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Monte Vista UU

9185 Monte Vista Avenue
Montclair, California 91763

(3 blocks north of the 10 Freeway)

Phone: (909) 626-0520

Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

We are a Welcoming Congregation, appreciative of diversity.

We provide a welcoming community for seekers with theist and non-theist worldviews that include Pagan, Buddhist, and those that are spiritual (but not religious.)

We invite you to find a spiritual home with us.


Monte Vista UU Congregation
invites you to join our
Hybrid Sunday Service

We invite you to participate in our nourishing, vibrant weekly Worship both in-person and hosted on Zoom. 

Our Sunday morning worship is open for in-person gathering and We value and maintain a connection to our online gathering place and open our hybrid service with Zoom attendees that we keep deeply engaged. Each week, We bring our celebrations & compassions together as one into our shared sacred space.

All are welcome, wherever your life journey is taking you now… Please contact our office for the Link and Password to connect online.

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Re-Opening Update:

With both compassion and wisdom for the best care of our Congregation, and in response to directives from the latest Science & Healthcare experts and the UUA, the MVUUC Board and Rev Maggie invite your participation in our hybrid gatherings for Sunday Worship, Religious Exploration, and Group Meetings.

Our Minister Rev Maggie, our Lay Leaders, and our Music Director Lily Popova will continue to use technology to create ways we can stay closely connected and care for the Spirit of Life within us all during this time of re-imagining and re-opening.

Brynda Jones, MVUUC Office Administrator will be in during regular hours and is available to respond to your calls, and forward your messages.
email: officeadmin @ montevistauu.org
call: 909.626.0520

RevMaggie:
email: minister @ montevistauu.org
text or call: 626.205.4458


Upcoming Hybrid Sunday Services

  • Sun
    03
    Jan
    2021

    "To cultivate a mind of gratitude, the most important element is maintaining daily practice, whether chanting, meditation, or prayer... and to be grateful for the practice itself."

    Kusala will speak about some of the things he does and what he has come to understand about Gratitude.

    Kusala Bhikshu is Head Monk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center in Los Angeles, California. He has a long history of speaking at MVUUC on the first Sunday of the New Year.

    Catherine Rowlee, Worship Associate

  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2021

    Reflecting on the Christian Feast of Epiphany and the scripture that brings us the story of Hymn #259 "We Three Kings"
    join Rev Maggie as we "embrace our inner-Magi" and journey together in search of the star guiding us toward our best future!

  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2021

    Worship Associates: Catherine Rowlee and Rita Salama

  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2021

     

     

     

     

    In solidarity and communion with many interfaith communities, we will gather for an hour of prayer, readings, sharing and peacemaking as we set an intention for peace for the Inauguration.

    Look for the Zoom link in your email
  • Sun
    24
    Jan
    2021

     

     

    Rev Maggie will lead our time together as we rest for a breath and look around at where we stand. It's a pretty amazing view from where we are...

    Plan to stay for our Congregational Meeting at Noon

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2021
    Jeanne Coats and Kathleen Reeves will lead the service as we look forward to welcoming the return of the light of reason and hope, as well as that of Spring.

    We will also be celebrating Reverend Maggie's one year anniversary with MVUUC.

  • Sun
    07
    Feb
    2021

    Join Jeanne Roy for this Sunday's Service
    Rita Salama will be our Worship Associate

  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2021

    Our focus on Mercy for the month of February opens the way for a view of both our relationships and our heartfelt knowing of one another. Rev Maggie will guide us on a journey into those mercy-full spaces at the center of our lives where "We Know One Another by Heart"

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2021

    Extending Mercy to those who seek a spiritual home is one of our core values and an essential element of our growth toward meaning and purpose. The ways we open the doors of our MVUUC Community define that Mercy we offer the world. Rev Maggie will lead us as we celebrate the ways we offer Being, Belonging, and Becoming...

     

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2021

    What if to "side with love" meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world.

  • Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021

    "An Orchard Inspired Halfway Round the World"

    Guest Speaker Mary Beth Beth Fletcher
    Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
    Lily Popova, Pianist

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021

     

    Respect is a core value we treasure and hold dear; one we offer all beings. Exploring the Touchstones theme of 'Respect' during the month of March opens us toward new ways to offer pure positive regard to ourselves and to those we meet. Join Rev Maggie as we stir a bit of her Irish ancestry into our good care of the soul of self and other. Beannachtai! 

     

  • Sun
    21
    Mar
    2021

    Join us as we welcome Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels

    As a vaccine becomes available, we might go back to normal, or "normal" might be something new. The experience of the last year gives us an opportunity to rearrange our lives: how we work, how we socialize, and how we worship.

    This is a good time for congregations to re-connect with their core purpose: meeting the dual human needs of community and meaning.

