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Logo resampled to 512 x 512Our mission at the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, is to help each person live, laugh, love and seek the truth; to be a place of celebration, comfort, love, and learning for all ages; to serve our community in the spirit of justice and democracy; and to respect all religious paths.

During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, for an indefinite period, the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will not have an in-person services. In the meantime we will be meeting online or by telephone using Zoom. To listen in and connect with the fellowship, please follow instructions Here.

Annual Pledge Drive

Each year, MVUUF runs an annual pledge drive to cover the cost of normal operation throughout the year. For example, your pledges help us cover guest speaker payments, professional minister/intern wages; our building mortgage, utilities, upkeep and insurance; funding for social justice efforts – like our annual booth at the Magic Valley Pride Festival; childcare for our ever-growing kids program; the cost of supplies (for worship, etc.); and more. Please be thinking how MVUUF impacts your life, aligns with your values, and supports causes you believe in, and consider making a pledge to MVUUF (for fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) to promote shared values in the Magic Valley. Please download and print the pledge form here and send it to our Treasurer (address is on form).

Pledgeform 2020

We’re also working to set up online giving and will let you know when we achieve that!

March 29th: “Wisdom of Our Elders” (Online Service 10:00 AM)

Presented By: BUUF Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin

Due to the coronavirus our Fellowship will once again have an online service Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin will facilitate an online worship for both Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship and Magic Valley Unitarian-Unitarian Fellowship at 10:00 AM on Zoom.

The service, “Wisdom of our Elders”, will include reflections from a few of the elders at Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship on how we experience aging and how we go about searching for understanding throughout our lives, eventually growing into wisdom.

This service will help all of us, whatever our age, dig into what it means to be living a life of near constant transition, bringing both new challenges and the invitation to greater wisdom.

Afterwards, there will be a virtual coffee hour in a second Zoom meeting.

Directions to Log in for Worship Sunday at 10:00 AM

Or, log into zoom and type in this meeting ID:
982-807-5151

  • To call in on your phone, Dial this number:
    (253) 215-8782
    And type in the above meeting ID.

Directions to a  “Virtual Coffee Hour” just for MVUUF folks afterwards:

(This is a separate Zoom Meeting)

To gather and say hello to each other after worship on Sunday you may join in to visit informally with others from MVUUF afterwards. In order to access it, you will need to sign out of the Boise worship meeting, and sign into our own coffee hour using the instructions here.

Our own MVUUF zoom meeting room is:
https://zoom.us/j/2900364246

Meeting ID: 290 036 4246

As always, you can call
(253) 215-8782
on your phone and type the same meeting ID. This phone number will be the same for joining any zoom meeting, no matter the host. It is just the meeting ID that changes.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

March 22nd: (ONLINE SERVICE) “Lessons From Cars”

10:30 AM – ONLINE ONLY
Presenter: Rev Jenny Peek

Note: Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will not have an in-person service this Sunday in Twin Falls. Instead the service will be presented using the online platform Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before please read our instructions for meeting online at this link.

Many of us may relate with Rev. Jenny’s sermon, “Lessons From Cars”, as she will share some of her favorite stories of the cars she has driven. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes tender and bittersweet, 40+ years of driving has provided ample opportunity for learning to be more consciously human.

Join Zoom Meeting on the internet:

https://zoom.us/j/358141784

Meeting ID: 358 141 784

OR, by telephone (audio only):

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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Meeting ID: 358 141 784
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Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

MVUUF Online Meeting Instructions (during coronavirus outbreak)

During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, for an indefinite period, the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will not have an in-person services. Until further notice, we will be using the ZOOM online platform. In order to help you get ready, we are posting some instructions here to help you continue to engage with MVUUF and with each other during this virus outbreak.

How does Zoom work?

Using Zoom is free and requires nothing more than a phone call, unless you would like to engage in the video portion of the meeting.

You can connect to our services using ZOOM by:

  • smart phone (using an internet wifi connection or a data plan)
  • a tablet,
  • a computer (Windows, Mac, Linux),
  • a telephone call (for audio only),

If you wish to listen using a simple telephone only, you will use the phone number provided to call in, then you will use the Meeting ID number to join the Zoom meeting.

TIPS:

  • For much of the service, you may be muted by the host so that you and everyone can hear what the main speaker says. This is normal.
  • There are times you may wish to join a “coffee hour” or other part of the meeting where you are able to speak to others.  If you have ambient (background) noise nearby, like fans, radio, equipment, or other equipment, it may be be picked up by your microphone and nobody will be allowed to hear you to address this please choose a quiet room to start your session.
  • If connecting by yourself in a noisy environment, use a headset with a built in mic.
  • It is recommended anyone wishing to participate get ready by installing zoom clients and apps on their devices ahead of time, to avoid missing parts of a meeting while you try to make everything work.

TO INSTALL the Zoom client ahead of time (recommended), please visit this link:

https://zoom.us/download

TO TEST YOUR CONNECTION ahead of time (recommended):

Once you have installed Zoom on your smart phone, tablet, or computer, you can visit the following link to make sure everything works as expected:

https://zoom.us/test

Take your time and make sure your audio and video are working. If you have further questions or wish to explore various other support issues regarding Zoom, use a search engine like Google or visit this link:

https://support.zoom.us

Once set up, follow the connection instructions in the service announcement. A phone number and meeting ID number will be provided for your connection. That’s all you need!

List of upcoming services

March 15: “Finding Spiritual Peace Amid The Storms of Life.”

Lejla Becirovic is National Award Winning Social Worker currently working at Idaho Hospice.  Author of Beyond Borders: A Story of War, Love, and Loss, Lejla will speak about “finding faith” during the hardest times in life. She will share her story of escaping war and homelessness and finding faith through her losses.

BeyondBorders

Lejla’s book is available on Amazon.com. (Don’t forget to support our fellowship by using smile.amazon.com whenever you shop)

MVUUF Charitable Organization Support Link:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0470936

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

March 8th: “Growing in Personal Wisdom”

Presenter: Jen Blair

As we move through life, it is important that we not become complacent with the knowledge we have acquired. The idea of being life-long learners is essential to our continued growth as individuals and also our growth as community.

In a world where access to information is readily available, are we becoming more wise? Are we approaching all of this information in ways that are beneficial to our own growth? What things can we learn about the accumulation of knowledge and how to turn that successfully into wisdom?

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

March 1st: “Wisdom of the Condor”

Presenter: Mary Beth Bolin (BUUF intern Minister)

In 2018 Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin and her son went on a pilgrimage to see a California Condor flying freely in the wild. The spirit of that condor subsequently shepherded her into a time of liberation and healing that continues to unfold, and is bringing her back to her own roots of wisdom.

Mary Beth will reflect upon the sources of wisdom and healing to which we each have access, and how we can connect with our own roots in order to bring healing to ourselves and the world, while honoring the infinite variety of our paths.

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.