Welcome

The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America and is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth of the individual.

Our Fellowship Mission is to help each person live, laugh, love and seek the truth; to be a place of celebration, comfort, love, and learning for all ages; to serve our community in the spirit of justice and democracy; and to respect all religious paths.

Services begin at every Sunday at 10:30 am, with a social hour afterwords. Some services are presented by our part-time minister, Elizabeth Greene, on the first Sunday of every month. Please note that as of April 5, 2015 we are meeting in a new location, 588 Addison Avenue West. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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Sunday, April 26: “Living Beyond the Ego”

The essence of our innermost being is worth exploring, worth cultivating, worth focusing upon. For as we discover this self, we can release the ego with all its attendant fears and challenges, and embrace an identity that knows freedom, peace and compassion.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. 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.

Please join us Sunday at our new location located in the Vender Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM.  Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building and enter on the west side of the building. Child care is available.

The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West.

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April 19, 2015: “What is Happening to the Christian Religion in America?”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Sunday, we will examine what is happening to the Christian religion in America. We will view an online sermon by Rev. Thom Belote, minister at The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Chapel Hill North Carolina.

America is still a very predominantly Christian nation but there are serious changes taking place in the Christian religion across this land. These changes affect most if not all Christian denominations. We will also explore how these changes may affect Unitarian Universalists.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. 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.

Please join us Sunday, April 19th at our new location located in the Vender Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM.

The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Please use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015: “What is Fellowship?”

Host: Ken Whiting

Presenter: Cynthia Hindes

Join us this next Sunday at 10:30 AM, at our new location:

Vendor Blender & Event Center (West Door)
588 Addison Avenue West
Twin Falls ID

Cynthia Hindes, a member of the Wiccan Faith will be our guest this Sunday.Cynthia will speak about “fellowship.”

She will ask the questions:

“Who or what are our fellows and is fellowship a necessary basis for friendship?
According to Webster “fellowship is a friendly relationship among people, the relationship of people who share interests or feelings, a group of people who have similar interests,” and “friendship is the state of being friends: the relationship between friends, a friendly feeling or attitude: kindness or help given someone.”

Cynthia will explore the differences (if any) of these two definitions.

Please join us to listen to this informative talk followed by discussion. As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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.

Please join us Sunday, April 12th at our new location located in the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015: “Resurrection: a Personal Story”

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth L. Greene

Easter is a time of life springing from seeming death. At this time of the year, as the light returns from the dark of winter, many religious traditions tell moving stories about love overcoming loss, about resurrection from the grave. Elizabeth will share a personal story of hope, arising from a time of deep grief, a tale of a significant Easter in her life.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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.

Please join us Sunday, April 5th at our new location located in the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015:  “Unitarianism as Part of the Transcendentalist Movement”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Our service, Sunday, March 29th, will be a video featuring early Unitarianism as part of the transcendentalist movement. Our presenter by way of video will be Dr. Ashton Nichols, professor of English Language and Literature at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

This program is will show the growth of early Unitarianism in America as seen through the words and thoughts of its leading minister, a transcendentalist minister.  William Ellery Channing (1780 – 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century. He was one of Unitarianism’s leading theologians. Channing was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of his day.

This is where the core of modern Unitarian-Universalism all began.

As Unitarian-Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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 front of the building. Child care is available.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will meet this Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone Street West in Twin Falls.

This will be our final service at the Twin Falls Senior Center. Beginning Sunday, April 5, 2015, we will meet at the Vendor Blender & Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls also beginning at 10:30 AM.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015: “Add the Words – Why is this so Hard?”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

In January of this year’s legislative session, a hearing was finally held after 9 years of attempts by supporters of “Add the Words” to determine whether HB2 would advance to the state House for a vote to determine whether the four words ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ would be added to Idaho’s Human Rights Bill.
After three days of hearing testimony, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee voted 13-4 to not move the bill beyond the committee so that it could not be voted on by the legislature.

Why are there people who oppose this for religious reasons? How many hide behind religious or morality convictions to express their bigotry? Will Idaho ever be willing to provide equal rights to members of the LGBT community? What else can be done to ensure a new bill will be introduced and more importantly passed in the 2016 legislative session?

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. 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 front of the building. Child care is available.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015: “Faith”

Host: Ryan Terry
Presenter: Elton (Guest Speaker from Boise UUF)

For many people, faith is belief in a set of doctrines, but faith has always been much more than that. We will discuss how faith arises from experience–and how faith varies for each individual–and how it is justified by reason. Faith will be linked to confidence in one’s own experience and why one’s faith cannot be imposed on others. Finally, faith will divorced from creeds and wedded to the first and seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism which are: 1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person and 7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity, 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 front of the building.

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