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  • POVUCC is scheduled to provide lunch for 80+ people on Friday, April 17th and Friday, June 19th. If you can help with menu planning, cooking our main course, providing salads, fruits and desserts, or come to serve the meal, please join us! It is always a heartwarming experience to see smiles on so many hungry and appreciative faces! Please see Nancy Shimamoto for additional details.

  • The Interfaith Shelter Network is a nationwide, ecumenical outreach project that provides food, shelter, and job-seeking skills to homeless people in their community. POV will be assisting Nestor United Methodist Church, as they open their church for a 2-week rotation from March 21st to April 4th . Host churches need volunteers to prepare hot meals and provide overnight hosts. We will be helping Nestor UMC with overnight hosts on Tuesday, March 24th (Ron and Julie) and Wednesday, March 25th (Bev and Susan). We welcome anyone who would like to help provide a hot meal for 15 people on these evenings. Please notify Susan Namba if you would like to help—other nights are also available!

  • We will join the San Diego Partnership churches for a joint Ash Wednesday service of song, prayer, ashes, and Word. This year’s service will be held Wednesday, February 26th , 5940 Kelton Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. The soup and bread “Pilgrim Dinner” will begin at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. A combined choir of the Partnership Churches will offer a special anthem during the worship service, which will begin at 7:00pm. The combined choir is invited to eat at 5:45pm with a rehearsal to begin at 6:15pm in the sanctuary. An offering will be taken for the Christ Ministry Center, a local organization assisting refugees.

  • POVUCC has a church-wide opportunity to go to Camp Stevens this spring. The dates are May 15th -17th . Further details will be forthcoming but put this on your calendars today! There will be all of the great Family Camp activities and Camp Stevens is in Julian! If you can’t wait, talk to Pam Crusberg for further information. Check it out at

  • Board of Ministries is seeking an additional communion server for Sunday Services beginning in September. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Susan Gottesman at