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. Please note that as of April 5, 2015 we are meeting in a new location, 588 Addison Avenue West. To find directions to the fellowship, click here.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016: “The Underlying Nature of Reality”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

Metaphysics is a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality. While there are many opinions and scant consensus as to what is truth, the idea that a human being is an energy field, operating within a larger energy field is worthy of consideration.

Does human consciousness affect the unfolding of reality and to what degree? Is there a creative force in this Universe of which we are a part?

How might we experiment with these ideas and use what we discover to create a better life for ourselves and those around us?

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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 these 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.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016: “The Spiritual Strength in Silence”

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

In a world filled with too many words, what is the role of silence? Why does silence matter to our spiritual well-being? And how can we cultivate more of it in our lives. The service will be based on an online Sermon by Rev. Laura L. Mancuso (Live Oak UU Congregation, Goleta CA)

Rev. Laura L. Mancuso is an interfaith chaplain who has worked for 25 years in leadership roles in the public mental health system at the local, state, and national levels. Rev. Mancuso supports individuals and families dealing with end-of-life issues or grieving the death of a loved one.
As an ordained interfaith minister, Laura strives to honor all faith traditions, as well as the spiritual paths and life philosophies of those who do not adhere to any religion.

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 these 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.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016: “Enneagram Basics – Nine Behavioral Pathways”

Presenter: Cindy Yarger

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why you can’t seem to break habits that you want to? The Enneagram is a tool to help us learn the whys. Come and join us for an insightful and sometimes humorous look at what makes us behave in the ways that we do.

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 these 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.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016: “What’s Up with God Anyway?”

Presenter: Michael Johnson

For a few moments we can ponder God and the problems we get into when we ponder God. Come with your opinions, beliefs, doubts and we’ll put ’em in a blender and see what happens.michelangelo_god

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 these 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.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016: “A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning ”

Presenter: Chad Minteer

One of Unitarian-Universalist guiding principles that we affirm is a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” What is this freedom, and why is it important?

“As responsible religious seekers, we recognize that we are privileged to be free, to have resources to pursue life beyond mere survival, to continually search for truth and meaning, to exist beyond bonds of dogma and oppression, and to wrestle freely with truth and meaning as they evolve.

“This privilege calls us not to be isolated and self-centered, believing that our single perspective trumps all others, but rather to be humble, to be open to the great mysteries of truth and meaning that life offers. And those mysteries may speak to us through our own intuition and experience—but also through tradition, community, conflict, nature, and relationships.

“As a faith tradition, Unitarian Universalism makes sacred the right and responsibility to engage in this free and responsible quest as an act of religious devotion. Institutionally, we have left open the questions of what truth and meaning are, acknowledging that mindful people will, in every age, discover new insights.”

—Rev. Paige Getty, UU Congregation of Columbia, Maryland

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 these 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.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, July 24: “How to be Happy (The Fine Print)”

Presenter: Cindy Yarger

Cindy Yarger will be speaking this Sunday on the topic “How to be Happy (The Fine Print).”

Please Note:   The MVUUF summer camp out is also happening this weekend, and visitors are welcome! Friends and members of the fellowship are welcome, and can review their emails for directions. Group camping areas are reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Arrive as early as noon Friday. Checkout is Sunday at 10am. Those not camping overnight are still very much welcome to attend and visit during the day and evening hours.

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 these 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.UA GNBathrm

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center,  588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016: “The Path of Mysticism”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

Mysticism is defined as the spiritual apprehension of truths which are beyond the intellect. Always subjective, mystical experiences are personal and often include a sense of unity, timelessness, and a marked shift in perception. The path of mysticism is simple yet profound and does not require us to exit ‘normal’ living but rather be present enough to feel and come to know the beauty and love underlying all existence.

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 these 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.UA GNBathrm

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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