HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 - Design by Abraham Peraza

Worship Schedule


01


FEB



"The ‘Arab Spring’ After Four Years: The Disintegration of the Centralized State and the Rise of ISIS " - Shawki El-Zatmah - 10:30 a.m.

The presentation shall focus on the role that the western powers, primarily England, France, and the USA have played in shaping the contemporary Arab states politically, economically, and culturally. I shall argue that the ‘Arab Spring’ and its outcome, including the rise of radical religious groups like ISIS, cannot be understood without grasping the vital role that Western Powers have played and continue to play in shaping the Arab states and how their roles may be made more positive in shaping the future of these states.

Abraham Peraza, Lay Leader





8


FEB



"Caring and Fellowship" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.

During February, we will delve into our mission and begin to consider what is next. Our mission is fourfold: caring and fellowship, service and social justice, spirituality and purpose, and principles and practices. This Sunday, we explore caring and fellowship, honoring our diverse preferences.

Rev. Ann Schranz





10


FEB



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

Abraham



15


FEB



"Service and Social Justice" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.

What is next regarding our service and social justice efforts? What is meant by the popular term "deepening," as in a desire for deepening our service and social justice commitments? Since every course of action has costs associated with it, how might we afford to realize our dreams? These are among the topics we will consider.

Rev. Ann Schranz





24


FEB



Evensong Tuesday, 7:00p.m.

Evensong at Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation





22


FEB



"Spirituality and Purpose" - Rev. Ann Schranz - 10:30 a.m.

What does it mean to share the search for inspiration, spiritual growth, truth, and purpose? What landmarks and challenges do we have in this part of the "Inland Empire"? Is it accurate to consider our time, money, and energy a zero-sum game? The word "spirituality" may or may not speak to us, though it is likely that we share a desire for a meaningful and rich life. We will explore ways to both appreciate our past and to venture into our future.

Rev. Ann Schranz