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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 hope you will 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
    23
    Feb
    2020

    The encouraging future of UU congregations as witnessed through the eyes of a former UU High School district youth leader.

    Speaker: Paula Campbell
    Lay Leader: Catherine Rowlee

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Finding a spiritual community where we can sense our place of belonging is a treasure that many people are searching for. Those of us here at MVUUC claim that very sense of belonging as a gift we’ve found here. We are indeed fortunate that from our youngest children to our wisest elders, our covenantal relationships with one another provide our souls with a place to call home. Let’s celebrate how our roots in this congregation can bring about that sense of belonging for ourselves, for each other, and for those who may come to belong among us in the future.

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020

    In honor of International Women's Day, Professor Dengu-Zvobgo, daughter of Zimbabwe, will share her experience and insights about women's engagement in education, mentoring, restoration and micro-credit programs in Africa.  Kebokile also teaches classes in Gender and Feminist Studies. Her research interests are in women and the law especially human rights.

    Julie Steinbach, Lay Leader

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    "From my perspective, liberal religion is very much alive and as an apologist for liberal religion and process philosophy, I am finding more and more allies in various religions especially in the lives of people who consider themselves "spiritually fluid people.” - John Fahey

    Get to know our Presenters:

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  • Sun
    05
    Apr
    2020

    In this hailstorm we’ve named “Covid-19” we all might be finding that our sense of normal (that place of grounding and centering) is difficult to tap in to. Join in our virtual Spirit Space on Zoom as we explore the ways that we can help ourselves and one another to find our way toward the heart, and center there in these uncertain times.

  • Sun
    12
    Apr
    2020

    Our best visions for how our lives will unfold after this 'Shelter-at-Home' order is lifted are clouded and uncertain. Although we've never been through times like this before, we have a long history of overcoming together. As we imagine our way forward on this Easter Sunday, we know our strength is in community and we know we will Rise and Shine!

    "Sermon on the Mount" reading:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiEpS4mh9bA&feature=youtu.be

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020

    Rituals are tools that tie us to our heritage and to each other. Join us in the most widely-celebrated ritual in Unitarian Universalist congregations today, the Flower Communion, as we celebrate our community. Bring a flower to share (virtually). It can be a real one from your garden, an artificial one, a picture of a flower, or any floral representation that you may have handy. (t-shirt, mug, etc.)

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2020
    "Current Issues in the Philippines and Immigration Law" - Jed Leano, Claremont City Councilman, Immigration Lawyer of Filipino heritage.
    Our annual focus on MVUUC's 13-year relationship with the Calapayan UU Congregation on Negros Island will include the call for educational funding continuation for our 24 sponsored elementary and high school students.
    Julie Steinbach, Lay Leader.
    Lily Popova, Glorious Music.

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    The Oxford Dictionary defines Stewardship as “the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.” Let’s look at the meaningful ways that the good stewardship of our beloved MVUUC is both the job and the joy we all share. Caring and tending is important to all of us, and doing it well will help us heal and grow strong as we navigate the tender times we are in.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2020

    On this Mother's Day MVUUC is fortunate to have Tahil Sharma at the online pulpit.

    Tahil is an interfaith activist based in Los Angeles who was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. He is the Regional Coordinator of North America for the United Religions Initiative (URI), the world's largest grassroots interfaith network. Following the Oak Creek, WI shooting of a Sikh temple in 2012, Tahil became involved in efforts for interfaith literacy and social justice and has been doing this work professionally for the past seven years. 

    Tahil serves as one of three Interfaith Ministers in Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and as the Los Angeles Coordinator for Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus. Tahil also serves various organizations in different capacities to educate, engage, and serve various communities that promote interfaith cooperation and ethical pluralism and social and productive norms in society. The organizations include the Interfaith Youth Core, the Parliament of the World's Religions, The Guibord Center, and The Interreligious Council of Southern California.

    He is also a contributing author to books including Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity To Bridge Divides, Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care: Chaplaincy in Theory and Practice, and Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions. 