  • Sun
    28
    Mar
    2021

    Join our Worship Associate Rita Salama as we hear the Belief Stories of three people from our MVUUC Community

  • Sun
    04
    Apr
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie Yenoki for this Special Easter Sunday Service
    with a reading by Carissa & Donald Mohr

  • Sun
    11
    Apr
    2021
    With guest Speaker Michael Eselun
    Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader

    Moving together through these challenging times, we find ourselves confronted by loss in so many dimensions. What might be there for us? Do we hold on or let go? UCLA Oncology Chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share reflections on these questions.
  • Sun
    18
    Apr
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie and Catherine Rowlee for our Earth Day Celebration!

  • Sun
    25
    Apr
    2021

    'Tis the April season for Calapayan UU Partnership renewal!

    On Sunday, April 25, we will celebrate our 14th year of congregational connection with the Calapayan UU Congregation on Negros Island in the Philippines.

    Our partnership is distinguished by its investment in the future of Calapayan's youth
    and our providing of regular educational funds to a community on the bottom end of the global economic divide.

  • Sun
    02
    May
    2021

    "Building a New Way"

    Stewardship Sunday

    Speakers: Bob Taylor, Alan Worley, Sean Gallagher
    Caitlin and Emmanuel Salgado, Amy Randall

    Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
    Lily Popova, Music Director
    Laura Mulroy, Technology

  • Sun
    09
    May
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova for this special annual Worship Celebration for Mothers' Day!

     

     

  • Sun
    16
    May
    2021

    John Fahey will lead us in Worship on our Touchstones Theme of Acceptance.

    John admits, "Indecision and ambivalence can paralyze me. Let's talk about how to breakthrough and make some wise choices."

  • Sun
    23
    May
    2021

    It's been said that "We didn't come this far to only come this far."

    As we gather round with Rev Maggie for this Sunday Service, we'll celebrate our community in new ways and enjoy a Flower Communion ritual together.

    Let's begin to unfold the map we will take to go onward.
    It's time to embrace that "We're Better Together" and begin exploring where we will go from here!

  • Sun
    23
    May
    2021

    At Noon on Sunday, May 23. 2021 there will be a Congregational Meeting after the Service in the Sanctuary and also on Zoom.

    The Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels will be with us at this meeting and lead us through an important conversation to illustrate and explain the “Contract-to-Call” process. He will be present to answer questions as we explore our best future and make informed choices for our MVUUC Ministry. The goal of this “Contract to Call” process is for the congregation to decide if the Board of Trustees should offer Rev Maggie Yenoki a multi-year contract as our Minister.

     

  • Sun
    30
    May
    2021
    Join Us in the MVUUC Sanctuary or online in our MV Zoom Room
    “My Three Truths”
    (There is no sound during the first 8 minutes and 10 seconds due to a technical issue)
    Guest speaker, Jim Craig
    Lay leader, Catherine Rowlee
    Pianist, Lily Popova
  • Sun
    06
    Jun
    2021

    How fortunate we would be if our Souls came with a care manual that included a maintenance schedule and a list of best practices. The times we are in now require that we gift ourselves with a deeper and stronger care of the Soul. Come gather with Rev Maggie as we use the gifts of our Touchstones Resources to do some meaningful "Soul Care" together.

     

  • Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie and Lily at 10:30m online or in-person for a soul-nourishing look at how we care for our souls in tender times.

     

  • Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021

    Please join with our Congregation as we gather for our Annual Meeting on June 13, 2021 at Noon either online or in-person.

    This coming Sunday is our annual congregational meeting. Each year, this meeting is an opportunity to celebrate all that we are as a Beloved MVUUC Community. These past 15 months especially, our congregation has been a constant connector for us, when so much of the world has felt uncertain, chaotic, and very tender...

    This Sunday, we will turn toward all that is to come. We have so much to look forward to this next year after the "soft" reopening our Sanctuary on May 23rd. We will be raising funds for a Spirit-Level matching grant that will enable us to upgrade our technology, we will re-engage in local community actions, and we will celebrate being together for community-building events.

    Please be certain to attend. All of our voices are best heard when they are spoken in harmony together!

    * Please Note:Those attending in person are asked to be fully vaccinated and masked. 
    (art by David Snedden)

  • Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021
    Guest Speaker: Shawki El-Zatmah
    Lay Leader: Catherine Rowlee
    Pianist: Lily Popova

    The impact of the African American struggle for civil rights has had a direct effect on the Palestinian struggle. The emergence of Black Lives Matter specifically and the death of George Floyd, have re-energized international attention on the conflict. The American movements of the last year have had a direct impact on how the Palestinian's view their own struggle as part of the larger global struggle against racism, sexism, and injustice in general.
  • Sun
    27
    Jun
    2021

    It's RE Sunday!
    Join Robert Tidwell, DLRE and our RE Committees for a wonderful Sunday Service and Picnic!

