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the Zoom Gathering at 7pm tonight:
This Week's Calendar of Events

06/17 - Happy Hour Zoom - 7pm
06/20 - Worship Service - 10:30am - Hybrid
06/20 - RE Elementary Class (Hybrid) - 10:30am

06/22 - Adult RE "A House For Hope" - (see below)
 coming soon: 
06/27 - RE Sunday Service & Picnic - 10:30am
06/27 - Memorial Service for Dick Olson - 3pm 

Information for these events can be viewed in the announcements below and also on the MVUUC calendar.

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MVUUC Events Calendar Here: 

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to read the Journal for this month's theme: 
Care of the Soul
The Board of Trustees extends gratitude to our Tech Crew for their incredible work on co-creating the transition to our Hybrid (In-person and Online) Events. Thank you to Steve Shirley, Bob Taylor, Laura Mulroy, Don Mohr, and George Yenoki.

The Board of Trustees extends gratitude to Julie Steinbach for her work to nominate Maribel Dana for the
Unitarian Universalist Partnership Church Council's
"UUPCC 2021 Steward of Partnership Award"

The Board of Trustees also invites the Congregation to join them in celebration of Julie Steinbach's election to the Nominating Committee of the IWC at their Annual Meeting this past week.

Congratulations Julie! 

Our MVUUC Family is invited to attend
the Memorial Service for our beloved friend

Richard George "Dick" Olson

in our Sanctuary on the First Anniversary of his passing
Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Our MVUUC Choir will be singing
and Rev Maggie will be our Celebrant

cookies, coffee, and lemonade will be provided


Please contact Debbi Scurto to offer your help
with Hospitality for this important event.
email Debbi at:


Our MCVUUC Justice Coordinating Committee
invites all of our Congregation to participate in the 

Fairplex Humanitarian Family Reunification Efforts

Please visit this web page for ways we can help:

Three Cheers for Choir!

Choir rehearsals are scheduled for each Thursday at 7PM in the sanctuary. We are so excited and happy to start making music together again! If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lily Popova at

Choir participants are required to be vaccinated
and willing to follow ppe protocols
Please Note:
Lily's Concert is being Rescheduled 
New Date Coming Soon! 

Together, all of our MVUUC Community
offers gratitude to all who have submitted your
pledge of financial support
for our beloved community

Thank you!
Would you like to
get into the Earth
and help with our
MVUUC on-campus garden?
What a great opportunity for
getting out into the fresh air a bit
and helping with
this wonderful project! 

Covid protocols strictly observed.
Please contact John Schmalstig

John's contact info is in our directory

Adult RE Class Continues this Tuesday!

“A House for Hope”
Tuesday: June 22, at 7pm. 

Explore our theological heritage
through discussions based on the book

A House for Hope

by John A. Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker.

The discussions will be led by MVUUC member John Fahey and explore how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations and address ways to build upon our own theological and spiritual home here at MVUUC. 

RSVP to Laura Mulroy at: or 909-226-6446.

Would you like to Join our MVUUC Buuk Gruup? 

Please contact Delores Burris
for the minutes from the last meeting as well as the list of those books
to be read and discussed in the coming months.

We celebrate our
Hybrid Sunday Service


We invite all who are fully vaccinated and masked
to come in-person for the 'soft re-opening'
of the MVUUC Sanctuary for Sunday Services
and extend our warm-hearted welcome
to all who choose to attend via Zoom

Our RE youth will be meeting on Campus
and welcoming some of their participants via Zoom.
Youth too young to be vaccinated
will be entering and exiting through the gate.
The Youth and Teachers will remain masked
& be distanced from those of us in the sanctuary. 
Warm waves and shouts of "Hello!" are welcomed!


What is a “soft" re-opening? We can attend the Sunday Service in person, while embracing change slowly. We are requesting that all in-person attendees will have received their full dose of Covid-19 vaccination and the recommended 2-week wait period has passed. Wearing a mask is required and Social Distancing will be necessary inside our building. You might wish to bring a sweater as air flow within the sanctuary will be increased by the opening of all exterior doors and the continuous operation of our ceiling fans. 

There are many aspects of this 'soft opening' that will rely on our patience and kind acquiescence to help us through to a safe and healthy way forward. Each of us has unique levels of comfort and anxiety about emerging from this time of crisis and difficulty. Our individual preferences may shift several times within each day.

Let's respect one another's level of willingness to re-enter our shared spaces by using a traffic light signal as a metaphor for our comfort level:

Are you a Red LIght? - Stop - No contact please. Let's keep 6' apart. 
     Are you a Yellow Light? - Caution - Let's bump elbows, or bow in respect - no hugs please.
     Are you a Green Light? - Go - I'm okay with a handshake or a hug (ask first please!) 

Please hear and honor the concerns of others in our community. 
Here are some of the ways we will do that: 

* Keep your mask on indoors. 
* Maintain social distance between yourself and those outside your household. 
* Leave space between the seat you choose and where others are seated.

We will be serving coffee and tea at this early stage of our reopening. You are invited to bring your own coffee mug and snacks, but please remember that there is no sharing of food at this time.

Remember that a recorded version of the service will be available on our YouTube page soon after processing.

This Week's Sunday Service

June 20, 2021 at 10:30


The Effect of Black Lives Matter on
the Palestinian Struggle for Freedom & Equality

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.

All who are vaccinated and willing to wear a ppe mask are invited to attend in-person
Zoom attendees will receive a connection link and Order of Service via email on Saturday


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