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  • This coming Sunday, July 30th,  San Diego Japanese American Citizens League will hold a meaningful community event of  panel discussion on “Shuukatsu” (Planning Ahead for the Last Phrase of Life).  Please contact Pastor Yoshi Kaneda at yskaneda at cox dot net for any questions.

  • Uptown Community Faith Service Center's annual Walkathon for needy neighbors is happening on Saturday, September 9th. 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, 3900 Cleveland Avenue to Uptown's Service Center, 3725 30th Street for a tour and then travel back to the starting point. Suggested donation $30 each. If you are unable to participate, please consider supporting Linda Newton as she walks!

  • The keynote address at the 2023 National UCC Synod showcased an important conversation among three esteemed visionary leaders of the racial justice movement. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, renowned author, professor and antiracist activist engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with Reverend Traci D. Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and Reverend Dr. Starsky Wilson, Civil Rights activist and President of the Children’s Defense Fund for an important conversation about how Christians can actively support the anti-racism movement. See the e-news for instructions on how to access. 

  • Storefront is a teen homeless shelter in Hillcrest, affiliated with San Diego Youth Services.  We need 2 or 3 volunteers to provide dinner for up to 12 people on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The shelter is now accepting home-cooked meals, as well as hot delivered meals from restaurants. If you can't arrange for food delivery, you can buy grocery gift cards which allow the facilitators to shop for food. Contact Susan (rknamba AT cox DOT net) for detailed instructions or if you have any questions. A sign-up sheet is located on the table in the narthex. Please call the shelter directly for information on the current number of teens. All food donations are very much appreciated!

  • It's time for CCSA's annual Back to School Backpack Program for the 2023-2024 school year. Backpacks will be filled with supplies for grades K-2nd grade and for 3rd - 9th graders. Our Board of Ministries is requesting monetary gifts, which will be used to purchase supplies in bulk. Checks can be made out to POVUCC with "CCSA Backpacks " on the memo line, or can be made online using the drop down menu selection, "26010 CCSA Backpacks." Donations will be collected through  Wednesday, August 9th. We will assemble the backpacks in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 13, to be delivered by Wednesday, August 16th. Parents are deeply appreciative of these resource materials as costs for books and clothing continue to rise. Thank you for your participation!

  • The Prayer Circle will meet Tuesday, July 18, at 10:00 am on Zoom. 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! Contact the office or see enews for Zoom link.