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  • Music Director, Andy Mathews, and some of POVUCC's choir members will be traveling to Ireland with renowned composer, arranger, and conductor Greg Gilpin. Andy Mathews, Susan & Richard Namba, Rachel Konchinsky-Pate, V Hinkle, Pam Crusberg, Ann Johns, along with Rachel's sister Lilli Konchinsky-Pate, and Andy's friend Elizabeth Ewigleben will embark on their journey on June 22nd. They will sing in venues in Dublin, Killarney, and Galway. They will be joining a local choir in Galway, which is sure to prove as a highlight of the trip. They will return from their journey on June 29 th . Please pray for safe travels and enriching experiences for this group as they go to share love through song and represent POVUCC to our Irish neighbors


  • Pastor Mary Sue is attending the UCC General Synod from June 20 th -June 25th . For pastoral care emergencies, please call the church office. The Reverend Brian McCreanor will be filling the pulpit on Sunday, June 23rd . Reverend McCreanor currently serves as a U.S. Navy Chaplain, stationed at MCRD. He is a longtime member and ordained minister of the Disciples of Christ denomination. He received his Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt University. Post divinity school, he went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Reverend McCreanor is also the spouse of our office administrator, Laura Keirn-McCreanor. Please join us next week as we welcome Reverend McCreanor, Laura, and their children to worship at POVUCC!


  • Join us this summer on Sunday, August 18th for our theater excursion to the Cygnet Theater in Old Town to see Rock of Ages, a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s! The performance begins at 2 PM and we will eat lunch at church before we ride the bus or drive on our own to the theatre. For POVUCC seniors 60 and better, the cost is $20. Non-members, guests and youngsters are welcome at $35. The bus will be an extra $9 round trip and includes a tip for the driver. Sign-ups begin June 23 and will run through August 4 th. See Louise Iguchi to sign up (or Linda Newton in her absence). The Cygnet Theater is located at 404 Twiggs St. in Old Town.


  • As this Sunday School year draws to a close, we reflect on how blessed we are to have Sarah Howell here with us as the Faith Formation Intern. What a gift she has been to our youth and our program! With her exit comes the need to find another faithful leader who can take the reins and move the program forward. We are on the search now, seeking a leader who creates meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to grow in faith, with a special emphasis on children and youth. Please keep us in prayer as we look for our next intern. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let us know!


  • Sign-up in Fellowship Hall to teach Sunday School to the young’uns this summer and have a hootin,’ hollerin’ great time! See Yuri or any BOCE member for more information.


  • Storefront is a homeless shelter for teens in Hillcrest, affiliated with San Diego Youth Services. It is located at 3427 4th Ave (parking lot entrance is on Walnut). POV’s assigned day is the 2nd Thursday of each month. Signup list and instructions are in the Fellowship Hall.