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. 

Posted in News

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.

Posted in News, Services | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in News, Sermons, Services | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in News, Services

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.

Posted in News | Tagged , ,

June 9: “The Open Heart”

Presenter: Collete Hoglund

According to Carlos Santana, “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.” Incorporating concepts from the book, “The Untethered Soul,” our talk this Sunday will explore what it means to have an open heart and how to keep our open hearts clear.

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.

Posted in News

June 2: “LIMINAL: A Refugee Memoir”

Presenter: Liyah Babayan

l.babayan-sAuthor Liyah Babayan will be our guest speaker this Sunday. Liyah is a refugee from Armenia who settled in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA several years ago as a child with her parents. Her book, “LIMINAL: a refugee memoir” is a reflection of her life.

Liyah is a dedicated social entrepreneur with a passion for giving back to her adoptive community and country. After surviving the anti-Armenian ethnic killings in Azerbaijan, Liyah and her family experienced homelessness and after 4 years were resettled in Twin Falls, Idaho through the CSI Refugee Program.

Liminal_s.jpgLiyah became an entrepreneur at age 22, served on the Twin Falls School Board and was the first refugee to run for Twin Falls City Council election. Liyah has been recognized as one of Idaho’s Women of the Year, received the ACLU’s Civil Rights Service Award and featured in The New York Times. Social justice is not a political option for Liyah, it is a spiritual practice grounded in her Armenian Orthodox faith, culture and tradition.

Liyah prioritizes the principles of humanitarian mercy, compassion in action and reverence for divinity in her role as a Mama to her two children Dominic and Angeli. Her book “Liminal a refugee memoir” was published in November of 2018, is now being translated into Russian, Armenian and Spanish. Currently, Liyah is touring and sharing her book with universities, book clubs, book stores, bloggers and pod-casters and co-authoring a second book of Idaho refugee chronicles and narratives.

Liyah may bring extra copies of her book, “LIMINAL: a refugee memoir” should anyone wish to purchase one.

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. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street in front or the side of the building. Child care is available.

Posted in News

May 26: “Grace and Gratitude as our Everyday Spiritual Practice”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek (Pocatello UU Fellowship)

Pastor-Jenny_cRev. Jenny Peek, our visiting Unitarian-Universalist minister from Pocatello, shares with us her journey in admitting hard truths, how loving others had to begin much closer to home. If you tire of the inner critic, you are not alone. Join us this Sunday for this introspective service on treating ourselves as well as we would treat others.

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. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street in front or the side of the building. Child care is available.

Posted in News