Sunday, December 14, 2014: “A Festival of Renewal”

Host: Dale Bostock
Presenter: Julie Merrick

There is a universal wish to end the year with a festival of renewal that rekindles our faith, brings us closer to the people we care about, and brings light and laughter to the dark days of winter.”

This Holiday season can be filled with greater meaning and satisfaction when we make choices that are in alignment with our values. We are in a position to create a more soul-satisfying celebration when we answer the question of why it is we celebrate and put our focus there.

Newcomers 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 Sundays Sermon on November 2: “Circles of Dark and Light: Our Whole Lives”

Here is the text of last Sunday’s sermon, for anyone who may be interested. If you have any trouble opening this pdf file or prefer other formats, please leave a comment or ask Malcolm about it. Click here –>20141207-circles of dark and light–our whole lives

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Sunday, December 7, 2014: “Circles of Light and Dark: Our Whole Lives”

Host: Karen Fothergill
Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Many world religions celebrate this winter season with festivals of light: Jewish Hanukkah, Hindu Diwali, earth-centered Solstice. These holidays welcome the light of longer days to come, bringing hope and warmth. Lest, we neglect an important part of life darkness. However, what of the dark? Seeds require winter’s darkness if they are to emerge in spring. Can our souls be enriched by honoring the dark?

Join us this Sunday to hear Rev. Elizabeth Greene discuss this topic.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014: “A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

One of the seven principles that Unitarian Universalists share is a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In a religious context, this typically refers to seeking our spiritual truths and meaning. However, this is an important issue to address in all aspects of our lives. How carefully do we seek the truth? What processes do we go through as we seek to find truth and meaning in what we believe and what we do? Please join us as we continue to discuss the fourth principle of the Unitarian Universalists.

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

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Sunday, November 9, 2014: “When Does Consciousness Begin?”

Host/Presenter: Ken Whiting

When does sentience (consciousness) begin?

Does consciousness begin at conception, later on in the womb, at birth or during early childhood? When does sentience (consciousness) leave? Does it leave at death, if so, does it continue (if so where) or does it cease to exist or perhaps move on to another being?

These questions we will explore this Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Magic Valley Unitarian Fellowship.

This will be a participatory service involving the congregation. We urge everyone to be prepared for a lively discussion on this topic.

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.

Newcomers are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the front of the building.

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TEXT of last Sundays Sermon on November 2: “Dia de Los Muertos — Celebrating Life Through Our Departed Loved Ones”

Here is the text of last Sunday’s sermon, for anyone who may be interested. If you have any trouble opening this pdf file or prefer other formats, please leave a comment or ask Malcolm about it.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014: “Dia de Los Muertos — Celebrating Life Through Our Departed Loved Ones”

Host/Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene
Mexicans have a celebration over All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days  (beginning November 1st and ending on November 2nd ) called Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Many Americans are unfamiliar with this joyous approach to remembering those who have gone before us—we perhaps miss an important part of life’s joys and sorrows if we neglect to recall the joys we have known through our departed loved ones having once been in our lives.

We will reflect on the mourning and—more importantly—the great joy that comes from being human. An important part of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration is an Altar of Remembrance. We invite you (and your children) to bring a small item or items (pictures, a small treasured possession once owned by your deceased loved ones, a treasured note or letter, etc.) to place on our altar, something that reminds you of the happiness of having had a certain person or persons or even a loving pet in your life.

All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days—the veil between worlds is thinnest, we are told! So, let us pay close attention to the condition of our own souls, reaching out in compassion, over time and place.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to listen to Rev. Elizabeth Greene discuss this topic.

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.

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

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