TEXT from May 18 service: “A Spiritual Retrospective”

20150517 A spiritual retrospective This the text of Elizabeth Greene’s service of May 17, “A Spiritual Retrospective” The text includes our comments as a congregation, submitted during the service, indicating what we hope for by our participation in this fellowship. In Elizabeth’s words:

You might want to pay special attention to the part you “wrote,” that is your replies to my question, “Spiritually/emotionally, what do you hope for, from your participation in this congregation?”  They are eloquent expressions of our visions and hopes for the Fellowship.

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Please share your ideas for the Worship Committee by June 6th

Worship Committee is meeting from 10 am to noon at Karen Fothergill’s house on Saturday, June 6, to start planning worship for next year. Please send any ideas you might have, or suggestions of any kind about subjects, speakers, music, or anything else worship-related, to Ken Whiting. He will see that the Worship Committee and Elizabeth Greene get everything you send.

Rev. Greene sends you a reminder: “I am arriving on Friday, mid-day, and am available for a mid-afternoon meeting with anyone who wishes, also available for dinner that evening. Don’t be shy!!”

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Sunday, June 7: Potluck Meal following service.

Hello Members and Friends,

Our Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship is having an ALL CONGREGATION POTLUCK this Sunday, June 7th, following our service beginning approximately 11:30 AM.

Please bring a dish to share. If you are unable to bring a dish, don’t worry your presence is all we need.

As you all may know, this Sunday will be Rev. Greene’s last service for our current program year. Rev. Greene will return to serve our congregation beginning the Sunday in August.

Our new location, for those who may not have visited us recently, is The Vendor Blender & Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West, located near the intersection of Addison Avenue West and Martin Street (near the old hospital). Click here for a map. There is parking in the rear lot. Please enter the building from the west side, as a courtesy to another group using the north end of the building.

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Sunday, June 7: Flower Communion Ceremony

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

On Sunday we will have the ceremony of Flower Communion, and Rev. Greene will preach on the life of Rev. Norbert Capek, a brave and wonderful Czech minister who created the Flower Communion.

Be sure to bring a flower (or several) to church. In this inter-generational service, everyone—of all ages—will bring a flower and place it in the large vase in front of the congregation, before church starts. In the service, just before the kids go to their room, we will sing “Mother Spirit, Father Spirit.” While that is being sung, we will all file forward and take a flower that someone else has brought, symbolizing the bonds of community.

Of course, sometimes people forget to bring a flower, and there are often newcomers who do not know that we are doing Flower Communion—which is why we suggest that some of us bring more than one. Just as community involves reaching out to each other in times of abundance and also in times of scarcity, we provide beauty for each other, even if someone has forgotten.

One more thing, about which you will hear more in a few days: the Worship Committee is meeting from 10 am to noon at Karen Fothergill’s house on Saturday, June 6, to start planning worship for next year. Please send any ideas you might have, or suggestions of any kind about subjects, speakers, music, or anything else worship-related, to Ken Whiting. He will see that the Worship Committee and Elizabeth Greene get everything you send.

Rev. Greene sends you a reminder: “I am arriving on Friday, mid-day, and am available for a mid-afternoon meeting with anyone who wishes, also available for dinner that evening. Don’t be shy!!”

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Sunday, May 24, 2015: “The Interdependent Web of All Existence”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven principles by which we try to live our lives. The seventh principle is to have respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

In the big picture of life, this seems to be a reasonable and attainable goal to strive for. However, this seventh principle is arguably one of the most difficult principles because the interpretation of this principle varies among humans.

What one person sees as a respect of the interdependent web, another may see as environmental plunder or a pillage of nature. It certainly is a source for many UU discussions and one that will be addressed Sunday.

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 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.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015: “A Spiritual Retrospective”

Host: Ken Whiting

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

REMINDER: This is to remind all MVUUF Members and Close MVUUF Friends, we will be having our Annual Congregational Meeting after our regular service this coming Sunday, May 17th.

It is spring, the time of emerging life, of new coming forth from the old. Less obviously, spring can also give us a chance to reflect on how our lives develop through the cycles of light & dark, how we change & grow & deepen.

Rev. Greene will consider how our lives flow, as individuals, and as groups. She will consider church progress and also our souls’ spiritual progress.

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 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.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015: “A Mothers’ Day Service”

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate Mothers day this Sunday.

Karen Fothergill will present the service with stories and readings about the amazing and important role of mothers and the others who have mothered us. Some members of the congregation have been invited to also share stories about their mothers.

This Sunday being our second Sunday of the month, is our Giving Sunday. Our collection will go to the UU Service Committees Relief program for the earthquake victims in Nepal.

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 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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