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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.

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Sunday, November 29: “Caste in America” (Online Service)

Join our guest speaker, Bill Hackett of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, as we explore the theme of caste in America. Issues of social-justice have been at heart of ongoing grievances and protests by people of color for centuries. As our UU fellowships in the middle of the western United States tend to be largely composed of white audience members, many of us lack the visceral connection, and understanding of the reality surrounding people of color. Bill will discuss his engagement with a local chapter of Black Lives Matter, and his attempts to move away from being just another clueless and privileged white guy…. Join us this Sunday at 10:30, (Mountain Time)

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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. As UUs, 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.

November 22: “Exiled for Speaking Truth to Power” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Over the millennia, we humans have held beliefs so dear that we end lifelong ties of family and friends over dissenting opinions. Yet also we have striven for truce, peace, reconciliation, tolerance and even acceptance of differences. This Sunday, our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek of the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will share her reflection on this topic,

Zoom Meeting Details:
Time of Service: Nov 8, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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. As UUs, 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.

November 15: “Healing” (Online Service)

Presenter: Patricia Heeb
(Member: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

It’s been a hard year for all of us with pandemic fears and grief, social upheaval, political destruction, hurricanes, fires, and floods. We are weary to the bone, in need of healing. In this service we turn to Leonard Cohen’s song “Come Healing” which offers a balm for our weary hearts and souls.

Please join us online at 10:30 AM Mountain Time.

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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. As UUs, 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.

November 8: “What Does Gratitude Look Like?”

Our guest speaker this Sunday is Rev. Anne Spencer, Minister’s Assistant, Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple.

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few weeks away. What does it mean to show gratitude? How do we sincerely say “Thank you” for all that we have received? The Japanese word for gratitude, “Arigatai,” literally means, “difficult/rare to become so.” This term reminds us that much of what we have received, including much that we have taken for granted, is indeed rare and special; this realization can inspire us to cultivate a sense of good fortune and humility for what we have received.

In her message, Rev. Spencer will share some history and insights into gratitude and thankfulness from Buddhist and Japanese perspectives and encourage everyone to try to get out of their gratitude “ruts” and find new things to be grateful for and new ways to recognize and express that gratitude.

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 UUs, 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. Please join us this Sunday!

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Time: Nov 8, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, Nov. 4: Special Post-Election Vespers Service & Joint UU Gathering

The Magic Valley UU Fellowship has been invited to join First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake and the South Valley UU Society for a post-election drop-in gathering and vespers service via Zoom on Wednesday evening, November 4, from 6 to 9 pm. All of our UU friends across Utah and southern Idaho are invited to attend. We will have a drop-in style open house discussion moderated by the ministers – come whenever you like, stay as long as you like, be comforted by the presence of other UUs as we process what is sure to be an uncertain result of the election and an uncertain future for our country.

The meeting runs from between 6 to 9 pm (Mountain Time). During that time there will be a 30 minute worship service starting at 7:30pm MT

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November 1st: “Turning the Tide: What Matters in This Moment” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins (Guest Speaker: First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City)

Rev. Monica Dobbins,
First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake City

We’ve worked so hard to get to this moment: Election Day, 2020. It doesn’t feel real: millions of votes have already been cast, and many won’t even be counted until after November 3. Yet even though we’re moving in slow motion, we know that everything is about to change. What is worth saving in this democracy? And how do we go forward, no matter what the results turn out to be?

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 UUs, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We seek to let justice, equality and compassion prevail in human relations and promote acceptance of one another.
Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

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Time: Nov 1, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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October 25: “Change Is [a little bit] Easier When We Have To” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
(UU Minister Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
Online Service

Change is hard, they say, with good reason. Rev. Jenny Peek, our visiting minister from Pocatello, brings us her reflection on adaptation during the pandemic. What will we carry forward? Could this be a new era of revitalized Unitarian Universalism? Join us Sunday for worship.

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Time: Oct 25, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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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.
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October 18: “Trust Yourself” (Online Service)

Presenter: Heide Cottam [Member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden]

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

C.G. Jung

Our work in this world depends on us trusting ourselves. But do we believe in ourselves or do we actually trust ourselves? Join guest speaker Heide Cottam in a service exploring the nuances between belief and trust and how deep listening serves both

Heide Cottam

Heide Cottam is a long-time Unitarian Universalist and member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden. She currently serves as Communications & Leadership Facilitator and Chair of their Worship Team. Heide is dedicated to this shared faith and has been excited to see the possibilities of growing relationships between congregations during this time of unrest and physical distance. Heide is also passionate about her long list of labels: mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, Unitarian Universalist, activist, poet, seeker, Executive Assistant, and witness.

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Time: Oct 18, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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. Our congregations are places where people from different religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

October 11:”How can we create “Stillness of Heart” in a time of turbulence and cruelty?” (Online Service)

Presenter: Debra Smith (Member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
Worship Associate: Digger Zout

Is it even appropriate to long for a still heart when the world cries for action? Debra Smith will share her journey into the heart of social justice work–a journey into a deeper understanding of collective liberation that brought her face to face with her own fears and defenses. Aided by her Unitarian Universalist faith, Debra is beginning to grow into a fuller sense of stillness that accommodates the disquiet we are experiencing both in the world and in ourselves.

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Time: Sep 13, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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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. Our congregations are places where people from different religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

October 4: “The 8th Principle Project” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

Unitarian Universalism is a faith in which, it is said, “revelation is not sealed”. Our faith tradition evolves as we learn more about the world and our sense of justice expands. Now, our faith has an opportunity to grow once more, as some Unitarian Universalists propose adding an 8th principle to the seven we have now.

What’s the process for adopting an 8th principle, and what will Unitarian Universalism look like if we do?

The proposed 8th principle: “We covenant to affirm and promote – Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

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Time: Oct 4, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Oct 4, 2020 10:30 AM

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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. Our congregations are places where people from different religious paths or none at all are always welcome.