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

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Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins, First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

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

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 26: “Centering and Decentralizing: A Response to the Call for Change” (Online)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Pastor-Jenny_c_cropAs people of faith, we are challenged to listen deeply and to follow folx [folx: A variation on the word folks, folx is meant to be a gender-neutral way to refer to members of or signal identity in the LGBTQ community] historically marginalized in a white, male and heterosexual gender binary dominated culture.

Recognizing how even as a progressive faith Unitarian Universalism has perpetuated dominant cultural practices—and committing to dismantling all that—is our 21st century challenge. Join us this Sunday as we welcome our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek.

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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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June 28: “Fear to Hope” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
Sunday, June 28th beginning at 10:30 AM

Pastor-Jenny_cOur visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, explores with us the impact of fear on decision-making and our well-being. How might we immunize our spirit with hope, and draw on that good energy for the future?”

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June 14: “Pride- what it means to us” (Online Service)

June is Pride Month which is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and their achievements. Events are held across the country but due to the coronavirus the celebrations will be different this year.

Unitarian-Universalists and the Magic Valley UU Fellowship have been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and of the events celebrating Pride Month. Please join us as we recognize and celebrate Pride Month with reflections of the history, what it is and what Pride means to members of our Fellowship.

Speakers:  Brandon Connolly, Mikayla Connolly, Sylvia Wingfield, Jen Okelberry, Ike Eickley, Don Morishita

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