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This Week's Calendar of Events
 
06/03  Online Happy Hour - 7:00pm
06/03  COM - Zoom Meeting
 - 5:30pm
06/06  Worship Service - 10:30am - Hybrid
06/06  RE Elementary Class (Hybrid) - 10:30am
06/06  RE Council Meeting - 12:00pm
06/06  Children's RE Council Meeting - 1:30pm
06/08  Finance Meeting - 7:00pm
06/08  Adult RE Class: "A House for Hope"- Hybrid - 7:00pm 
06/09  Personnel Committee Meeting - 7:00pm


Other important upcoming events:
06/10 Budget Review Session on Zoom - 7pm
06/13 Congregational Annual Meeting - Noon - Hybrid



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

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MVUUC Annual Meeting

Please reserve Sunday June 13, 2021 for the Annual Congregational Meeting and Budget Approval at Noon, following our Sunday Service. It will be a hybrid meeting, and voting will be possible over Zoom.

One additional agenda item for our Annual Meeting will be the Justice Committee’s presentation of a Committee Recommendation concerning a Medical Debt Elimination Program to assist those who cannot pay off their medical debt.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to our Annual Meeting, We will gather for a comprehensive budget review session held via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday June 10, 2021 in lieu of Happy Hour.

We are all so grateful for the hard work of our Board, our Committees, Members, and Friends during these tender times... 
Thank you for all that you do to keep our Community thriving.

Click on this Touchstones Banner
to read the Journal for this month's theme: 
Care of the Soul
Three Cheers for Choir!

Choir rehearsals are resuming every Thursday at 7PM in the sanctuary beginning June 3rd. 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 lilypopova@yahoo.com.

Choir participants are required to be vaccinated
and willing to follow ppe protocols
Monte Vista Music Presents: 
Mark your calendars!
Invite your friends and family! 

On June 13th at 4PM, MVmusic will present our final concert before the summer break, performed by our music director and pianist Lily Popova.

This will be our first hybrid performance, streamed simultaneously on Zoom and before a live audience. Come enjoy the music in person in the Sanctuary, or join the stream online.

Suggested donation is $25, which goes towards supporting future world class performances at MVUUC.

 
PPE Protocols will be in effect

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

Thank you!

Adult RE Class begins this Tuesday!

“A House for Hope”

Tuesdays: June 8, 15, and 22 from 7 to 8 pm. 

Explore our theological heritage
through discussions based on the book
A House for Hope

by John A. Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker.

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

We hope to have a “hybrid”
(Zoom + in-person) meeting space so stay tuned! 
RSVP to Laura Mulroy at:
ljmulroy@gmail.com or 909-226-6446.

 


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.

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
Gentle Reminder...

💚

Feel that Nudge? 

It's time to send in your pledge
of financial support
for our next budget year! 


You can pledge online
or print and mail in the pledge form here: 


http://montevistauu.org/index.php/stewardship/pledge/

thank you for your pledge of support of our beloved community

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.

This Week's Sunday Service

June 6th at 10:30am

Care of the Soul

 

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.



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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and will only seek your financial support for our
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