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.

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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. 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.

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 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.

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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.

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

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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 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

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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 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.


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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.

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Sunday, November 29: “Caste in America” (Online Service)

Join our guest speaker, Bill Hackett of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, as we explore the theme of caste in America. Issues of social-justice have been at heart of ongoing grievances and protests by people of color for centuries. As our UU fellowships in the middle of the western United States tend to be largely composed of white audience members, many of us lack the visceral connection, and understanding of the reality surrounding people of color. Bill will discuss his engagement with a local chapter of Black Lives Matter, and his attempts to move away from being just another clueless and privileged white guy…. Join us this Sunday at 10:30, (Mountain Time)

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November 15: “Healing” (Online Service)

Presenter: Patricia Heeb
(Member: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

It’s been a hard year for all of us with pandemic fears and grief, social upheaval, political destruction, hurricanes, fires, and floods. We are weary to the bone, in need of healing. In this service we turn to Leonard Cohen’s song “Come Healing” which offers a balm for our weary hearts and souls.

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November 8: “What Does Gratitude Look Like?”

Our guest speaker this Sunday is Rev. Anne Spencer, Minister’s Assistant, Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple.

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few weeks away. What does it mean to show gratitude? How do we sincerely say “Thank you” for all that we have received? The Japanese word for gratitude, “Arigatai,” literally means, “difficult/rare to become so.” This term reminds us that much of what we have received, including much that we have taken for granted, is indeed rare and special; this realization can inspire us to cultivate a sense of good fortune and humility for what we have received.

In her message, Rev. Spencer will share some history and insights into gratitude and thankfulness from Buddhist and Japanese perspectives and encourage everyone to try to get out of their gratitude “ruts” and find new things to be grateful for and new ways to recognize and express that gratitude.

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.

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