Sunday Service – 10:30 am
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"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
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!
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
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
Sun31Jan2021Jeanne 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.
Join Jeanne Roy for this Sunday's Service
Rita Salama will be our Worship Associate
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"
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...
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.
"An Orchard Inspired Halfway Round the World"
Guest Speaker Mary Beth Beth Fletcher
Catherine Rowlee, Lay Leader
Lily Popova, Pianist
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!
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.
Join our Worship Associate Rita Salama as we hear the Belief Stories of three people from our MVUUC Community
Join Rev Maggie Yenoki for this Special Easter Sunday Service
with a reading by Carissa & Donald Mohr
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.
Join Rev Maggie and Catherine Rowlee for our Earth Day Celebration!
'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.
"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
Join Rev Maggie and Lily Popova for this special annual Worship Celebration for Mothers' Day!
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."
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!
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.
Sun30May2021Join 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
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.
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.
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)
Sun20Jun2021Guest 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.
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!
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!
Join Delores Burris as our Speaker for this wonderful Sunday Service
Jeanne Coats will be our Associate
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.
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...
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?
Inspired by new life everywhere, and the potential that each life holds to make the world a better place for all.
Join Rev Maggie as we gather online and in-person to celebrate the end of Summer and the homecoming our Spirits long for.
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.
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!
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.