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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 

See Stewardship for Annual Dinner Information

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.

Upcoming Sunday Worship Services

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  • What We Believe

    The core of Unitarian Universalist theology has its source in two parallel philosophies: Unitarianism and Universalism. Universalism predates the Common Era, and it is known that many of the early Christian sects were Universalist. That is, they believed in a loving, forgiving god that would accept all good people, regardless of their religious philosophies, into the kingdom of heaven. Unitarianism, surfaced much later in Europe as part of the Protestant Reformation in the early to mid 16th century. Unitarianism rejected the concept of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) that had been conceived by the leaders of the Holy Roman Empire in CE 325.

    Unitarianism and Universalism existed as separate traditions in the US from colonial times until the mid twentieth century.  In 1961 the two churches combined to form the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and many (but not all) congregations also consolidated. Our own congregation, which was initially formed as the "First Unitarian Society of Pomona",  was re-formed as the "Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation" in 1962.

    While our tradition has its roots in early Christian theology, modern UUs draw inspiration from many religious traditions and sources. We do not require our members to accept any particular creed or belief.  However, most UUs would agree that how we live our lives is more important that what we believe, and that social justice should be the is the ideal toward which we strive.  These concepts were formalized by the UUA in 1985 in the "Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, as follows: