December 24: Christmas Eve Service

Dear Friends and Members of the MVUUF,

On December 24th, this Thursday, we will have our annual Christmas Eve service from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Rosenau Funeral Home, located at 2826 Addison Avenue East.

Our Christmas Eve service will take place in the community room on the west end of the building.

At our Christmas Eve Service, a collection will be taken for Heifer International (a nonprofit organization that distributes farm animals and provides agricultural training to families in need in third world countries).

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

The MVUUF Board

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Sunday, December 27, 2015: “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity”

Host: Karen Fothergill

Presenter: Mary McGinnis

Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity was the theme of the historical 2015 Parliament of The World’s Religions held in the United States for the first time in over twenty years this past October.

Salt Lake City was the host city of this largest global interfaith congregation composed of a gathering of people from over 80 different countries and 50 different religions.

The Unitarian Universalist Association was proudly represented among the many sponsors of this momentous and celebratory occasion.

The mission of the Parliament is to “cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

In the words of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama: “I believe the interfaith movement can contribute in helping to save the world. But not just through the nice words of dialogue but with our actions. It is the responsibility of human beings to fix the problems which we create: of climate change, of the widening income gap, of hate and war. God will not do this for us; we must take responsibility for our actions.”

Please join us as a member of our congregation relays a brief history of the Parliament of The World’s Religions along with how her own religious and spiritual path intersected with this experience.

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, December 20, 2015: “Joys or Headaches of the Season”

Host/Presenter: Chad Minteer

Part of the joys – or headaches! – of the season are the familiar songs that recall wintertime, celebrations with family and friends, charity, compassion – or too much time at the mall!

Whether you are religious or not, familiar Christmas carols bring to mind the best of the season and often put people in a festive mood. Of course, some are overplayed (do we really need another version of Rudolph?) and some may be challenging to those whose beliefs have changed over the years.

This week at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship we will have a “Singing Sunday” – with only a brief few words to introduce some of the carols, our service will consist of singing. Some are traditional, some secular, some very Unitarian-Universalist. Hopefully all bring some warmth to your heart. Please join us and lend us your voices.

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, December 13, 2015: “The Reasons for the Season”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

In the US and many other countries, Christmas is still recognized as the most important holiday in the month of December. Some ardent defenders of Christmas believe this is the only ‘reason for the season’. However, as one who enjoys a celebration, it is important to recognize there are holidays representing many faiths and beliefs that are also worthy of celebrating during December.

Join us for a commemorative service recognizing the many events in December that give us many reasons for the season.

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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Announcement: Potluck Lunch this Sunday

Hello MVUUF Members and Friends: This is a brief message to remind everyone that we will be having a potluck lunch following our service this Sunday (December 6).

Please remember to bring a food item to share if you are able.

Sincerely, Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Board

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Sunday, December 6, 2015: “The Spirit of the Season: Love Will Guide Us”

Host: Ray Cross

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

What is at the heart of the “War on Christmas” controversy? Why can something as simple as a symbolic coffee cup rouse people to anger and self-righteousness?

At its best, what is the true spirit of our mid-winter holidays? Rev. Greene will reflect on what it might mean when the angels bring good news, or when the Hanukkah candles miraculously burn for eight days, or when the Yule fire buns bright. Where is the joy to be found, in this dark time of the 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, November 29, 2015: “What are Your Intentions?”

Host: Ken Whiting
Presenter: Julie Merrick
An intention can be defined as a purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct; an aim which guides. When we consider what it is we most want and then set intentions that align with our desires, outcomes shift and what we experience changes. What do we intend for our Fellowship? Our relationships? The work that we do? The impact that we have on this world? Every aspect of our life bares consideration. What is it we most want and do our intentions support the unfolding of those desires?
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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