Our 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.
We have in-person services now. Masks are optional. We also have Zoom service. To listen in and connect with the fellowship, please follow instructions Here.
We welcome our new intern minister, Timothy Ellis.
We meet at 160 9th Avenue East, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Services are at 10:30 a.m.
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Perri Gardner will be Worship Associate
Presented by Don Morishita.
Worship Associate is Melody Lenkner.
Humanism is the belief that human beings are the source of meaning and values. It is a scientific search, self-correcting and open to change with new knowledge and insights. Some religious evangelists deride Humanism as a faith leading to nowhere. Humanists see humanity as having the capacity for continuted growth and development, and they accept responsibility for encouraging that growth. But, there are different types of humanism. Literary Humanism, Renaissance Humanism, Western Cultural Humanism, Philosophical Humanism, Christian Humanism, Modern, Secular, and Religious Humanism. Please join us to learn and discuss this philosophy of living.
Jon Thompson and Perri Gardner will lead a discussion about Thanksgiving.
Please join our Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist community for a facilitated conversation on the topics of tradition, community, and gratitude. Congregant Perri Gardner will lead a discussion that celebrates and critically explores the Thanksgiving holiday. Please come prepared to engage in conversation and fun activities. The themes of this service will also be relevant to two other excellent events happening in our community this Sunday, November 20th.
Please consider joining us in community at our Transgender Day of Remembrance at 3 PM (in our Fellowship at 160 9th Ave E.). Additionally, our friends at the United Methodist Church will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast at 12:30 PM in their basement at 360 Shoshone St.
This service will not be on Zoom.
Timothy Ellis will explore Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower.” We’ll look at Butler’s focus on the divine as a force for change. We’ll also bring in our Universalist ancestors who sought to focus their efforts on the present world rather than the afterlife.
Cultures of violence in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and “Weird Al Yankovich’s “Weasel Stomping Day.”
MVUUF member Jon Thompson discusses the blind adherence to tradition in the two works and the importance of using self-reflection to break free from harmful practices.
Fear is not a virtue, however understandable it may be to feel fear sometimes. Yet if we spend all our time at odds with fear as a despicable state to be avoided, we miss some clear chances to learn. How are our fears played against us, keeping us at odds with our neighbors? How are fears healthy and protective?
Perri Gardner and Jon led a discussion of democracy and autocracy.
We broke into small groups to discuss how government works.
Doughnuts and coffee were served.
Ever hear the saying, “People plan; God laughs”? We do plan, don’t we though. The unexpected causes us to improvise on the spot–from barbecues being rained out to the birthday child having a fever the day before their party. We modify, postpone, or even scrap our plans all the time. This is ‘Improv as Life’.
Join us Sunday at our physical location 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls or online as our visiting minister Reverend Jenny from Pocatello, Idaho shares her reflection on some of improvisation’s principles that serve well as cross-training for our 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.
For further information please call 208-410-8904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Play is the worship theme for the month of June for Unitarian Universalists. Author Diane Ackerman writes “In rare moments of deep play, we can lay aside our sense of self, shed time’s continuum, ignore pain, and sit quietly in the absolute present, watching the world’s ordinary miracles. No mind or heart hobbles. No analyzing or explaining. No questing for logic. No promises. No goals. No relationships. No worry. One is completely open to whatever drama may unfold.”
Join us this Sunday at our physical location 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls or online for a service of “play.” Please bring one of your favorite jokes to share. To join online email MVUUF83301@yahoo.com for the Zoom link.
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 or on the street in front or the side of the building. Child care is available.
June 13 Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalists to Meet at Nat Soo Pah
Please join us for this special outdoor service at Nat Soo Pah Hot Springs and Campground, 2738 E 2400 N south of Twin Falls instead of our regular location.
We will meet at 10:30 am at the pavilion located in the camping area. Please bring a chair to sit on. Camping is available on your own. Because we have rented the pavilion, swimming in the hot tub pool is available for $2 a person. For more information contact Nat Soo Pah at (208) 655-4337 or at their website https://www.natsoopah.com. Bring a swim suit and towels if you plan to swim.
Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are welcome. For additional information or driving directions to Nat Soo Pah please email email@example.com.