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. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015: “Remembering Selma”

Host/Presenter: Ken Whiting

Fifty Years ago this month, the Black civil rights movement celebrated one of its greatest triumphs when 25,000 peaceful protesters finally succeeded in marching into Montgomery, Alabama from the nearby city of Selma.

Two of these protesters, a white Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. James Reeb and a white woman named Viola Liuzzo were murdered during the Selma march to Montgomery, Alabama.

The attack on and death of James Reeb helped draw national attention to not only the voting rights struggle for blacks but also civil rights for blacks in general.
Viola Liuzzo, a white woman, participated in demonstrations through the streets of Detroit and on the campus of Wayne State University in a show of support for the rights of those who had been attacked.

However, as a woman who possessed strong convictions and a demonstrated willingness to take action for causes she believed in, Liuzzo was convinced that she had to actually join the fight in Selma.

Thus, Liuzzo headed south on a journey that would ultimately end in tragedy and controversy. Viola Liuzzo was the only white woman murdered during this civil rights march.

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. Child care is available.

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TEXT of last Sunday’s service on March 1, 2015

Here is the text of Rev. Elizabeth Greene’s service last Sunday. (Thank you Elizabeth!)

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Sunday, March 1, 2015: “The Power of Commitment”

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Host: Don Morishita

German author Johann Goethe once said, “The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.”

This is true for relationships in churches and other congregations, in our spiritual lives, in jobs and for life in general.

And yet, genuine commitment is difficult for so many. What causes our hesitation when stepping into a commitment that can bring joy and fulfillment?

How do we find the courage and generosity to commit ourselves as fully as possible?

Think about this topic and come ready to discuss.

As Unitarian Universalists, we 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. Child care is available.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015: “Love, Or Something Like It”

Presenter: Wanda and Bryan Jennings of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Service Coordinator: Karen Fothergill

Music: Chad Minteer

“Love, Or Something Like It”

“Love…” is a collection of poems, songs, sayings, and observations about love in its many different forms.

Wanda is a recently retired first grade teacher with 42 years of teaching experience in Texas, Alaska, Germany (U.S. military dependents school) and Idaho (Boise ISD). Bryan is a school bus driver in the Meridian School District with past experience as a teacher, welfare caseworker, army officer, etc. They have been members of Boise UU Fellowship since 1992 and have served in various positions there. Wanda is currently chair of the Search Committee, searching for a new minister for BUUF, and Bryan is on the Board, the Congregational Care Team and sings in the choir. They have presented quite a few summer services at BUUF over the past 20 years.

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.

As Unitarian Universalists, we 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. Child care is available.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015: “Tribal Unitarian-Universalism”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Sunday’s message is based on a 2013 sermon by Rev. Thom Belote, a Unitarian-Universalist minister at the Community Church of Chapel Hill.

This sermon focuses on how we define ourselves religiously. The church we attend says volumes about us. It describes how we feel toward ourselves, what we think about our fellow humans, the world, God (god), the human condition and life in general.

Think on this topic and come ready to discuss.

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.

As Unitarian Universalists, we 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. Child care is available.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015: “Darwin Day”

Host/Presenter: Ryan Terry

February 12th marks the 206th anniversary of the birth of the biologist Charles Darwin. Ever since the publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin has been the focus of commemorations by many scientists, historians, artists and other great thinkers.

Darwin Day is a day to celebrate the life and science of Charles Darwin, and the triumph of his theory of evolution by natural selection.

Join us this week as we listen to and discuss a sermon written by Elizabeth Strong titled A Theology of Evolution.

As Unitarian Universalists, we 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. Child care is available.

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TEXT of last Sunday’s service “And the Greatest of these…”

Click below¬† for the text from Elizabeth’s most recent sermon, given on 2015-02-01

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It is in .docx format. If you have trouble viewing such files, please inform Malcolm and it will be reposted in PDF format.

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