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  • We have UCC justice yard signs available for purchase. Cost is $10.00/sign. If you would like to purchase, please contact the office at office@povucc.org. Please make checks payable to POV with "Justice Sign" written in the memo. Signs can be picked up on Wednesdays with the time of pick-up arranged upon contact with the office.


  • The COVID-19 pandemic has changed regular habits and schedules for many of us, so as a reminder, here is the current information for the POVUCC office and Pastor Mary Sue.

    POVUCC OFFICE: Office Administrator, Laura Keirn-McCreanor, continues working remotely while the office remains closed to in-person traffic per county and state guidelines. You may contact the office by leaving a voicemail on the church number (checked Monday-Friday) or sending an email (office@povucc.org). Inquiries left on voicemail or through email will be addressed as quickly as possible. 
     
    PASTOR'S SCHEDULE: Pastor Mary Sue works Sunday-Thursday, with days off on Fridays and Saturdays. You may reach Pastor Mary Sue by email (pastor@povucc.org) or work cell phone (619-218-6567—please use this number and not her personal cell phone number). We request that non-urgent matters for Pastor Mary Sue be addressed via text or phone call between 9am-5pm.


  • Pastor Mary Sue will be on vacation July 17-30, taking some time for rest and renewal. During that time, she will not be accessing her email, voicemail or text messages. If you have a pastoral care emergency, please contact Judy Shimamoto or Nancy Shimamoto from our Lay Pastoral Care Team.


  • This Sunday we invite you to reach out to an individual who hasn’t attended the Sunday 10:00 am virtual gathering in previous weeks. Invite this “Zoom Buddy” to share in the spirit of the POVUCC community with you. Audio only presence welcomed, as well as those who wish to join but remain quiet. 

    We continue to "gather" by Zoom at 10am Sunday for fellowship and prayer. The link is included in the "Worship from Home" PDF each week.


  • When Can We Worship in Person? 

    July 15th update from the POVUCC Re-gathering Committee 

     

    On June 9, we shared with you that our Church Council appointed a Re-gathering Committee to help us make decisions about resuming our in-person gatherings, and we promised you an update on July 15. We have been keeping up with the latest news and recommendations from a variety of sources, learning about transmission, ventilation, aerosols, droplets, and fomites (indeed, we learned a new word). Each week, we have met via Zoom to discuss and evaluate all we have learned. As we prepare this message, the number of COVID-19 cases in San Diego continues to climb, and indoor worship is once again prohibited. 

     

    Based on the current information available, and with concern for the health and safety of our POVUCC family, we have decided to continue our worship journey AS IS, meaning we will continue to use all of our online resources, plus traditional resources such as phone calls and mail, to be together and to worship together virtually.   

     

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and evaluate the ongoing situation, providing periodic updates.  As always, if you need anything, have questions, or would like to share an idea, please let us know. 

     

    In your service through Jesus Christ, 

     

    Re-gathering Committee: 

    Dan Collins 

    Pam Crusberg 

    Roni Mizoguchi 

    Denise Jenkins 

    Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire 

     

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13 


  • Due to COVID-19, all Pride program events will be online this year. The first event to kick off Pride weekend is "Light Up The Cathedral," which will be hosted virtually. The service will welcome Rev. Naomi Washington Leapheart as a keynote speaker during the event. On Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm,  you can join with the Virtual Light  Up  the Cathedral Celebration, which will be livestreamed on San Diego Pride's website here and on San Diego Pride's official Facebook Page here. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here. POVUCC will host a Facebook Watch Party at 6:50pm on the 15th via the church Facebook page. For those without Facebook, please consider joining clergy, tribes, synagogues, churches, mosques, and other people of faith through the San Diego Pride website.    Happy Pride to all!