November 20th: Transgender Panel, Transgender Day of Rememembrance

 

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Dear Friends of MVUUF,

You are invited to our upcoming transgender panel event to be held this Wednesday, November 20th: A Panel of Local Transgender People Sharing Their Stories
Facilitated by Brandon Connolly

The goal of the evening is education and acceptance. This will be a reflective evening with adult content; therefore, child care will not be provided. Please plan accordingly.
Thanks and we hope you can attend to hear stories and learn from local transgender folks.

Warmly,
Your Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Board
160 9th Ave East
Twin Falls ID 83301
mvuuf83301@yahoo.com
208-410-8904 (Our Official Phone Number)

November 17: “Standing on the Side of Love, Justice, and Compassion”

This service is about our direction and goals as a fellowship. MVUUF recently created a video describing the innovative ways we’re using our new space. Unitarian Universalists across the country watched this video for inspiration. Now we’d like to watch it with you, our friends in the Magic Valley!

We are looking for ways to explore the use of our building to reach out to the community. For example our Fellowship (MVUUF) is having some upcoming events in which local individuals share their stories. The first of these is a transgender panel event. The second will involve a panel of local refugees sharing their stories.

Boise intern minister Mary Beth Bolin will be visiting us for this service. Come ready to hear about the things we are doing, and share your dreams of how we can use our home to establish our unique identity 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. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

November 10: “Paying Attention to Suffering”

Presenter: Rev. Monica Dobbins (Video Presentation)

In keeping with Magic Valley UU Fellowship’s theme for November, “Attention”, Rev. Monica Dobbins will bring a message called “Paying Attention to Suffering”. The Japanese novelist and long-distance runner Haruki Murakami says that “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” Must we suffer? And if so, how can we keep our suffering from taking over our lives?

MonicaDobbinsRev. Monica is the assistant minister of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, UT, and is serving in her third year with that congregation. Her ministry focus includes religious education for adults and interfaith cooperation for social justice.

Rev. Dobbins was unable to be with us in person as originally planned. Therefore we will be watching a video she has recorded and sent our way.

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. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

November 3: “Where Deep Joy meets the World’s Deep Need”

Presenter: Mary Beth Bolin  (BUUF Intern Minister)

MaryBethBolinDuring our November theme of “Attention” Mary Beth Bolin will draw “our attention” to that place where our deep joy meets the world’s deep need. She will explore the spiritual practice of staying focused on the places in our world that need the most healing, continually listening to the voices of oppressed peoples and communities, while finding joy through personal liberation that is intimately connected with liberation for all.

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. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.