August 26: Covenants versus Creeds: Are You Curious About the Difference?

Presenter: Kacee O’Conner

If so, visit Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, August 26th, to hear guest preacher Kacee O’Connor’s presentation on the significance of belonging to a covenant-based liberal faith. 88f7dc1a9bb3c33b424f3e59c4fa7c57Unitarian Universalists do not adhere to prescriptive dogmas and doctrines, but rather are guided by basic principles including respect for the democratic process.

O’Connor is a member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She serves on the Social Justice Council which strives to shine the light of our liberal faith and our justice centered religious community to make a positive difference in the world.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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August 19: “Staying Put”

Presenter: Anne Martin

In a world which is spinning faster and faster, it seems that we must run faster, jump higher, to accomplish more in less and less time.

At the same time, our time becomes even more and more fragmented by the many distractions that our modern way of life throws at us. What would happen then if we simply stopped and stayed in that moment of time until the next thing occurred to us?

Anne Martin, in her sermon “Staying Put” will explore the risks and rewards of stopping to attend to what’s in front of us now as opposed to pushing on towards some imagined and ultimately unknowable future.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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August 12: Finding Home by Giving Home

Guest Speaker: Wyatt Schroeder

Guest Musicians: Wyatt Schroeder & Michael Alvarado

Wyatt Schroeder serves as the Executive Director for Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless (CATCH), an organization in the Boise area, whose vision is ending homelessness for families by inspiring stable housing, financial independence, and resilience.

Mr. Schroeder is responsible for the strategic management, fund development, storytelling, and program success of CATCH. His service will focus on his work on ending homelessness as an exploration of the spiritual journey towards a home in all its complexities.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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August 5: “Self-Consciousness is the Opposite of Consciousness” (Forrest Church)

Presenter Karen Fothergill

Karen Fothergill will present our service originally presented April 15th 2007 by Forrest Church of All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. Church said “Consciousness and self-consciousness are opposites. In fact, they are mutually exclusive. We cannot be conscious, awake to a world of deeper meaning, and self-conscious at the same time.” Join us this Sunday to learn more.
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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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July 29: “Living Myth, Antidotes to Despair”

Presented By: Bruce Michael Miller and Heather Platts will deliver a presentation based on the ideas of Michael Meade.  Thank you, Bruce and Heather!

Michael Meade is a mythologist, author and storyteller.  If you enjoy this service and wish to hear more of Michael Meade’s ideas, you may search for and subscribe to the Living Myth series of podcasts, available at your favorite source for podcasts.

The world has glamour when it shines with beauty and wonder, but it also has shadows and gloomy depths which can be experienced as anxiety, grief, and sorrow. Michael Meade connects this old idea to the current condition of the world where the constant drumbeat of troubles ranging from climate disturbances to political devastations creates more gloom in the form of fears and sorrows and even despair.  (Living Myth Podcast #27)

Michael Meade goes on to explore antidotes to this modern condition we may be able to glean from ancient myth.michael meade

More about Michael Meade:

Michael J. Meade is the founder of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to education and cultural healing. The focus of his current work is to bring healing through story and mythology to disaffected populations from many sectors of modern culture. He frequently works with at-risk youth, homeless populations, returning veterans, prisoners, and youth involved in the gang life. Meade leads day-long workshops and residential retreats aimed at healing and personal growth. He collaborates in this multicultural work with figures such as Luis J. Rodriguez and Jack Kornfield.

He is adjunct faculty in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and often teaches programs on mythology and depth psychology.   

(Wikipedia, on Micheal Meade )

We warmly welcome all visitors to our little Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in this wonderful Magic Valley! Please come to vist and see what we are all about.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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July 20-22 (Off-Site): Campout at Wood River Campground (No Service at Vendor Blender)

 

This Sunday, there will be no Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Service at the Vendor Blender. Instead, our MVUU Fellowship will be having “campout”  with space reserved at the Wood River Campground from July 20th to July 22nd. The campground is 10 miles north of Ketchum on highway 75 and is near Big Wood River.

For more details about finding the campground click here.

For other questions please contact Michelle Richman.

We will have shared pot luck meals Saturday morning and Saturday evening and an informal Sunday discussion service Sunday morning.

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July 15: This is Us: Who Are We?

Host: Don Morishita

Guest Speaker: Heidi Cottam

In these times of unease and growing violence, our Unitarian Universalist faith communities can be a sanctuary of hope and love – but only if we know who we are.

Our speaker this Sunday will be Heidi Cottam from the Ogden Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Join us Sunday, July 15th to explore our responsibility in mission, covenant, and faith.

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. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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