July 1 Service: “Spiritual Context”

Guest Speaker: Mary Hester

Please join us for this service as we welcome our guest speaker, Mary Hester.

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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June 17 Service: “Creative Soulful Simplicity”

We are pleased to welcome Boise Fellowship’s Emmie Schlobohm & Will Smith, who will be presenting this Sunday’s service.

Discussion to follow service – Topic “A continuation of the service”

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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June 10: “Much Ado About…”

Guest Speaker: Kenneth Watts

For some individuals the unknown drives them to move back to something less anxiety producing and seemingly real. For others, not knowing causes an attitude of no longer asking questions. And, for still others, the unknown energizes and propels them to ask more questions and their doubts become the underlying force that drives their quest.

Our speaker for June 10 is Kenneth Watts, an ordained minister in a liberal Christian tradition. Rev. Watts has been working as a hospital Chaplain for the past twenty-plus years. Originally from the mid-west (Illinois and Ohio), he moved to Boise in 2012 to be a Staff Chaplain at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

Before moving to Idaho he was associated with the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and worked in the McConnell Heart Health Center teaching classes in the Mind-Body Stress Management program for cardiac and pulmonary patients.

Rev. Watts has four children who continue to amaze him with their skill and wisdom. They are scattered from Tokyo to Dubai to Texas, following their own dreams and creating their own unique lives and families. He has one grandchild who resides in Texas, and two cats that reside here in Idaho with him.

In Ohio he was a member of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Here in Idaho he is a member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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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REMINDER: Picnic on Saturday, June 2nd

This is an announcement to remind MVUUF members, visitors and friends of the picnic coming up soon (Saturday)!

We are having a BBQ at 12:30 in Twin Falls Centennial Park; Friends of the Ogden and Pocatello UU Fellowships will join us!!

Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, fixings and
drinks will be provided.

Please bring a dish to share if you are able!

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Sunday, June 2, 2018: “Buddha’s Brain”

Presenter: Robyn Romney

So much has been written in past years that has exacerbated the rift between science and religion.

However, recently, there has been a refreshing parallel shift in the opposite direction. Buddhist contemplative practices are particularly amenable to this collaboration, inviting neurobiological explanations for the Buddhist philosophy.

Borrowing tools from the book, Buddha’s Brain, we’ll share ways to stimulate and strengthen our personal emotions and relationships toward a more fulfilling spiritual life.

This is your brain on dharma [the doctrine or the teaching of the Buddha].

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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Sunday, May 27, 2018: “But How Do We Get There from Here?”

Presenter: Patricia Heeb

It’s hard to get lost these days with Google and the like ready at the touch of a button to tell us how to go. But how do we best navigate our inner and interpersonal journeys? Happily, it is our own psychology that offers guidance.

Patricia Heeb is a retired psychotherapist, active in many ways in the Boise UU Fellowship for the past 14 years, including a just-finished term as co-director of Quest, a 19-month spiritual development program.

Patricia looks forward to meeting you and sharing.

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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Sunday, May 20: Being Yourself

Presented by: Robyn Romney

Not being yourself is exhausting and breaks you down from the inside out.

Citing “Words of Wisdom”, ideas and suggestions for resolutions from the book “Soulful Simplicity” by Courtney Carver refers to the process of letting go of the “shoulds” in our lives.

The process isn’t only about ridding ourselves of “physical stuff.” Courtney offers a practice of letting go in order to “Be Calm” and “Carry On.” From simplifying her lifestyle due to her MS diagnosis she learned to trust and know herself and dig down into her own spiritual questions.

By committing to do that which feeds our heart we willingly release FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). We are freed up to choose whatever means the most to us. We can give attention and energy to that which we truly enjoy.

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