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Logo resampled to 512 x 512Our mission at the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 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.  A portion of services each month are contributed by pastors visiting from the Boise and Pocatello UU Fellowships. Please see the “Services” link in the “News” menu to see a recent calendar of services and topics presented.  We hope to see you here! Our fellowship meets at 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls, Idaho.

February 23rd: “The Multiplicity of God”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Drawing upon Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity, our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek explores humankind’s fascination with defining the sacred. Ancient rabbinic texts show the struggle to keep God as one. Hinduism encompasses 33 million gods. They can’t both be right, can they?

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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

February 16th: “A Quest for the Whole Self”

Presenter: Christie Bogle
[Member: Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ogden]

Christie Bogle, a professor, linguist, humanist and activist from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden will be our guest speaker. Christie invites all to consider their life’s journey and examine the human urge for exploration. Revisiting the common conception of integrity, we will examine what you already know, what you already have, and who you already have been. From a space of wholeness and resilience, we will spend time present to divinity and creativity.

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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

February 9th: “Unitarian-Universalists Certainly Do Have a Lot of Opinions”

Presenter: Heidi Cottam
[Member: Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ogden]

What do you get when you put three Unitarians Universalists in a room together? Five opinions and a pot of coffee. UUs are known for having a wide variety of opinions. How is it possible, then, to journey together on our separate paths in the search for truth and meaning?

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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome.

We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

February 2: “This Little Light of Mine”

Presenter: Mary Beth Bolin [BUUF Intern Minister]

BLMAs we enter into Black History Month, Our Intern Minister Mary Beth Bolin will draw our attention to the grassroots movement within our Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith to accept an 8th principle, drafted and promoted by members of Black Lives of UU (BLUU):

“We covenant to affirm and promote:  journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural beloved community by our actions that dismantle racism and other oppression in ourselves and our institutions.”

In this service Mary Beth will share what the 8th principle means to her, and the way it has illumined her personal calling to speak up for racial justice and specifically for reparations both in our UU faith and our nation at large.

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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

January 26th: “Add the Words”

Presenter: Megan Carter [Vice Chair of Add the Words]

MeganCRespect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people is the first principle of Unitarian Universalism. Megan Carter, Vice Chair of “Add the Words”, will present information about the organization behind the equal rights movement to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Add the Words and their coalition partners have fought for 15 years to have the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” added to the existing protections in the Idaho Human Rights Act. Each year the Idaho Legislature has not only failed update the statute, they have entertained bills that would directly harm LGBTQ Idahoans.

This presentation will discuss a brief history of the “Add the Words” movement, the legislation expected to be introduced in the 2020 Legislative Session, and how to talk to our lawmakers about these issues.

ATW-IDAHOUnitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

January 19th: “Sacred Relationships”

Presenter: Collete Hoglund

imagesA course in miracles uses the concept of a holy or sacred relationship. Each person in a sacred relationship is regarded as whole and sufficient and are together to discover, magnify and celebrate the gifts each brings to each other and the world.

This talk will expand on this idea and how to begin cultivating a sacred relationship with ourselves and others. It can be quite helpful to develop a holy relationship with individuals with whom we have conflict or dislike.

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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

January 23 @ 6 pm : Community Event : Refugees Share Their Stories

Refugees Share Their Stories

Since 1980 over 2,500 people have re-settled in the Magic Valley area through the CSI Refugee Program. This has been a successful program of providing a new start for many refugees who have become members of our community. Each of these people have interesting stories about their experiences of having to leave their countries and how they have grown to be members of our Magic Valley community.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave East, is hosting a Refugee Stories event on January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Representatives of the refugee community will share their journeys along with the courage it required, the sacrifices and adjustments they made to come to the United States for the safety of their families. It is an opportunity for the community to better understand the determination of refugees to be a part of the Magic Valley. This event is free and open to the public and is planned to be the first of several similar events. A reception will be held afterward.

Unitarian-Universalism is a faith tradition that welcomes and stands up for the full rights of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.

For more information, contact Don Morishita at (208) 308-5180