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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.

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

January 12th: “Are We Haunted? Our Religious Past May Be Impacting Our Present”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

We all have biases, positive and negative. Sometimes by examining our past, we shine light on the origins of deeply embedded feelings about religion. Our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek will reflect on this topic, exploring how unexamined religious biases may block us from living fully in our values.”

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 5th: “A People of Covenant”

Presenter:  Mary Beth Bolin

Sunday, Mary Beth Bolin, our intern minister, will lead us in a service to deepen our understanding of covenant – the promises that we make to each other in order to stay in healthy relationship as a community.

The Unitarian-Universalist faith is often described as a “covenantal” rather than a “creedal” faith, meaning that it is the way we treat each other that matters the most and holds us together, not any beliefs or creeds.

In preparation for making a covenant that we can all commit to as a community, we will hear from a couple congregants about what right relationship within the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship means to them, and invite all to share written ideas and feedback.

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.

December 24: Christmas Eve Service

Xmas eve serviceThe Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave East in Twin Falls, celebrates Christmas with a service on Christmas Eve beginning at 7:00 pm.

Our Christmas Eve Service includes a story, singing of carols, and a candle-lighting ritual in which the church lights are dimmed and people pass the flame from candle to candle until everyone is holding a lit candle that conveys the spirit of Christmas.

We celebrate Christmas because Jesus was an enlightened person who taught by word and example how to overcome oppression without violence and how to build an inclusive community.

Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith which welcomes seekers of all faiths, nationalities, races, genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations and every manner of mixed-blended family.

A collection [as we have done in the past] this Christmas Eve will be for Heifer International.

Whoever you are, you are welcome to come celebrate Christmas with us. We wish you very Merry Christmas and a Joyous Holiday Season,

The Board of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

160 9th Avenue East
Twin Falls ID 83301

December 22: “Welcoming the Spirit of Hope in this House”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

How is it that the birth of a child inspires millions around the world for thousands of years? Join us for our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny’s reflection on the message of hope embodied in new human form.

Please remember to continue to bring in warm clothing to be distributed to those who my need it. (To be donated to the CSI Refugee Center.)

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.

December 8th: “In Awe of Children”

Presenter
Rev. Mary Beth Bolin

The theme for the month of December is Awe. Our intern minister, Mary Beth Bolin, will explore this theme through stories of the awesomeness of children. Through these stories, we will reflect upon the awesome potential of human development and the fierce strength of love that is brought out in all of us who love children.

Reminders:

  • Please remember to continue to bring in warm clothing to be distributed to those who my need it as part of our collection drive for the CSI Refugee Center.
  • In addition, after our service we will have a pot luck meal. Please contribute if you feel inspired, but all are invited to join in for the meal. Thanks! see you Sunday!

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.