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  • Please join us on Saturday, July 28, 9am - noon to help pick mandarin oranges in Escondido. The produce collected will all be donated to a local food bank to help San Diego's food insecure, now estimated at over 500,000. In addition, our efforts help to reduce waste by diverting materials away from landfills. We will be partnering with ProduceGood, a local non-profit, who will provide instruction and equipment. All ages are welcome. A sign-up sheet is available on the church bulletin board and during Fellowship Hour. Please see Ronald Eng, ronaldeng5@gmail.com for more information.


  • POVUCC will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for local, low-income children as part of the CCSA BACK-TO-SCHOOL program. Our goal for this year is to provide backpacks for 15 students in grades 3-9. Beginning next Sunday, July 8, church members may select school-related items such as backpacks, binders and pencils to donate from the tags hanging in the narthex. Please return donated items by July 29. Let’s BE THE CHURCH and help local children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed! Thank you for your support.


  • Here’s a great opportunity for us to Be The Church! Our Board of Ministries selected Storefront, a homeless shelter for teens in Hillcrest, as an organization to help us live out our faith. If you would like to provide a meal with a few other POVUCC friends, please read on for details. Invite 1 or 2 other people to join you in providing and delivering dinner for 12 people (10 teens & 2 adult supervisors). Deliver food in disposable containers between 6:30 and 6:45 PM on the designated day. POV’s assigned day is the 2nd Thursday of each month. Please sign-up in the Fellowship Hall for July 12 or for another month.


  • POVUCC, along with members from the San Diego Partnership of United Church of Christ congregations, will participate once again in San Diego’s largest parade of the year – Pride 2018 – on Saturday, July 14. We will meet at the staging area (exact time and location to be announced soon) to decorate our cart and get ready to show our support, pride, and joy as an Open & Affirming congregation. If you have one, please wear your POVUCC t-shirt; if not, you can wear last year's purple shirt, or any colorful, Pride-friendly shirt. We look forward to marching together!


  • The Elderberries senior group have a fun outing planned to go to the Cygnet Theater in Old Town on Sunday, July 29 to see the musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” – performance at 2:00 pm. Eat lunch at church and then board a specially arranged bus at 1:00 pm to the theater and return back to church. Sign-ups begin in July - bus is limited to the first 30 who sign up. Flyer with details on the hallway bulletin board.


  • POVUCC’s Board of Ministries is proud to present a Summer Speaker Series that will bring in dynamic and thought-provoking speakers to broaden our knowledge of different faith traditions. The Summer Speaker Series was inspired by Pastor Mary Sue's sabbatical plans which focus on the influences of Christianity, Islam and Judaism upon traditional Spanish dance. Speakers from three faiths have been asked to provide an overview of their religious tradition as well as highlight commonalities between their faith and Christianity. Please mark these dates on your calendar:

     

    June 17: Imam Taha Hassane from the Islamic Center of San Diego

    July 8: Rabbi Yael Ridberg, Congregation Dor Hadash

    August 19: Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi, San Diego Buddhist Temple