Refugees Share Their Stories
Since 1980 over 2,500 people have re-settled in the Magic Valley area through the CSI Refugee Program. This has been a successful program of providing a new start for many refugees who have become members of our community. Each of these people have interesting stories about their experiences of having to leave their countries and how they have grown to be members of our Magic Valley community.
The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave East, is hosting a Refugee Stories event on January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Representatives of the refugee community will share their journeys along with the courage it required, the sacrifices and adjustments they made to come to the United States for the safety of their families. It is an opportunity for the community to better understand the determination of refugees to be a part of the Magic Valley. This event is free and open to the public and is planned to be the first of several similar events. A reception will be held afterward.
Unitarian-Universalism is a faith tradition that welcomes and stands up for the full rights of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.
For more information, contact Don Morishita at (208) 308-5180
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.
Your Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Board
160 9th Ave East
Twin Falls ID 83301
208-410-8904 (Our Official Phone Number)
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.
Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018 – Mark your calendars!
Dear MVUUF Friends,
This is a reminder that you and your family or organization are cordially invited to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! Please Join us to honor the roots of MVUUF and celebrate our continued presence in the Magic Valley!
Hopefully by now you should have received an invitation through the mail along with an RSVP card. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, please contact Michelle Richman!
THE 360’s Center
348 4th Ave S
Time: Service begins at 3pm, Child care provided
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments following the service
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Members and Friends of MVUUF
MVUUF . . . ”Standing on the side of love, justice, and compassion”
- From I-84, take Exit 173 onto US-93 Toward Twin Falls.
- Continue on US-93 (which turns into Blue Lakes Blvd) for a little more than 6 miles.
- Take a slight right onto Shoshone St.
- Continue for just under a mile on Shoshone St.
- Once you cross Main Street, start looking for 4th Ave. S.
- Turn Left onto 4th Ave. S. (Note, #’d streets count down until you reach Main. Then they count up again after Main.)
- 360 Center is on the right just after you cross Idaho Street.
You may park near the building…
Google Map to 360’s Center << Click here for directions from Google Maps
On Wednesday there will be a screening of a short documentary film from Paper Bridge Films and Kristine Stolakis, entitled Where We Stand , about the Ordain Women within the LDS church, at the College of Southern Idaho, with a discussion to follow. Put on by the Southern Idaho Humanist group, in conjunction with the Secular Students Alliance at CSI, this film should be of interest to a wide range of people coming from both religious and humanist perspectives. Please mark your calendar for the screening of this BAFTA nominated documentary film:
Wednesday April 19th, 7:00pm
Hepworth 195 at CSI
College of Southern Idaho