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  • Soul Food Groups are starting up ! We will meet via Zoom Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, beginning July 14th from 7:00-8:15pm to learn about and address racism and other injustices at all levels.  Jimi and Robert Valiente-Neighbours will facilitate. We will view films, read articles, and  share viewpoints and experiences in small breakout rooms. Hope you can join us! DEADLINE TO SIGNUP is Sat, July 11th. To signup, visit

    ***IMPORTANT: Before the first meeting on July 14th, please watch/listen (up to the 52 minute mark) to an interview with Shane Claiborne titled: "The Jesus Way in the World Today" available via this link:

  •  On June 20th and 21st, two and a half million people on Facebook virtually marched on Washington with the Mass Poor People's Assembly to demand an end to systemic racism, poverty, militarism and the war economy, ecological devastation, and the corrupt moral narrative of religious nationalism. Didn't get a chance to participate? You are invited to watch the broadcast here.

  • In case you missed the live webinar  titled, "Juneteenth 2020: And Still We Rise" offered by the UCC on Friday, June 19th, the event is now available on UCC's YouTube Channel. Pastor Mary Sue invites you to watch the webinar and join her for discussion during Virtual Community Office Hours this Wednesday, July 1st at 12:00pm. This UCC event kicks off a 4-year campaign within the United Church of Christ racial justice ministries. 

  • If you shop at, we invite you to make your purchases work for POVUCC. All you have to do is utilize Amazon's charitable program, AmazonSmile, that allows Amazon shoppers to designate one selected 501(c)(3) charity to receive 0.5% of their eligible purchases. There is no cost to the shopper or the charity. Once you have designated POVUCC as your charity, all you need to do is shop using, versus If you use the Amazon app, that will automatically funnel purchases into the AmazonSmile program.

    Just click this link to set POVUCC as your designated AmazonSmile charity and don't forget to use the site to complete your purchases.

  • Been missing the church crowd? Here’s a chance to reconnect and delve into an important topic at the same time. The Board of Christian Education invites you to participate in a 5-week long Christ-centered adult summer soul food group opportunity that will address racism and other injustices at all levels. 
    The adult soul food group opportunity will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks, beginning July 14th from 7:00-8:15pm via Zoom. We are very blessed to have Jimi and Robert Valiente-Neighbours as our facilitators. Both Jimi and Robert bring a wealth of experience in racial justice education as well as a passion for educating others. Participants in the program will view films, read articles and have an opportunity to share viewpoints and experiences in small breakout rooms. We hope you will all be able to join us for this important and timely education. Additional details and signup information will follow via the E-news. 

  • Show your support for justice by posting this sign in your front yard! For $10, we will order your sign and pay for the shipping. Be the Church when you Speak Up, Stand Up, Show Up for Justice! Please contact Nancy Shimamoto no later than Monday, June 29th to order.