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  • Please join us on Sunday, December 12 as we celebrate the ministry of POVUCC's beloved Music Director, Andy Riggs and bless him as he moves forward. A catered lunch will be served outdoors after worship. Menu details will be available soon. If you have questions, please contact the church office at or (619) 276-4881. In order to ensure we have adequate seating, reservations are requested for worship and also for the lunch. Please sign up using this link  or leave a phone message on the church voicemail. 

  • This year POVUCC will be donating 12 family gift baskets to the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) Christmas Basket program! Each family gift basket will be given to a family in need and include food for a holiday meal and a Target gift card that can be used to purchase perishable items. If you would like to participate, please take a tag off the Christmas tree in the narthex, purchase the item(s), and then place the item(s) in the box marked “CCSA Christmas Baskets for Families” in the narthex by Sunday, December 5th.  You are invited to purchase the items for and donate a complete basket, if you so desire. Details for putting together a complete basket can be found here. Again the deadline to turn the basket in to the church would be December 5th. Thank you for your generous help and support! Let's help our neighbors in need.


  • The Prayer Circle will meet on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00am. All are invited to attend. You do not need to share and can simply attend to lift up the joys and concerns shared by others within the group. Judy Shimamoto is the lead this month. We hope to see you there!

  • The Regathering Committee is excited to share our plans to resume worshipping in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 21. We will continue to wear masks and maintain physical distancing to keep everyone safe. Windows and doors will be open and fans will be in operation to enhance ventilation, so if you plan to attend, please dress accordingly. After worship, everyone is invited to receive a boxed lunch and eat outdoors on our patio as we celebrate Thanksgiving together. There are no reservations needed for worship but they are required for the boxed lunch. Please sign up no later than November 15 using this Google form or leave a phone message on the church voicemail. We are hopeful that conditions will continue to improve and allow us to make this long-awaited return to our sanctuary. Please plan to join us as we consecrate our pledges and give thanks for God's faithfulness throughout our lives!

  •  IT’S OFFICIAL! The 2022 POVUCC Stewardship Campaign has officially launched! Stewardship letters were mailed to all those in our POVUCC Community on October 22nd, so be on the lookout for your letter. If you are a member of our church community, even intermittently, please prayerfully consider making a pledge of any amount to Pioneer Ocean View UCC that will help our church continue to thrive as a faith community and place of transformation. If you do not receive your Stewardship letter in the mail, please email the church office at or call the office at (619) 276-4881. A copy of the letter may also be found here. We are asking that you return your pledge cards before November 17th, as Pastor Mary Sue plans to consecrate our Pledges during Worship service on Sunday, November 21st. We thank you for your continued support, dedication and service to the POVUCC Community. May God bless you abundantly!