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Spiritual Life Now

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Historian Stanley Payne Presents Lecture on Secular Religion

Stanley G. Payne is a respected historian, prolific author, and one of the leading authorities on the study of modern Spain and European fascism. On April 21, Payne will give a lecture as the Walter C. Utt Visiting Scholar. 

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Wedgwood Trio to Play for Homecoming Concert Series

The Wedgwood Trio’s folk sound and songs celebrating the Gospel made them a favorite in the 1960s and 1970s. Now, Bob Summerour (guitar and banjo), Jerry Hoyle (string bass and harmonica), and Don Vollmer (Guitar) are returning to Pacific Union College for their first concert in decades as part of the Homecoming Concert Series.

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Led by Faith: Tad Worku and the Love is All Concert and Clinic

Tad Worku’s dream was a familiar one for aspiring musicians: fame, fortune, success. The talented vocalist and composer was on verge of his big break when he truly felt the power of the words of Mark 8:36.

Spiritual Life

Community. Asking big questions. Expressing faith in worship and service. This is a campus with a dedication to honest enquiry, individual experience of faith, and expressing spirituality through active service. Students are constantly involved in prayer and Bible study groups and unique and varied worship services as well as a very active core of service programs and ministry groups.

A Campus Community of Faith

From Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, the PUC community observes the Sabbath. The College invites all students, visitors and employees to help create a special spiritual atmosphere on campus. The campus also holds vespers, a weekly student worship, in the church sanctuary on Friday nights at 8 p.m. to open the Sabbath with fellowship, praise, and an inspirational message. Each quarter, PUC celebrates a Week of Prayer, featuring guest presenters and student speakers. In addition to these large-scale programs, the campus is busy with small groups meeting for prayer, Bible study, worship, and service.

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Home Lunches

Home lunches are all about home-cooked meals, family-style fellowship, and a great way to spend Sabbath afternoon. Every third Sabbath while school is in session, families open their homes to hungry college students for Sabbath lunch. Students sign up in the foyer just before The Gathering service.

Cell Groups

These small groups meet regularly on campus for prayer and Bible study.


Elmshaven, the former home of Ellen G. White, one of the founders of the Adventist church and key figure in PUC history, is located near PUC. Daily tours are offered Sun-Thurs, 10 am-5 pm; Fri, 10 am-1 pm; Sat, 2-6 pm. For more information, call 707-965-9039.

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Church services, community groups, and how to get involved.