Building Community

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Cambria offers many opportunities to grow spiritually, be challenged intellectually and to develop friendships. Joining one of the many committees or social groups is a wonderful way to become better acquainted with members and friends of the UUCC and to put our UU values into practice. Explore and discover all the various activities at our church.

Monthly Potluck Group

A pleasant way to get to know other church members is by attending our monthly potluck dinners. Conversation and food are plentiful. Dates, times and locations can be found in the weekly email announcements. Come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

Social and Environmental Justice
 The Social and Environmental Justice group supports and coordinates activities that promote social justice and are relevant to our Seven Principles.  As a member of the team you'll be helping to develop and implement our congregation’s programs. A few of our current projects include:  Working with the SLO Food Bank at their San Simeon location, participating in the Adopt-a-Highway program, raising money to support UUSC programs such as Guest at Your Table and working in cooperation with local environmental and social services organizations on existing projects and special events. For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Social and Environmental Justice at UUCC
The Social and Environmental Justice Committee meets quarterly to discuss our various commitments within the community of Cambria and more broadly in the world. We welcome you to join us.
Below are the members of the Committee and the organizations they represent to the congregations as liaisons.
Wayne Attoe—Greenspace; Friends of the Elephant Seal
Judy Butler—Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation
Janet Cooper—CANS Board Member, SLO Food Bank site for San Simeon, Highway Cleanup Crew
Kris Fox—Cambria Connection Board Member; Beautify Cambria
Catherine Lekich—American Legion and Women’s Auxiliary; Restorative Justice Partners; LINK
Lou Pitelka—SLO Land Conservancy; Friends of the Elephant Seal
In addition, many of our congregational members do work with Friends of the Fiscalini Preserve; the Forest Committee, the Pacific Wildlife Center, and various other environmental organizations. Sue Davis organizes the Nature Club through Greenspace for adults and children through a monthly nature walk to hone observational skills.

It's a series that runs the first Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. at the UU center on  Arlington. FREE!
Featured reader reads first then it's open mic. ALL AGES.

For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Church Choir

Our music director, Mary Schwalbe, does a wonderful job of presenting beautiful and inspiring music during our church functions. The choir sings on special occasions and holidays. No audition is required. For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Women's Discussion Group

There are two Women’s Discussion Groups, which meet once a month to discuss topics selected by the hostess, create an occasional craft project and to support one another. Joining a discussion group is a great way to get to know other women in our church community. Over time, participants often build deep connections with one another. There are two groups, one that meets at 2:00PM on a Wednesday once a month and one that meets at 2:00PM the third Friday of the month. For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Men's Discussion Group

The men’s discussion group promotes friendship and community amongst the men of the UUCC. The group is open to all men.

Meeting days are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 10:00AM at Tom McGurrin's house.  For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Children’s Exploration Program
Program Description

Our Children’s Exploration Program is hands on and age appropriate for children ages 3-12 to experience sessions designed to explore our seven principles. It takes place in the outdoor spaces surrounding our Arlington facility. We use an Outdoor Classroom model to explore our web of interconnected existence through nature, art, music and conversation. We have a trained team of talented mentors that allows for a customized program to meet the needs of each individual.

For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

The Music Connection

Attention All Musicians: Come together to share the love of acoustic style music at the monthly Hoot sponsored by the UUCC at 786 Arlington Street. Hoots are held on the third Saturday of each month. All acoustic instruments and all levels of players and singers are welcome. For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Book Club

All are invited to join the Book Club as we identify and read books that address issues or ideas that resonate with our UU principles. We meet once a quarter to discuss our chosen book. All are welcome to attend to discuss a particular book without any future commitment. For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail

Hiking Group

Do you love exploring our beautiful natural surroundings on the Central Coast? San Luis Obispo County has a wide variety of trails ranging from white sandy beaches and coastal bluffs to mountaintops with panoramic views. The Hiking Group organizes monthly group hikes, annual campouts and backpacking excursions. To find a full list of trails in the area take a look at                      . For more information call (805) 395-4055 or e-mail