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 21: “Summer Solstice: A Time of Light When We Are Living in Darkness” (Online Service)

Presenter: Guy Hopkins

The Norse goddess of the Sun – Sunna or Sól is a light in the darkness. Worshiping and honoring her is the observance of a great, annual event at a time when we are faced with the full power of the sun. A video by Arith Härger will explain how Sunna brings light, growth, energy, warmth and joy. Arith brings into focus emotions that the sun gives to the earth: energy, vitamins, nutrients and health.

By disrespecting the earth, we are disrespecting life. Sunna brings us that energy. Our Unitarian Universalist member, Guy Hopkins, will tie the discussion by Arith into a brief summary at the end with thoughts and actions that we should be doing.
Solstice songs, children’s poem, and a Solstice Blot conducted by Bjórn “Bull” Hansen will also be presented.

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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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June 7, 10:00 AM: “Compassion of Pride – All of Us Are Beautiful”

Our LGBT community has been hit hard this year. As UUs we answer the call of love to rise in solidarity with them for the dignity, worth, and beauty of all people!

Join us for this collaboration with our partners from the Boise UU Fellowship as we honor Pride month. The service will be led by BUUF with contributions from our fellowship.  Special guest musician Heather Mae.

Please Take Note: this Sunday service will start earlier than our normal start time, at 10:00 AM.

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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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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?

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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.

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