TEXT of last Sunday’s service on March 1, 2015

Here is the text of Rev. Elizabeth Greene’s service last Sunday. (Thank you Elizabeth!)

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Sunday, March 1, 2015: “The Power of Commitment”

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Host: Don Morishita

German author Johann Goethe once said, “The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.”

This is true for relationships in churches and other congregations, in our spiritual lives, in jobs and for life in general.

And yet, genuine commitment is difficult for so many. What causes our hesitation when stepping into a commitment that can bring joy and fulfillment?

How do we find the courage and generosity to commit ourselves as fully as possible?

Think about this topic and come ready to discuss.

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 22, 2015: “Love, Or Something Like It”

Presenter: Wanda and Bryan Jennings of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Service Coordinator: Karen Fothergill

Music: Chad Minteer

“Love, Or Something Like It”

“Love…” is a collection of poems, songs, sayings, and observations about love in its many different forms.

Wanda is a recently retired first grade teacher with 42 years of teaching experience in Texas, Alaska, Germany (U.S. military dependents school) and Idaho (Boise ISD). Bryan is a school bus driver in the Meridian School District with past experience as a teacher, welfare caseworker, army officer, etc. They have been members of Boise UU Fellowship since 1992 and have served in various positions there. Wanda is currently chair of the Search Committee, searching for a new minister for BUUF, and Bryan is on the Board, the Congregational Care Team and sings in the choir. They have presented quite a few summer services at BUUF over the past 20 years.

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 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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