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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September 16: The Wisdom in Going Too Far

Presenter: Christina Charbonneau

When you try to keep your life in perfect balance there are bound to be missteps. There is wisdom in kindly and gently allowing those missteps to positively inform your future self while at the same time avoiding a shame spiral. Please join us this Sunday to learn how missteps can become positive tools to improve our future well being.

Our sermon will be given by Christina Charbonneau, who has been a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah for nearly 25 years. Ms. Charbonneau is a teacher at a Special Needs Preschool in Ogden, Utah.

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.

Join us! We meet at 10:30 AM each Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls.

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September 9: Finding enlightenment in Fiction

Presenter: Rick Dykes

Can one gain enlightenment and even spiritual growth from reading works of fiction? Over Rick Dykes’ long life, he has received great pleasure from the works of such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Steinbeck.

Rick believes we can find that same kind of personal enrichment and spiritual growth in more modern fictional works.  Indeed, it is the great gift of astute authors to transport us inside the characters and their life situations. The result is inspiration, and perhaps even moral or spiritual change. This is the idea Rick wants to explore with those who attend our MVUU Fellowship on Sunday.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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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September 2: Water Communion

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Like water flowing to the sea, we have returned from the mountains, rivers and quiet places where we spent some of our days this past year then once again returned to our beloved community.

As we come together for our first service of the “new” church year we will celebrate both new beginnings and reminisce together.

Members and guests are invited to bring water from their summer adventures, be they from travels far or near (even from your home water supply).water join

We will be sharing our stories with each other as we participate in our uniquely Unitarian Universalist ritual of water communion, so please be prepared to offer a sentence or two, not only where the water is from but perhaps more importantly, what meaning it holds for you.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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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August 26: Covenants versus Creeds: Are You Curious About the Difference?

Presenter: Kacee O’Conner

If so, visit Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, August 26th, to hear guest preacher Kacee O’Connor’s presentation on the significance of belonging to a covenant-based liberal faith. 88f7dc1a9bb3c33b424f3e59c4fa7c57Unitarian Universalists do not adhere to prescriptive dogmas and doctrines, but rather are guided by basic principles including respect for the democratic process.

O’Connor is a member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She serves on the Social Justice Council which strives to shine the light of our liberal faith and our justice centered religious community to make a positive difference 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 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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August 19: “Staying Put”

Presenter: Anne Martin

In a world which is spinning faster and faster, it seems that we must run faster, jump higher, to accomplish more in less and less time.

At the same time, our time becomes even more and more fragmented by the many distractions that our modern way of life throws at us. What would happen then if we simply stopped and stayed in that moment of time until the next thing occurred to us?

Anne Martin, in her sermon “Staying Put” will explore the risks and rewards of stopping to attend to what’s in front of us now as opposed to pushing on towards some imagined and ultimately unknowable future.

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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August 12: Finding Home by Giving Home

Guest Speaker: Wyatt Schroeder

Guest Musicians: Wyatt Schroeder & Michael Alvarado

Wyatt Schroeder serves as the Executive Director for Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless (CATCH), an organization in the Boise area, whose vision is ending homelessness for families by inspiring stable housing, financial independence, and resilience.

Mr. Schroeder is responsible for the strategic management, fund development, storytelling, and program success of CATCH. His service will focus on his work on ending homelessness as an exploration of the spiritual journey towards a home in all its complexities.

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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August 5: “Self-Consciousness is the Opposite of Consciousness” (Forrest Church)

Presenter Karen Fothergill

Karen Fothergill will present our service originally presented April 15th 2007 by Forrest Church of All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. Church said “Consciousness and self-consciousness are opposites. In fact, they are mutually exclusive. We cannot be conscious, awake to a world of deeper meaning, and self-conscious at the same time.” Join us this Sunday to learn more.
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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