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The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America and is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth of the individual.

Our Fellowship Mission is to help each person live, laugh, love and seek the truth; to be a place of celebration, comfort, love, and learning for all ages; to serve our community in the spirit of justice and democracy; and to respect all religious paths.

Services begin at every Sunday at 10:30 am, with a social hour afterwords. Some services are presented by our part-time minister, Elizabeth Greene, on the first Sunday of every month. Please note that as of April 5, 2015 we are meeting in a new location, 588 Addison Avenue West. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016: “Reflections On A Savior Born ”

Presented by: Cindy Yarger

Many turn their hearts toward Jesus at this time of the year but what about the other characters that played a role and were touched by him in his lifetime? Come and hear 20 short, short, creative vignettes that speak toward the affect that Jesus had in his very own time period.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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 4, 2016: “Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us….”

Presented by:  Rev. Elizabeth Greene
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This is the season when we think of angels, singing in the heavens, announcing amazing news, rejoicing greatly.

What can a reflection on these strange beings bring to us in the modern world? A familiar line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Act 1 Scene 4) asks help from “angels and ministers of grace”—what can that mean now?

Whether we believe in the literal existence of something angelic or not, how do we ask for and respond to, gifts of grace?

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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 27, 2016: “The Power of Words”

Presented by: Chad Minteer

Beyond the power to hurt or to heal, to unite or divide, words have the power to create. It is with words that we describe and represent the reality we inhabit. These representations become reality, our shared dream, the contours of which are often taken for granted and left unarticulated and unexamined.

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What do we want to create? What world do we want to live in? Fears and resentments shrink our world, convince us we are separate and divided, and ultimately cause us to act in ways that ensure that we are.

On the other hand, hope, commitment, resilience, determination, acceptance, tolerance, love and a host of other attitudes and spiritual practices and ways of being in the world expand us, remind us how we are connected to one another, and ultimately cause us to act in ways that strengthen the bonds that hold us together.

In the midst of post-election anxiety and looking into an always uncertain future, join us as we participate in Beloved Community and seek our best and highest selves.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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 20, 2016: “The Blessings of Boundaries”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

Boundaries are the personal limits we create to maintain balance and protect ourselves from interactions which might undermine our integrity and lead to a loss of self respect.

The blessings of boundaries are enormous and allow us to live from a place of choice rather than obligation. When we learn to meet our needs for love and acceptance internally, we release our fears of not being loved by others and we become able to express who we are and what we want from life in a firm, loving and respectful manner.

Reminder:
This is a brief message to remind everyone that we will be having a harvest potluck lunch following our service this Sunday. Please remember to bring a food item to share. If you are unable, that’s okay your presence is all we need.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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 13, 2016: “Just Do The Right Thing”

Presented by: Don Morishita

In our lifetimes, we are faced with making the ‘right decision’ on seemingly small issues to life changing issues. The ‘right decision’ may be based on where we stand in our lives. From something as small as placing the shopping cart we just used into the cart rack so that it isn’t left in a parking spot, to something bigger such as helping someone in need or taking advantage of someone in a business deal.

For most of us, making a decision to do the right thing by not cheating someone out of their money is a no-brainer. For most of us, we just wouldn’t do it. But is there some level that it is not really that bad to cheat someone. What about the cashier who mistakenly undercharges you for something you just bought? Or, what about seeing someone drop something of value and they don’t realize it. Would you always run to catch that person? What is it that drives us to make the ‘right decision’? Is it because we just feel better about ourselves by doing the right thing or is there a feeling, belief or fear that you’re being watched? Just doing the right thing can sometimes be easier said than done.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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 6, 2016: “It’s Not the Changes, It’s the Transitions”

Presented by: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Please Note: a congregational meeting and potluck meal will follow this service.

leaf-changing-colorAs we all know, change is just one of those constants of life: family life changes, work or school changes, deaths and births and marriages, beginnings and ends of relationships, changes in our own life journeys.

These are often challenging, and we do go through them a lot better when we approach them from spiritual strength and centeredness.

Referring back to William Bridges’ work on change and transition, Rev. Greene will reflect on how the process of transition—the actual way we go through change—is worth our attention.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually 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, October 30, 2016: “Awakening to Love, the Essence of our Being”

Presented by: Collete Hoglund

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual awakening self-study course that invites us to change our perceptions. Every moment is an opportunity to view ourselves and others from a window of love rather than fear. Miracles are a change in perception and are the natural outcome of choosing love.

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This Course offers an alternate way of seeing ourselves and others. It shows us that our true essence is love. By awakening to this awareness, we are more able to see love in the world and create a different world.

As stated by Wayne Dyer, an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Please visit our Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Sunday to learn more about this study course, “A Course in Miracles” and to listen to Collete Hoglund’s topic, “Awakening to Love, the Essence of our Being”, taken from this course.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys. 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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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