History

The MVUUC History Project

Picture of Kathleen Jacobson
Kathleen Jacobson
Rev Oscar Clute, First Minister, circa 1888
Rev Oscar Clute, First Minister, circa 1888

The Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation has a long and rich history with origins in the late nineteenth century. It was founded in 1888 as The "First Unitarian Society of Pomona" and has served as a prominent beacon of liberal religion in the Pomona Valley almost continuously since that time.  One of our active and talented members, Kathleen Jacobsen, began the process of collecting and compiling our congregations history in 2010 as a "labor of love".  As a result, the "MVUUC History Project" was born  and published in a series of newsletter articles in 2012.  You can review those articles by clicking on the button, below.

In reading about our Congregation's history one is reminded that, as we face the future, we are better prepared because we are standing on the shoulders of amazing past leaders.