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  • Covid-19 "Tip of the Week" for 8/7/20

    This week’s topic: How the Covid-19 virus spreads from one person to another.


    Knowing how Covid-19 spreads could help you avoid becoming infected. The primary pathway into or out of the body is believed to be the body’s airways — nose, throat, lungs. When an infected person talks or breathes or coughs, they exhale droplets and the virus clings to these droplets. Larger heavier droplets fall to the ground (or another surface) within 6 feet or so, but tiny droplets can float in the air for hours, especially indoors. There is also the possibility for hand-to-face transmission — an infected person coughs on a doorknob, you touch the knob and then your nose or mouth or eyes, you may become infected. The good news is that there is no known instance where someone has contracted Covid-19 from contaminated food. A person can have Covid-19 but not be sick, yet they can spread the virus just as readily as an obviously sick person. So remember that you can become infected from someone who seems perfectly healthy. 


    Questions? Send to, and put “Covid” as subject.


    Stay safe, everybody.

    Dan Collins, Regathering Committee Member

  • Please do not forget to complete the worship survey that was sent out via email on Thursday, July 23. We would like to hear your thoughts on our worship services and what they mean to you. The responses collected will help the Regathering Committee and church leaders to make decisions on in-person worship as the situation continues to be monitored and reviewed. The deadline to submit the online survey is Friday, July 31. 

  • We have UCC justice yard signs available for purchase. Cost is $10.00/sign. If you would like to purchase, please contact the office at Please make checks payable to POV with "Justice Sign" written in the memo. Signs can be picked up on Wednesdays with the time of pick-up arranged upon contact with the office.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has changed regular habits and schedules for many of us, so as a reminder, here is the current information for the POVUCC office and Pastor Mary Sue.

    POVUCC OFFICE: Office Administrator, Laura Keirn-McCreanor, continues working remotely while the office remains closed to in-person traffic per county and state guidelines. You may contact the office by leaving a voicemail on the church number (checked Monday-Friday) or sending an email ( Inquiries left on voicemail or through email will be addressed as quickly as possible. 
    PASTOR'S SCHEDULE: Pastor Mary Sue works Sunday-Thursday, with days off on Fridays and Saturdays. You may reach Pastor Mary Sue by email ( or work cell phone (619-218-6567—please use this number and not her personal cell phone number). We request that non-urgent matters for Pastor Mary Sue be addressed via text or phone call between 9am-5pm.

  • Pastor Mary Sue will be on vacation July 17-30, taking some time for rest and renewal. During that time, she will not be accessing her email, voicemail or text messages. If you have a pastoral care emergency, please contact Judy Shimamoto or Nancy Shimamoto from our Lay Pastoral Care Team.

  • This Sunday we invite you to reach out to an individual who hasn’t attended the Sunday 10:00 am virtual gathering in previous weeks. Invite this “Zoom Buddy” to share in the spirit of the POVUCC community with you. Audio only presence welcomed, as well as those who wish to join but remain quiet. 

    We continue to "gather" by Zoom at 10am Sunday for fellowship and prayer. The link is included in the "Worship from Home" PDF each week.