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, February 1, 2015: “And the Greatest of these…”

Host: Ken Whiting
Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

February is Valentine’s Day month, a time when we often turn to thoughts of love, most often thoughts of the romantic variety of love. However, the concept of love is deeper and wider and higher–not to mention more complex–than our cultural notions of romance.

Love is a central tenet of many religions, and involves our highest and best selves. It involves how we behave toward our families, our friends, and yes, even our enemies. Rev. Greene will explore some of the ways love affects our lives and how important it is that we do our best to follow love’s demanding path.

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. We stand on the side of love.

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.

Our collection this Sunday will be donated to the CSI Refugee Center.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015: “What is Humanism & How Does It Fit With UU Beliefs?”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

From the Humanist Association, Humanism is the belief that human beings are the source of meaning and values. It is non-dogmatic and open-ended. It is a scientific search, self-correcting and open to change with new knowledge and new insights.

Humanism is deeply concerned with ethics and values, but rather than telling people what they should or should not do, it assists their search for values and attempts to help them achieve their full positive potential as human beings.

Humanists see humanity as having the capacity for continued growth and development, and they accept responsibility for encouraging that growth.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015: “Martin Luther King: Spokesman for Non-Violent Activism”

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Dr. Martin Luther King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.

Our service this Sunday will be “Claiming Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Rev. Paul Sprecher.

Martin Luther King had a connection to Unitarian Universalism.

Join us to learn about this connection and about Dr. King this Sunday, the day, before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015: “Why Membership Matters”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Our service this Sunday is based on a sermon by Unitarian-Universalist minister Rev. Thom Belote of the Community Church of Chapel Hill, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

We will discuss the value of church membership to individuals and what we personally should expect to get out church membership. We will see how church involvement reinforces individual members to make each member stronger on a variety of different levels.

Does the commitment of membership and giving make individuals stronger, and if so, does it make the church stronger too and more effective?

Is church membership necessary? Or is it just a fading concept from the past that no longer is needed? This will be our topic for discussion.

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 Sermon, “New Beginnings”

Here is the text from last Sunday’s Sermon in a .docx file:

20150104 New beginnings

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Sunday, January 4, 2015: “New Beginnings”

Host/Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

At this time of year, almost everyone reflects on what has gone on, looking forward to what will happen in the future, resolving to make improvements.

“New beginnings” is a phrase we hear. What does it mean to make a new beginning? How much of the past do we bring with us, and what can or should we leave behind? What role does our faith play, as we forge new beginnings that are more likely to bring love into the world, more likely to inspire generosity and compassion?

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, December 21, 2014: “A Medley of Christmas Songs”

Host/Presenter: Ken Whiting

There is a universal urge to end the year with a festival of joy that rekindles faith, brings us closer to the people we care about, and brings music and singing light and laughter to the dark days of winter.

This Holiday season for all religious faiths can be filled with greater meaning and satisfaction when we sing.

This Sunday, we will sing special meaningful songs of this season that inspires us and bring back memories of our past no matter what our current or past religious traditions may be.

Our Service this Sunday will be of song memories we all enjoy for this Christmas (holiday) season – whether you be Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Agnostic, Atheist or celebrate any other path.

Newcomers are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the front of the building. Child care is available.

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