February 7: “Those People”

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

In these politically polarized times, we know that we must hold politicians accountable for their breaches of trust before unity can be possible. But what about when “those people” are OUR people – people we love? How can we keep our relationships while navigating profound political differences?

Visitors to our online service are always welcome. Please join us this Sunday!

Zoom Meeting Details:
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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.
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.

January 31: “Small Group Discussion” (Online Service)

Sunday, January 31st, the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will explore a new concept to create an opportunity to involve our attendees to share their thoughts as part of their spiritual journey.

Our service is from the “Soul Matters” program of the Unitarian-Universalist Association.

We will will begin with our regular online service then we will break into small groups where we will discuss the theme of “Imagination”. We will focus on these three questions:

  • Has imagination ever led you astray?
  • What is the opposite of imagination?
  • Is there more to see in your “enemy” than what you’ve been imagining?

Participants may ponder these questions now or are welcome to attend the service without any pre-planning. During the service we will meditate on these questions then each person can select one to speak about. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” Which question captures the call of your “inner voice”? Which one contains “your work”? What is this question trying to get you to notice or acknowledge?

Host Karen Fothergill and co-hosts Don Morishita, Digger Stout, Terry Ford and Ike Eickley will be facilitating the small group discussions.

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

Zoom Meeting Details:
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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.
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.

January 24: “A Return to Hope, for some, A Beginning of Hope, for all?” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

With the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, are you filled with hope? Relief?

If so, you are not alone. Yet a change in party at the helm, history tells us, may not bring much hope to many. Join us online this Sunday at 10:30 MST as our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek shares her message of hope for us all.


Zoom Meeting Details:

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Meeting ID: 839 3191 0156
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.

January 17th: “A House Divided and what can we do about it” (Online Service)

The cultural divide in America which culminated in the siege of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6 will be discussed in a presentation by Thomas Schwartz. He will discuss factors fueling that divide, suggesting that an “us versus them” political climate is morally destructive, and provide modest suggestions for what we can do to achieve our Founding Fathers’ goal of “E Pluribus Unum.”

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST

Zoom Meeting Details:
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Meeting ID: 839 3191 0156
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.

January 10: “Searching for Walden’s Instagram”

Presenter: Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal, M.Div (Guest Speaker)

Henry David Thoreau is a much celebrated figure in Unitarian Universalist history. His rugged determination that led him to renounce the world and move to a small cabin where he would write Walden has served as an inspiration to generations of future Unitarian Universalists, although he may not seem to have much in common with the endless stream of social media influencers that we see today.

Join Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal for a discussion of how the two are more alike than they appear to be different.


Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal (PAR-juh-ter VEE-ya-ray-ALL), our online speaker for Sunday, is a recent Master of Divinity graduate from Brite Divinity School with a concentration in Sexual and Gender Justice and a Candidate for Ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Matthew also served as a chaplain at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Matthew and his husband, Gabriel, are currently living in Comfort, TX.

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST

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.


Zoom Meeting Details:
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January 3: “Hands on the Wheel” (Online Service)


Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins
(Minister: First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

Throughout 2020, we’ve felt as though someone else was driving the vehicle, and we were just along for the ride, barreling down the highway at top speed headed nowhere good.
We’ll all be glad to see that ride come to an end. But we can’t live on the defensive forever – at some point, we need to know what we are fighting FOR.

This year, how can we stop resisting, and start living inside our own imaginations? Join us at 10:30 Mountain Time this Sunday

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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.

December 27: “I Can’t Listen When My Fists are Clenched” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
(Minister, Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Whether or not anyone actually cheers when 2020 ends, we likely won’t shed many tears at its passing. Yet so many tears have we shed for the pain and suffering these many months have carried. Time to breathe, time to pause and give some witness to all the heartache. What has helped us so far, and what is better for letting go? Join us this Sunday when our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, brings us her reflection.

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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.

December 20: “Idahome” (Online Service)

Presenter: Jonathan Thompson
(Member: Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship member, Jonathan Thompson, will discuss his history of decision-making, including the struggles he has had with it and how he managed to reassert control over his life which ultimately led him to where he is today.


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

Zoom Meeting Details:
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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.

December 16: Social Gathering Evening (Online)

You’re Invited!

The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is inviting you to a UU Virtual Social Gathering on Wednesday December 16, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm. The purpose of this gathering is to give us an opportunity to gather as a group in a social setting.

In order to facilitate interaction, we will have breakouts into small groups for short periods and then rotate into other groups so you will get a chance to visit with most everyone who attends and get to see how folks are doing. We may even have a couple of games that we will play.

Please feel free to make your favorite snacks and beverages of choice to enjoy during the evening. Below is the Zoom link and password if you are asked to provide one.

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December 13: “Come and Find the Quiet Center” (Online Service)


Presenter: Liza Long (Member: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)


On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Liza Long, our guest speaker from the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, was double booked. She was scheduled to accompany the marvelous Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship choir and also play the organ at her children’s Latter-Day Saint church service at the exact same time. Liza prayed for a miracle–and her prayer was granted. Everything was canceled, not just that Sunday, but for many Sundays afterwards.

In the midst of a global pandemic, social change, and life uncertainty, how can we use an unexpected gift of time to find our quiet center?

Liza Long is a college English professor, a writer, a mental health advocate, and a mother of four children, one of whom lives with bipolar disorder.

Zoom Meeting Details:

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Meeting ID: 839 3191 0156
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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.