An Evensong Blessing - Photo by Abraham Peraza

Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Schedule


28


SEP



"Stories of Survival during WWII by a former Hidden Child" - Dr. Monique Saigal-Escudero - 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Monique Saigal-Escudero, emerita from Pomona College in Claremont Will do a power point followed by a short documentary about 7 of the 20 French women (catholic, jewish and protestants) who fought with their own imaginative methods against the Nazis during WWII and whom she interviewed. She was a Jewish child thrown in a train at age 3, picked up by a catholic young woman. She was raised catholic and lived 8 years with her family from 1942 until 1950. She has written a book first written in French and published in France. It was then translated into English. An introduction telling her story during WWII was added to the book.


Lay leader: Abraham Peraza



05


OCT



"The Ideal of Service" - Pravrajika Sevaprana - 10:30 a.m.
Our guest speaker Pravrajika Sevaprana has been a nun in the Ramakrishna Order of India for almost 40 years. She first joined in San Francisco where she spent 26 years. She then went to Varanasi, India where she served as a sannyasini nurse in the Ramakrishna Sevashram Charitable Hospital for several years. Sevaprana is currently a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. She will speak to the congregation about "The Ideal of Service", taking the viewpoint of Indian Vedantic philosophy.

Lay Leader: Lyn Shaible.



12


OCT



"Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.
There are over 370 million indigenous people worldwide, and they constitute the largest group of marginalized people. We join the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) in focusing attention on indigenous rights. Service participants include a representatitive of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel tribe and Jeanine Little, congregational UU-NO envoy.

Rev. Ann Schranz



14


OCT



Evensong Tuesday, 7:00p.m.

Evensong at Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation


Please send me your offerings ASAP but no later than 5:00pm the day of so that I may include them in the order and as usual, your assistance in setting up is greatly appreciated.

If you are playing music please bring, if possible, lead sheets or sheet music or lyrics so that others may join in.
If you are presenting a picture or video, please send it to me ASAP at evensong@montevistauu.org
In general, if you are presenting, please show up at least 15 minutes early so that we may finish the order of service early and accommodate last minute changes.
I look forward, as always, to seeing you all.
Have a glorious day



19


OCT



"Portugal's Place" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.
The symbol of Unitarian Universalism, the flaming chalice, was designed in Lisbon, Portugal in the 1940's by Hans Deutsch. The Unitarian Service Commitee used Lisbon as a base from which to help people escape from the Nazi's. Rev. Ann will reflect on the place of Portugal in Unitarian Universalist history.

Rev. Ann Schranz



26


OCT



"Visions of the Impossible" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.
In a recent article reprinted in the Utne Reader magazine, Jeffrey Kripal maintains that "fantastic" stories may unlock the nature of consciousness. He writes that we have erased huge swaths of the human experience and have impoverished our thinking by discounting "impossible" visions (such as visits by a deceased person or scenes from the future). We will imagine a possible synthesis of the Aristotelian model and the Platonic model of the mind's relationship to the brain.

Rev. Ann Schranz



28


OCT



Evensong Tuesday, 7:00p.m.

Evensong at Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation