Welcome

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, September 25, 2016: “Are Unitarian-Universalists Soft on Evil?”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

This weeks message will be based on a talk by the Rev Dr Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle. We will examine the following idea: How do we reconcile our beliefs in the inherent worth and dignity of every being with the notion of evil?

“Both the capacity for brutality and the capacity for love exist in all of our hearts. A belief in our innocence is not an option. We must find place that can know the reality of both.” — Rev. Dr. William Sinkford

Rev. Sheets Owen-Towle is minister emeritus of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, which she served with her husband, the Rev. Tom Owen-Towle, from 1978 to 2002. She was a candidate for the UUA presidency in 1993. A published author and popular speaker, she is also the daughter of renowned water colorist Millard Sheets. Carolyn has always been immersed in the world of art and continues to be actively involved with many art organizations.

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.UA GNBathrm

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 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, September 18, 2016: “The Light of Hope”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” This famous quote by Emily Dickinson, touches upon the beauty and wonder of this feeling we call hope; this is a state of mind that shines a light in our dark moments and carries us over rough waters.

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Hope can dissolve fear and empower us to take another step on our journey, no matter how challenging that step might be. Hope whispers that there is love and light and possibility present in this moment and calls our attention there.

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, September 11, 2016: “Wanderer, Worshiper, Lover of Leaving”

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

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Speaking of community, the poet Rumi writes that we are all wanderers and worshipers and lovers of leaving. That last word, “leaving” jars us when we think of the groups to which we belong: our churches and temples and places of worship. But, if he is right that we sometimes seem to love leaving, how do we deal with this, in our communities? How does faith and fellowship keep human beings together joyfully, in the face of all that happens in the world?

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.UA GNBathrm

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 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, September 4, 2016: “One Pathway to Happiness”

Presenter: Michael Johnson

One pathway to happiness isn’t an expressway or a ride down a water slide… but it is rewarding. It like a water slide – the first ride takes a bit of commitment to jump in and see what it’s like… same thing with happiness. Wanna ride?

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, August 28, 2016: “The Underlying Nature of Reality”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

Metaphysics is a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality. While there are many opinions and scant consensus as to what is truth, the idea that a human being is an energy field, operating within a larger energy field is worthy of consideration.

Does human consciousness affect the unfolding of reality and to what degree? Is there a creative force in this Universe of which we are a part?

How might we experiment with these ideas and use what we discover to create a better life for ourselves and those around us?

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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, August 21, 2016: “The Spiritual Strength in Silence”

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

In a world filled with too many words, what is the role of silence? Why does silence matter to our spiritual well-being? And how can we cultivate more of it in our lives. The service will be based on an online Sermon by Rev. Laura L. Mancuso (Live Oak UU Congregation, Goleta CA)

Rev. Laura L. Mancuso is an interfaith chaplain who has worked for 25 years in leadership roles in the public mental health system at the local, state, and national levels. Rev. Mancuso supports individuals and families dealing with end-of-life issues or grieving the death of a loved one.
As an ordained interfaith minister, Laura strives to honor all faith traditions, as well as the spiritual paths and life philosophies of those who do not adhere to any religion.

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, August 14, 2016: “Enneagram Basics – Nine Behavioral Pathways”

Presenter: Cindy Yarger

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why you can’t seem to break habits that you want to? The Enneagram is a tool to help us learn the whys. Come and join us for an insightful and sometimes humorous look at what makes us behave in the ways that we do.

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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