January 10: “Searching for Walden’s Instagram”

Presenter: Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal, M.Div (Guest Speaker)

Henry David Thoreau is a much celebrated figure in Unitarian Universalist history. His rugged determination that led him to renounce the world and move to a small cabin where he would write Walden has served as an inspiration to generations of future Unitarian Universalists, although he may not seem to have much in common with the endless stream of social media influencers that we see today.

Join Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal for a discussion of how the two are more alike than they appear to be different.


Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal (PAR-juh-ter VEE-ya-ray-ALL), our online speaker for Sunday, is a recent Master of Divinity graduate from Brite Divinity School with a concentration in Sexual and Gender Justice and a Candidate for Ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Matthew also served as a chaplain at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Matthew and his husband, Gabriel, are currently living in Comfort, TX.

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 MST

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.


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January 3: “Hands on the Wheel” (Online Service)


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

Throughout 2020, we’ve felt as though someone else was driving the vehicle, and we were just along for the ride, barreling down the highway at top speed headed nowhere good.
We’ll all be glad to see that ride come to an end. But we can’t live on the defensive forever – at some point, we need to know what we are fighting FOR.

This year, how can we stop resisting, and start living inside our own imaginations? Join us at 10:30 Mountain Time this Sunday

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December 20: “Idahome” (Online Service)

Presenter: Jonathan Thompson
(Member: Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship member, Jonathan Thompson, will discuss his history of decision-making, including the struggles he has had with it and how he managed to reassert control over his life which ultimately led him to where he is today.


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December 13: “Come and Find the Quiet Center” (Online Service)


Presenter: Liza Long (Member: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)


On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Liza Long, our guest speaker from the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, was double booked. She was scheduled to accompany the marvelous Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship choir and also play the organ at her children’s Latter-Day Saint church service at the exact same time. Liza prayed for a miracle–and her prayer was granted. Everything was canceled, not just that Sunday, but for many Sundays afterwards.

In the midst of a global pandemic, social change, and life uncertainty, how can we use an unexpected gift of time to find our quiet center?

Liza Long is a college English professor, a writer, a mental health advocate, and a mother of four children, one of whom lives with bipolar disorder.

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Sunday, November 29: “Caste in America” (Online Service)

Join our guest speaker, Bill Hackett of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, as we explore the theme of caste in America. Issues of social-justice have been at heart of ongoing grievances and protests by people of color for centuries. As our UU fellowships in the middle of the western United States tend to be largely composed of white audience members, many of us lack the visceral connection, and understanding of the reality surrounding people of color. Bill will discuss his engagement with a local chapter of Black Lives Matter, and his attempts to move away from being just another clueless and privileged white guy…. Join us this Sunday at 10:30, (Mountain Time)

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November 22: “Exiled for Speaking Truth to Power” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Over the millennia, we humans have held beliefs so dear that we end lifelong ties of family and friends over dissenting opinions. Yet also we have striven for truce, peace, reconciliation, tolerance and even acceptance of differences. This Sunday, our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek of the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will share her reflection on this topic,

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November 15: “Healing” (Online Service)

Presenter: Patricia Heeb
(Member: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

It’s been a hard year for all of us with pandemic fears and grief, social upheaval, political destruction, hurricanes, fires, and floods. We are weary to the bone, in need of healing. In this service we turn to Leonard Cohen’s song “Come Healing” which offers a balm for our weary hearts and souls.

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November 8: “What Does Gratitude Look Like?”

Our guest speaker this Sunday is Rev. Anne Spencer, Minister’s Assistant, Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple.

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few weeks away. What does it mean to show gratitude? How do we sincerely say “Thank you” for all that we have received? The Japanese word for gratitude, “Arigatai,” literally means, “difficult/rare to become so.” This term reminds us that much of what we have received, including much that we have taken for granted, is indeed rare and special; this realization can inspire us to cultivate a sense of good fortune and humility for what we have received.

In her message, Rev. Spencer will share some history and insights into gratitude and thankfulness from Buddhist and Japanese perspectives and encourage everyone to try to get out of their gratitude “ruts” and find new things to be grateful for and new ways to recognize and express that gratitude.

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 UUs, 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.

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November 1st: “Turning the Tide: What Matters in This Moment” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins (Guest Speaker: First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City)

Rev. Monica Dobbins,
First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake City

We’ve worked so hard to get to this moment: Election Day, 2020. It doesn’t feel real: millions of votes have already been cast, and many won’t even be counted until after November 3. Yet even though we’re moving in slow motion, we know that everything is about to change. What is worth saving in this democracy? And how do we go forward, no matter what the results turn out to be?

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 UUs, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We seek to let justice, equality and compassion prevail in human relations and promote acceptance of one another.
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October 25: “Change Is [a little bit] Easier When We Have To” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
(UU Minister Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
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Change is hard, they say, with good reason. Rev. Jenny Peek, our visiting minister from Pocatello, brings us her reflection on adaptation during the pandemic. What will we carry forward? Could this be a new era of revitalized Unitarian Universalism? Join us Sunday for worship.

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