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  • The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet Sunday, March 21 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimi Valiente-Neighbors at for the link and password, or if preferred, send a text to 831-332-8247. When you contact Jimi, please share your full name. An ASL interpreter is now available for this meeting. Please contact Jimi one week prior to make arrangements.

  • All are welcome to join for Session 2 of Allyship Beyond the Binary. We will be continuing our conversation on gender identity and trans advocacy, concentrating on faith, church, and theology. This workshop will take place on Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 2-4:30pm. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you on the date of the workshop, along with some worksheets that we will be using. Please use the registration link below to ensure you receive your Zoom access details. Please contact Jude ( with questions, or if you have any accessibility needs. Partnership event.

  • On Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30-8:00pm, you are invited to join a Zoom event with members and friends of POVUCC in support of the AAPI Community. This event aims to create a safe and open space for our POVUCC Asian American members and friends to share our thoughts, personal experiences, and feelings about the rise in anti-Asian American hate crimes and violence during the pandemic, especially since Tuesday’s shooting. For those of us who are not Asian American, it is an important opportunity to stand with our siblings in Christ, to listen deeply to their stories and offer our love and support as members of Christ's body. Join us as we meet for a time of sacred sharing and listening. Consult the e-news for Zoom details.

  •  An interfaith prayer vigil for AAPI solidarity will be held outside the City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex on Tuesday, March 23 from 5:30-6:30pm. All faiths are welcome to come to pray and show solidarity with the AAPI community. Please wear a mask, maintain physical distance, and bring a chair.

  • Save the date for the Uptown Community Center's Walkathon to take place on Saturday, May 15. Details to follow.

  •  The pandemic forced us to cancel our original church retreat at Camp Stevens in Julian in November 2019. This date has now been rescheduled for April 23-25, 2021. The facility has made COVID safe adjustments, allowing for social distancing, and family pod cabins, and we will be sharing the camp with Kensington Community Church (KCC), who have made it an annual outing. Please contact the Pam Crusberg or Susan Namba, by February 28 if you are interesting in attending. There are a limited number of COVID-spaced rooms for families (or pods) up to 4 people, which we will be sharing with KCC. If you do not wish to camp overnight, you may choose attending for the day on Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30.