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  • Here at POVUCC we are so incredibly grateful for our seniors on whose shoulders we stand. We know that these last 9 months have been incredibly difficult on many of us. We also know that for many of our seniors, the isolation brought on by this pandemic is especially challenging. Without access to internet, it has been harder for some to stay connected and feel a part of community. We have worked hard to find ways to reach out to these beloved folx. Pastor Mary Sue mails her sermon to those who wish for it each week. She and Andy send out pre-recorded messages each week to say hello and remind them of how much we love them. Our Circle of Care Team calls folx each week to check in and see how our friends are doing. During the holiday season, the Elderberries sent Christmas greetings and a group of people came together to print 8x10 photos of our church family from POVUCC's 15th Anniversary Celebration in October of 2021. These photos were framed and delivered with Christmas cards to the people who often don't have other ways of connecting with their church family. We owe our seniors so much gratitude for the many ways they have loved us, loved this community, loved this church family, and worked to help make POVUCC what it is today. With this gratitude in mine, we invite you to send cards, write letters, make phone calls, lift prayers, share your gifts, and find other ways to connect with these members of our beloved family. 

  • This is an official notice that 17th Annual Congregation Meeting of POVUCC will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:30pm. Due to Covid-19, we cannot conduct the meeting indoors this year. Our alternative is to convene the meeting online via the teleconferencing platform Zoom, which will enable audio and/or visual participation. For those without an internet connection or those not wishing a video connection, the audio-only option will allow you to participate fully in the meeting, but without being able to see other participants (or them to see you). Our goal is to enable full participation for every member. 

    We ask that you review the enclosed agenda of the items to be addressed at this year’s meeting. Access to this year’s full Annual Report will be available virtually on January 17, 2021 for those with internet access. For those without internet access, please contact the church office at 619-276-4881 to arrange delivery of a hard copy of the report.
    For the full-length notice, complete with meeting access information (internet and phone), as well as the meeting agenda, please click here. 

  • You are also invited to participate in the following events to study and celebrate the life of Dr. King. These events will take place with our Partnership friends.

    Saturday, January 16: Please join Zoom at 3:00pm for a group showing of the movie, Selma. After the movie concludes, a discussion of the film and its themes will take place. Contact the church office for ZOom details. 


    Monday, January 18: You are invited to attend the virtual All-People's Breakfast from 10:30-11:30am. This year's keynote address will be given by UCC Minister, the Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder. Please register for the All-People's Breakfast by visiting the Alliance San Diego website prior to the breakfast. 

  • We will join with the Partnership Churches for an MLK Worship Service on Sunday, January 17 at 10:30am. More details to follow. Please contact the church office as the date approaches if you have not received access information for the service.  

  • If you are interested in becoming a member of POVUCC or have questions about official church membership, please reach out to Pastor Mary Sue at We would love to have you join us! We will officially receive new members in January, and we will celebrate all our new members in worship once we are able to gather safely in our sanctuary.

  • Jude Johnson, Member in Discernment, United Church of Christ, will be offering a gender identity/queer theology workshop for the Partnership churches on Sunday, January 31 from 2-4:30pm. The workshop, titled, "Allyship Beyond the Binary," is a faith-based gender identity workshop for cisgender allies. This event may be useful for those who are just starting on their journey to learn about gender diversity and justice issues for transgender and gender non-conforming folx. Registration is requested through this link. Please contact the church office for more information.