Sun03Jan202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
"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
Sun10Jan202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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!
Sun17Jan202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Worship Associates: Catherine Rowlee and Rita Salama
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
Sun24Jan202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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
Sun31Jan202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)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.
Sun07Feb202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Join Jeanne Roy for this Sunday's Service
Rita Salama will be our Worship Associate
Sun14Feb202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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"
Sun21Feb202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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...
Sun28Feb202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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.
Sun07Mar202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
"An Orchard Inspired Halfway Round the World"
Guest Speaker Mary Beth Beth Fletcher
Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
Lily Popova, Pianist
Sun14Mar202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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!
Sun21Mar202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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.
Sun28Mar202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Join our Worship Associate Rita Salama as we hear the Belief Stories of three people from our MVUUC Community
Sun04Apr202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Join Rev Maggie Yenoki for this Special Easter Sunday Service
with a reading by Carissa & Donald Mohr
Sun11Apr202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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.
Sun18Apr202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Join Rev Maggie and Catherine Rowlee for our Earth Day Celebration!
Sun25Apr202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
'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.
Sun02May202110:30 amMVUUC Zoom sanc
"Building a New Way"
Speakers: Bob Taylor, Alan Worley, Sean Gallagher
Caitlin and Emmanuel Salgado, Amy Randall
Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
Lily Popova, Music Director
Laura Mulroy, Technology
Sun09May202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova for this special annual Worship Celebration for Mothers' Day!
Sun16May202110:30 amOnline via Zoom (link shared via email)
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."
Sun23May202110:30 amIn-person* and via Zoom
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!
Sun23May202112 NoonIn-person and via Zoom
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.
Sun30May202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via ZoomJoin 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 CraigLay leader, Catherine RowleePianist, Lily Popova
Sun06Jun202110:30 amIn-person and via Zoom
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.
Sun13Jun202110:30 amIn-person* and via Zoom
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.
Sun13Jun202112 NoonIn-person* and via Zoom
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)
Sun20Jun202110:30 amIn-person* and via ZoomGuest Speaker: Shawki El-Zatmah
Lay Leader: Catherine Rowlee
Pianist: Lily PopovaThe 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.
Sun27Jun202110:30 amIn-person and via Zoom
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!
Sun04Jul202110:30 amIn-person* and via Zoom
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!
Sun11Jul202110:30 amHybrid - In-person and via Zoom
Join Delores Burris as our Speaker for this wonderful Sunday Service
Jeanne Coats will be our Associate
Sun18Jul202110:30 amIn-person and via Zoom
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.
Sun25Jul202110:30 amIn-person and via Zoom
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...
Sun15Aug202110:30 amHybrid - In-person and via Zoom
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?
Sun22Aug202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Inspired by new life everywhere, and the potential that each life holds to make the world a better place for all.
Sun29Aug202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Join Rev Maggie as we gather online and in-person to celebrate the end of Summer and the homecoming our Spirits long for.
Sun05Sep202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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.
Sun12Sep202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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!
Sun19Sep202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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.
Sun26Sep202110:30 amMVUUC Sanctuary and Zoom
led by Jeanne Coats
Sun03Oct202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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.
Sun10Oct202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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.
Sun17Oct202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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."
Sun24Oct202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Catherine Rowlee and Jeanine Little will lead us in Worship this UN Sunday
Sun31Oct202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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.
Sun07Nov202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
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
Sun14Nov202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom"Reverence For Life"Guest Speaker : Cynthia HumesLay Leader: Catherine Rowlee
Pianist: Lily PopovaCynthia Humes will speak about Albert Schweitzer, reverence for life and the intersection of the two with Unitarian Universalism.
Sun21Nov202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
When we associate Wisdom with a “best and brightest” aspect of ourselves, we miss out on so many deep, meaningful lessons our lives have for us. Let’s dig open this topic and appreciate together how the difficult things we carry add to our giftedness and grant us a Wholehearted Wisdom.
Sun28Nov202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
Lily Popova, Music Director
Sun05Dec202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Join Rev Maggie via Zoom or In-person as we explore the theme of "Healing" in the Month of December.
We hope for healing, and healing brings us hope!
Sun12Dec202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Our hope for the healing of the world reflects how our passion for justice is foundational to our identity. Join Rev Maggie as we explore the ways our faith as Unitarian Universalists nourishes our love for the Earth - and Her healing
Sun19Dec202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Our Annual Holiday Service will be filled with all of the wonderful Music of the Season!
We will be joined in worship with our RE children for the first time since the pandemic began last March.
Fri24Dec20217:00 pmHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
Bring your friends and family for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service!
We'll sing and celebrate and enjoy warm cider and cookies together.
Sun26Dec202110:30 amHybrid Service - in our Sanctuary and Online via Zoom
It's time for our Annual MVUUC Poetry Potluck!
Join Catherine Rowlee as our Worship Associate and enjoy the poetic offerings of our Community