Sunday, January 1, 2017: “Starting Over?”

Presented by: Chad Minteer

With the New Year, we have an opportunity to reflect, to renew commitments, and to consider the year ahead. Sometimes this can be daunting, and sometimes we can set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. Do we really have to start over? Or can we start from right where we are?

Join us as we consider helpful perspectives for beginning the new year in hope, in love, in community.

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.

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Saturday Evening Service, December 24 2016

Dear MVUUF Friends,
candlesPlease join our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24th at7-8 PM at the Vendor Blender.  Refreshments will be provided and a collection will be taken for Heifer International.  There will not be a service on Sunday Morning, Christmas day.  Worship services will resume on Sunday, January 1st.
Included in our “Candlelight Service” will be a gift exchange (this is voluntary). For those wishing to participate in this gift exchange please bring a wrapped inexpensive gift to our Fellowship.
Thank you all so much and Happy Holidays,
The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Again, please note:
There will be no morning service on this coming Sunday, Christmas Day, December 25th.
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.

We meet at the Vendor Blender, located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016: “A Conspiracy of Love ”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” This quote by Hamilton Wright Mabie, reminds us that the winter holidays bring light to a dark time and summon each of us to participate in the magic, wonder and love of the season.

thinkdifferentBy being attentive to the underlying generosity of spirit, hope and goodwill found in all traditions, religious and secular, our celebrations become life affirming and cause for joy.

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.

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016: “Reflections On A Savior Born ”

Presented by: Cindy Yarger

Many turn their hearts toward Jesus at this time of the year but what about the other characters that played a role and were touched by him in his lifetime? Come and hear 20 short, short, creative vignettes that speak toward the affect that Jesus had in his very own time period.

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016: “Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us….”

Presented by:  Rev. Elizabeth Greene
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This is the season when we think of angels, singing in the heavens, announcing amazing news, rejoicing greatly.

What can a reflection on these strange beings bring to us in the modern world? A familiar line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Act 1 Scene 4) asks help from “angels and ministers of grace”—what can that mean now?

Whether we believe in the literal existence of something angelic or not, how do we ask for and respond to, gifts of grace?

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016: “The Power of Words”

Presented by: Chad Minteer

Beyond the power to hurt or to heal, to unite or divide, words have the power to create. It is with words that we describe and represent the reality we inhabit. These representations become reality, our shared dream, the contours of which are often taken for granted and left unarticulated and unexamined.

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What do we want to create? What world do we want to live in? Fears and resentments shrink our world, convince us we are separate and divided, and ultimately cause us to act in ways that ensure that we are.

On the other hand, hope, commitment, resilience, determination, acceptance, tolerance, love and a host of other attitudes and spiritual practices and ways of being in the world expand us, remind us how we are connected to one another, and ultimately cause us to act in ways that strengthen the bonds that hold us together.

In the midst of post-election anxiety and looking into an always uncertain future, join us as we participate in Beloved Community and seek our best and highest selves.

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016: “The Blessings of Boundaries”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

Boundaries are the personal limits we create to maintain balance and protect ourselves from interactions which might undermine our integrity and lead to a loss of self respect.

The blessings of boundaries are enormous and allow us to live from a place of choice rather than obligation. When we learn to meet our needs for love and acceptance internally, we release our fears of not being loved by others and we become able to express who we are and what we want from life in a firm, loving and respectful manner.

Reminder:
This is a brief message to remind everyone that we will be having a harvest potluck lunch following our service this Sunday. Please remember to bring a food item to share. If you are unable, that’s okay your presence is all we need.

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 usually available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.

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