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Upcoming Events

 November 5

Worship Service    4:00 pm   with Pastor Jenny Peek

When Human Rights are Served as Selective White Privilege, What's a UU to DO About It?   

Today’s service originally was going to include our minister’s reflection on the topic of Human Rights and White Privilege. But we as UUs have been called to deepen our work of de-centering Euro-American or white voices in our worship services.

Instead, our worship service is uniquely prophetic: Through the contributions, writings and music of People of Color, this service calls to us who identify as white to listen, humbly and perhaps with some discomfort, to the lived reality of black UUs. This discomfort is both a gesture of hospitality to voices that have not been heard enough, and a sign that we’re growing in the right direction. Let's lean into that discomfort, together.

Discussion will be facilitated for all interested, during the Linger Longer after the service. Children's Religious Exploration will be available during the service. Becky Hardy and Chris Crivello coordinate; Mark Neiwirth will provide music.

November 11

Contra Dance    7:30-10:00 p.m.  Pilgrim Hall (gymnasium)  $6.00 suggested donation

Pocatello's Second Saturday contra dance series continues. A talented caller will teach and call the dances in a fun-filled and supportive fashion, with a live band every month.Special guest Amy Letson from Billings, MT will teach and call the dances. The Wild Potatoes from Idaho Falls will provide lively Celtic music. The beginners' session at 7:30 pm is highly recommended for those unfamiliar with this simple, fun, social dance. New dancers are always welcome! ​No partner needed, but do bring your friends! For more information, please email austkris@isu.edu or call (208) 523-3847. 
 
November 12

Religious Exploration    4:00 pm  led by Muriel Roberts in the Small Chapel

Discussion about General Assembly

Muriel Roberts facilitates a discussion from the UU World, fall 2017 issue, focusing on June’s General Assembly (GA) Conference in New Orleans. Pull up the GA article on the Web at: https://www.uuworld.org/ articles/we-have-all-been-charged. Articles addressing white supremacy and privilege will also be discussed.

The public is welcome to join us. We start at 4:00 pm and usually finish about 5:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Parking is at the rear and on the side of the church. For more information about Religious Exploration call Bob Gehrke at 208-680-4766 or email him at robertjmary_7@q.com.

November 18

Alternative Gift Market and Bake Sale!  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Pilgrim Hall

Mark your calendars and get ready to shop! Our Fellowship is co-sponsoring
an Alternative Gifts Market along with a bake sale and Fair Trade coffee and
chocolate sale on Nov 18th from 9am-3pm. Volunteers are also still needed. Look
for sign-up sheets at upcoming services and see Jim Mariani after the service for
details. Jim, stand up and wave hello.
Don't MISS this fun way to Shop Ethically!!
Contacts: Brenda Pollard at 208 233-4386 or Jim Mariani 208 851-0842 .

November 19

Worship Service    4:00 pm   with Pastor Jenny Peek

To, For, With:  In Gratitude

This Sunday is quite a big deal! First, we kick off our participation in the annual Guest At Your Table fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Second, we consider our individual or collective approach to serving others. Third, this is our Potluck Sunday following the worship service. For fun this time of year, please consider bringing a traditional bread from your childhood in addition to your favorite potluck dishes. Whether 'bread' meant homemade or store-bought, gluten-free, or anything else, let's enjoy 'breaking bread' together.

November 26

Religious Exploration    4:00 pm  led by Jim Mariani in the Small Chapel

Nonviolent Communication

This class is based on principles delineated by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life, which can be purchased (along with the companion workbook) online. 

The public is welcome to join us. We start at 4:00 pm and usually finish about 5:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Parking is at the rear and on the side of the church. For more information about Religious Exploration call Bob Gehrke at 208-680-4766 or email him at robertjmary_7@q.com.

December 3

Worship Service    4:00 pm   with Pastor Jenny Peek

Sustainable Hope in an Era of Cynicism

December’s Fellowship Theme is Hope. When we embrace hope as an action verb, what may we accomplish? Pastor Jenny will share on the meaning, purpose and sources of hope.

December 9 Contra Dance    7:30-10:00 p.m.  Pilgrim Hall (gymnasium)  $6.00 suggested donation
December 10

Religious Exploration    4:00 pm  led by Jennifer Attebery

The Place We Call Home, Part 1 of 2

Jennifer Attebery will be facilitating the first of two sessions on relationships to the place we call home and the people in that place. She will be drawing material from the book by Catherine Reid, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home, Beacon Press, 2014. The second session will be on January 8, 2018.

The public is welcome to join us. We start at 4:00 pm and usually finish about 5:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Parking is at the rear and on the side of the church. For more information about Religious Exploration call Bob Gehrke at 208-680-4766 or email him at robertjmary_7@q.com.

December 17 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS    4:00 pm
December 24 NO RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION
December 31 NO SERVICE
 January 8

 Religious Exploration    4:00 pm  led by Jennifer Attebery

The Place We Call Home, Part 2 of 2

Jennifer Attebery will be facilitating the second of two sessions on relationships to the place we call home and the people in that place. She will be drawing material from the book by Catherine Reid, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home, Beacon Press, 2014.

The public is welcome to join us. We start at 4:00 pm and usually finish about 5:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Parking is at the rear and on the side of the church. For more information about Religious Exploration call Bob Gehrke at 208-680-4766 or email him at robertjmary_7@q.com.

January 22   Religious Exploration    4:00 pm  TBA
   
 May 6, 2018 ANNUAL MEETING  (Please note the earlier date this year.)

 

 Ways to stay informed

Printed Newsletter. If you are interested in learning more about PUUF, you can get our monthly newsletter, containing information about upcoming events as well as articles by our members. Come to our next Sunday Worship Service, or e-mail the PUUF Editor at newsletter@pocatellouu.org to request the newsletter. Download the October 2017 newsletter here.

If you are a PUUF member and would like to submit information for publication, e-mail newsletter@pocatellouu.org. Go to For Members page for submission deadlines.

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