     

     

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Since the moment that we first heard the name "Covid-19" our lives have become a dance. Learning new steps forward (and back) have been a daily exercise for each of us as our lives open and change according to the directive of our Leaders and the ways we are learning to care for our own wellness and the well being of those we love. Dancing our best way forward as we wonder at the changes still coming our way will be a waltz at best.

    Let's enjoy time together as we Waltz With Wonder.

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2020

    As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning" and support each other in our individual quests to that end.

    At MVUUC we value this so much that we adopted the slogan "Many Beliefs. One Community."

    Join us this Sunday, as three members of the congregation share what they believe.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    With many of us staying inside right now, it sometimes feels like we're walking in circles.
    I know that I've probably circled my 1-bedroom apartment dozens of times over these last few weeks, whether out of curiosity or boredom. But wisdom from Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that perhaps there is more than meets the eye with this particular practice. Perhaps, if we take an extra moment to intentionally take in each step, whether inside our homes, out in our yards, or rounding the corner in our cars, we might find something more wondrous than expected.

    Join us this Sunday as we reimagine what it means to find ourselves now "walking in circles."

    Liz Murphy, MDiv is a 2020 graduate of the Claremont School of Theology and a candidate for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She's currently the intern minister at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA. Liz previously worked as a chaplain intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and as the Interfaith Programs Assistant at the University of Southern California's Office of Religious Life. Originally from Pittsburgh, she moved to Los Angeles in 2017 with her wife, Hilary.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    This past year the Religious Exploration program examined Our UU Identity by learning about historical people and doing social action projects. We will recap the classes as we celebrate our children, adults, and programs. We will also honor our graduating high-school seniors. Come celebrate with us!

    Led by Amy Randall, DLRE, Children's RE Council, and Adult RE Committee

  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2020

    Rev Ellen Livingston - Rev Maggie Yenoki, Worship Associate

    A Buddhist nun’s bucket is broken and will not hold water or reflect the moon. While that leaking bucket is a metaphor, it stands for the profound losses we all experience at some time in our lives.  We know too well these are bottom-falling-out times we are in now. Rev Ellen Livingston will share with you some of her life experiences, what she has learned from her Buddhist studies, and the journey we humans are all on together, learning and suffering with one another.

  • Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020

    On this Father's Day, we come together to honor those Ancestors who have gifted us with their guidance, grounding us in the identities we claim as foundational to who we are in these tender times. But what does it mean to be "the breath of our ancestors" while Covid19 is taking away the breath of its victims and protesters are crying out, "We Can't Breathe!"

  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020

    We will gather at 9:45am for a time together before we join with thousands of our UU siblings around the Earth for an Online Worship Service!
    learn more here: https://www.uua.org/ga

    From the UUA Website:

    Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience is open to the public. Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. She serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter. Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet.

    The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities.

  • Sun
    05
    Jul
    2020

    Join our Online Sunday Service on July 5th at 10:30am on Zoom as our Minister Rev Maggie leads us on a hike through the foothills in search of "Healing Hope"
    You might be surprised by the treasures we discover! 

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2020
    Hurtful words are often thought of as just that: words. However, when we begin to use certain words to generalize and "other" entire groups of people, words create divisions, policies, ideologies, and stereotypes that cause real harm. How does this happen? and how can we challenge this?

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020

    Join Lay Leader Rita Salama as we welcome guest speaker Lawrence Ingalls, who will be talking about communicating with the dead.

    Lawrence has held the position of Finance Manager of the Technology Transfer Office at Caltech for almost 11 years. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University, and he has been the guest speaker or guest musician at 21 UU congregations in multiple states.

    In California he has been the guest speaker at our Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Sepulveda, and Fullerton congregations. He is a native of California and is of Mexican and Irish descent. Lawrence is married to a UU minister and is a member of the UU Congregation in Fullerton, CA.

  • Sun
    26
    Jul
    2020
  • Sun
    02
    Aug
    2020

    Whenever we are forced by circumstances to endure any difficulty, we usually come through with new perspectives and a sense of growth we hadn’t planned on. Traversing through trauma can be an entirely new experience when we consciously choose to change the way we see things.

    Join Rev Maggie as we wonder together, looking at ways we can bring positive change by making a choice to look with fresh eyes!

