An Evensong Blessing - Photo by Abraham Peraza

Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Schedule



"Here We Are Gathered" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.
Each fall, we mark a new rhythm in our lives with a traditional Unitarian Universalist water ceremony. Please bring real or "virtual" water from a location that you visited in the past year. There will be an opportunity to briefly share what you found refreshing about the experience. The children will be with the adults for the first part of the service, and then they will go to their classes. Newly elected or appointed lay leaders will be recognized in a ritual of appreciation.

Rev. Ann Schranz



"Jesus: First-Century Rabbi" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.
The historical Jesus "belongs" to both Jews and Christians, yet over the centuries, relations between Jews and Christians have at times been tense or hostile. Rabbi David Zaslow contrasts the historical Jesus with the "theological Jesus" in his book, "Jesus: First-Century Rabbi." This exploration of the Jewish roots of Christianity can lead us to even greater respect and appreciation for these two influential religious traditions. We note that Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 24.

Rev. Ann Schranz



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
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



"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