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  • At 3 pm on March 3, 2019, The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, San Diego JACL, the San Diego Buddhist Temple and the Poston Community Alliance group will present the film titled "For the Sake of the Children". The film examines the aftereffects of World War II internment not only on those interned but also on subsequent generations. 


    A panel discussion moderated by filmmaker Lane Nishikawa will follow the screening. The panel will include executive producer Marlene Shigekawa and cast members: Amy Tsubokawa, Patty Tsubokawa Reeves and Diane McCabe. The film will be shown at the Ultra Star Theater at the Hazard Center. Admission is FREE but seating is limited. See flyer for more details. 

  • SAVE THE DATE - POVUCC will have a food booth again this year at the 14th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival held at Balboa Park's Japanese Friendship Garden on Friday-Sunday, March 22-24. There will be a lot of opportunities to help - volunteer sign-up sheets will be posted soon! This is a really fun churchwide, fundraising event for POV and a great way to learn more about the Japanese American cultural ties our church has in the community. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Uptown's Annual Walkathon will take place on March 16, 8am-11am. Walk and continental breakfast $30. Donations of any size gladly accepted.

  • The POVUCC music department will be hosting a Choral Vocal Building workshop February 22-23. There will be a Dinner Pitch-In & Social on Friday evening from 7-9pm, and the workshop will take place on February 23 from 10am-4pm, with Elizabeth Kluegel-Niblock facilitating. Andy met Elizabeth through the UCC Musicians Association. She has been a church choral conductor for 16 years and a private voice teacher for over 20 years. All who are interested in improving their vocal performance are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Andy no later than February 10 so he can order music for you. Thank you, Andy, for creating this wonderful opportunity for POVUCC and other local churches!

  • Our neighborhood Soul Food groups will begin a 6-week study of the “Green Faith” book beginning the week of January 27 (with one exception--see below). It's not too late to sign up! Books are $15 and will be available on Sunday.


    We have four groups around San Diego:

    NORTH – in Rancho Bernardo (Mondays at 7pm) Host – Carolyn Houghton; Facilitator – Ron Eng

    CENTRAL 1– at POVUCC (Mondays at 1pm) Facilitators – Denise Jenkins and Julie Lin

    CENTRAL 2 – in Clairemont (Fridays at 7pm) NOTE: this group begins meeting Friday February 8. Host – Linley Vance; Facilitator -- Susan Namba

    WEST – in La Jolla (Tuesdays at 6:00 pm) Host – Julie & Jim Lin; Facilitator – Denise Jenkins



    Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ—overlooking beautiful Mission Bay in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego—is seeking a part-time Office Administrator to handle a variety of duties, including: basic office tasks, coordination of facilities usage by outside entities, preparation of materials for Sunday worship service, and general administrative support for pastor and lay leaders.


    The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications: minimum three (3) years of experience as an office administrator, or comparable position; exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal); proficiency in a variety of applications including Microsoft Office and MailChimp; experience managing content on websites and social media accounts; keen attention to detail; and proven track record in organizing and maintaining administrative records. Experience using cloud-based and digital records management system as well as familiarity with church software programs like Servant Keeper and EasyWorship a plus.


    As the public face of our church, the Office Administrator must be personable and friendly, as well as someone who can maintain confidentiality. The ideal candidate should also be dedicated to our mission: “To ignite hearts everywhere with God’s love.”

    This is a part-time position (20 hrs/wk). If you are interested in learning more, please send a cover letter and resume to