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  • One of the Board of Christian Education (BOCE) goals for 2018 is to coordinate and plan two (2) Soul Food Bible Study classes, one in the winter and one in the summer. For each study, we will need volunteer hosts and facilitators.  If you are willing to host a group in your home or be a group facilitator for the Winter Bible Study, please contact Judy Shimamoto at or (760) 522-6742 or Dr. Yuri Kaneda at (619) 370-4004 as soon as possible.  The Winter Bible Study will take place during the Lenten Season (the week starting - 12 February 2018 – ending by week of March 19, 2018).  Our plan is to have the Soul Food Studies in four (4) locations around San Diego like we have done in the past.

  • POVUCC will be donating 12 family gift baskets to the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) Christmas Basket program this year! Each family gift basket will include food for a holiday meal and a Walmart or Target gift card to purchase perishable items. There is a Christmas tree in the narthex with tags for all these items. If you would like to participate, please take a tag(s) off the tree, purchase the item(s), and then place the item(s) in the box marked “CCSA Christmas Baskets for Families” in the narthex by December 10th, when the baskets will be packed. Baskets will then be delivered to CCSA on December 13th. Thanks for your generous help and support!

  • We hope you can join us for this elegant and fun event on December 12, 11:30 am at The Brigantine, 9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa. All POV seniors (over 60) are invited to attend at a reduced price of $12 per person. Youngsters and guests are welcome for $35 per person. Signups begin Nov 12. Be prepared with your choice of mahi mahi, steak, or shrimp & scallop brochette. Lunch includes soup or salad, dessert, coffee or tea. Only 42 spots are available, so sign up early!

  • On Saturday, December 9, here at church, the Women's Fellowship will be hosting a Christmas Brunch for both women and men as a way of saying "thank you" for your time and support providing lunch for Fellowship Hour each Sunday. The brunch wil be a catered affair with singing - lots of singing! Doors open at 9:30 am. Tickets are $15. Please see Terri Arakawa, Laura Iori or Louise Iguchi.

  • This year, in lieu of Toys for Tots, the Elderberries will collect items for our homeless brothers and sisters. Help keep them warm and dry during the winter months by bringing new or gently used MEN’S shoes (preferably closed toe or sneakers) and men’s and women’s new or gently used jackets. The shoes will be donated to Chula Vista’s Sharp Hospital, and jackets will go to Uptown Community Service Center. Collection boxes will be in the narthex. Thank you for your kind support!

  • The Advent season is  the special time of year when we anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ. Just like at home, we will decorate our sanctuary for this meaningful season in the life of the church. On Sunday, November 26 after Fellowship Hour, please stay and join us as we put up our Advent decorations. Your help is appreciated.