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 this sounds like a congregation for you, be our guest this Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.

Located on Charleston Road, UUCPA has 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.  Sunday school for children and youth is held during the 9:30 a.m. service only. There is child care and play space at both services, and
religious education classes for people of all ages throughout the week.


You are always welcome at UUCPA. We are embracing of many beliefs, welcoming of all genders and sexual orientations, and 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. We’ll follow up to answer questions and suggest programs that align with your interests. We look forward to getting to know you!

Events for Newcomers

Newcomers’ Lunches and Discovering UUCPA usually alternate, so that every month you have an opportunity for an introduction. We encourage you to come to both, and both are designed to be drop-in–no registration required. For more information on either one, contact the church office at 650-494-0541 or

Discovering UUCPA

When: Second Sundays every other month from 1-2pm
Where: Usually Room A, but please check the calendar
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

Are you a “new UU”?  Considering it?  Or well-acquainted with Unitarian Universalism, but new to UUCPA?  This class is offered once every other month from 1 to 2 p.m. to answer your questions and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

Each session is on a second Sunday to enable you to begin with Second Sunday lunch, maybe even try out some of your questions there, and then join us for the class at 1:00. Child care is available in Rooms 2/3.

* share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point;
* get to know other newcomers and the parish minister;
* learn how Unitarian Universalism and this congregation came to be;
* get a tour of the nooks and crannies of the UUCPA campus; and
* ask every question that’s on our minds–and even get the answers.

Upcoming Discovering UUCPA classes

  • 07/12/2020 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 08/09/2020 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
  • 09/13/2020 – 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!

    When: After a second service (at 12:15 p.m.) every other month, usually on the third Sunday
    Where: Fireside Room
    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.

    What Folks Say About UUCPA

    • Robert Neff

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

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