May 30 Flower Ceremony Service

Each year, Unitarian Universalist Churches across the country celebrate the coming of summer with a flower ceremony. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. Also sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, it is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. For this ceremony, everyone is asked to bring a flower if they can.

Each person places a flower in a large vase. The congregation blesses the flowers, and they’re redistributed. Each person takes home a different flower than the one they brought. If possible, please bring a flower or flowers that can be combined with all of the others in a large vase during the service.

The service will be in person starting at 10:30 am at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave. East, Twin Falls, Idaho

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.        

MVUUF is now meeting in person beginning May 23rd.

Idaho is now in Stage 4 of our pandemic recovery and as the country slowly recovers from the recent pandemic, we, the leadership team at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, are pleased to announce that we will soon be meeting in person regularly. This exciting news comes as we close out the 2020-2021 fiscal year and prepare for the 2021-2022 year where we hope to reestablish the sense of community we were so recently forced to give up.

Please join us at our regular meeting place, 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls. Our service begins at 10:30 AM.

May 23: “Patience: More of a Clue than a Virtue”

What if developing patience for difficult people and situations in our lives isn’t the virtue it’s cracked up to be? Patience has its place in building beloved community. Join us this Sunday for our worship service when visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, shares her reflection on patience as a clue, more than a virtue.

Reminder: We are now meeting in person. Please join our service at our normal meeting place: 160 9th Avenue East, in Twin Falls.

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 Unitarian-Universalists, 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

December 6: “Still, Still, Still” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins
(Minister: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden)

In some ways, we’ve been in a holding pattern since March – waiting for things to get back to normal.

What does it mean to wait well? In the season of Advent, we learn how waiting for its own sake enriches us spiritually and can help us during this time.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 Mountain Time.

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Wednesday, Nov. 4: Special Post-Election Vespers Service & Joint UU Gathering

The Magic Valley UU Fellowship has been invited to join First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake and the South Valley UU Society for a post-election drop-in gathering and vespers service via Zoom on Wednesday evening, November 4, from 6 to 9 pm. All of our UU friends across Utah and southern Idaho are invited to attend. We will have a drop-in style open house discussion moderated by the ministers – come whenever you like, stay as long as you like, be comforted by the presence of other UUs as we process what is sure to be an uncertain result of the election and an uncertain future for our country.

The meeting runs from between 6 to 9 pm (Mountain Time). During that time there will be a 30 minute worship service starting at 7:30pm MT

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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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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. Our congregations are places where people from different religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

August 23: Connections for the Body and Spirit

Online Service (Beginning at 10:30 AM Mountain Time)

Our ties with others including family, friends and spiritual communities are so important to our mental, physical and spiritual health. Our faith communities are key connections for so many of us, but the pandemic, economy and social unrest has made this an especially challenging time. For all of us it has been a growing experience- some good and some bad. Join us to hear how some members of the Magic Valley and Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowships have faced and learned to cope with these challenging times.

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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.

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)
Wyatt S.

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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Time: Aug 16, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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.

August 9: “I Sing the Body Electric” (Online Service)

Host: Karen Fothergill

What is it in life that makes us feel alive? Our service Sunday, “I Sing the Body Electric, is based on the poem by Walt Whitman and song by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford.
Members will share their own stories of when they feel most “Electric”. Karen Fothergill is our host.

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Time: Aug 9, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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