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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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December 16: “Dark Mystery” – Rev. Elizabeth L. Greene

“Dark Mystery,” a sermon by Rev. Elizabeth L. Greene

Winter Solstice is almost upon us, that day when we have less light and more dark than any other day of the year. Also, days are pretty short all around this period, letting us reflect upon the mysteries of light and dark in our lives, how such things affect our spirits and our spiritual outlooks.

When we are in darkness, we also live in the hope of lighter days, of the Christ Child and stars and angels, of miraculous oil-burning lamps of an ancient people. In the mystery that dark can bring, we can grow our hearts in love.

Please Note, There will be a potluck meal following the service.Please join us. All in attendance, including visitors, are welcome!

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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, December 2: “Ingredients for transformation: Reflections and insights from stories, poems and science”

Presenter: Collete Hoglund

This Sunday, we will explore what it means to change and transform, what prompts us to begin and stay on the journey of transformation and what are some of the key ingredients facilitating change.

Illustrations from the book/movie “Wonder” poetry by Mary Oliver and Anais Nin and the neuroscience of Dr. Joe Dispenza will be used to assist in this exploration of transformation. How transformation applies to us all personally and to our spiritual community will also be addressed.

Please remember our non-perishable food collection for the Idaho Food Pantry continues all this month.

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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November 25: “Who would meet us at the table?” Rev. Jenny Peek

Join us this Sunday as Rev. Jenny Peek, visiting Unitarian Universalist minister from Pocatello, shares a post-Thanksgiving message of breaking bread together.

How do we decide when and where to share a meal, and who do we invite? Let’s expand that invitation, in love and with fierce commitment to building a better world, one neighborhood at a time.

Please remember our non-perishable food collection for the Idaho Food Pantry continues all this month.

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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November 18: “Stone Soup”

Host/Presenter : Don Morishita 

Members of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a reading and performance of the story “Stone Soup”.

This is an intergenerational service suitable for all ages. Attendees are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the Idaho Food Bank. In addition, a special donation will be taken to aid the Idaho Food Bank. Following the service there will be a soup potluck.

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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November 11, “All My Memories of Love”

Presented by: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Memory is a little like a ship’s log. It lists all that has been done and experienced; from it, we can make decisions about what need not be repeated and what principles lie under the good that we may hope to repeat in some form. November holds both Veteran’s Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rev. Greene will reflect on how we look back, and on how looking with love transforms both our memories and our current lives. If you are able, please bring a memento to place on our “Memory Altar” as part of this special service. The item can be a photo, toy, dish, drawing, writing, whatever—just something that evokes an important memory for you. Please don’t forget!

Following the service will be a potluck meal. Thank you in advance for bringing a food item to share; however, if you are unable to do so, no problem. We thank you for bringing yourself!

This Sunday will be our Second Sunday Donation to a local charity. This Sunday’s collection (unless you designate pledge on your check or envelope) will go to Hospice Visions in Twin Falls.

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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November 4: Meditations of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Presented by: Mark McGinnis  (BUUF)

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, translated into English by Francis Hutcheson and James Moor, has been read by many people since it was first published in 1794. It has been found to be useful in trying to live a good life in difficult circumstances.

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For Mark McGinnis, member of the Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, the difficult circumstances take two forms: first, the persistent physical pain he experiences; second, the emotional pain of living in what is perceived as an unjust, and cruel social system.

First, we need to determine what is a “good life” from a Stoic’s point of view. It is not a life without pain, without difficulty, without illness, without disappointment, without sadness, without death. Every life has those challenges and more. Marcus’ teachings give ways to be with those parts of our existence and have a good life. At its essence the good Stoic life is to live in accordance with nature.

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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October 21: Rev. Elizabeth L. Greene “Sanctuary of the Heart” (Potluck Follows)

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The word “sanctuary” so often means a physical place, often a holy place. It can mean the primary space in a church or synagogue or temple, and it can mean the protection such a space provides for people seeking safety. Rev. Greene will explore those meanings, and also what it means to have a holy, protected space within ourselves.

Please note: There will be a potluck meal following the service.  Everybody is welcome, including visitors!  (This includes those who are unable to prepare 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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