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  • Our youth and young adults have been working to plan a service on Sunday, September 30th celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community and our identity as an Open and Affirming church! We will have special music from the San Diego Gay Men's Choir, and educational and personal messages from our youth and young adults throughout worship. Please join us for this special hour of worship.


  • Our POVUCC Choir enjoyed their summer break and resumed choir rehearsal on August 29. If you are still interested in joining the choir or have any questions, please contact our Director of Music, Andy Mathews, at music@povucc.org or (317) 412-1136. Andy is especially looking for men and sopranos though ALL are welcome. Come see what a joy it is to sing in the choir! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.


  • On Saturday, September 22, Uptown Community Service Center (Uptown) will have their biggest fundraiser of the year! Their “Fiesta By The Bay” event will be held at POVUCC’s The Point from 4 - 7 pm. This is one of the non-profit organizations that our church supports. By participating, you help our homeless and needy neighbors. Hope you can come out and enjoy an evening of fun! Evening will include a delicious Mexican dinner with no-host beer & wine bar, dancing by Baile Folklorico Teyacapan, Loteria game, silent auction and drawing. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at church from Linda Newton or contact her at lindamn@cox.net. 


  • The Elderberries are planning another fun bus trip to Viejas on SATURDAY, October 20 (note change of date). Please save the date and look for detailed information soon!


  • Please join us in worship on Sunday, September 9th, for a special service focused on our faith formation ministry. Our Faith Formation Consultant, Andrew Ponder Williams, will lead us in worship and provide the message. As a congregation we will bless our faith formation ministries’ leaders and students and begin the journey of rebuilding our Christian education program and strengthening our faith as a congregation of all ages. In worship we will be sharing about the new and exciting ways we are called to minister to the children, youth, and young adults in our midst.


  • Pastor Mary Sue will return to POVUCC on Sunday, September 9! We will hold a Welcome Back Party on Sunday evening, September 9, from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm on The Point. A Spanish paella buffet will be offered (with vegetarian option), along with a bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks available for a small donation. We’ll have a 50/50 drawing, live entertainment, and thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program, we are able to invite our congregation to attend for no charge! Who constitutes our congregation? Those of you who attend worship regularly and support POVUCC financially. Guests can attend for a mere $10 donation. Sign-ups continue and are limited to the FIRST 90 people who sign up. ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! Sorry, but we will not be able to accommodate folks after September 2, or if sign ups exceed 90. So, hurry and get your name on the list. While you’re at it, please look at the opportunities to volunteer to help with the party, either financially or physically. Questions? Contact Nancy Shimamoto at 619-431-5031