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  • POVUCC members have been invited to join members from Kensington Community Church June 24-25, 2022, as they travel to Tijuana and work with Casas de Luz to build a prefabricated home for a local family. The price to attend is $85 per person, and scholarships are available! Youth (6th graders and older, accompanied by a parent) and adults are welcome. Volunteers will meet at KCC and caravan to the build site, and accommodations for Friday night will be provided. Participants will also need to complete volunteer and medical information forms prior to the trip. For those who are unable to attend, donations to offset the cost of building materials are much appreciated. You may sign up for this opportunity by emailing Kensington Community Church at


    The Prayer Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 17th 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. We hope to see you there!


  • Uptown Community Faith Service Center's annual Walkathon for needy neighbors is happening on Saturday, May 21. The walk begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast to follow at 10:00 a.m. Participants will walk from University Christian Church to Uptown's Service Center for a tour and then travel back to the starting point. Tickets are $30 each. If you are unable to participate, please consider supporting Linda Newton as she walks!

  • May is Pacific Islander & Asian American History Month and the United Church of Christ is privileged to be affiliated with PAAM (Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries).
    In the last few years harassment and violence towards the AAPI communities have increased, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 12, Join Rev. Roberto Ochoa, UCC Associate for Congregations of Color/Ethnic Identified Congregations as he engages in candid conversations with Ms. Lynne Hanamoto, Moderator of PAAM, Southern CA/NV Region, and Rev. Mitchell Young, PAAM SC/SN Ambassador and Pastor of Plymouth UCC in Montebello, CA, about the history, celebrations, and challenges facing UCC PAAM congregations and communities.
    Follow this link to register for the virtual event on May 12! 

  • In worship on May 1, we shared the news that our Director of Music, Dr. Joseph Han, has accepted a position at a university in New York. While we are sad to say farewell to Joseph, we celebrate this exciting professional opportunity for him. May 15 will be Joseph's last Sunday at POVUCC, and we want to express our gratitude for his time with us. With Joseph's departure, we are pleased to welcome one of his PLNU students, Adam Nenn, as our Acting Director of Music. Adam is a Music Education major with an interest in choral conducting, and he had already been preparing to assist during Joseph's planned summer absence. We wish Joseph and his family all the best as they embark on this new journey, and we welcome Adam to POVUCC. We offer our prayers for them both!

  • POVUCC is kicking off compliance with California state‚Äôs new law of collecting and recycling food waste, also called organic waste. After joining us for breakfast this week, you will be asked to SORT your trash, as follows:


    Organic waste (food scraps, including paper that has touched food)

    Recyclables, such as plastic or to-go containers, rinsed and clean! (NO saran wrap or cellophane!)

    Recyclable cans/bottles (be SURE to empty them before placing in bin!)

    Regular trash (coffee cups (due to wax) plastic wrap and plastic bags, condiment wrappers, sponges)

    There will be trash bins clearly labeled near the sliding doors. Please do your part by carefully placing waste in the proper bin. Thank you!