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Weekly Update
Religious Exploration (RE)
Children's Religious Exploration (CRE)

Sunday, February 26, 2023
9:30 a.m.

"What in Your UU Faith is Worth
Risking Your Life For?"

Don Allen facilitates
We will explore what in our UU faith we may consider worth risking our lives for. We will examine some UU martyrs from our Unitarian and Universalist history. We will hear some reasons Civil War soldiers gave for risking their lives. Mostly, we will discuss what in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, principles, community, and faith is most important to us.

This session was inspired by hearing the fears expressed by some members of our community about flying Pride flags in a conservative state and by reading excerpts from Civil War soldiers explaining why they felt their cause was important enough to risk their lives in military service.

Attend in person at the PUUF Meeting House, 426 W. Lewis
   or via Zoom.
RE Zoom Link
PUUF on Sundays
CRE Zoom LinkCRE on Sundays
Meeting ID: 882 1927 3095
Passcode: 230993

8th Principle & Anti-Oppression in Pocatello

Saturday, February 25
9:30 – 10:45am

Session 6 (Online only)

The Eighth Principle program continues exploration of the characteristics of White Supremacy Culture. What are those traits, and how do they serve maintaining the same old structures of control, benefiting some and leaving others out?

Come, risk discomfort, share with vulnerability your feelings, try on new perspectives. This *is* sacred practice. You don’t have to have attended prior sessions to come to this or future ones.

Zoom Link: 8th Principle
Meeting ID: 932 4034 8877
Passcode: 591493

PUUF Board Meeting
Saturday, February 25
11:00 a.m.

All are welcome, either in person at the Meeting House or via Zoom.
Zoom Link: PUUF Board
Meeting ID: 936 0097 5459
Passcode: 675192

What becomes of Pro-Choice
Southeast Idaho?

Sunday, February 26 at 3:00-4:00pm
In-person ONLY at the UU Meeting House
426 W Lewis, Pocatello, Idaho
Please join Rev. Jenny to discuss what we may do to continue the vital work of promoting bodily autonomy. PCSEI’s founding leadership has dissolved the fledgling non-profit. Please attend this session if you want to brainstorm the shape of such vital work in our region.
Mindfulness Resources from
Dr. Collete Hoglund,

our guest at last Sunday's service.

Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from our Dogs and Cats, Eckart Tolle
The Power of Now, Eckart Tolle
Practicing the Power of Now, Eckart Tolle
Milton’s Secret, Eckart Tolle & Robert S. Friedman (youth)
Loving What Is, Byron Katie
The Buddhist on Death Row, David Sheff

The Samurai and the Fly – Hanjin song
Why Mindfulness is a Superpower: An Animation
The Science Behind Mindfulness Meditation

Milton’s Secret, 2016 Movie with Donald Sutherland

Fight Bills by the Idaho Legislature
That Are Contrary to Our Beliefs

While 501(C3) organizations cannot actively and publicly support candidates running for elective government office, they are permitted to actively and publicly support issues of importance to them. This applies to church organizations and specifically to the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Further, as an individual citizen you are always permitted to support or oppose legislation either personally, by email or snail mail. 

With this in mind, it has never been more important for reasonable and compassionate Idahoans to band together. We must denounce hate, extremism, ignorance and misinformation. We must call out oppressive laws and fight against the extreme beliefs the state is adopting in their bills. It is time for the public and specifically members and friends of PUUF to write to their Idaho legislators regarding the troubling bills being considered/passed during this session of the Idaho Legislature. 

When the legislature passes bad bills and sends them to the Governor, please write Governor Little HERE and ask him to veto them.   

You can find the emails of all legislators on the Idaho Legislature Website as well as your legislative representative/senator.  

— Submitted by Bob Gehrke

Disposal of Trash & Recycling
at the Meeting House

The Maintenance Committee requests:
-  Pour liquids down the sink before recycling or throwing in the trash, e.g. partially full coffee/tea cups, soggy tea bags, etc.

-  In the bathroom, consider taking that paper towel home with you
or keep it to use agai

Thanks for helping to keep the kitchen area neat & clean.
Your Personal Envelope: Pledge Drive

You may get a big envelope in the mail
with your name on it.




Volunteer at the Food Bank
Wednesday, March 1
5:00 - 7:00 pm

This is the PUUF session to volunteer at the Idaho Food Bank.

Please contact Don Allen at if you would like to participate.

Please specify if you plan to arrive at 5:00 or 5:30 pm.

During February our team helped to assemble food boxes for distribution in Eastern Idaho.

POP ROX at the Nash!

Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m.
First National Bar
232 W. Center St.


Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Gatherings through May 2023
We offer alternating Sunday Programs, all at 9:30 a.m. with in-person
and Zoom options for participating.
All Sunday morning gatherings
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 882 1927 3095
Passcode: 230993


1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
These more traditional gatherings include a reflection or sermon, singing, and sharing in our much loved Joys and Concerns ritual.
Zoom Link HERE 
Meeting ID: 882 1927 3095
Passcode: 230993

(Adults and appropriate for youth 15-18)
2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Generally, our longer standing “RE” is crafted with older youth and adults in mind. Very interactive programming, with timely and relevant topics facilitated by members and friends.
Zoom Link HERE 
Meeting ID: 882 1927 3095
Passcode: 230993

(simultaneously with Adult RE)
2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Children’s RE is our program added this past fall, and generally is created with children 12 and under in mind.
Zoom Link HERE
Meeting ID: 843 2761 8897
Passcode: 517686


2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30-10:45 a.m.
We began in October and will continue into May. We are discussing the characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, what those are, how they serve or oppress, are these traits showing up in our lives especially our Fellowship — and if so, what to do about it?
It is OK if you have missed any or all prior sessions. We canceled several sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, so aren’t far along at all and will catch you up! Attend online only, via Zoom.

Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 919 7806 5926
Passcode: 967688

3rd Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Death affects everyone on many levels. This is an open forum for sharing thoughts and feelings about how we deal healthfully with attitudes about death and afterlife.  For in-person option, treats and beverages will be available.
In-person or online.
Zoom Link HERE
Meeting ID: 976 7933 8850
Passcode: 459148


Gatherings During the Week

Wednesdays at 11:00-11:30 a.m.  
Our Wednesday meditation group practices mindful meditation, a silent
sit for 30 minutes. All levels of experience and interest welcome, coming late or leaving early is okay.
Zoom Link HERE
Meeting ID: 812 6641 0252  
Passcode: 685012

WOW (Wellness on the Web) 
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Our 7:00pm weekly WOW (Wellness on the Web) group explores topics of individual and societal wellness. Each week, recommended homework for the given topic is shared via our Google group, “Daily Online Gatherings PUUF.”
(Search Google groups or email Rev. Jenny, to join).
Zoom Link HERE 
Meeting ID: 864 0544 1152  
Password: 841088

Links for all these events and any others that may be added throughout the month are most readily found by receiving our brief daily emails via the Daily Online Gatherings PUUF Google group. If you are not receiving these emails, please notify Rev. Jenny at and she will add you. We are also working to add all links to our website,, and Facebook page.
All meetings are at the PUUF Meeting House.

Gate City Grove
Pagan group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Death and Donuts
Meets on the 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
8th Principle and Anti-Oppression Work in Pocatello
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Offering Recipient for February

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a specially trained volunteer from the community who is appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of a child in court. The CASA helps insure that the child's right to a safe, permanent home is acted upon in a sensitive and expedient manner and that progress is being made to achieve permanency for the child.
Visit their website HERE.
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