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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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August 2: “Sacrifice and Submission” (Online Service)

Worship Associate: Digger Zout
Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins, First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

Online Service (Beginning at 10:30 AM Mountain Time):

MonicaDobbinsOther countries have already beaten the Coronavirus and moved on with their national lives. That the United States continues to experience devastating losses says something about us as a nation. It’s especially surprising in a country dominated by a strain of a world religion with sacrifice at the core of its theology.

How do we live in such a time and place, and how do we cultivate the values we seem to be missing?

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

July 26: “Centering and Decentralizing: A Response to the Call for Change” (Online)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Pastor-Jenny_c_cropAs people of faith, we are challenged to listen deeply and to follow folx [folx: A variation on the word folks, folx is meant to be a gender-neutral way to refer to members of or signal identity in the LGBTQ community] historically marginalized in a white, male and heterosexual gender binary dominated culture.

Recognizing how even as a progressive faith Unitarian Universalism has perpetuated dominant cultural practices—and committing to dismantling all that—is our 21st century challenge. Join us this Sunday as we welcome our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek.

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

July 19,2020: “Confidence has no color” (Online)

10:30 AM Mountain Time (USA & Canada)

Presenter: Winnie Christensen
President of Culture for Change Foundation

Worship Associate: Don Morishita

Winnie“Growing up we are told and we see what beauty is supposed to look like in Africa”, says Winnie Christensen, President of Culture for Change Foundation. That is an image Winnie can relate to. When she came to the United States, the standard of beauty was different from what she had grown up with. “It is so important to remember that all women are great creations, and all are beautiful with different personalities”, Winnie adds.

So many refugee and immigrant women and youth come to America and are told what they should look like, what they should wear, and how they should style their hair. They are asked to give up the essence of who they are, and to merge into a society that doesn’t always accept them. The youth in the refugee community also face an identity crisis and strive to place themselves in spaces that enable them to train for success.

It is Winnie’s mission to help these women and youth in the refugee community to appreciate themselves, integrate with the community at large, not to undermine their ideas and process, and still see their true beauty. It is critical to understand that beauty is not only from within, but to also change the dichotomy of beauty standards.
Christensen feels that in order to polish up who they are, they have to have confidence in themselves — because confidence has no color!

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

July 12: “Rapid Response and Organizing for Agricultural Workers during COVID-19” (Online Service)

Presenter: Samantha Guerrero

Please join us this Sunday to hear Samantha Guerrero.

SamGuerreroSamantha is the agricultural and food community organizer for the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC). Samantha will discuss how agricultural workers are able to be organized during COVID-19.

Samantha Guerrero is a first-generation Idahoan and a daughter of Mexican immigrants. She graduated in 2017 from the College of Idaho with her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Sociology and Political Economy. Before joining IORC, Samantha worked as an immigration law paralegal and personal injury legal assistant. As an activist for human rights and as a community organizer for IORC she hopes to connect with Idahoans who want preserve democracy, help improve the lives of our citizens and work towards a more sustainable Idaho. Samantha lives in her hometown of Caldwell with her son Joshua. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.

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July 5: “Light Breaking Through: Joy in Times of Grief” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

MonicaDobbinsJoy and grief don’t alternate in life – they often overlap or even crash into each other.

In turbulent times of life, whether in our private lives or on the world stage, why are we drawn toward beauty, and what purpose does it serve?

 

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

June 28: “Fear to Hope” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
Sunday, June 28th beginning at 10:30 AM

Pastor-Jenny_cOur visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, explores with us the impact of fear on decision-making and our well-being. How might we immunize our spirit with hope, and draw on that good energy for the future?”

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

June 21: “Summer Solstice: A Time of Light When We Are Living in Darkness” (Online Service)

Presenter: Guy Hopkins

The Norse goddess of the Sun – Sunna or Sól is a light in the darkness. Worshiping and honoring her is the observance of a great, annual event at a time when we are faced with the full power of the sun. A video by Arith Härger will explain how Sunna brings light, growth, energy, warmth and joy. Arith brings into focus emotions that the sun gives to the earth: energy, vitamins, nutrients and health.

By disrespecting the earth, we are disrespecting life. Sunna brings us that energy. Our Unitarian Universalist member, Guy Hopkins, will tie the discussion by Arith into a brief summary at the end with thoughts and actions that we should be doing.
Solstice songs, children’s poem, and a Solstice Blot conducted by Bjórn “Bull” Hansen will also be presented.

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Sunday Service, Jun 21, 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

June 14: “Pride- what it means to us” (Online Service)

June is Pride Month which is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and their achievements. Events are held across the country but due to the coronavirus the celebrations will be different this year.

Unitarian-Universalists and the Magic Valley UU Fellowship have been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and of the events celebrating Pride Month. Please join us as we recognize and celebrate Pride Month with reflections of the history, what it is and what Pride means to members of our Fellowship.

Speakers:  Brandon Connolly, Mikayla Connolly, Sylvia Wingfield, Jen Okelberry, Ike Eickley, Don Morishita

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

June 7, 10:00 AM: “Compassion of Pride – All of Us Are Beautiful”

Our LGBT community has been hit hard this year. As UUs we answer the call of love to rise in solidarity with them for the dignity, worth, and beauty of all people!

Join us for this collaboration with our partners from the Boise UU Fellowship as we honor Pride month. The service will be led by BUUF with contributions from our fellowship.  Special guest musician Heather Mae.

Please Take Note: this Sunday service will start earlier than our normal start time, at 10:00 AM.

For Zoom links and more information, visit the BUUF web page here:

https://boiseuu.org/event/1000-a-m-sunday-service/

May 31: “The Big Pivot” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins
[UU Minister from First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City]

We are standing on a threshold between one world and the next: the pre-pandemic world is getting smaller and smaller in the rear-view mirror and the new world post-pandemic is still out of view around the bend. Now we must ask: what is the purpose of the church in this liminal time? What questions can we ask ourselves to help shape our mission as we travel this uncharted road?

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Time: May 31, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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