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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We suggest logging in a bit early to avoid workload for the person who needs to admit attendees. Once the meeting is underway you may have to wait a bit until that person has a free moment. To connect you can click on the link use the connection information below.

Zoom Meeting Details:
Time: May 31, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Please click on this link to join the online service:
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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.

May 24: “Living in that Better World Today” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek[UU Minister from Pocatello]

Borrowing from the practices of positivity and “law of attraction”, our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek reflects on methods for bringing joy into our lives.

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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Meeting Time: May 24, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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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?

This service will be presented over the internet using the Zoom platform. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you may read some general instructions by clicking here.

Zoom meeting link:

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Meeting ID: 847 2080 4507
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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.

May 10: “From Where Does Empathy Come?”

Presenter: Don Morishita

Earlier this year, our Idaho state legislature passed two anti-transgender laws, both of which are or will be challenged in court this year. For the past two months, our state has been on a stay at home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of this crisis, Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalists teamed up with Idaho Home Health and Hospice to provide sack lunches to children and senior citizens who were unable to get lunches the first week the stay at home order was in place. Many volunteers answered to the call for donations and help.

These two events have something in common. Those who helped provide sack lunches expressed their empathy for those in need. Those who were against the two legislative bills expressed their empathy in support of the LGBTQ community.

Where does empathy come from? The first principle of Unitarian Universalism teaches us to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Sunday Service begins at 10:30 on Zoom. If you are unsure how to use Zoom, you may refer to general instructions: Click Here for help with Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 896 2432 4750
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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.

May 3: “Honoring Our Earth” (Online Service)

Presenter: Mary Beth Bolin, BUUF Intern Minister

As we continue online to celebrate in the weeks following Earth Day, BUUF intern  minister Mary Beth Bolin will share three invitations for honoring and healing our earth:

First – Let nothing be an object.

Second – Do not be afraid, the Earth’s healing energy can never die.

…and Third – Let go of control over your gifts, and learn to trust the wild winds of change.

Come join us as we recommit ourselves to becoming healers of our planet!

Members, please stay online after the service for our annual congregational meeting, where we will conduct all the important business of the year.

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Topic: Sunday Service
Time: May 3, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 865 4035 1235
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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.

April 5: “To Be Idle and Blessed” (ONLINE 10:30 AM MST)

Presenter: Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin

In Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,” she says, “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. / I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down / into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, / how to be idle and blessed … ”

This week we will wonder together “how to be idle and blessed,” exploring spiritual practice and the grace that comes from giving up, even momentarily, our identity as doers and producers of things, in order to simply experience being alive.

Our online service this Sunday, April 5th, at 10:30 AM Mountain Time, intern minister Mary Beth Bolin will lead worship for Magic Valley UU Fellowship on Zoom at the following link:

Sunday 10:30 Service

Meeting ID: 290 036 4246 (Call (253) 215 8782 to join by phone)

If joining by phone or without the link above, you will need a password to connect, due to recent security measures implemented at Zoom. Please be sure to make contact with someone in the fellowship to learn the password.

Worship will be followed by a virtual coffee hour mixer, with casual conversation in small groups. Please join us!

March 29th: “Wisdom of Our Elders” (Online Service 10:00 AM)

Presented By: BUUF Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin

Due to the coronavirus our Fellowship will once again have an online service Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin will facilitate an online worship for both Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship and Magic Valley Unitarian-Unitarian Fellowship at 10:00 AM on Zoom.

The service, “Wisdom of our Elders”, will include reflections from a few of the elders at Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship on how we experience aging and how we go about searching for understanding throughout our lives, eventually growing into wisdom.

This service will help all of us, whatever our age, dig into what it means to be living a life of near constant transition, bringing both new challenges and the invitation to greater wisdom.

Afterwards, there will be a virtual coffee hour in a second Zoom meeting.

Directions to Log in for Worship Sunday at 10:00 AM

Or, log into zoom and type in this meeting ID:
982-807-5151

  • To call in on your phone, Dial this number:
    (253) 215-8782
    And type in the above meeting ID.

Directions to a  “Virtual Coffee Hour” just for MVUUF folks afterwards:

(This is a separate Zoom Meeting)

To gather and say hello to each other after worship on Sunday you may join in to visit informally with others from MVUUF afterwards. In order to access it, you will need to sign out of the Boise worship meeting, and sign into our own coffee hour using the instructions here.

Our own MVUUF zoom meeting room is:
https://zoom.us/j/2900364246

Meeting ID: 290 036 4246

As always, you can call
(253) 215-8782
on your phone and type the same meeting ID. This phone number will be the same for joining any zoom meeting, no matter the host. It is just the meeting ID that changes.

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.