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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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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