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  • Please join us for a fun dinner evening October 6th , at Tom Ham's Lighthouse as we welcome our Japanese friends from the Heian Church, our sister church in Kyoto, Japan. We have a no-host dinner scheduled at 5:30pm. Enjoy the company of fellow members from POVUCC and the Heian Church as we dine in the main dining room. Share stories, create new memories, and take in the wonderful views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline. The base price for the 3-course meal is $39.95 (additional $5.00 for the prime top sirloin). Alcoholic beverages and desserts are available at an additional charge. Please RSVP to either Susan Namba or Chuck Tesar by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 3, 2019. Let's show our friends from Japan an extravagant welcome!


  • On Sunday, October 6th , we will join Christians around the globe in celebrating World Communion Sunday. Our Sister Heian Church in Kyoto, Japan, is sending a delegation of 5 members, including their new Pastor, Rev. Ogasawara, to join our celebration. To commemorate this special day, we would like to welcome them with one of our famous POV potlucks, with an International theme. If you are able, please bring a dish to share that is representative of a country, including our own! Our Board of Ministries is helping to host our visitors from Japan with some sight-seeing in the afternoon, and a dinner at a bayside restaurant. If you would like to join in the welcome dinner that evening, information will be coming soon!


  • Come join us on Friday, October 11th at 10:00am in Fellowship Hall for a morning of games and fellowship. Bring a board game or some cards and get ready to play! If you prefer, just come to visit and talk with friends. All are welcome, even if you aren't Elderberry age. Snacks are welcome but not required. Coffee and tea provided. See you there!


  • Genesis 1:24-25 reads, “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.” On Sunday, September 29th at 9:00am on The Point, POVUCC will host our first Blessing of the Animals service to celebrate God’s gift of living creatures. Well-behaved pets (on leashes or in cages) and their people are welcome to come for a brief time of worship and a pet blessing. Bagels, donuts, and coffee will be served after the short service. Regular worship service will be held at the usual 10am time and will include a blessing for pets unable to attend in-person. We invite you to bring a photo of a pet you’d like blessed to the 10am service. Join us as we thank God for our pets!


  • On Sunday, September 22nd , we will welcome Dr. Jamie Gates to POVUCC. Dr. Gates, a cultural anthropologist and director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR), will preach on the topic of Human Trafficking. Dr. Gates works extensively in this area, conducting groundbreaking research, co-chairing research and data collecting committees, helping to establish scholarships funds for survivors of human trafficking, as well as designing and implementing a drama-based peer-to-peer human trafficking awareness training in San Diego’s middle and high schools. He also serves as a faith-based organizer with regional and national faith-based organizations. Mark your calendars for this special Sunday!


  • If you enjoy singing but cannot commit to the church’s weekly choir, the “Non-Choir Choir” may be just for you. The Non-Choir Choir meets several times during the holiday season to prepare for the annual church cantata, and while it may be hard to believe, it is time to think about Christmas and the Non-Choir Choir. The cantata will be presented on Sunday, December 22nd at our 10:00am service.

     

    Rehearsal dates will be as follows:

    • Saturday, October 19th (9:00am-12:00pm)

    • Saturday, November 16th (9:00am-12:00pm)

    • Wednesday, December 18th (6:30pm-8:30pm)

    • Saturday, December 21st (9:00am-12:00pm)

     

    Please contact Andy at music@povucc.org by Sunday, September 15th if you would like to participate. This will give time to get music ordered prior to the first rehearsal.