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  • As our search for an Office Administrator continues, we are extremely grateful that POVUCC member Jilly Kodama has once again volunteered to help us through this time of transition. Thank you, Jilly! Jilly will be checking the office email and answering the phone remotely on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be in the office on Thursday mornings. If you have an immediate need, please contact Pastor Mary Sue. 

  • ou are invited to join the POVUCC Prayer Circle Tuesday, August 17 at 10:00am. You are welcome to bring your own prayers to share with the group, or to just simply join the group in lifting other shared joys and concerns. 

    Zoom Link:
    Meeting ID: 966 4348 5069
    Passcode: 342541
    From your home or mobile phone dial: 1-669-900-6833. When prompted, type in Meeting ID and Passcode provided above.

  • At the beginning of the summer as COVID case rates dropped, we were excited and hopeful that, if case rates continued to decline, we would be able to return to our sanctuary for worship at the end of summer. We tentatively set September 12, Faith Formation Sunday, as the day we would move from Fellowship Hall back to the sanctuary.
    The Re-gathering Committee continues to monitor the situation as we have throughout the pandemic. Given the high transmission rate of the Delta variant and the current growing COVID case rate, we will “stay the course” and continue to worship together in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. We will still observe Faith Formation Sunday together on September 12 and are working to make it a special celebration. While we are disappointed that we cannot return to the sanctuary as planned, we believe this is the right choice to keep everyone safe.

    Our updated guidelines for worship are listed in the announcement below. We trust you will make the choice that is right for you, and we look forward to seeing you for worship either in person or on Zoom.
    Stay healthy, stay strong, stay hopeful!

    Re-Gathering Committee

  • The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet Sunday, July 25 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbors at 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.

  • We are 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. We invite you to help us broaden our search by sharing this posting with any interested candidates. Please click here for full details and how to apply. 

  • The old roof on the Benson Building will be removed and a new roof installed in the coming weeks. Work will begin on Monday, July 26, and we expect that it will continue through Friday, July 30. During this period there will be no or limited access to the Benson Building and The Point. Please contact the church office prior to coming on-campus should you need access to this building. We cannot guarantee access during repairs.