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"By Love, Serve"

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Happy Midweek Dear Church!

    I must thank you all again for carrying on last weekend in my absence. What a blessing it was to walk with Freddie’s father as he made his way to Christ’s side. Thank you to everyone who made our All Saints Worship meaningful for many. An extra thank you to Vicki Holland who accepted some very late entries for the slideshow memorial on Saturday evening. Worship in this place indeed takes a village.

This coming Sunday we will take a moment to honor the veterans in our congregation. As your pastor, I boldly proclaim that war itself is never holy….but the willingness to serve is a holy calling. So Sunday, we will celebrate service. If you or someone you know is a veteran or currently serving, this would be a great time to invite them to church. Rumor has it that Andy has some really great music planned for us to sing.  Our scripture passage will come from 1st Peter, as well as the book of Acts, both found in the New Testament. To get a jump on the texts give them a glance at the links below:

Remember, Sunday morning following worship, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a time of fellowship and our Annual Congregational Meeting, electing our new leadership for the coming year. Make it a priority to be in person this weekend. Until Sunday, remember that Jesus did not come into this world to be served, but rather to serve. My hope is that we can heed this holy example and like so many characters in our stories, receive new life as we give ourselves away to others, serving them in love. I love being your pastor.

Holding you close and lifting you high!

Pastor Greg

A Message from Pastor Debbie



Wasn’t the sharing time with Ryan last Sunday enlightening? It was so heartfelt. I love to hear people’s stories. I know not everyone is called to speak in front of the congregation, but if you want to write a note, I would love to hear from you.

Your story is part of your faith journey. God has called you here. You are called to do so much in your life.


I know I just need to spend time with God to hear where I am being led.


During our stewardship season, I invite you to listen to where God is leading you. What can we all do to expand the unique message we have on our little corner? How can we be more welcoming? How can people know we really mean, “All are welcome here”?


Pastor Debbie

Andy's Antiphonal Allegories


Prayer for Freddie, Greg and the Harmon family as Freddie’s dad, Fred, passed Saturday, 11-5-2022.

Sue Ryan

Jessica, Kristie’s niece

Lexi, friend of Kristie

Bob Wright, friend of Kristie

Jim Siltanen

Ann Davis

Sue, friend of Kristie

Tina, friend of Rosemary (We tied a prayer quilt on Oct. 16th)

Mike, brother of Susan

Joshua, friend of Rosemary

Rocelle Melone

Joanne Jonas

Elaine Lemon

Nina Melad

Felicia and Nellie-Felicia’s Sister


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Strike a Pose and Say Cheese! 

The Church will be updating our member photo board! Starting November 6th and every Su, Julie Hume will be in charge of capturing a terrific photo of you and your family after Church on Sundays. If you are part of our online congregation and would like to participate, please send a 4x6 photo to!

We have so many great smiles in our congregation, let us make them shine!

   It is that time of year again … Congregational Meeting time. On Sunday, November 13th, 2022 we will be having our annual congregational meeting to elect and celebrate our new church leadership for the coming year, 2023 following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall.

   The slate of nominees will be presented to fill any vacancies on the Council and Boards. This meeting requires your vote.  We need a quorum in attendance. I know you will make every effort to be in person for this important meeting. Please note … at this time, absentee voting will not be recognized. Looking forward to a great new year.

Susan Gurriell, Moderator




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 TONIGHT AT 6:00 p.m. is our LAST SESSION of Confirm Not Conform. For the past 10 weeks this faithful group of people have gathered every Thursday for a time of going a bit deeper in their faith, questioning and renewing who we say we are and what we believe. We look forward to sharing with you a bit of our journey during worship on Sunday morning, November 27th. That is the first Sunday of Advent 2023, the Sunday of HOPE. 

Greetings From Outreach!

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We can’t believe it's November already! Hoping you are enjoying the little change in weather.

 This is a wonderful time in our Outreach Ministry. Together, we are able to meet the needs and send joy to many families by sharing God’s love with them and sharing our resources. Let’s start by making this Thanksgiving season a tasty one for our neighbors across the street at Solara.

