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Our mission 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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April 11: “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”


Presenter: Mary Beth Basinger

This month as we reflect on what it means to be a People of “Becoming,” Mary Beth Basinger will share her thoughts on becoming younger. Inspired by the Bob Dylan song “My Back Pages,” she will reflect on how we can shed concepts like good, bad, smart, right, or successful, and return to a place where it is enough to just be.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:
Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09
Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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. 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.

April 4: “Easter” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

In any of a million moments in our lives, we approach a tomb with a heavy stone rolled in front, filled with grief for the everyday losses of life. Ancient stories, even stories we thought we no longer needed, continue to have resonance for us today. What do the stories of Passover and Easter have to say to us, now, today?

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09

Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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 28: “To Be Known as I Am”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Unitarian Universalism has long been recognized as a highly individualist faith. Members and friends value their freedoms to think, reason, and choose their respective paths.

The road we are on now calls us to dig deep into our values, challenging and testing the cost and benefits of what we hold so dear. Who bears the cost or enjoys the benefit? Join us this Sunday as our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek brings her reflection on this challenging topic.

Zoom Meeting Details:
Visitors to our online service are always welcome. Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09
Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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

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.

New Member Orientation

An orientation for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship or even learning more about our Fellowship and Unitarian-Universalism will be held Tuesday March 30th from 7 to 9 pm via Zoom. If you are interested, please let Don Morishita (dnbmorishita@outlook.com or 208.308.5180) know by Saturday March 27th. Please feel free to contact him if you have an questions about becoming a member as well.

Becoming a member of MVUUF gives you voting privileges in our congregational meetings and is a commitment to Unitarian-Universalist beliefs. The orientation will include a brief history of Unitarian-Universalism and our Magic Valley fellowship, as well as an overview of the expectations of being a signed UU member.

Thanks,
Don

March 21: “Commitment” (Online) Small Group Discussion

Commitment has several meanings, but most commonly it means the act of binding yourself – intellectual or emotionally – to a course of action. We frequently use the word in a context which indicates we share a commitment with others. In such usage, it conveys a concept that the course of action to which we are committed is one of value and benefit to a larger group, and not just to ourselves. A shared commitment provides energy and synergistic support that moves us along toward accomplishment of a desired result or state of being. Ultimately this is what commitment means: moving from awareness to action, and from hope to impact.

Keeping the promises we make to ourselves gives us the strength and self-confidence needed to follow through on the promises we make to those around us, and faithfully following through on our relationship commitments lets us fully realize ourselves as the interdependent creatures we are. In this service, member Terry Ford will initiate small group discussions in which our members will share and discuss their commitment experiences.

To prepare for your participation in those discussions, here are some questions for your consideration. The questions are listed in loose order of preference by the Worship Committee (at least, the first eight are), but all of them are worthy of discussion. Select one (or several, if you wish… or come up with one of your own!) and come prepared to discuss with your fellow members on Sunday. See you then!

  1. What commitment have you made that has shaped you the most? What commitment most deeply defines you?
  2. Do responsibilities and commitments drain you or motivate you? Do they give your life direction or leave you feeling tied down and hemmed in?
  3. How has your relationship with commitment changed over time? For instance, are you better or worse at following through on commitments as you’ve grown older? Or have you grown more selective about the commitments you make? Maybe you now easily break commitments if they don’t feed you? Maybe you are now more committed to beauty than work? Or small things rather than “big things”?
  4. Has anyone ever asked you to hold them accountable to their commitments? How has that changed and challenged you?
  5. If someone secretly monitored your life for a month, what would they conclude is your most sacred vow?
  6. What promises have you made to your spiritual life?
  7. Some of us preempt heartbreak by leaving relationships before others have a chance to break their promises and our hearts. Did this self-protection strategy really work out for you?
  8. What did your family teach you about “responsibilities we have to the world”?
  9. Do you have a secret commitment? A promise to yourself that no one (or very few) know about?
  10. When we commit to one path, we leave some other path behind. Is there a “path not chosen” that still haunts you?
  11. What are the covenants/commitments you were born into?
  12. Have you kept your promises to yourself?
  13. It’s been said that our very humanity lies in the way we carry out our promises. How have you made yourself more human through a promise?
  14. Are you keeping a commitment that is limiting your growth? Keeping you in a cage?
  15. Has society ever broken its promise to you?
  16. Do you over-promise? When you offer others your commitment, do they take it with a grain of salt?

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:
Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09

Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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 14: “Leaving the Light On: Commitment in the Light of Change” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rachael Murphy (Member Boise UU Fellowship)

We enter into relationships – in our personal lives, our congregation, and our wider world – committed to principles of spiritual growth, trust, freedom of thought, and honoring every voice. To carry out these principles, we also commit to rules, which give us certainty about who, what, when, where, and how those relationships will play out. In this service, we will explore what can happen when our commitment to those rules obscures our commitment to the underlying principles and how we can shine a light on new systems that serve all of those whom they affect.

Rachel Murphy is currently serving on the Board of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as Past President. Rachel is a creative writer, attorney, and mom to a feisty tween.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09

Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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 7: “What are the ingredients that make up a community?” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

What are the ingredients that make up a community?

The answers might surprise you. Building a community, and keeping it going, are often harder than expected, but with the right commitments, we can create something even grander than we imagined.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09
Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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.

February 28: “A Humanist Perspective on Love” (Online Service)

Our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, brings us her message of love this Sunday. How does love serve humanity in building the world we dream of? Evidence throughout history tells us, “we got this”. Spiritual humanism at the core of our Unitarian-Universalist faith both empowers and challenges us to be the love needed in our lives.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST. Visitors to our online service are always welcome.
Zoom Meeting Details:

Please Click Here or use the link below to join the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09

Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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.

February 21: “Show & Tell: What Brought You Here”

German Protestant theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was known for his opposition to Nazism, said “the person who loves ‘their dream’ of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.”

A challenge many have faced in transitioning to the digital community, is the adherence to this dream of their community. A community that needs that physical presence of in person gatherings, and they might be lost in that dream, forgetting that the people that make up the community are still there, and interested in connection.

For this week’s service, please bring:

  1. An item for a little show and tell. Ideally, this will be an item that uniquely represents how you – a member or guest of our beloved community – and your travels brought you here, at this virtual gathering of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
  2. A Hat

As a means of audience participation, worship associate Digger would like you to have near during the gathering of your choice.

Visitors to our online service are always welcome.
Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST

Zoom Meeting Details:
Please Click Here or use the link below to join our service this Sunday, at 10:30 AM MST
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09
Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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.

February 14: “The World’s On Fire (and We Still Fall in Love)” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Erin Walter, UU Guest Minister: Wildflower Church-Austin, Texas

After almost a year of pandemic life, some days may feel almost normal, while others still bring us to our knees. Drawing upon the poetry of Rainer, Maria Rilke and her own spiritual practice of music-making, Unitarian Universalist Rev. Erin Walter of Wildflower Church (Austin, Texas) will reflect on how we may endure ongoing isolation and struggle while also embracing moments of love and joy along the way.

Visitors to our online service are always welcome. Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST

Zoom Meeting Details:
Please Click Here or use the link below to join our service this Sunday, at 10:30 AM MST
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329247287?pwd=TzY3ODl3NmI3bmNkKzJoMzFpcCtydz09

Meeting ID: 833 2924 7287
Passcode: Chalice

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.