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, February 7, 2016: “Beatrix Potter: Mindful, Loving, Practical Unitarian”

Host: Karen Fothergill

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Beatrix Potter, on the surface a conventional Victorian woman, was a fascinating creator of not only the well-known children’s books, but also a rich independent life. She was a Unitarian, an artist, a writer, a farmer, an ardent conservationist who left a legacy for generations to come.

In quiet conflict with her narrow-minded parents most of her life, she created a life that embodied many modern Unitarian Universalist values: creativity, ethical behavior, responsibility for the earth, a spirituality that cherished deeds over creeds.

NPG P1826; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis) by Charles King

by Charles King, April/May 1913

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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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A Welcome To All: A Meeting For Newcomers

This is a reminder: our Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have a newcomer meeting hosted by Don Morishita and Elizabeth Greene, at 2 PM on Saturday, February 6th. All members and friends are welcome who would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our Magic Valley UU Fellowship.

This meeting will be held at the home of Karen Fothergill (1636 Poplar Avenue, Twin Falls).

Childcare will be provided at this meeting.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please let Don Morishita know in person or by calling 208-734-4973

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Sunday, January 31, 2016: “Secrets- You Are Not as Alone as You Think You Are”

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Sunday, we will explore the writings from Unitarian Ministers: Meg Riley, Erika Hewitt and Dr. Mathew Johnson on the topic of Secrets.

Rev. Erika Hewitt, Minister at Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Damariscotta, Maine

Rev. Erika Hewitt, a member of CLF, has been part of the Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Letter Writing Ministry since 2006. An intentional “hybrid” minister, Erika serves as the half-time minister of the Midcoast UU Fellowship in Damariscotta, Maine; as the Unitarian Universalist Association’s WorshipWeb Curator; and, during the summer, as a very busy wedding officiant up and down the coast of Maine.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson, Senior Minister at Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, Illinois

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson was called as the senior minister of the Unitarian Church in 2008. Prior to coming to Rockford, he served for five years at High Plains Church, UU, in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago in 2003, and from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1999. He completed his Doctor of Ministry from Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 2010. He is the author of “Newborn Bards: A Theology of Preaching for Unitarian Universalists.” He is also the co-chair of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Presidential Search Committee.

Matthew is a third-generation Unitarian Universalist. He grew up in the Seattle, WA area, where he enjoyed church, the woods, and daydreaming. He has a eight-year-old daughter, Rosalie, and a five-year-old son, Leo.

Matthew is focused on the good news of Unitarian Universalism. “This is a religion,” he says, “which can save lives and the world. People seek a spiritual path that integrates their whole selves, that inspires awe, that celebrates beauty, and grounds justice. We can offer a vision of the good life, and the tools to make it real.” Matthew is passionate about welcoming newcomers to church, building strong communities, the preaching life, and working in accountable and effective ways for justice among all creation.

Rev. Meg Riley, Senior Minister at Church of the Larger Fellowship

Meg has been a Unitarian Universalist minister for more than twenty years. As a UU kid in West Virginia, she quickly learned to enjoy being “different,” which has served her well in a “different” life. Meg lives in Minneapolis, where she enjoys walking by lakes, gardening, reading and writing. She also lives online, where she enjoys hanging out, keeping up with people, and playing the occasional game of Scrabble. She is the parent of a teenager, and the companion of a number of four legged friends.

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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016: “Surprise”

Host/Presenter: Chad Minteer

Chad Minteer will provide us with an informative service – please come and listen to his message.

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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016: “Teaching Martin Luther King in Idaho”

Host: Don Morishita

Presenter: Debra Smith

Reverend Dr. King yearned for something called “beloved community”. As a high school teacher, Debra Smith works hard, but is challenged in her classroom. Please join us as Ms. Smith provides her thoughts about Martin Luther King Day.

Is a beloved community something that can be attained in our small community of 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.

Please join us Sunday at 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016: The Promise and Possibility of a New Year”

Host: Ray Cross

Presenter: Julie Merrick

What is it about the beginning of a new year that causes people to examine their lives and set resolutions for change? A new year feels like a gift, like another chance, like an opportunity to be taken. Yet all too soon it seems that the potential which filled us with excitement fades and we find ourselves back in patterns we hoped to let go of. Is this outcome inevitable or could we find a way to hold on to the promise and possibility of a New Year?

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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016: “Happiness”

Host: Ken Whiting

Presenter: Michael Johnson

Surely we all said happy New Year these last few days. But then what? We tend to go on in the New Year like we did in the last year. And each year we do that we seek happiness.

But how do we find happiness. Without some kind of map it’s just accidental. Also it seems, that we unknowingly sabotage our efforts toward happiness.

So, let’s explore a map that we can follow in the coming year to help us toward that “Happy New Year.”
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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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