Serve Our Neighbors

We Serve With Love !

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ is committed to fighting hunger, homelessness and improving the lives of marginalized communities. 

We Fight Hunger and Homelessness !

Some of the ways we fight hunger and homelessness:

- we donate food & school supplies

- we assemble food baskets at Christmas

- we collect toys at Christmas

- we serve as overnight hosts at the Interfaith Shelter

- we prepare lunches at a local senior center

- we pack emergency meals for homeless

We Fight for Social Justice !

Some of the ways we fight for Social Justice:

- we are regular participants in the San Diego Pride parade

- we are regular participants of the Partnership for Racial Justice

- we belong to a number of other social justice organizations

- our Social Justice committee helps us work towards creating an inclusive world that values all 

- invited our Muslim neighbors to join us in an Interfaith Service project at our church

We Support Our Neighbors Abroad

We are at the beginning stages of what we hope will be a long term beneficial relationship with the Heian Church in Japan. Last year, a delegation from Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ, visited the Heian Church. This year, members of the Heian Church will visit our church. 

Join Us As We Work Together for Good! 

Our Board of Ministries sponsors all-church mission projects each year that serve the less fortunate in our community. Join us as we work together for good! Past projects have included packing 16,500 meals for San Diego's food insecure population, packing 2,000 hygiene kits for San Diego's homeless and collecting school supplies for San Diego's low income children.

  • POVUCC walkers participating in CCSA Hunger Walk
  • Members posing with food collected for CCSA
  • POVUCC members with food collected for Haitian refugees
  • Church members having fun at all-church food packing event
  • POVUCC members packing food during the BIG Pack.
  • POVUCC members posing for a picture after packing food bags at CCSA
  • POVUCC members serving lunch to seniors at Garden Villas
  • Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire and POVUCC members at the Gay Pride Parade

Local Organizations We Serve


CCSA is an ecumenical Christian agency that provides emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practicable, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.

For a list of current needs for CCSA click here.


A non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.  It is run by dedicated volunteers and provides services to over 2,000 homeless and very-low income persons each month.


Weekly lunch program that is served by dedicated volunteers. POVUCC volunteers serve lunch at Garden Villas periodically.