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  • It goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and that we've had to find ways to adapt to our new reality. With this in mind, the CCSA annual Christmas Basket Program will be different this year as well. This year, the organization is asking for funds only (no shopping on your part) to assist those in need throughout the holiday season. They will be providing gift cards to families in Clairemont and to the homeless in PB. Dollar amount of the cards will depend upon the funds they receive by December 11. Please consider mailing a check made out to POVUCC with "CCSA Christmas Program" recorded in the memo by December 6, or by mailing a check made out to CCSA and sending to their organization at 4167 Rappahannock Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117 by December 11. Please also note "Christmas Program" on checks sent directly to their office. 
     


  • We are about to place an order for our engraved brick pavers for installation on “The Point” and would like to make certain we haven't missed anyone who may be considering a unique way to memorialize a special person or event in their lives. If you would like to order a brick to honor a person or event, the Brick Pavers Fundraising Project form is available here. Please mail the form with your payment to the church office. Details are provided on the form. Please submit your order by November 20. 


  • BOCE OFFERS FAMILY ADVENT EVENT: You and your family are invited to join us this holiday season for a virtual kid and family centered Advent celebration on Saturday, December 5  from 2:30-4 pm. Representatives from BOCE invite you and your family to gather from the comfort of your homes via Zoom for fun Advent activities for all to enjoy. We will make an up-cycled Advent themed craft (details see below), listen to a story, pray together, play a game, and have plenty of time to talk and laugh. This event is open to the young and the young at heart! Really, the more the merrier!
     
    Grab some snacks and join us for a fun time together! Tacky holiday attire or pajama wearing is encouraged. We miss you all and would love to see you! Let us know you are coming by signing up here

    So what is an up-cycled craft??? An up-cycled craft is made from anything you have lying around the house, such as old magazines, empty cardboard boxes, pasta noodles etc. No need to go out and buy anything. Just re-purpose what you already have into an Advent themed craft of your choice. Be creative! Have fun! A few ideas for crafts you can make can be found here.    


  • 2021 Stewardship letters were mailed October 20. The letter provides you with an update on the 2020 year and asks you to consider the ways you wish to contribute to the POVUCC community in the upcoming year. 

    You may drop off your pledge cards in the POVUCC parking lot on Sunday, November 15 from 11:30am-1:30pm when members of the Stewardship Committee, with Pastor Mary Sue, will be present to receive your pledge. 

    If you are unable to make the drop off, please mail your pledge cards for receipt by Friday, November 20. Pledge cards will be consecrated on Sunday, November 22 at our Thanksgiving Service. 

    All are invited to drive through the church parking lot on Sunday, November 15 from 11:30am-1:30pm to receive a gift small gift from the Stewardship Committee, no pledge card necessary. Just circle the lot, remain in your vehicle, and someone from the committee will meet you and share a small gift of love. 

    We thank you for your continued support, dedication, and service to the POVUCC community! 


  •  Mark your calendars for the Annual Congregational Meeting to be held on Sunday, December 6. You may remember that last year we had a Special Congregational Meeting in December to approve our 2020 Annual Budget. It worked so well that we will do it again this year! The big difference is that this year, since we cannot meet in person, it will be an e-meeting (on Zoom). You can participate by video if you want, but you don’t need a fancy gadget — a plain old telephone will enable you to fully participate by audio. As of now, there will be two topics on the meeting agenda: a change to our By-Laws to permit virtual meetings, and the 2021 Annual Budget. We will be sending out official notices in the next 2-3 weeks. But meantime, this is a very important event, so mark your calendars and plan to participate! 


  • 2021 Stewardship letters were mailed October 20. The letter provides you with an update on the 2020 year and asks you to consider the ways you wish to contribute to the POVUCC community in the upcoming year. If you did not receive your letter in the mail, please contact the church office at office@povucc.org. We invite you to drop off your pledge cards in the POVUCC parking lot on Sunday, November 15 from 11:30am-1:30pm when members of the Stewardship Committee, with Pastor Mary Sue, will be present to receive and bless you with a small gift. Just circle the lot, remaining in your vehicle, and someone from the committee will meet you, will receive your pledge, and will share a small gift of love with you. If you are unable to make the drop off, please mail your pledge cards for receipt by Friday, November 20. Pledge cards will be consecrated on Sunday, November 22 at our Thanksgiving Service. We thank you for your continued dedication and service to the POVUCC community!