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 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls, ID. 

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August 18, 2019: “Will I Stand Up?”

Presenter: Don Morishita

Among the seven principles Unitarian Universalism teaches, four are related to social activism, which is an important part of what Unitarian Universalists stand for.
Those four principles are to affirm and promote: 1) the inherent worth and dignity of every person; 2) justice, equity and compassion in human relations; 3) the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and 4) respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

These principles are not exclusive to Unitarian Universalism and are practiced by many non-secular and secular organizations. In today’s political climate, racism and white nationalism is a charge that has surfaced with our country’s leadership. Racial and ethnic minorities who have been the target of tweets, statements, and comments feel the burn from these published words. Sadly, there are people who support these hateful words. Most Americans however, are embarrassed and ashamed by these words. When these hateful actions are seen firsthand, how many of us will stand up for what is right?

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.

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August 4: “Go and Do Likewise”

Presenter: Mary McGinnis

Our speaker this Sunday is Mary McGinnis, a Christian member of our Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship. Mary’s topic, “Go and Do Likewise,” explores where faith and the sciences intersect to answer the question: “Am I my brother’s [humankind’s] keeper?”

Mary’s message draws from the story of The Good Samaritan in the Bible, and themes of “intersectionality” and “ecotheology” from the UUA book, Justice on Earth, to ensure and promote our precious first Principle “The inherent worth and dignity of every person” on Earth.

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.

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July 28: “Embracing each one of our journeys”

Presenter: Don Morishita

Throughout our lives most of us take many journeys, including our own spiritual journey. For some, the spiritual journey may be very straightforward, but for many, the spiritual journey may be like a road with many curves, crossroads and dead ends.

Our spiritual journeys may lead to mainstream Christian, Muslim, or Jewish faiths. For others it leads to other religions and yet for others, it is without the presence or desire of a higher power in their lives. Whatever direction each of us takes, it is important to embrace each of our journeys that take us on our own spiritual path.

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.

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July 21: “Driving as a Spiritual Practice”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Join us this Sunday to learn from Karen Fothergill. Ms. Fothergill will provide insights on how a mundane task such as driving a car can become a spiritual practice.

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.

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July 7: Never PC (“politically correct”)

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Pastor-Jenny_cCaring about the impact of our words is not synonymous with being “PC (Politically Correct)”. What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Join us for a thoughtful reflection on this topic with Rev. Jenny Peek, visiting Unitarian-Universalist minister from Pocatello.

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.

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June 30: “The Way of Peace by Peace Pilgrim”

Presenter: Anne Martin

Anne Martin will explore how “Peace Pilgrim” née Mildred Lisette Norman, an American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic, pacifist, vegetarian activist and peace activist, shared the lessons she learned on her remarkable journeys for peace. Peace Pilgrim discovered her life’s calling would be to work for peace: peace among nations, peace among groups, peace among individuals and very Importantly, peace within ourselves.

Peace Pilgrim felt very strongly that if enough people attained inner peace, we would learn to work together for the benefit of all and war and the suffering it brings would become impossible. Her message was simple and profound. “Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” She carried that message from 1953 until her death in 1981 at the age of 73 to thousands of people in every state of the US, every Province in Canada and even into some places in Mexico. She journeyed on foot for over 25,000 miles wearing only the clothes on her back. Her only possessions were a few things she carried in her pockets.

Join with us Sunday to learn more about the contributions made to our society by Mildred Norman, aka “Peace Pilgrim.”

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.

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June 16: “Our Fathers”

Presenter: Malcolm Metzler (MVUUF Fellowship)

This Sunday’s message will be a Father’s Day tribute of sorts, to fathers of all kinds and everywhere.

In addition to sharing some personal experience of what his father meant to him, Malcolm will share some stories from his own experience being a father later in life than he ever expected.

He will also share some thoughts about what it means to be a father in a UU context, how our life experiences as fathers are changing rapidly — experiences which are becoming more diverse and perhaps less gender-biased, compared to traditional notions of fatherhood.

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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there.  To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway leading 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.

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