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2020

    Opening a conversation on any topic can take courage these days. This week We will take a brave look deep within our culture’s resistance to conversation on loss, death, and dying and how that minimizes both our education and our engagement with this topic we encounter daily during this Pandemic.

    Let’s enjoy our time together transcending a topic we’ve ignored far too long - a 4th Principle peek into the free and responsible search for the truth and meaning at life's end.

    Brave conversations can be empowering!

  • Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020

    Delores Burris, long time member of this congregation and of our UU book group, will speak on the topic of "the book that has yet to be written" - the story that has been unfolding before us as the United States and the world confront the injustices and brutality of systemic racism and the unspoken caste system it has created. Catherine Rowlee will be the lay leader and our Music Director Lily Popova will be the pianist.

  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2020

    In 2017, discussion began about adding an 8th Principle:

    "We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions."

    Since that time, many events have happened both in our denomination and in our country. Join us as we look at what prompted this proposal, and how we can move forward to build a Beloved Community that dismantles racism.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    At MVUUC we adopted the slogan "Many Beliefs. One Community."

    Join us this Sunday, as three members of our congregation share what they believe.

    Rita Salama, Lay Leader

     

  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2020

    Finding our center in days such as these often requires that we search inward to ground ourselves in the heart, the center of what makes us tick.

    Come join Rev Maggie in our time together as we look into the center of our core values, and find grounding in these stormy times of change.

    We extend a warm invite for new participants to email us for Zoom Access: officeadmin@montevistauu.org

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  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020

    Our annual Ingathering Service is a UU tradition we treasure.

    Sharing our welcome with one another as we begin a new church year in our beloved congregation will bring us home to our place of belonging. We will gather online and share our Water Communion despite how it will seem different this year in this time of pandemic and unprecedented change.

    Finding our way home will feel so good!

     

  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2020
    Moving together through these challenging times, we find ourselves, perhaps on a daily basis, reassessing our priorities.
    UCLA Oncology Chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share reflections on the question, "What Matters?"

    Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
    Lily Popova, Pianist

  • Sun
    27
    Sep
    2020

    Our 5th Principle states, "We covenant to affirm and promote the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large."  Some may wonder why UU's have enshrined the value of Democracy as an important religious value. When seen in the context of all our beloved seven principles it will be clear why this is so.

    Everyone is welcome!
    INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
    (Share the Zoom Connect and OOS to be sent out by email on Saturday)

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  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020

    Robbie Dunlop sifted through the wildfire’s ash, poking through the cremains of their beloved home in Talent, Oregon. Among the ashes, Robbie was relieved to find a kitchen utensil that had belonged to Grandmother many, many years before... a spoon she used often - no matter what she cooked. It didn’t matter if it was ham or spaghetti, as long as you had that spoon, it all came out right.

    Grandmother told Robbie the story over and again: "Don't fret if you're not a very good cook, it's the spoon that makes everything turn out so good."

    What might that "Grandmother’s Spoon" be for us... that unique utensil that'll make it all come out right?

    Join Rev Maggie as we sift out the treasures that remain magic and meaningful after great loss.

     

  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2020

    Celebrating our beloved animal companions online
    will be a new experience...

    Please bring your pets into our
    Virtual Sanctuary as we gather for
    The Blessing of the Animals

    Sunday, October 11 at 10:30am on ZOOM
    (connection info coming by email on Saturday)

    Please bring a small bowl of water
    with you for the blessing.

    For those who would like to participate in a Remembrance of those beloved companions who are no longer with us,
    please bring a memento of them to share.
    (picture, leash, dish, etc.)

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020

    Lay Leader, Catherine Rowlee

    Pianist, Lily Popova

    Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion, not because of our progressive politics but because of our commitment to the ideals of liberalism. Liberalism is a method for resolving conflict, gaining knowledge, and advancing toward truth. Our liberal approach to religion and to all that concerns us as religious people is a precious inheritance. Abandoning the principles of liberalism would mean losing an essential part of who we are.

    Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels has served Unitarian Universalist churches in the Los Angeles area for 22 years.  He most recently completed an interim ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach.  He lives in downtown Los Angeles.

