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  • The Board of Christian Education invites all POVUCC families and friends to attend a family movie night on the Point, Saturday, October 23rd. Gates will open at 6:15 and we will begin the movie at 6:30.  Bundle up and grab the kids, grandkids and grandparents. Bring a snack, blanket and/or chairs and come for a COVID-safe viewing of the Disney film, Coco. The film Coco focuses on family values and pursuing your dreams. At the end of the film, the Board of Christian Education will facilitate a short discussion. 

  • ROOTS & FRUITS: The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet every other Sunday, October 3, 17 & 31 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbors at for the link and password, or if preferred, send a text to 831-332-8247. When you contact Jimiliz, please share your full name. An ASL interpreter is now available for this meeting. Please contact Jimiliz one week prior to make arrangements.

  • UPTOWN COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER GALA: Uptown Community Service Center helps needy families and individuals whom are without shelter. We at Pioneer have been supporting their mission for the past few years along with several of our partnership churches. Their major fundraiser for the year, a gala event, will be held on Oct. 16 from 4:30 until 7:30 PM entitled An Evening Under the Harvest Moon. Linda Newton is looking to contribute some themed baskets to sell during a silent auction. If you have items to contribute, please bring them to church on Sundays during September up through the first week of October. We need items for a spa basket such as hand lotion, bath bombs/salts, nice hand or bath soaps, etc. A beverage basket would need; coffee or various types, hot cocoa mixes, other beverage makings, snacks, be creative on other items. We can also use any of your unused gift cards for just about anywhere/anything. Linda will also pick up your donations from your home. Email her at or phone/text 619 203-5737 to schedule a pickup. Details on how to purchase gala tickets coming soon! You will be able to bid on silent auction items without attending this year. 
    UPTOWN IS HIRING: Uptown Community Service Center is currently hiring an Operations Coordinator to work 20 hours/week. Contact Uptown Community Services for details.

  • Our weekly Tuesday Bible study has been discontinued, effective today, September 28, due to lack of interest. Pastor Mary Sue will announce a new study for the Advent season later this fall. We will continue our "Growing Closer to God" sermon series on Sundays, which follows the lectionary readings from the Gospel of Mark. If you missed Sunday's worship service, a recording is available here:

  • Storefront is a teen homeless shelter in Hillcrest, affiliated with San Diego Youth Services. It is located at 3427 4th Ave (between Walnut and Upas). We need 2 or 3 volunteers to provide dinner for up to 12 people on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The current Covid-19 guidelines require food that is pre-packaged or hot delivered meals from restaurants. No homemade food at this time. Please call the shelter directly at 619-325-3527 for information on the current number of teens. All food donations are very much appreciated!