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.


Please join us online at 10:30 AM Mountain Time US and Canada.

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

December 16: Social Gathering Evening (Online)

You’re Invited!

The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is inviting you to a UU Virtual Social Gathering on Wednesday December 16, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm. The purpose of this gathering is to give us an opportunity to gather as a group in a social setting.

In order to facilitate interaction, we will have breakouts into small groups for short periods and then rotate into other groups so you will get a chance to visit with most everyone who attends and get to see how folks are doing. We may even have a couple of games that we will play.

Please feel free to make your favorite snacks and beverages of choice to enjoy during the evening. Below is the Zoom link and password if you are asked to provide one.

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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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December 6: “Still, Still, Still” (Online Service)

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins
(Minister: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden)

In some ways, we’ve been in a holding pattern since March – waiting for things to get back to normal.

What does it mean to wait well? In the season of Advent, we learn how waiting for its own sake enriches us spiritually and can help us during this time.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 Mountain Time.

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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

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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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

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,

Zoom Meeting Details:
Time of Service: Nov 8, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

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.

Please join us online at 10:30 AM Mountain Time.

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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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. Please join us this Sunday!

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Time: Nov 8, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, Nov. 4: Special Post-Election Vespers Service & Joint UU Gathering

The Magic Valley UU Fellowship has been invited to join First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake and the South Valley UU Society for a post-election drop-in gathering and vespers service via Zoom on Wednesday evening, November 4, from 6 to 9 pm. All of our UU friends across Utah and southern Idaho are invited to attend. We will have a drop-in style open house discussion moderated by the ministers – come whenever you like, stay as long as you like, be comforted by the presence of other UUs as we process what is sure to be an uncertain result of the election and an uncertain future for our country.

The meeting runs from between 6 to 9 pm (Mountain Time). During that time there will be a 30 minute worship service starting at 7:30pm MT

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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.
Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Time: Nov 1, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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