Mel Gibson and Baby Lucia -- Church Playdate

12/7/2010 12:45 PM PST

Mel Gibson and Daughter Pics -- Church Playdate

Mel Gibson spent some quality father-daughter time with his daughter Lucia on Sunday -- the first time we've seen Mel and Lucia together ... outside of court documents.

The pics were taken at Mel's church in Malibu after services. Mel can be seen doting over his daughter, who seemed to be striking up a friendship with another young child.

The only four-letter word you can say about these pics ... is cute.