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  • On June 7 & 8, Nancy Shimamoto, Camille Pederson and Pastor Mary Sue will attend the Annual Meeting of the Southern California Nevada Conference at Chapman University. One element of business will be a Resolution of Witness, “Calling for an Immediate and Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza.” You can read the full text of the resolution here. The sponsors of this resolution are offering two educational sessions via Zoom in advance of Annual Gathering. 

     

    The first session will focus on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and the second session will address the process for the resolution and the resolution itself. The first session will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 7:00-8:15pm. Rev. Thad Haddad-Winkle, a steering committee member of the UCC Palestine Israel Network, will facilitate the presentation and discussion, including answering questions from attendees.

     

    Also participating will be the sponsors of the resolution from Brea, Fullerton, and Mt. Hollywood UCC churches. You are invited to join the Zoom and to share your thoughts with Camille, Nancy or Pastor Mary Sue, who will be voting on the resolution. Contact the office for the Zoom link. 

     


  • Do you have a family member that is graduating from high school or college this year? If so, POVUCC would love to recognize their achievements in our e-news and during our service!  

    Please send the graduate's name, along with the degree they have earned, the school they attended and future plans, if known. We would also love it if you could include a photo also. Send information and the photo to the church office no later than May 31st. 


    Note: if you have already been contacted by Julie Lin regarding your graduate, there is no need to send anything more to the church office. Thank you for your help!


  • Join us on a bus trip to visit the IREICHŌ, the sacred book of names of Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII. The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD) is sponsoring a bus trip to Los Angeles to visit the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) on June 15, 2024. We will be given a specific time to enter the room where the Ireichō is placed, to acknowledge, via a stamp, the names of our loved ones. Details can be found in the attached flyer. Registration deadline is May 15. Contact Nancy Shimamoto with any questions you may have. 


  • We will be collecting the STC offering, one of the 5 for 5 offerings of the UCC, on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, and for a few weeks after that. The goal is to build up the Body of Christ and create the "Big Tent" where all are invited and all are welcome! 

     

    As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.  Let us work toward building up the United Church of Chris


  • If you consider yourself a senior, please join us on the Third Wednesday of every month. Our next Club Kiku will be on WED, MAY 15 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. This is a POVUCC-Kiku joint community program. All are invited to attend, so please bring a friend & RSVP to Coreen Fujinami. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to open the doors of our church to the community and to serve others. We have a lot of FUN! Usual program includes exercise, activities such as art/crafts, guest speakers, Japanese culture, a delicious lunch, and group games. Gentle senior exercise is led by Robert Valiente-Neighbours and on May 15th, the Hawaiian-themed day will include a craft facilitated by Sheila Yagura and Terri Arakawa will teach us how to hula! Come join us!


  • In celebration of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th, the fabulous men of POVUCC will take over the kitchen to serve a delicious breakfast from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Eggs, breads, fruits and other carefully prepared dishes will be served along with coffee and tea. No RSVPs are needed.

    All congregation and visitors are encouraged to join us for breakfast. Don't miss it! Lunch will not be served after worship but will resume the following week.