Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for CCCPB  

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Members and Friends:


Wednesday June 6-27 at 6:30 p.m. in Lawritson Hall. A meal will be served before exploring the topic “Ending Racism In The Church.”  Boldly speaking to churches everywhere, this topic raises awareness of how racism influences behavior and spawns hatred. Four case studies describe church or community agencies that strive to end racism, then a diverse group of scholars and activists identify the subtle ways in which racism undermines the gospel’s spirit. This is an invaluable aid to church members of all backgrounds.


TA Message From our Pastor

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Members and Friends:


We are halfway there. We are halfway through the year. I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this ministry year so meaningful. I would also like to encourage you to keep faith as we keep moving forward in making God’s love known to the world. Given the times in which we live, the world needs to know that the love of God is available to all creation. Loving others is not always the easiest thing to put into practice. It is my daily prayer that my love for God and my fellow persons might increase. Indeed we are on a mission and that mission is to help motivate and inspire our neighbors to love and honor each other.

The Faith, Formation and Action group will begin its summer study on Wednesday, June 6th. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. We will share a meal and explore the topic “Ending Racism in The Church.” The text that we will use is of the same name, Ending Racism in The Church, edited by Susan E. Davies and Sister Paul Teresa Hennessee, S.A. If you have never participated in one of these studies, I would like to encourage you to do so. Given the demographics of our church, this is an important topic.

This topic is important due to the political climate of our country. As people of faith, we must have the courage and faith to lead the way in combatting this evil, which plagues our country. One of the many strengths of our congregation is the manner in which we embrace and struggle with diversity. Given the context in which we create community, I believe that we sometimes are lulled into a belief that racism is no longer problematic in this country.

I would also like to encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for Forum. If you have not had an opportunity to lead a forum, I would be more than happy to speak with you about a topic that you would like to discuss.

Most importantly, I want to encourage everyone to continue to pray daily for the mission and ministry of this church. As we continue to minister to our community, we want to discern who God is calling us to be in the world. We want all that we say and do here to be for the honor and glory of God. Let us remain faithful to that which God has called us to do.

I believe the promise found in Galatians 6:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV): “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.”  Thank you for being a part of the ministry of this church.


Peace and Blessings,

Pastor Elvin

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June 2018 

June Discussion Topics 

June 3: Recent volcanic activity in Hawaii. How has it impacted the environment? What are some of the human stories involved and what are the negative and positive results of the most recent volcano eruptions?


June 10: We are witnessing an addiction crisis. Is this new to us or just being played out differently? What impact does addiction have on individuals and families? In light of the opioid crisis, has pain management become a social justice issue? How should faith communities respond to those who are addicted, and who should advocate for those who live with chronic pain?


June 17: Is our current bail system fair and just? Should there be some reforms that will allow those who are awaiting trial to continue to be productive citizens while protecting the public interest? Who profits the most from the current system and is this system fair to those who cannot afford to post bail? What are the viable options?


June 24: Open and Affirming Sunday in the United Church of Christ. In February of 2008, Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach was officially recognized as an ONA (Open and Affirming) congregation. What does it mean when such a declaration is made? Are there ways that we can and how can we be more faithful to that covenant? How visible are we to the LGBTQ community and what have we done to make our presence known?