MVUUF Online Meeting Instructions (during coronavirus outbreak)

During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, for an indefinite period, the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will not have an in-person services. Until further notice, we will be using the ZOOM online platform. In order to help you get ready, we are posting some instructions here to help you continue to engage with MVUUF and with each other during this virus outbreak.

How does Zoom work?

Using Zoom is free and requires nothing more than a phone call, unless you would like to engage in the video portion of the meeting.

You can connect to our services using ZOOM by:

  • smart phone (using an internet wifi connection or a data plan)
  • a tablet,
  • a computer (Windows, Mac, Linux),
  • a telephone call (for audio only),

If you wish to listen using a simple telephone only, you will use the phone number provided to call in, then you will use the Meeting ID number to join the Zoom meeting.

TIPS:

  • For much of the service, you may be muted by the host so that you and everyone can hear what the main speaker says. This is normal.
  • There are times you may wish to join a “coffee hour” or other part of the meeting where you are able to speak to others.  If you have ambient (background) noise nearby, like fans, radio, equipment, or other equipment, it may be be picked up by your microphone and nobody will be allowed to hear you to address this please choose a quiet room to start your session.
  • If connecting by yourself in a noisy environment, use a headset with a built in mic.
  • It is recommended anyone wishing to participate get ready by installing zoom clients and apps on their devices ahead of time, to avoid missing parts of a meeting while you try to make everything work.

TO INSTALL the Zoom client ahead of time (recommended), please visit this link:

https://zoom.us/download

TO TEST YOUR CONNECTION ahead of time (recommended):

Once you have installed Zoom on your smart phone, tablet, or computer, you can visit the following link to make sure everything works as expected:

https://zoom.us/test

Take your time and make sure your audio and video are working. If you have further questions or wish to explore various other support issues regarding Zoom, use a search engine like Google or visit this link:

https://support.zoom.us

Once set up, follow the connection instructions in the service announcement. A phone number and meeting ID number will be provided for your connection. That’s all you need!

List of upcoming services

January 23 @ 6 pm : Community Event : Refugees Share Their Stories

Refugees Share Their Stories

Since 1980 over 2,500 people have re-settled in the Magic Valley area through the CSI Refugee Program. This has been a successful program of providing a new start for many refugees who have become members of our community. Each of these people have interesting stories about their experiences of having to leave their countries and how they have grown to be members of our Magic Valley community.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave East, is hosting a Refugee Stories event on January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Representatives of the refugee community will share their journeys along with the courage it required, the sacrifices and adjustments they made to come to the United States for the safety of their families. It is an opportunity for the community to better understand the determination of refugees to be a part of the Magic Valley. This event is free and open to the public and is planned to be the first of several similar events. A reception will be held afterward.

Unitarian-Universalism is a faith tradition that welcomes and stands up for the full rights of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.

For more information, contact Don Morishita at (208) 308-5180

October 26: Silent aUUction and Potluck

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Dear Friends,

Our silent auction fundrasing event is this evening (Saturday, October 26th), from 5 to 8 pm at our Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls.

Soups, bread, salads, and beverages will be provided. You may bring a dish to accompany those if you wish.

We hope you join us in the fun! Several great items and services are being donated for you to bid on!

Warmly,

Your MVUUF Board

NEW: Join Soul Matters Group BUUF+MVUUF starting October 22, 7 p.m.

Hello MVUUF Members and Friends:

As a part of our new partnership with Boise UU Fellowship, intern Mary Beth Bolin is launching a Soul Matters Small Group on the 4th Tuesday of each month for both MVUUF and BUUF friends, where all participants will join online via the “Zoom” online meeting platform. “Zoom” is easy to download and run either on a computer or a phone. Get your device ready and sign up for a free account in advance here.

This is an exciting opportunity to connect more deeply with each other and with the monthly themes, all from the comfort of our own homes! Our first meeting will be Tuesday October 22 at 7 pm, discussing the theme of “Belonging.” If you would like to participate, please email Mary Beth at intern@boiseuu.org.

Thank you so much!

Blessings,
Mary Beth

February 16: MVUUF House-Warming Party!

Hi Everyone,

We have our House-warming party scheduled for this Saturday, February 16th at 6pm.

The duo,  Crazy Love,  Heather Platts and Bruce Michael Miller will be playing music.

As for food, this will be a potluck-style party, so feel free to bring appetizers, salads, main dishes, or desserts. You may also bring your favorite drinks, alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic.

If you are unable to bring something, just bring yourselves.

The 20 most immediate households near our new home have been invited as well! If you see unfamiliar faces, please introduce yourselves!

Location:
Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
160 9th Avenue East
Twin Falls ID

This is a time to celebrate our new home! The board is thankful to all of you for offering your time and treasure to help us through this transition. What a wonderful community we have. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you all!

Sincerely,
Your MVUUF Board

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