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  • Registration is now open for Annual Gathering! Please join this free annual Conference business meeting, which also includes Worship services and entertainment. This year, SCNC is doing something different for programming. The Rev. Dr. Velda Love (from the National Setting), UCC Minister of Racial Justice and Lead of the Join the Movement Antiracism Campaign, will lead the conference in taking steps toward transformational antiracism awareness, equity, and inclusion for all people through education, resources, and breakout sessions for small group discussions. According to the Join the Movement website, “Every setting of the UCC, from local churches to global partners, has a role to play in expanding our practices of antiracism…”. The Conference is recognizing the importance of living into this role.


    Please click here for more information and to register for Annual Gathering 2022!

  • We are excited to be able to return to a shared meal each Sunday following worship, a time when we can deepen our sense of connection and community around the table. Sandwiches, chips, and water will be provided again this Sunday. No RSVPs are needed. 

    We still need help with lunches through the end of June. Please consider volunteering for any of these tasks:

    Take the lead for one week

    Contact volunteers from our list of willing helpers

    Hand out lunches

    Clean up; clean tables, replace chairs

    Arrange pick up (or delivery) of extra lunches we're ordering to feed those who are hungry

    Please "Be the Church" by helping us feed ourselves and our neighbors in need. We need YOUR help to make it possible. Contact Nancy Shimamoto at to sign up!

    Thank you!
    POVUCC Leadership Team

  • We are pleased to welcome Salli Martin as POVUCC's Office Administrator. Salli teaches music to children and adults, and she has experience in a variety of administrative positions. She begins on Monday, June 6. Our Interim Office Administrator, Rachel Konchinsky-Pate will continue providing support remotely while Salli transitions into the role. Please take a moment to welcome Salli to the POVUCC team!

  • POVUCC members have been invited to join members from Kensington Community Church June 24-25, 2022, as they travel to Tijuana and work with Casas de Luz to build a prefabricated home for a local family. The price to attend is $85 per person, and scholarships are available! Youth (6th graders and older, accompanied by a parent) and adults are welcome. Volunteers will meet at KCC and caravan to the build site, and accommodations for Friday night will be provided. Participants will also need to complete volunteer and medical information forms prior to the trip. For those who are unable to attend, donations to offset the cost of building materials are much appreciated. You may sign up for this opportunity by emailing Kensington Community Church at


    The Prayer Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 17th 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. We hope to see you there!


  • Uptown Community Faith Service Center's annual Walkathon for needy neighbors is happening on Saturday, May 21. The walk begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast to follow at 10:00 a.m. Participants will walk from University Christian Church to Uptown's Service Center for a tour and then travel back to the starting point. Tickets are $30 each. If you are unable to participate, please consider supporting Linda Newton as she walks!