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  • Join POVUCC and our Partnership Churches as we march in San Diego's Pride Parade, Saturday morning, July 15th.  Our lineup number is #132 and should start moving at 12 noon, and the step off time is around 12:17 pm. Please see Susan Namba or Nancy Shimamoto with any other questions. Golf cart seating is first come, first serve.  We hope to have a group of 15 or more to join our Partnership siblings! 

  • Following the service and short break on July 9th, join us for an in-depth sound healing session led by sound practitioner Jon Freeman. Sound healing utilizes sound and vibration from crystal and Himalayan bowls, drums, gongs and chimes to restore balance, release tension and promote deep relaxation. You are welcome to be seated in the sanctuary or bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow to lie down during the hour session. Come, relax-destress and receive the gift of sound! Invite your family and friends to join us! No advance sign-ups required.

  • Help is needed Wednesday, July 12th (9:30-12) to cut fabric strips for the upcoming all-church weaving project led by Kristi Lin. Our goal is to cut approximately 400 strips of fabric that will be woven together to create a beautiful and functional piece of art for our Sanctuary. We especially need rotary cutters and self-healing mats. Also, fabric scissors, irons and ironing boards. If you are able to help cut fabric on July 12th or can lend us a rotary cutter and/or self-healing mat, please contact Julie Lin if you are able to help out!


  • Let's give our neighbors an extravagant welcome on Tuesday, July 4th! The Point will be open for fireworks viewing (gates open at 7:30 pm). POVUCC volunteers will be offering snacks, soda and water. Please let Ron Eng or Julie Lin know if you you are available to help. Invite your family and friends to come to our church's spectacular Point to enjoy the fireworks! Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

  • Pastor Mary Sue will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical that begins July 5th, 2023 and ends October 5th, 2023. We pray that this time away will be one of rest and renewal for our beloved Pastor.
    In case you might be thinking, “What are we going to do without Pastor Mary Sue?”, rest assured, because the Sabbatical planning committee has been hard at work putting together an exciting lineup of guest pastors and activities to take place during Pastor Mary Sue’s absence. For the month of July, we’ll embark on a new series called “Strengthening the Soul”, which has been designed to provide opportunities for spiritual and physical renewal. The series will include guest pastors, healing touch sessions, a sound healing session, a contemplative worship experience plus an all-church weaving project. Sermons on Self-Care, Caring for our Mental Health, Racial Justice and Creativity will also be part of the series. A schedule of offerings by week can be found here.
    For August and September, we will warmly welcome the leadership of Stephen Colón as our Sabbatical Coverage Minister. Stephen is currently a Member-in-Discernment at Kensington Community Church and the current Sabbatical Coverage Minister at The Table UCC in La Mesa.  

    More information on the Sabbatical activities will be available in our weekly e-news. Stay tuned and don’t miss out!
    Special note: If pastoral care needs arise during Pastor Mary Sue’s sabbatical, please contact the church office. We have a team of caring clergy and others available to address pastoral care needs, should the need arise.

  • As part of our engagement with Ibram X Kendi’s book How to Be an Antiracist, Join the Movement’s All Church Read, our Juneteenth panelists will reflect on the themes of the last chapters of the book: Failure, Success, and Survival.  The exploration of each theme will include our resident historian, Dr. Renee K. Harrison offering a historical connection to Juneteenth and emancipation, reflection from a UCC leader on the implications for our continued work of emancipation and antiracism, and an artistic expression connecting it to our call to abolitionist futures. Join together on June 15, 12:30-2 pm PT for a webinar to discover how practicing antiracism can continue the Juneteenth lineage of moving us from emancipation toward freedom. See the enews fo information on how to register.