March 3: Our Spiritual Journeys

Presenters
Digger Zout, Ray Cross, Guy Hopkins, Lisa Knecht

Spiritual journeys for Unitarian-Universalists follow diverse and interesting paths. Some join Unitarian-Universalist fellowships after leaving a religion they grew up in. For others, Unitarian-Universalism is the first organized religion in which they have found a home. For all UUs, our spiritual journeys are an important part of who we are. Join us Sunday as four members of our UU fellowship share their spiritual journeys.

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 or on the street in front or the side of the building. Child care is available.

July 8, 2018: “Spiritual Paths”

Presenter: Don Morishita

We each have our own spiritual path in our lives. For some, the path is quite straight and for others, the path may have some twists and turns.

Each religion has its own spiritual path; some longer than others. Each religion’s spiritual path is unique with many interesting events along the way. The same can be said of Unitarian Universalism. The spiritual path of Unitarianism began in the 1600s with the formation of the Unitarian Church in Romania.

Universalism was unofficially introduced years before that, but church hierarchy considered the beliefs of universalism as heresy. The Unitarian and Universalist religions combined in the United States in 1961. Join us this Sunday as we take a walk along the spiritual path of Unitarian Universalism from the 1600’s to present day.

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.

February 19:”What Attracts People to Unitarian-Universalism?” By Michael Johnson

Please join us Sunday to stop and take a brief look at where we (Unitarian-Universalists) came from, what we believe and what it is that attracts us and others to Unitarian-Universalism.

Michael Johnson will discuss how he discovered Unitarian-Universalism and how much he identifies with what Unitarian-Universalism is and what he likes about it. Please be ready to ask questions.

chaliceUnitarian -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 at the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at 10:30am on Sundays at the Vendor Blender and Event Center in Twin Falls.

For further information please call 208-734-9161.

Rev. Elizabeth Greene’s contact information:
email- uurev@pobox.com
phone-208-863-1827

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.

A Welcome To All: A Meeting For Newcomers

This is a reminder: our Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have a newcomer meeting hosted by Don Morishita and Elizabeth Greene, at 2 PM on Saturday, February 6th. All members and friends are welcome who would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our Magic Valley UU Fellowship.

This meeting will be held at the home of Karen Fothergill (1636 Poplar Avenue, Twin Falls).

Childcare will be provided at this meeting.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please let Don Morishita know in person or by calling 208-734-4973

Sunday, March 15, 2015: “Faith”

Host: Ryan Terry
Presenter: Elton Hall (Guest Speaker from Boise UUF)

Here is the text from this service:  20150315 Faith-What Is It

For many people, faith is belief in a set of doctrines, but faith has always been much more than that. We will discuss how faith arises from experience–and how faith varies for each individual–and how it is justified by reason. Faith will be linked to confidence in one’s own experience and why one’s faith cannot be imposed on others. Finally, faith will divorced from creeds and wedded to the first and seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism which are: 1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person and 7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

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, equity, 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 front of the building.