December 8th: “In Awe of Children”

Presenter
Rev. Mary Beth Bolin

The theme for the month of December is Awe. Our intern minister, Mary Beth Bolin, will explore this theme through stories of the awesomeness of children. Through these stories, we will reflect upon the awesome potential of human development and the fierce strength of love that is brought out in all of us who love children.

Reminders:

  • Please remember to continue to bring in warm clothing to be distributed to those who my need it as part of our collection drive for the CSI Refugee Center.
  • In addition, after our service we will have a pot luck meal. Please contribute if you feel inspired, but all are invited to join in for the meal. Thanks! see you Sunday!

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.

December 1st: Celebrating the season and honoring our past

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Sunday, we honor former member Don Royster by singing Christmas hymns with an intergenerational singing service. In addition, we will learn the history of each hymn we sing. Our children will perform for us.

Beginning Sunday, we will collect winter coats, hats and mittens to donate to the CSI Refugee Center, and will continue gathering these items each Sunday.

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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible and are slowly improving. 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 24th: “Growing up with Sesame Street”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek

Sesame Street began because of the realization that if children’s attention can be gained, then they can be taught.” What would the lessons be? Join our visiting minister, Rev. Jenny Peek, as she shares a light-hearted yet serious reflection on the evolution of teaching children about race, equality and justice in the US.

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 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.

October 27th: “How is it with Your Spirit?”

Presenter: Rev. Jenny Peek
(Pastor of the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Pastor-Jenny_cIn a time when technology offers us ever greater means of connection, humans are reporting a sense of loneliness and isolation more than ever before. Past experience teaches us to pause and reflect on the promises and the pitfalls of these advancements.

Join us for Rev. Jenny’s reflection on the crossroads of heart and mind.

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.