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  • 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!


  • The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet Sunday, September 5 and Sunday, September 19 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbors at jimiliz.mvn@gmail.com 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.


  • Pastor Mary Sue will resume a weekly Bible study Tuesdays at 3:30pm on Zoom beginning Tuesday, September 14. We will be studying the Gospel of Mark using the "Listen Up" curriculum from the UCC's Stillspeaking Writers' Group. There are two booklets (Parts 1 & 2) available for purchase in print of as a PDF here: https://www.thepilgrimpress.com/collections/resources-of-the-stillspeaking-writers-group/products/mark-listen-up-bible-study.

     

    Our study of Mark will connect with our "Growing Closer to God" worship series that begins on September 12. We hope you will join us for this time of study, sharing and connection. The Zoom link will be shared in the upcoming e-news in September.


  • Uptown Community Service Center will hold their annual gala on October 16 at the Bankers Hill Club. The event begins at 4pm with cocktails and a silent auction, and the program and dinner begin at 5pm. Tickets will be available at http://uptowncsc.org/. Early bird tickets (before October 1) are $90 and $100 after.


  • The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet  Sunday, August 22 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbors at jimiliz.mvn@gmail.com 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.


  •  POVUCC Choir returns after a long hiatus. We will begin meeting on Thursday, August 19th from 6:30-8:00pm in the sanctuary. If you wish to sing, you will need to send proof of vaccination to Andy, and he will verify that he's received it prior to coming to rehearsal. We will wear masks and stay distanced while we rehearse. Andy looks forward to being back with all of you! Please contact Andy Riggs at music@povucc.org if you have any questions.