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 10:30 am, with a social hour afterwords. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014: “The Ultimate Question: The Meaning of Life”

Host: Ken Whiting

The Ultimate Question: The Meaning of Life

Sunday, we will watch a video talk by Ajahn Brahmali who was born in Norway in 1964. He first became interested in Buddhism and meditation in his early 20s after a visit to Japan. Having completed degrees in engineering and finance, he began his monastic training as an anagarika (Pali: anāgārika/ā; lit., “homeless one”), a person who has given up most or all of his worldly possessions and responsibilities to commit full-time to Buddhist practice. It is a midway status between monk and layperson where one takes on the Eight Precepts.

Ajahn Brahmāli teaches the monastic rules and gives Pali (the ancient language of the Buddha) classes to the monks and anagarikas at Bodhinyana Monastery.

Ajahn Brahmāli’s clear and thoughtful talks make the teachings of the Buddha accessible to all.

He teaches regularly in Singapore.

Newcomers are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the front of the building.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014: “Exiting The Waiting Place”

Host: Dale Bostock

Presenter: Julie Merrick

The waiting place is useless because it spoils the present moment. It holds our attention on lack and so feeds a constant dissatisfaction with what is. This is not a happy anticipation of what is coming, but a mindset that our life is never enough. But how does one stop believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one? How do we exit the waiting place? Please join us for a discussion that addresses these questions and offers ideas for shifting our perceptions.

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

Newcomers are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the front of the building.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014: “Spirituality and the Well Within”

Host: Karen Fothergill

A Video Presentation by Rev. Andrew C. Kennedy
2014 Minister Emeritus
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

We want to experience the well within, the “deep down freshness,”that renews, restores, and sustains us.
We want to experience a meaningful connection — to others, to the world, to nature, and to the larger cosmos. Moreover, we want to experience something of the mystery and poignancy of life — and to drink deeply of it. Join us for this presentation and discussion.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship meets every Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone Street West in Twin Falls. Newcomers are always welcome. Child care is available.

For information, please contact Ken Whiting at 734-9161.

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TEXT of Sunday’s Sermon from September 7, 2014: “Where is Our Holy Church?”

Here is the text of last Sunday’s sermon, for anyone who may be interested. If you have any trouble opening this pdf file or prefer other formats, please leave a comment or ask Malcolm about it.  

Click here –>  Where Is Our Holy Church 9-7-14

 

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Sunday, September 7, 2014: “Where is Our Holy Church?”

Host/Presenter*: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Rev. Elizabeth Greene takes her sermon title from a classic Unitarian Universalist hymn, “Where Is Our Holy Church?” This is a particularly good question for a faith tradition that values deeds over creeds, and love over law, a tradition that expects each soul to find her or his own path to Mystery. Rev. Greene will explore the values that make Unitarian Universalism a spiritual path for our time: nurturing the soul and helping heal the world.

* This will be the first service presented by our new minister, Rev. Elizabeth Greene.

Newcomers are always welcome. Child care is available.

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Elizabeth Greene featured in Times-News “Pastors Corner” column

This article appeared in today’s issue (Saturday, August 23, 2014) of the Times-News in the Religion Section.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014: “Are We Christians Too?

Host/Presenter: Ken Whiting

Our sermon this Sunday was delivered Sunday, August 24, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.  When people first hear about our fellowship, they can sometimes be confused and wonder, “What kind of church or fellowship is the Unitarian Universalist faith really?” How can a church actually affirm and celebrate Atheists, Agnostics, Humanist and theological Naturalists and other religious thought all under one roof? Rev. Marlin Lavanhar will attempt to answer this question in the video we will view this Sunday. Please visit us this Sunday and bring a friend who may have similar questions.

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

Newcomers are always welcome. Child care is available. Please Park in the front of the building.

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MVUU Fellowship welcomes our new minister!

We are looking forward to having Elizabeth Greene with us as our new part-time minister. Here is a link to the article which appeared on the Times-News website.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014: An Evangelical Christian and a Unitarian Universalist on a Plane

Host/Presenter: Anne Martin

In an increasingly contentious and violent world, there is decreasing tolerance for diverse opinions, especially in the areas of religion and politics. In some areas of the world, being a religious minority is a prescription for death. Even in our country, as people become more entrenched in their views, the risk of violent encounters increases and the chance of mutual understanding and acceptance diminishes and with it the opportunity to heal and reconcile our differences.

The questions then are: How can we bridge this widening gap? How can we overcome resentment and suspicion of those whose ideas seem diametrically opposed to ours? In a humorous and provocative video, “An Evangelical Christian and a Unitarian Universalist on a Plane”the Rev. Tandi Rogers shares her story of an encounter with two Evangelical Christians on a long plane ride to Seattle and shows that it is possible not only to bridge the gap, but to find friendship in unexpected places. Anne Martin will host the service on August 17th at 10:30 at the Senior Center in Twin Falls.

Please join us for discussion on this topic.

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

Newcomers are always welcome. Child care is available. We are handicapped accessible.

Please Park in the front of the building.

For information, please contact Ken Whiting at 734-9161.

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Questions no one knows the answers to

Here is the TED video that was played at todays service.

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