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. Our fellowship meets at 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls, ID. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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April 22: “Joy in the Journey: Faith Transitions, Recovery, and Hope”

Presenter: Liza Long

What do faith transitions and living in recovery have in common? How can we find hope and meaning when our familiar traditions fail us?

In a world full of perfect Instagram feeds, is it okay to feel sorrow, anger, grief, and disappointment?

Liza Long is an author, college English instructor, former National Alliance on Mental Illness-Boise board president, and the mother of a son who lives with bipolar disorder. She believes in thrift stores and in embracing the journey, no matter where it leads us.

Please join us to learn more about faith transitions and living in recovery have in common.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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April 15 2018: Our Dance with Divinity

Presenter: Robyn Romney

Life’s a dance, you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Don’t worry about what you don’t know. “Life’s a dance, you learn as you go.” Country singer John Michael Montgomery

Citing references from the book, “God a Human History”, Reza Aslan’s narration regarding religious history is based on innate desires and cohesive attempts to understand the divine by humanizing “It” with human traits and emotions. Religions have sought to satiate that which our brains are hardwired to comprehend.

“Whether we are aware of it or not and regardless of whether we are believers or not, what a vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.”

Snacks and group discussion will follow.

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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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Sunday, April 1: Let’s Celebrate Easter

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Let’s celebrate Easter Sunday with an exploration of transformation from many different sources. Karen Fothergill will share lessons from Soul Matters, a sermon on Easter by Reverend Dr. Martin Lavanhar, Senior Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Rev. Lavanhar will reflect on nature and its transformative beauty.

After our service we will have an Easter egg hunt for the children followed by a potluck for all. Please bring a dish to share.

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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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March 25, 2018: “Designs of Faith”

Presenter: Mark McGinnis

Mark McGinnis, a member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and artist, will present a guest service based on one of his art projects titled Designs of Faith.

The basic content of his project is a study of four Western, four Eastern, and four Tribal religions. The project has four sequential components: research on each faith, an essay he wrote from the research, a preliminary study for the final painting, and finally an 8’ X 6 1/2’ five section painting for each religion.designs-of-faith-2

The large paintings are in the collection of the Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences in Sioux Falls, SD. His intent in producing this project was to gain a deeper understanding of how religion created systems and designs around which people could organize their lives.

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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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March 18: “The Fear of Missing Out”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

The acronym FOMO, which stands for the fear of missing out, was coined to represent the anxious feelings which arise from comparing our lives to others primarily through social media.

It is helpful to examine how this affects our well-being. We may feel insecure about our own choices; struggle to be present for and appreciative of, our blessings, or thrown off balance in a misguided attempt to have it all.

Fortunately, there is much we can do to counteract these effects, from answering some pertinent questions to embracing radical life acceptance. We can live more from a position of opting in, and so less from the fear of missing out.

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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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March 11, 2018: “Increasing Empathy”

Presented by Jen Blair

It is a great gift of human beings to be able to intuitively feel that we are all connected. For some, this is more natural and for others it seems almost to be missing. Empathy is one of the most vital skills for emotional intelligence.

Empathy doesn’t ask us to take responsibility for someone else’s feelings. It is the ability to be truly present with someone. It is the ability to hold a safe space for others to experience their own emotions. Empathy is an important skill of emotional intelligence and is cultivated over a lifetime of effort.

Given the current political climate, it is important for us to work to cultivate empathy for others and help others learn to cultivate this skill also.

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.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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March 4: 3pm: MVUUF 25th Anniversary Celebration Service @ 360’s Event Center

SmLog2 25th Anniversary Celebration

MVUUF… “Standing on the side of love, justice, and compassion”

 

Dear MVUUF Friends,

This is a final reminder that there will be no morning service this Sunday, March 4.  We are instead having an afternoon service and celebration party at the 360’s Event Center in Twin Falls (directions below).

You and your family or organization is cordially invited to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! Join us to honor the roots of MVUUF and celebrate our continued presence in the Magic Valley!

Location:

The 360’s Main Event Center

348 4th Ave S

Twin Falls ID

Time:

Service begins at 3:00 PM, Child care provided

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments following the service

Click here for directions.

 

 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Sincerely,

The Board Members of the MVUUF

Directions:

  • From I-84, take Exit 173 onto US-93 Toward Twin Falls.
  • Continue on US-93 (which turns into Blue Lakes Blvd) for a little more than 6 miles.
  • Take a slight right onto Shoshone St.
  • Continue for just under a mile on Shoshone St.
  • Once you cross Main Street, start looking for 4th Ave. S.
  • Turn Left onto 4th Ave. S. (Note, #’d streets count down until you reach Main. Then they count up again after Main.)
  • 360 Center is on the right just after you cross Idaho Street.

Google Map to 360’s Center << Click here for directions from Google Maps

..or view the PDF file below:

MVUUF Party Reminder 180304 (PDF file)

 

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