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  • The next Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet  Sunday, July 12th from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimi Valiente-Neighbours at  jimiliz.mvn@gmail.com  for the link and password, or if preferred, send a text to 831-332-8247. When you contact Jimi, please share your full name.  


  • Due to COVID-19, all Pride program events will be online/virtual this year. Although Pride celebrations will not look like they have in the past years that POVUCC has participated, there are still celebrations and ways to support the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego.  On Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm,  you can join with a Virtual Light  Up  the Cathedral Celebration.  Join along with clergy, tribes, synagogues, churches, mosques, people of faith and faith-affirming folks who come together to celebrate our faith and our LGBTQ community.  This worship service and all other Pride events will be available at www.sdpride.org/live. Happy Pride!  


  • Soul Food Groups are starting up ! We will meet via Zoom Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, beginning July 14th from 7:00-8:15pm to learn about and address racism and other injustices at all levels.  Jimi and Robert Valiente-Neighbours will facilitate. We will view films, read articles, and  share viewpoints and experiences in small breakout rooms. Hope you can join us! DEADLINE TO SIGNUP is Sat, July 11th. To signup, visit https://forms.gle/nRsVomG5a1yCdnvm6.

    ***IMPORTANT: Before the first meeting on July 14th, please watch/listen (up to the 52 minute mark) to an interview with Shane Claiborne titled: "The Jesus Way in the World Today" available via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiVUi510cvQ.


  •  On June 20th and 21st, two and a half million people on Facebook virtually marched on Washington with the Mass Poor People's Assembly to demand an end to systemic racism, poverty, militarism and the war economy, ecological devastation, and the corrupt moral narrative of religious nationalism. Didn't get a chance to participate? You are invited to watch the broadcast here.


  • In case you missed the live webinar  titled, "Juneteenth 2020: And Still We Rise" offered by the UCC on Friday, June 19th, the event is now available on UCC's YouTube Channel. Pastor Mary Sue invites you to watch the webinar and join her for discussion during Virtual Community Office Hours this Wednesday, July 1st at 12:00pm. This UCC event kicks off a 4-year campaign within the United Church of Christ racial justice ministries. 


  • If you shop at Amazon.com, we invite you to make your purchases work for POVUCC. All you have to do is utilize Amazon's charitable program, AmazonSmile, that allows Amazon shoppers to designate one selected 501(c)(3) charity to receive 0.5% of their eligible purchases. There is no cost to the shopper or the charity. Once you have designated POVUCC as your charity, all you need to do is shop using smile.amazon.com, versus amazon.com. If you use the Amazon app, that will automatically funnel purchases into the AmazonSmile program.

    Just click this link to set POVUCC as your designated AmazonSmile charity and don't forget to use the smile.amazon.com site to complete your purchases.