This year we are adopting 10 families to receive our Thanksgiving Dinner baskets. We will give each family everything they need to have a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner. There will be a board in the Narthex that will have small cards of the items needed. You can choose the cards of the items you wish to purchase to create the Thanksgiving Dinner baskets.

Take them with you to the grocery store to remind you, then bring the items to church and place them in the Basket of Hope in the Narthex.

 If you are choosing a gift card for a turkey, please note the preferred stores that are nearby. Also please give the card to a member of outreach or someone in the office.

If you need one of us to do your shopping for you, you can donate $$ and give it to any of the members of Outreach. We would be happy to do that for you.

We are assembling the baskets after church on Sunday, November 20th. Please bring your donation by then.

As always thank you so much for making the Outreach of our church amazing! You are always so generous and giving with your gifts.

God’s blessings to everyone!

The Outreach Ministry

And the winner is…..The Cones Family!

Their display was out of this world! 

Thank you to all our church family and friends for making this year’s Trunk or Treat a success! We had many trunks fully decorated and loaded with your donations of candy and treats! Thank you for helping us reach out to the community! We had quite a few treaters that enjoyed our event! Fun was had by ALL!!! 

Blessings to you always for being a part of this ministry!

Thank You from… 

The Outreach Ministry 



“There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel”

The advent season begins on Sunday, November 27th. This year, we will focus on the truth that, “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” The days of advent are dark; a time to ready your hearts for the glorious light of the Christ child on Christmas. As we travel together through the four weeks to Christmas, we are all called to embrace the darkness, while at the same time, striving forward toward the light at the end of our darkness

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The JOY of FOOD!

Each week there will be a “Recipe of the Week” for the Buzz!

There will be a red basket in the Narthex where you can drop off your favorite recipes or please email them to It can be any recipe from family favorites to ones recently discovered! We will be encouraging you to share your thoughts after you made the dish too. 

Unfortunately, I have not received any new recipes this week, so I am keeping up last weeks until I receive more! - Julie

Last week's recipe is a Baked Pasta Dish!

Sent in by Rocelle M, thank you! 

Click Here for a Baked Pasta Dish!

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Adult Scripture Review:

Sunday’s following worship in the fireside room!

Email Susan Gurriell

at or

call her at (619)993-4952


Who's got an upcoming BIRTHDAY?  

The Community Church of Poway wishes the following members a Happy Birthday. We hope you have a blessed day celebrating YOU! 

No birthdays this week, check back next week

Things to Look Forward To!

 On Sunday,

November 20th,

CCPUCC Thanksgiving Worship and Pie Celebration".

Details are still being discussed, but after worship on that Sunday, we will gather for a homemade Pie Celebration. Hopefully, this will become a new tradition in our church community.

 Christmas Eve Worship 2022

It is never too early to mark your calendars for Christmas Eve Worship. 

This year, Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday. CCPUCC will offer ONE worship service on December 24th, at 4:00 p.m. Make your plans now to be with us on this amazing day. 

NOTE: There will NOT be a Sunday morning worship service on Christmas Day.

Zoom Meetings
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Books & More

 On October 25th we'll begin the discussion of Eternal by Lisa Scottoline.  Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up in Rome as the best of friends despite their differences. But in the autumn of 1937, everything changed as Mussolini asserts his power. Their connection to one another is tested in ways they never could have imagined.


Books & More will meet at our regular meeting place, the Fireside Room on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10:00am.


All are welcome to join us.  

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Centering Prayer:

Tuesdays at 6:30 Contact Colleen Clementson

at or on

her cell at 858-663-6584, for the ZOOM invite

Your Favorite Weekly Joke 

Thank you for checking out our BUZZ! Here is what you were waiting for! If you have a favorite joke or any tips to make the BUZZ even better, please send emails to :)

Jokes of the Week:

J: How do you fix a broken pumpkin?

A: With a pumkin patch...

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