Service Sunday — 10:30 a.m. June 4, 2023

Giving back to our church community is just one thing we do keep our Fellowship healthy and vibrant. Don Morishita will lead a service to reflect on what is important to our Fellowship, and then time to clean the inside and outside of the church, and then time to celebrate with a potluck gathering.

There will be no regular Zoom service.

A Rift in Our Faith, or a Familiar Crossroad? — 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2023

From the earliest ‘anti-trinitarian’ opinions and universal salvation on to desegregation of Unitarian Universalist congregations and support of Freedom to Marry, where our ancestors raised reverent doubt, pushed the envelope and sometimes were martyred, so go our contemporaries today.

This Sunday, Rev. Jenny Peek, our visiting minister from Pocatello will join us in person. Rev. Jenny’s reflection is timely, offered ahead of General Assembly, where our delegates will vote on the proposed Article 2 revision.

Spiritual Growth Through Creativity — 10:30 May 21st, 2023

Being creative is just one way to expand your spirituality. As Martha Alderson, author of “Boundless Creativity” states, “Creativity offers you opportunities to step away from your everyday reality and develop your inner spiritual life.” Create something out of nothing but your imagination, and you gain a new sense of yourself. Creativity awakens in us the power of now and brings value and meaning to every aspect of our lives. Join Betsy Morishita and Pam Blankenheim for an interactive discussion and service on being creative.

Don Morishita is the Worship Associate

Flower Communion — May 14, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Flower Service Communion

The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Norbert Capek of Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow.

All are welcome to this ceremony, where everyone is asked to bring a flower to share if they are able. After a blessing of the flowers that have been placed in a shared vase, each person will take home a different flower than the one they brought to honor the diversity found in our faith community.

Presented by Don Morishita.

Jen Okelberry is the Worship Associate

Creative Courage — May 7, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Our intern minister, Timothy Ellis, will explore creative courage. We’ll reflect on the specific possibilities that arise in moments of uncertainty.

By cultivating a willingness to be in the unknown, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and possibilities. In withstanding the discomfort, we grow our ability to explore new paths forward. This will be Timothy’s last Sunday at MVUUF as our intern minister.

Perri Gardner is the Worship Associate