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  • Uptown Community Service Center will hold their annual gala on October 16 at the Bankers Hill Club. The event begins at 4pm with cocktails and a silent auction, and the program and dinner begin at 5pm. Tickets will be available at http://uptowncsc.org/. Early bird tickets (before October 1) are $90 and $100 after.


  • The Roots & Fruits online contemplative practice will meet  Sunday, August 22 from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbors at jimiliz.mvn@gmail.com for the link and password, or if preferred, send a text to 831-332-8247. When you contact Jimiliz, please share your full name. An ASL interpreter is now available for this meeting. Please contact Jimiliz one week prior to make arrangements.


  •  POVUCC Choir returns after a long hiatus. We will begin meeting on Thursday, August 19th from 6:30-8:00pm in the sanctuary. If you wish to sing, you will need to send proof of vaccination to Andy, and he will verify that he's received it prior to coming to rehearsal. We will wear masks and stay distanced while we rehearse. Andy looks forward to being back with all of you! Please contact Andy Riggs at music@povucc.org if you have any questions. 


  • As our search for an Office Administrator continues, we are extremely grateful that POVUCC member Jilly Kodama has once again volunteered to help us through this time of transition. Thank you, Jilly! Jilly will be checking the office email and answering the phone remotely on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be in the office on Thursday mornings. If you have an immediate need, please contact Pastor Mary Sue. 
     


  • ou are invited to join the POVUCC Prayer Circle Tuesday, August 17 at 10:00am. You are welcome to bring your own prayers to share with the group, or to just simply join the group in lifting other shared joys and concerns. 

    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96643485069?pwd=OXFubmd4bDNycStHMTg2d2p6L2Zvdz09
    Meeting ID: 966 4348 5069
    Passcode: 342541
    From your home or mobile phone dial: 1-669-900-6833. When prompted, type in Meeting ID and Passcode provided above.


  • At the beginning of the summer as COVID case rates dropped, we were excited and hopeful that, if case rates continued to decline, we would be able to return to our sanctuary for worship at the end of summer. We tentatively set September 12, Faith Formation Sunday, as the day we would move from Fellowship Hall back to the sanctuary.
     
    The Re-gathering Committee continues to monitor the situation as we have throughout the pandemic. Given the high transmission rate of the Delta variant and the current growing COVID case rate, we will “stay the course” and continue to worship together in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. We will still observe Faith Formation Sunday together on September 12 and are working to make it a special celebration. While we are disappointed that we cannot return to the sanctuary as planned, we believe this is the right choice to keep everyone safe.

    Our updated guidelines for worship are listed in the announcement below. We trust you will make the choice that is right for you, and we look forward to seeing you for worship either in person or on Zoom.
     
    Stay healthy, stay strong, stay hopeful!

    Respectfully,
    Re-Gathering Committee