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  • We will also collect our offering for Neighbors in Need, one of the UCC's "Five for Five" offerings.The "BEHOLD!" theme focuses on environmental justice and being good stewards of our planet Earth.  Grants are awarded to churches who are working toward sustainability, food security, and combating climate change.  Two-thirds of NIN offerings go toward Justice and Witness Ministries and one-third goes to CAIM (Council for American Indian Ministry).

    If you'd like to donate to Neighbors in Need through POVUCC's online giving, please click here and use the pull-down menu to select Neighbors in Need. For those wishing to donate by check, please write "Neighbors in Need" on the memo line. You may bring it to worship on Sunday or mail it to the church office. Thank you for your generosity!

  • Across the globe this weekend, Christians will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Since its inception in 1933, World Communion Sunday has celebrated the interconnectedness of God's people all over the world. On this special Sunday, October 1,  Christians pause to join their hearts with all followers of Christ, celebrating the "oneness" and inclusion that we share as Christ's body. We will share the bread and cup as we celebrate Holy Communion, and our celebration will continue with a delicious taco truck lunch after worship in Fellowship Hall (please read FIESTA blurb above). Come join us as we give thanks for the gift of our world-wide Christian family.

  • Do you have a gift for editing documents? Church Council wishes to review and revise our bylaws, which serve as a framework for decision-making and governance. Our bylaws ensure that we operate with transparency, fairness, and efficiency. As our church evolves, it’s critical that our bylaws reflect our most current goals, values and practices.

    If you wish to help with the revision process or simply wish to know more about how church leadership functions, please contact Ronald Eng or the church office by September 23. Our goal is to have our revisions completed in time for a congregational vote toward the end of this year. 

  • Join us on September 17th, after the worship service,  as we gather in the Fellowship Hall to finish weaving a rainbow tapestry for our beloved Sanctuary. Led by Kristi Lin, this tapestry will serve a dual purpose – not only as a beautiful piece of art but also to enhance the sound quality in the Sanctuary. We welcome everyone, regardless of age or skill level, to be part of this all-church project. Your presence and enthusiasm will make a meaningful contribution as we weave together this tapestry of unity and togetherness. Feel free to invite your friends and family to join in the fun! Let's weave together! 

  • Our Partnership Churches' 40th anniversary celebration will be on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023, at DeAnza Cove!! We will have a potluck picnic with all six of the Partnership Churches participating. Our new Conference Minister, The Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, will be there to meet us and help celebrate! Please look for future information in the e-news. Mark your calendars NOW,  you don't want to miss this!!
    Questions? Contact the church office or Nancy Shimamoto.

  • Help is needed Wednesday, September 13th (9:30-12) to cut the second half of our fabric strips needed to complete the all-church weaving project being led by Kristi Lin. Our goal is to cut approximately 200 strips of fabric (red, yellow and orange) that will be woven together to create a beautiful and functional piece of art for our Sanctuary. We especially need rotary cutters and self-healing mats. Also, fabric scissors, irons and ironing boards. If you are able to help cut fabric on September 13th or can lend us a rotary cutter and/or self-healing mat, please contact Julie Lin. Come join in on the fun!