October 16 Service: Dreaming of a New Chance

The Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Reform, of which the UUA is a member, has asked congregations of many faiths to lift up the DREAM Act.  This bill, whose full name is the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act”, would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented young adults brought to the United States as children and who complete two years of college or military service. This Sunday we will explore what the bill proposes and take a look into the lives of some young people whose futures will be determined by the outcome of the vote on this bill. What is our countries responsibility to these young people? This will be one of several services this year on the topic of immigration, which is a challenging topic for many Unitarian Universalists, as we prepare for the UUA’s “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix in June 2012.

Worship Leader: Rev. Suzanne Marsh
Worship Associate: Kyi Kyi Whiting

October 9 Service: Living Without Shields

Resistance is to push against an experience; to shout at life that this needs to change now, that we will not put up with or tolerate a condition. Resistance is to put up a block in an attempt to shield or protect ourselves from an experience. Allowance is to lower our shields, put down our weapons of defense and open ourselves to what is.

Speaker: Julie Merrick

October 7: Community Service Project @ St. Edwards

Here’s a note from Ken Whiting asking for volunteers to help this coming Friday:

Hello Members and Friends:

Friday, October 7th, our Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will once again be assisting St. Edward’s Catholic Church to assist in feeding the hungry and homeless.

We will meet at the back door of St. Edward’s Parrish Hall (across the street from the chapel) between 5:00 – 5:30 PM.

As you know, this is our MVUUF Community Service Project.

We need approximately 12 individuals.

Please let us know if you are able to assist in this worthwhile cause as soon as possible.

We should be finished approximately 7:00 PM Friday evening.

All Members and Friends of Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship are invited to assist us in this valuable project for our community

For those of you who have not volunteered in the past, St. Edward’s Catholic Church is located at 212 7th Avenue E, in Twin Falls (near the Twin Falls Park in downtown Twin Falls).

Thank you all very much.


Ken Whiting


Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

September 25 Service: To Forgive Ourselves and Each Other

September 29th at sundown is the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the “Days of Awe” which conclude on the holiest of all the Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur.  It is perhaps my favorite religious holiday season.  During the 10 “Days of Awe”, folks are invited to examine their relationships, discern where they have fallen short of the mark, seek forgiveness, forgive others and then move forward. On this Sunday, we will explore what it might be like if we could all forgive each other and truly move on. What might true forgiveness mean to each of us, our community and our world?

“Whenever we forgive, in small ways at home, or in great ways between nations, we free ourselves from the past.”   ~ Jack Kornfield

Speaker: Suzanne Marsh