September 13: “Water Communion”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Have your water ready!

Join us this Sunday for our Annual Water Communion, a ritual that celebrates our gathering together for a new church year. This year will be different, as we continue to navigate the challenges of feeling our deep connection while maintaining our safe and responsible physical distances.

The Unitarian Universalist Water Communion is a traditional Unitarian Universalist celebration of life, equality, diversity and freedom. Our celebration will be a virtual one this year. Everyone will have the opportunity to pour water of memories into a vessel at home as you tell us the story of the water you gathered over the summer.

After the service, the water poured into your at-home container will be taken outside to water a tree, a favorite plant or perhaps even an interesting looking weed.

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Time: Sep 13, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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September 6: “The Practice of Being Human” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins

Life these days is overwhelming, with a global pandemic upending normal routines and American democracy threatened like never before. People with shallow roots can be swept up in the panic of uncertainty. Only by developing our inner lives through spiritual practice will we have the depth of character to withstand the changing tides.

After the program stick around to join the “breakout rooms” for informal discussion and social gathering with other attendees.

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August 30: “Our Path Forward”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

This Sunday our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek of Pocatello, ID, will bring us her reflection on the report, “Widening the Circle of Concern” from the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Commission for Institutional Change.

We celebrate the dreams and achievements of our forebears while challenging ourselves to embrace justice work needed for today and tomorrow.

LINKS. If you are interested in reading more from the UUA:

Click Here to read more about more about the goals, methodology, and outcomes of the Commission for Institutional Change

Click Here to see a print-friendly version of the “Widening the Circle…” report

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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.

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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?

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