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  • There will be many opportunities for worship during the Lenten season. For some of them, POVUCC will join our Partnership UCC churches which are indicated by an * below:


    Palm Sunday - 3/25 at 10:00 am at POVUCC

    *Maundy Thursday - 3/29 at 6:30 pm at POUVCC

    (with UCCLM & Kensington)

    *Good Friday - 3/30 at 12:00 pm at UCCLM

    (located at 5940 Kelton Ave, La Mesa 91942)

    and 3/30 at 7:00 pm at Mission Hills UCC

    (located at 4070 Jackdaw St, 92103)

    Easter - 4/01 at 10:00 am at POVUCC

  • The church directory has recently been updated and a limited number of printed hard copies are available on the narthex table. The directory is also available on our church website - under "Member Information". To access, please type in the passcode - POVUCC2018. We will also be creating a web version of the directory that will include pictures! There will be two opportunities to have your picture taken during Fellowship Hour: Sundays, March 4 and 25. If you are unable to make it to either of our picture-taking Sundays, instructions wil be available for uploading your own photo.

  • The Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego is a network of churches that provide emergency shelter and hot meals for homeless individuals during the winter months.  POVUCC will participate this year by providing overnight hosts and a hot meal for guests staying at Nestor United Methodist Church on Monday, March 26th. Depending on if there is interest, we would also like to host for an additional night. For the 25th year in a row (!), our faithful member and BOM Chair Susan Namba will be our church Interfaith Shelter coordinator. This is a wonderful opportunity to BE THE CHURCH. If you are interested in contributing a dish for dinner or serving as an overnight host, please contact Susan at The Nestor church is located at 1120 22nd St., San Diego 92154.

  • Join us on Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, February 14th, as we begin our Lenten journey with our sisters and brothers from the San Diego UCC Partnership Churches Worship service is at 7:00 pm at Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1601 Kelton Rd, 92114. Light supper at 6pm.  Joint choir rehearsal at 6:15pm. Hope to see you there!


    POVUCC will again be participating in the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Balboa Park on March 9-11 (Fri-Sun). We are making plans for our church food booth, so watch for sign-up sheets posted in the Fellowship Hall to volunteer for this fun event! In the meantime, please Save the Date!



    If you will be volunteering to help at the POVUCC food booth during the Cherry Blossom Festival (see information above) and would like a special POVUCC happi coat to wear, please contact Terri Arakawa  immediately ( or 619-733-6824) to place your order. Cost is $25.

  • All congregation members and friends are invited to attend our February 3rd, Church Visioning Retreat facilitated by Rev. Mary Scifres. During the retreat we will review our goals and priorities plus envision our future. Please RSVP to the church office if you plan to attend. The retreat is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.