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  • Saturday, October 20 – We are going to Viejas for another fun day trip! This event is open to ALL POVUCC members and friends. Invite your family, friends and neighbors or anyone who wants to have a fun day at the newly renovated and remodeled Viejas Casino & Resort. For only a $25 donation to POVUCC, you can enjoy a day of gaming, dining (20% off at any of the new Viejas restaurants) shopping at the outlet mall (get a coupon book upon arrival) bingo, bowling, and lounging by the pool! The Viejas bus will pick us up at 9:00 am and return us to the POV parking lot around 3:30 pm. You must have a valid ID (driver’s license, passport or ID card). If you went to Viejas with us in 2016, please try to find your V-Card, as you will need it before you begin gaming or other activities. If you lost your V-Card, no worries – they will provide a new one with the same number upon arrival. Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall OR with Louise Iguchi or Beck Amensen. You MUST include your cell phone number at signup, so we can reach you in case of any changes in schedule. Questions? Please see Nancy Shimamoto or call her at 619-431-5031.

  • The UCC Southern Association Fall Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 pm at First Congregational Church of Ramona (located at 404 8th St., Ramona, CA 92065). Everyone is welcome. If you plan to attend, please notify the POVUCC church office as a quorum is needed to conduct voting. Also name tags are made up ahead of time.

  • On Sunday, October 7th , we will join other Christians around the globe in celebrating World Communion Sunday. In addition, Pastor Yoshi will share insights of our partnership with our sister Heian Church, as our visiting team prepares for its November trip to Kyoto, Japan. The preschool children of Apple Youchien will also share some songs in Japanese during worship service and join our children in Sunday School. It is also the Sunday when we will receive UCC’s Neighbors in Need (NIN) special mission offering that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. This year’s theme is “Love of Neighbor”, which fits in perfectly with our Summer exploration of other faith traditions. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Onethird of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). With your generous support, the UCC, through the NIN special mission offering, helps its members live out their beliefs via acts of service. Thank you for your kind support.

  • If you would love to be a part of the choir but just not sure, or can’t commit to rehearsals every week right now…..the “Non-Choir” Choir may be calling your name! The “NonChoir” Choir allows people who might enjoy singing to join the regular choir for a one-time performance. Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s Christmas Cantata which will be performed on Sunday, December 23 during our 10:00 am worship service.


    If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact our Director of Music, Andy Mathews at no later than Sept. 29.


    There will be 4 rehearsals:

    Saturday, October 13 (9 am-12 pm)

    Saturday, November 10 (9 am-12 pm)

    Wednesday, December 19 (6:30–8:30 pm)

    Saturday, Dec. 22 (9am-12pm)

  • Our youth and young adults have been working to plan a service on Sunday, September 30th celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community and our identity as an Open and Affirming church! We will have special music from the San Diego Gay Men's Choir, and educational and personal messages from our youth and young adults throughout worship. Please join us for this special hour of worship.

  • Our POVUCC Choir enjoyed their summer break and resumed choir rehearsal on August 29. If you are still interested in joining the choir or have any questions, please contact our Director of Music, Andy Mathews, at or (317) 412-1136. Andy is especially looking for men and sopranos though ALL are welcome. Come see what a joy it is to sing in the choir! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.