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  • Last week, Rev. Weber shared about a need for cell phone chargers and other items to assist patients at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Hospital. Several of you responded, and Chaplain Mark thanks you! The items have arrived and been put to good use. If you would like to give, here is the Amazon link. Our prayers remain with Rev. Weber and all our healthcare workers, their patients and families.

  • POVUCC's next day to provide lunch to the homeless choir is Friday, April 17th. COVID-19 regulations will undoubtedly affect the menu and the way it is served. Stay tuned for details!

  • POVUCC needs volunteers for our next delivery to the Storefront Shelter, which will take place on Thursday, April 9th from 6:00-6:45pm. Corresponding with current health protocols, Storefront is asking for frozen food or prepackaged items that can be heated or cooked at the shelter instead of the regularly prepared and delivered dinners; e.g. frozen pizzas, or other frozen meals, frozen chicken nuggets, burger patties, hot dogs, lunch meats, cheeses, bread, canned goods. No home baked goods. Ideally individually wrapped snacks and unopened drinks (juice, water, Gatorade, soda), as well. They are also accepting hot, delivered fast food items. Volunteers are asked to call upon arrival of delivery. For full instructions, please email Susan Namba at 

  • Rev. Kaneda, Rev. Mary Sue Brookshire and Members of POV Church


    Hope this finds you well in this season of Lent, fully aware of the Cross of Jesus Christ.  Now the crises 

    caused by Coronavirus are spreading worldwide.


    Heard of your church’s responses by suspending all gatherings and activities at church facilities.  In Japan

    because of wide infections by the virus we too are pushed into the anxiety we’ve never experienced before.  

    Our Heian Church has also suspended all meetings at church except worship service.  


    Our members who cannot attend participate in the live worship service through Facebook.


    We pray in the midst of this crisis our Lord Jesus Christ be with the suffering and anxious people.


    My special prayers are for Rev. Kaneda, Rev. Brookshire and all members of POV Church.  May God

    protect you all.


    March 17, 2020

    Heian Church

    Pastor Jun Ogasawara 

  • Right now with COVID-19, we have visitor restrictions at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Hospital, and our gift shop is closed. That means that our patients who forgot cell phones or a small cross are without them. If members would like to support patients, I've created a Wish List with items that would serve our patients well.  They'll be delivered to my address, and I can easily bring them to the hospital with me. Many thanks for your support and prayers, Click here.

  • CCSA continues to operate mostly without volunteers. The staff is fatigued but is working to serve the community in need. Donations from the grocery stores have been, understandably, down this week.  On Friday afternoon, they are almost totally out of produce, and have distributed all of the commodities on hand. They have urgent calls in to the Food Banks for produce, pasta, oatmeal, and dried beans. They anticipate that they will need to start buying food for distribution next week. Donations, financial and food, would be greatly welcomed. Knowing that orders have been issued to "shelter in place," CCSA's expects that they will be deemed an "essential service" and remain open for as long as they have supplies and staff.