019

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6th

7 pm to 8 pm 

Peace UCC Sanctuary 

Contemplative Sabbath 

Saturday, March 9

9 am to 7:30 pm

Whole Peace UCC campus

Taize Services

Thursdays, March 7 through April 11

7 pm to 8 pm

Peace UCC Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 18

Supper at 6:30 pm

Fellowship Hall

Service at 7:30  pm

Peace UCC Sanctuary

Our interim minister, Rev. Damien Lake, will be with us and the jazz band will offer music.

Every seed that ever grew first needed its quiet time in the shelter of the soil, soaking in the nourishment of the rich earth. From the largest tree, to the smallest wildflower, to the carrots and corn on our tables, nothing that grows would have done so without its undisturbed period of rest and nurture. 


Perhaps there is something in your life that also needs protective space and sacred time for its own development. You might have a seed in your pocket that you've been meaning to sow, believing that it could sprout into something wonderful...or maybe you've got a feeling that spirit has done some sowing of its own in your life's garden, and you'll only discover what can yet be if you take the time to tend it. 

Many among us have found that a few hours of spacious silence, in the warmth of supportive community, gives blessings yet unborn a chance to begin their emergence into being. You are invited to join us for a Contemplative Sabbath on Saturday, March 9, 2019, where the entire campus will be silent, with lots of spaces for reading, writing, arts and crafts, yoga, meditation, walking, or whatever quiet activities feed your soul. There will be several brief times for prayer and singing in the sanctuary for those who wish to attend, wonderful vegetarian meals and snacks provided, and a chance to share aloud about our experiences toward the day's end. 


You're welcome to RSVP with Nick at Perscn@gmail.com.

Sing and pray by candlelight at a Contemplative Lenten service

Location schedule: 

March 7 - Sanctuary
March 14 - Fellowship Hall
March 21 - Sanctuary
March 28 - Sanctuary
April 4 - Sanctuary
April 11 - Fellowship Hall

We will be serving a light supper of vegetarian soup and salad starting at 6: 30 pm.

The service will include a time for hand or foot washing. This is not required, so feel free to come even if you do not wish to participate in this activity. 

Good Friday

Friday, April 19

7 pm

Peace UCC Sanctuary

Sunrise Easter Service

Sunday, April 21

7 am

Natural Bridges Beach

Easter Worship

Sunday, April 21

10:30 am

Peace UCC Sanctuary 

Worship will be led by our Interim Minister, Rev. Damien J. Lake! Join us for a joyous inter-generational celebration of the feast of Easter. All are welcome. As always, your presence makes us whole!

Join us for breakfast before worship!

We have a great tradition of enjoying an Easter morning breakfast at Peace UCC! Join us this Sunday anytime between 8 am and 10 am for breakfast in the Fireside Lounge. Our Youth Group prepares a delicious feast for us (with some help from Lilly Thomas, Grant Erickson, and other generous friends). Donations to support our Youth Programs will be gratefully accepted. 

Bring Some Flowers

This Sunday we are inviting all children and youth to come forward during the opening song and help decorate the cross with flowers. Make sure to bring some flowers from home and help us to make the sanctuary beautiful!

Easter Egg Hunt for little ones after service!

Join us for our traditional Easter egg hunt. We invite children, youth, and families to meet on the grass outside the narthex after worship to begin their hunt!

Address: 900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Email: office@peaceunited.org
Phone Number: 831.426.2010

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Weekly Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30 am 

Office Hours: Tues - Fri. 9 am to 12 pm (noon) and 1 pm to 3 pm

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