October 18: “Trust Yourself” (Online Service)

Presenter: Heide Cottam [Member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden]

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

C.G. Jung

Our work in this world depends on us trusting ourselves. But do we believe in ourselves or do we actually trust ourselves? Join guest speaker Heide Cottam in a service exploring the nuances between belief and trust and how deep listening serves both

Heide Cottam

Heide Cottam is a long-time Unitarian Universalist and member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden. She currently serves as Communications & Leadership Facilitator and Chair of their Worship Team. Heide is dedicated to this shared faith and has been excited to see the possibilities of growing relationships between congregations during this time of unrest and physical distance. Heide is also passionate about her long list of labels: mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, Unitarian Universalist, activist, poet, seeker, Executive Assistant, and witness.

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October 11:”How can we create “Stillness of Heart” in a time of turbulence and cruelty?” (Online Service)

Presenter: Debra Smith (Member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
Worship Associate: Digger Zout

Is it even appropriate to long for a still heart when the world cries for action? Debra Smith will share her journey into the heart of social justice work–a journey into a deeper understanding of collective liberation that brought her face to face with her own fears and defenses. Aided by her Unitarian Universalist faith, Debra is beginning to grow into a fuller sense of stillness that accommodates the disquiet we are experiencing both in the world and in ourselves.

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October 4: “The 8th Principle Project” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

Unitarian Universalism is a faith in which, it is said, “revelation is not sealed”. Our faith tradition evolves as we learn more about the world and our sense of justice expands. Now, our faith has an opportunity to grow once more, as some Unitarian Universalists propose adding an 8th principle to the seven we have now.

What’s the process for adopting an 8th principle, and what will Unitarian Universalism look like if we do?

The proposed 8th principle: “We covenant to affirm and promote – Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

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August 16: “How to Dismantle an Empire and What Happens When We Become the Romans” (Online Service)

Presenter: Wyatt Schroeder (Member Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship)
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We live in a time of empire. Our Unitarian faith is based on the Judeo-Christian tradition, a narrative that is rooted deeply in the struggle against empire. Jesus was a protester, a counter-cultural force that spoke to the disinherited. His apostle, Paul, took up the charge and planted the seeds of a movement to rebel against an empire. And then that faith – then called Christianity – became the empire.

So too happened on our shores, a fledgling revolution created a country that would herald the American Empire. In our daily routine, how do we embrace the empire with its convenience, its charity, and our patient consent? Have we lost The Way? What’s our responsibility to overcome our own convenience for the sake of empowering others? For shirking off charity in the name of transformational change? How can we turn an age of empire into a time of rebellion?

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August 2: “Sacrifice and Submission” (Online Service)

Worship Associate: Digger Zout
Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins, First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

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MonicaDobbinsOther countries have already beaten the Coronavirus and moved on with their national lives. That the United States continues to experience devastating losses says something about us as a nation. It’s especially surprising in a country dominated by a strain of a world religion with sacrifice at the core of its theology.

How do we live in such a time and place, and how do we cultivate the values we seem to be missing?

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July 19,2020: “Confidence has no color” (Online)

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Presenter: Winnie Christensen
President of Culture for Change Foundation

Worship Associate: Don Morishita

Winnie“Growing up we are told and we see what beauty is supposed to look like in Africa”, says Winnie Christensen, President of Culture for Change Foundation. That is an image Winnie can relate to. When she came to the United States, the standard of beauty was different from what she had grown up with. “It is so important to remember that all women are great creations, and all are beautiful with different personalities”, Winnie adds.

So many refugee and immigrant women and youth come to America and are told what they should look like, what they should wear, and how they should style their hair. They are asked to give up the essence of who they are, and to merge into a society that doesn’t always accept them. The youth in the refugee community also face an identity crisis and strive to place themselves in spaces that enable them to train for success.

It is Winnie’s mission to help these women and youth in the refugee community to appreciate themselves, integrate with the community at large, not to undermine their ideas and process, and still see their true beauty. It is critical to understand that beauty is not only from within, but to also change the dichotomy of beauty standards.
Christensen feels that in order to polish up who they are, they have to have confidence in themselves — because confidence has no color!

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July 12: “Rapid Response and Organizing for Agricultural Workers during COVID-19” (Online Service)

Presenter: Samantha Guerrero

Please join us this Sunday to hear Samantha Guerrero.

SamGuerreroSamantha is the agricultural and food community organizer for the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC). Samantha will discuss how agricultural workers are able to be organized during COVID-19.

Samantha Guerrero is a first-generation Idahoan and a daughter of Mexican immigrants. She graduated in 2017 from the College of Idaho with her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Sociology and Political Economy. Before joining IORC, Samantha worked as an immigration law paralegal and personal injury legal assistant. As an activist for human rights and as a community organizer for IORC she hopes to connect with Idahoans who want preserve democracy, help improve the lives of our citizens and work towards a more sustainable Idaho. Samantha lives in her hometown of Caldwell with her son Joshua. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.

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July 5: “Light Breaking Through: Joy in Times of Grief” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

MonicaDobbinsJoy and grief don’t alternate in life – they often overlap or even crash into each other.

In turbulent times of life, whether in our private lives or on the world stage, why are we drawn toward beauty, and what purpose does it serve?

 

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May 31: “The Big Pivot” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins
[UU Minister from First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City]

We are standing on a threshold between one world and the next: the pre-pandemic world is getting smaller and smaller in the rear-view mirror and the new world post-pandemic is still out of view around the bend. Now we must ask: what is the purpose of the church in this liminal time? What questions can we ask ourselves to help shape our mission as we travel this uncharted road?

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May 17, 2020: “Great Compassion Without Tiring Illumines Me Always” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Anne Spencer[Member Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple]

Over Buddhism’s 2500 year history its teachings and practices have traveled from India throughout Asia and now across the world. The Buddhist tradition has adapted and changed with each new culture and era it reaches. But even as Buddhism changes, adapts and modernizes, compassion remains central–even under the most challenging circumstances.

In her message, Rev. Anne Spencer will reflect on the role of compassion in Buddhism, sharing her experiences as a member of Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple (IOBT) in Ontario OR. The temple, which is part of the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism, was founded by Japanese immigrants and their families in the aftermath of their forced relocation to internment camps during WWII. Jodo Shinshu Buddhism teaches that the light of compassion illumines us always. Where have you found compassion in your life?

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