     

  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2020
    Celebrate UN Sunday

    Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
    Lily Popova, Music Director
    Working in the Office of the Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes often means being with International Civil Servants when they perceive incompatibilities between the aspirational values as described in the UN Charter, and the realities of working in hierarchical organizations with flawed humans.  The work of the Office supports these colleagues through informal means as they navigate how to make decisions in this context.  Tamar Gur will share about how she came to work in the United Nations, the work that she has been doing for the past couple of years, and how working in the United Nations has helped her grow as a conflict resolution practitioner.

  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2020
    The Dark Time of the year us upon us, and we invite you to join in exploring its beauty and significance with Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Froelich as she speaks to us on "Embracing the Dark."
    Maggie has been a polytheist and a Pagan for two decades. She was a regular face at MVUUC CUUPs for eight years, while she worked on a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins at the Claremont School of Theology. She's a druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and she writes academic research (which has been published) and fiction (which hasn't yet).
    Maggie brings a unique and clear-eyed perspective on these challenging but potentially meaningful times.
  • Sun
    08
    Nov
    2020

    Our shared experience of life in these most unusual days has us doing all that we can to safely bring a post-election outcome filled with positive change.

    We are more than ready to turn the tide.

    As we gather this week, we’ll reflect on our sure-footed path through the times ahead of us. Together, we are stronger, more passionate peacemakers.

     

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2020
    Join us on Sunday, November 15th as three members of our congregation share what they believe.
    Rita Salama, Worship Leader

    Speakers:
    Joe Belk, Mary Darrow, Marlene Terrazas

    Video removed because of copyright: "Carrie Newcomer - Room at the Table"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92OM5...

  • Sun
    22
    Nov
    2020

    Thanksgiving time is filled with reminders to be grateful and offer thanks for the gifts life offers. Remembering to give thanks can also give back to us, even during a year that has been filled with many difficult events. Join RevMaggie as we 'Give thanks, with a grateful heart!'

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  • Sun
    29
    Nov
    2020

    Guest Speaker, Kathryn Urell, MSW, CHT
    Lay Leader, Catherine Rowlee
    Pianist, Lily Popova

    You can choose to focus your attention and thoughts on the positive in yourSELF and in LIFE. Through visualization, allow yourself to be guided through an experience of GRATITUDE, resulting in a state of relaxation, peace, connection and love.

    Kathryn Urell is a Social Worker by degree and a College Counselor by profession; whose passion lies in holistic wellness and personal empowerment. She is a life-long learner and teacher who stretches outside of her comfort zone to GROW. She expands consciousness by empowering people to remember that they are Already WORTHY, Enough, and LOVED.

    She is living her purpose with JOY and so much GRATITUDE for this experience.

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2020

    As we welcome December and open toward the Holiday Spirit we've been longing for, we also wonder at all of the ways this year has opened us to new (and complicated!) perspectives on the traditions we treasure.

    Being required to "Stay Safer at Home" for most of 2020, we have an entirely new way to make meaning from the phrase, "Home for the Holidays."

    Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova for our online gathering as we celebrate together!

     

     

  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2020

    As our daylight hours grow short and the night beckons our attention, we can embrace the dark and its gifts to us as we enter the Holiday Season.

    Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova as we stand in awe with a sigh of relief that exclaims, "Oh, Holy Night!"

     

     

  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2020
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    Join us as we celebrate the Unitarian Universalist holiday of Chalica, Amy Randall's Retirement, and Robert Tidwell's welcome.

    Leatha Comstock, Lay Leader
  • Thu
    24
    Dec
    2020

    Let's all get together online for this beautiful service!

    Please bring a taper candle and matches with you for our virtual Candle Lighting Ceremony

     

  • Sun
    27
    Dec
    2020

    Join us as we feast on verse served up by the Poetry Appreciators Lounge-at-Home participants as well as yummy offerings by others.

    If you would like to share a short poem (200 words or less) from a favorite poet, or one of your own, email Rita Salama by 10:00am on December 24th and include the poem. An open mic will follow if time permits.

    This annual service is in honor of all past, present and future MVUUC poets.

  • 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.

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…