    Come Celebrate our Religious Education Programs!

     

     

  • Sun
    04
    Jul
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova for our Hybrid Sunday Service as we celebrate the birthday of our Nation and explore what it means to be free (and brave!)


    * please wear a mask inside the Congregation's Building -  Thank you!

  • Sun
    11
    Jul
    2021

    Join Delores Burris as our Speaker for this wonderful Sunday Service
    Jeanne Coats will be our Associate

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021

    Our MVUUC Adult Religious Exploration Program recently shared a multi-week dive into this text by Rebecca Ann Parker and John A Buehrens. Join us for this Service as we reflect together on the many ways that MV is "Our House For Hope."

    John Fahey will be our Speaker.

  • Sun
    25
    Jul
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie as we explore our shared "Journey" through the lens of our Touchstones theme for July. We've sure been on a wild ride, and it's time to sit and reflect on the experience of being both jostled and jovial as our life unfolds...

     

     

  • Sun
    15
    Aug
    2021

    Guest Speaker: Rev. Liz Murphy
    Worship Associate: Catherine Rowlee

    In a season of immense change, we'll be turning to one of the classic stories of transition: Exodus. It's a story of freedom, of fear, of an upside-down world... sound familiar?

    This Sunday we'll re-examine this story -- which is one of our
    6 UU sources -- to glean wisdom, hope, and strength.
    These days are full of "Exodus Moments" -- how might we respond to these thresholds with connection to community, with compassionate love, with a conviction for justice?

  • Sun
    22
    Aug
    2021

    Inspired by new life everywhere, and the potential that each life holds to make the world a better place for all.

  • Sun
    29
    Aug
    2021

    Join Rev Maggie as we gather online and in-person to celebrate the end of Summer and the homecoming our Spirits long for.

     

  • Sun
    05
    Sep
    2021


    Guest Speaker: Dick Bunce

    Lay Leader: Catherine Rowlee

    Lily Popova, Pianist

    In 2018, the City of Pomona signed on to the International Charter for Compassion and is making compassion a core civic value.
    To what degree can a city learn and live compassion?
    The presentation will tell us about Pomona's quest for answers.

  • Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021

    All members of our MVUUC Community are asked to attend this important Sunday Service!
    Reverend Anne Hines will be bringing us a message on the importance of Called Ministry in support of our 'Contract-2-Call' process that will begin in earnest with this Sunday Service.

    We will host both on Zoom and In-person for vaccinated, masked, and distanced attendees.
    See you there!

  • Sun
    19
    Sep
    2021

    Our Unitarian Universalist faith opens us up to the possibilities of flavoring every conversation with reason, no matter how difficult or divisive it might start out to be.

    Join Rev Maggie as we spice up our Sunday and dig in for some helpful hope for more unity in our community - and in our world.

  • Sun
    03
    Oct
    2021

    Join our celebration of the Peaceable Animal Kingdom at this annual service that marks the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, known to many as the patron saint of ecology. During our Time For All Ages we will present an exciting new animal ministry for Monte Vista UU!

    Please bring along a donation of animal food to add to our donations for those who are hungry.

     

  • Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021

    We Unitarian Universalists value our freedom which is the condition when we are free to speak, act, and pursue happiness. We live in a time when it seems as if our freedoms are gradually eroding.  In this sermon I will offer some ideas about facing some difficult situations when we can  still be free to choose how to face them with equanimity. I will be calling on the work of Victor Frankl and his experience as a prisoner in a Nazi prison which developed into his Psychology of Logotherapy.

     

  • Sun
    17
    Oct
    2021

    Reverence is an important & nourishing element of our lives that feeds our spirits as we walk through our days, perhaps more than ever 
in the times we are in now.

    Either online or in-person, let's gather with Rev Maggie and Lily Popova as we open up our theme for October and explore the different aspects of "Reverence."

  • Sun
    24
    Oct
    2021

    Catherine Rowlee and Jeanine Little will lead us in Worship this UN Sunday

  • Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021

    October is rich with ancient days and rituals that hold great meaning on death and the thresholds of Spirit.
    Join CUUPS (and Rev Maggie) as we mark this last day of October together.

  • Sun
    07
    Nov
    2021

    As the days inch toward the darkness of the Fall and Winter months,
    we invite you to join Reverend Maggie as we consider these days a valuable time to look inward, and seek the wisdom within...

    art by Mary Engelbreit

We look forward to welcoming you and meeting together both in-person and online via Zoom.

As our journey forward from the pandemic unfolds, we continue to connect by mail, phone, online technology, and in our hearts…