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  • The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees. Over the past 18 months, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church increased dramatically. Many of our clergy continue to bear the consequences of lost or decreased income. These difficult times make the need for the Christmas Fund more urgent than ever. Please consider making a donation to this special fund. Just click the link to POVUCC's giving page and from the first drop-down menu select "The Christmas Fund for UCC Retirement & Emergencies." **Please note that this offering is part of our national UCC “5 for 5” offering and is not the same as the “Christmas” offering, which goes directly to POVUCC.**Thank you for your support!

  • Join your friends from the six UCC San Diego Partnership Churches for a service project inspired by the legacy and life of the great American prophet, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted at Kennsington Community Church (4773 Marlborough Drive), we will gather in the social hall from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We will begin with prayer, then move onto a viewing and discussion of a lesser-known speech that Dr. King gave to middle school students known as the “The Blueprint Speech.” We will then share in a COVID-safe communion before then working side-by-side on a TBD service project aimed at making an impact and difference in our community. For more information, please contact Rev. Darryl Kistler at or 619-284-1129, ext. 305.

  • As Christians, we must strive to be good stewards of God's Creation. Commit to this goal and join others around the globe by participating in a 30-Day Green Faith Challenge from January 1-30th. Upon sign-up, you will choose a new, low carbon lifestyle change to follow for 30 days from areas such as transport, diet or home energy. During the challenge, you will have an opportunity to connect with others on community calls to hear a spiritual reflection plus have an opportunity to share successes and struggles. Please consider joining this important challenge to protect God's Creation for future generations. Details about the challenge can be found here;

  • Please join us on Sunday, December 12 as we celebrate the ministry of POVUCC's beloved Music Director, Andy Riggs and bless him as he moves forward. A catered lunch will be served outdoors after worship. Menu details will be available soon. If you have questions, please contact the church office at or (619) 276-4881. In order to ensure we have adequate seating, reservations are requested for worship and also for the lunch. Please sign up using this link  or leave a phone message on the church voicemail. 

  • This year POVUCC will be donating 12 family gift baskets to the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) Christmas Basket program! Each family gift basket will be given to a family in need and include food for a holiday meal and a Target gift card that can be used to purchase perishable items. If you would like to participate, please take a tag off the Christmas tree in the narthex, purchase the item(s), and then place the item(s) in the box marked “CCSA Christmas Baskets for Families” in the narthex by Sunday, December 5th.  You are invited to purchase the items for and donate a complete basket, if you so desire. Details for putting together a complete basket can be found here. Again the deadline to turn the basket in to the church would be December 5th. Thank you for your generous help and support! Let's help our neighbors in need.


  • The Prayer Circle will meet on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00am. All are invited to attend. You do not need to share and can simply attend to lift up the joys and concerns shared by others within the group. Judy Shimamoto is the lead this month. We hope to see you there!