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  • Our Office Administrator, Artcel Ruiz, will be on vacation June 8 - June 21, and she will be back on June 22. Pastor Mary Sue will be monitoring email and phone messages in Artcel's absence. If you need in-person assistance at the church office, please schedule it directly with Pastor Mary Sue. Thank you!

  • Ambitious person to dispose of CRV bottles & cans. Every week, POV collects empty CRV bottles & cans. Do you want them? Contact Dan Collins.


    Each year on Pentecost Sunday, the UCC invites us to give to Strengthen the Church, one of the UCC's four special Mission offerings. Donations to STC support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry and new ideas for outreach and developing spiritual life in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering, you build up the Body of Christ! We collected the offering in worship last Sunday, but if you would still like to give, you can do so online here and select "Strengthen the Church" from the pull-down menu. Thank you for your support!

  • In order to improve the sound quality in the sanctuary, we are going to weave a giant sound absorbing tapestry! The design of the tapestry will be a gigantic rainbow hanging on the east-facing wall at the ceiling height. In addition to being functional, the rainbow will be a beautiful reminder of our commitment to welcoming LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and celebrating God's love for all. 

    Please look around and see if you have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple fabric to donate! We will be cutting the fabric into strips (12-36" long) and weaving it into netting. Fabric with a design on it (words, floral, graphic, etc.) or just solid colors are fine. Bed sheets (washed) are also fine too. Heavier fabric (velvet or velour) and normal lightweight fabric both work. Please put the fabric in our bin in the church sanctuary before Pride Sunday, July 16, which is when we will all weave it together! 

    If you have any questions, just ask Kristi Lin

  • Sunday, June 18th we will have an all-church potluck to celebrate our 2023 POVUCC graduates and our POVUCC Dads/Men. In addition to celebrating our graduates and Dads/Men, we will also be celebrating an important milestone for Pastor Mary Sue - her upcoming sabbatical!

    Please join us after the worship service on June 18th for this special time of celebration and fellowship. If you are able, sign up to bring a dish to share. If you are not a cook, we also need help with setup and cleanup. A signup sheet will be posted in the Fellowship Hall.

    Pastor Mary Sue's sabbatical will begin on July 1st, 2023 and end September 30th, 2023. The Sabbatical planning committee is working hard to provide an exciting lineup of guest pastors for the month of July. For the months of August and September, we will warmly welcome the leadership of Stephen Colón as our Sabbatical Coverage Minister. Stephen is currently a Member-in-Discernment at Kensington Community Church.

    If you have any additional questions regarding the June 18th all-church potluck, please contact Julie Lin or Susan Namba. If you have questions regarding Pastor Mary Sue's sabbatical, please contact the church office

  • On June 16, POVUCC seniors are invited to share a bento lunch and an informal time of fellowship together at Garden Villas in Chula Vista. All are welcome, and rides are available for those in the Chula Vista area. Please RSVP to Coreen Fujinami. We hope to see you there!