Monte Vista UU

Service Every Sunday -10:30am
Religious Exploration -10:30am
(toddlers through High School)

9185 Monte Vista Avenue
Montclair, California 91763
(3 blocks north of the 10 Freeway)

Contact Us
Phone: (909) 626-0520
Email: minister@montevistauu.org


Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation (formerly the First Unitarian Society of Pomona Valley) has been a beacon of liberal religious life in the Pomona Valley since 1888. We are located just east of Los Angeles.We are a progressive community that encourages and supports individual spiritual quests while we work together for social justice.  We cherish the diversity of age, ability, belief, race, ethnicity, country of origin, language, economic status, education, political perspective, gender, sexual orientation or family structure.

We are Freethinker Friendly: we provide a welcoming community for people with atheist, agnostic, humanist , and other non-theistic world views.

We hope you will find a spiritual home with us.

MVUUC has a New Minister – the Rev. Pratima Dharm!

At the special Congregational Meeting after the Worship Service on June 24, the congregation voted 79-3 to call Rev. Pratima Dharm to be our full-time, settled minister.  She has accepted!

The congregation welcomed her return to the sanctuary for the announcement with a verse of “Come Sing a Song with US” followed by a chorus of “Happy Birthday”, since Sunday was Rev. Dharm’s birthday. Rev. Dharm then spoke briefly about her love and hopes for the congregation followed by a ritual of blessing.

Rev. Dharm will be starting her ministry at MVUUC on August 15, 2018.

Rev. Pratima Dharm Photograph

About Me – Rev. Pratima Dharm

Biography – Rev. Pratima Dharm


Upcoming Sunday Worship Services

Event Information:

  • Sun

    Putting on the Gold Coat - Chaplain Michael Eselun


    Are we defined by what we do? And what does that say about inherent worth and dignity? Popular guest speaker and oncology chaplain, Michael Eselun will explore these questions.

    Michael Eselun, a certified chaplain, serves as the chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. He has worked extensively in oncology, hospice, palliative care and with acute psychiatric patients. He's been invited many times to speak to students, doctors, nurses, social workers, and to dozens of faith communities across the country about his work as a chaplain. He recently gave the keynote at the national conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Philadelphia, and was the keynote speaker at the Promising Practices for Mental Health and Aging Conference at the California Endowment.

    Michael is also a co-founder and chair of a non-profit, volunteer anti-homophobia speakers bureau called GLIDE, Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality. Over the last 20-plus years, Michael and his fellow speakers have spoken to an audience of over 150,000 students, teachers, and other various groups and agencies in the LA area about homophobia. He has a TED talk available on-line via You Tube, called “It’s Magic” and you can find out more about him at www.michaeleselun.com. He will have CD’s available for purchase after the service which include several of his talks.