Sunday, May 27, 2018: “But How Do We Get There from Here?”

Presenter: Patricia Heeb

It’s hard to get lost these days with Google and the like ready at the touch of a button to tell us how to go. But how do we best navigate our inner and interpersonal journeys? Happily, it is our own psychology that offers guidance.

Patricia Heeb is a retired psychotherapist, active in many ways in the Boise UU Fellowship for the past 14 years, including a just-finished term as co-director of Quest, a 19-month spiritual development program.

Patricia looks forward to meeting you and sharing.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

Sunday, May 20: Being Yourself

Presented by: Robyn Romney

Not being yourself is exhausting and breaks you down from the inside out.

Citing “Words of Wisdom”, ideas and suggestions for resolutions from the book “Soulful Simplicity” by Courtney Carver refers to the process of letting go of the “shoulds” in our lives.

The process isn’t only about ridding ourselves of “physical stuff.” Courtney offers a practice of letting go in order to “Be Calm” and “Carry On.” From simplifying her lifestyle due to her MS diagnosis she learned to trust and know herself and dig down into her own spiritual questions.

By committing to do that which feeds our heart we willingly release FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). We are freed up to choose whatever means the most to us. We can give attention and energy to that which we truly enjoy.

May 13, 2018: Standing on the Side of Love

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Sunday, Karen Fothergill, will present a service titled “Standing on the Side of Love”.

As members of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. All people deserve respect and love for who they are.

Right now love and fear are rising up in our nation. We stand on the side of love. We harness love’s power to stop oppression, exclusion, and violence against people who are targeted because of their identity.

We believe elected leaders have a responsibility to unify and advance our communities, not engage in scapegoating or dividing neighbor against neighbor.

We are working to build a society where the color of our skin, the conditions of our birth, who we love, how we worship, and how we express our gender do not determine our worth, rights, and opportunities.

We are all created in God’s image. People of every faith honor God by honoring the diversity of God’s creation.

We believe that the essence of the individual is not based upon outward appearances. No one should be judged based on the size, shape, or functionality of his or her body. We celebrate the diversity of creation, including intersex bodies and transgender identities.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

Announcement: May 6: Potluck following Service

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Greetings MVUUF Friends,

There are three great reasons to attend the fellowship this Sunday, May 6th.

  1. Reverend Elizabeth Greene will be giving the worship service.
  2. We’ll enjoy a potluck after the service.
  3. We have our congregational meeting and will vote on important and exciting things for the coming year (including our partnership with Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship)!

We look forward to seeing you!

Warmly,

Your MVUUF Board

May 6, 2018: Reflecting on Matters of Worth, by Rev. Elizabeth Greene

The word “worship” has a lot of different meanings for different people. The most common one may be the one that involves worshiping—perhaps adoring—a certain thing, being or person. But the word is much larger than that, harking back to its original meaning of worthiness, acknowledgment of worth or highest value. How do we create and participate in communal worship, an experience that moves the hearts of all, leaving room for the Holy in all its forms?

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.