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  • Once again this year, we will join the San Diego Partnership churches for a joint Ash Wednesday service of song, prayer and ashes. This year’s service is Wednesday, March 6 at Kensington Community Church, 4773 Marlborough St., 92116. A soup supper will be served at 6:00pm and choir rehearsal will begin at 6:15 (singing the piece learned at the choral workshop on February 23). The service will begin at 7:00 pm. Child care is available for children 2nd grade and younger. Older children and youth will remain in service. Please join us as we enter into the season of Lent together.


  • The walk takes place Saturday, March 16 from 8-11 am and raises funds for Uptown to provide services to homeless and other neighbors in need. The walk begins and ends at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave. (across from the Hillcrest DMV). There is a rest stop and tour at the Uptown CSC in the middle of the walk. The walk is followed by a continental breakfast, a drawing and entertainment. The cost is $30 per person or alternatively is free if the walker comes with checks from sponsors. Sponsorship forms are available on Uptown’s website, www.uptowncsc.org or from Linda Newton. Come join us for a healthy walk, conversation, food, fun and the knowledge that you are helping “feed the hungry and clothe the naked.”


  • Storefront is a homeless shelter for teens in Hillcrest, affiliated with San Diego Youth Services. It is located at 3427 4th Ave (between Walnut and Upas). POV’s assigned day is the 2 nd Thursday of each month. Invite 1 or 2 other people to join you in providing and delivering dinner for 12 people (10 teens and 2 adult supervisors). Deliver food in disposable containers between 6:30 and 6:45 PM on the designated day. Sign-up list and directions are on the table in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Robert Valiente-Neighbours has organized a Lenten film series that will tie in to this year’s Lenten theme, “Wilderness.” The format will include a potluck, film and discussion from 6-9 pm weekly on Fridays in the Fellowship Hall beginning March 8. The complete film schedule is available on the bulletin board in the hallway in Fellowship Hall. Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us!


  • Mission Hills UCC presents a day-long retreat for those over 50 called “Wisdom Seekers.” The event will be held here at POVUCC on Saturday, March 2, 9am3pm. All Partnership churches are invited. The retreat, led by Rev. Paula Elizabeth, will focus on how aging, mid-life transitions, physical limitations, undefined yearnings and the longing for more can be the beginning of an expanded spirituality. Cost is $25 which covers retreat, morning coffee, lunch and snacks. Space is limited. Registration with Elizabeth in the Mission Hills UCC office (619 296-2169) closes on February 17th.