Some UUCPA events are now back in-person (including the Sunday services), while others are online-only, and many are both (including the 11:00 Sunday service). And some are changing so fast that we may not have everything up-to-date here! Thanks for your patience as we try to keep up with the changes.

Your liberal religious home

Are you looking for a community where:

  • People affirm the integrity of each person’s spiritual journey?
  • Members work towards a fair and just society?
  • You can join a supportive community for all ages?
  • Your beliefs and doubts about life’s big questions are welcome?

If the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA) sounds like a congregation for you, please be our guest for the next service, in person or online.

Religious education classes are held for people of all ages throughout the week.

(When held on campus, we have Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m during the school year and at 10:30 a.m. in the summer. Child care and play space are available for both services. Sunday school for children and youth is held during the 9:30 service only.)

You are welcome here

We embrace many beliefs and welcome all genders and sexual orientations. Our facilities and events are increasingly accessible to people of all abilities.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about our congregation. If you would like someone to contact you, please complete the 

Connect with UUCPA form

which also gives you a chance to begin receiving weekly or other updates from UUCPA.

We’ll follow up to answer questions and suggest programs that align with your interests. We look forward to getting to know you!

Who we are

Please see the About Us and Our Beliefs pages for more information about who we are. Below, you can also find a sermon our Parish Minister, Amy, gave a little while ago that dives into some of the many aspects of Unitarian Universalism and what opportunities are available for connection at UUCPA.

Events for Newcomers

Please join us for the online Discovering UUCPA class! Once we re-open for in-person events, we’ll resume alternating the class with Newcomer Lunches. No registration is required, just drop in. For more information on events for newcomers, please contact the church office at 650-494-0541 or

Discovering You-UCPA

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Upcoming Discovering UUCPA classes

  • 08/14/2022 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 09/11/2022 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 10/09/2022 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 11/13/2022 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 12/11/2022 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • Newcomers’ Lunches

    PLEASE NOTE: Newcomer’s Lunches have been suspended until the church reopens for in-person events. Please join us for the online Discovering UUCPA class instead!

    Led by: Pamela Schure, Membership & Growth Committee chair

    Are you a newcomer to UUCPA?  If so, please come to this pizza and salad lunch. All newcomers are invited to enjoy a free lunch and friendly conversation. (UUCPA members, sorry, this one isn’t for you; we’ll see you at the 2nd Sunday Lunches and 4th Sunday Brunches.)

    Upcoming Newcomers’ Lunches:

    Nothing scheduled at this time.

    Finding your way to UUCPA

    However you make your way to UUCPA, we have plenty of bicycle and car parking.

    Finding your way around UUCPA

    What people say about UUCPA

    • Robert Neff

      I love being part of this community — there is so much ability here, and so much sharing.
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    • Linda Holroyd

      I found several things at UUCPA: connections between people who obviously cared about each other (many for decades), moments of peace and contemplation without judgment, stimulation of new ideas and different perspectives, joy at the gifts we give and receive, and hope for a better world and a better tomorrow.
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