Sunday, October 23, 2016: “The Field Effect”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

The field effect refers to a level of consciousness or energetic signature that is attached to a person or a place. A temple will often have a field effect of peace whereas a concentration camp or battle field will hold a field effect of suffering and sadness.

In the Hindu teaching called Darshan, one receives a blessing when in the presence of a saint. Mother Teresa, for example, was a saint who embodied the field effect of love. To be in her presence was to be blessed with this energy. Mother Teresa did not come to embody love by accident rather she focused upon love on a continual basis until it became an integral part of her being.

We too create field effects in our lives, both those that are attached to our person and those attached to the places we inhabit.

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, October 16, 2016: “Our Spiritual Journey: Where are we Headed?”

Presented by: Michael Johnson

This will be a  topic for energetic discussion by everyone, believers and non-believers alike.

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, October 9, 2016: “A Quest for the Living God – Finding God beyond Theism”

Presented by: Chad Minteer

Beyond the torrent of words about God, beyond creedal formulations, beyond rejection of belief, beyond simplistic reductions to binary oppositions of theism-atheism or believer-unbeliever, what is there that can still be called God? How are these understandings infusing us with new inspiration, calling us to be our best selves, and getting us in touch with mystery and wonder?

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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, October 2, 2016: “How to Pray Always Without Always Praying”

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Presented by: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

“Prayer” is a very common religious subject and practice, but can sometimes be interpreted in narrow ways that do not do justice to our spiritual lives.

Do we always have to pray TO something or someone? Does prayer usually have a creed or set of beliefs behind it? If so, is that necessary? Rev. Greene will reflect on ways to broaden our idea of prayer, perhaps expanding it into something that can enlarge and enrich anyone, regardless of spiritual beliefs and values.

This service will include a blessing for children. Parents will share the meaning or background of their child’s (children’s) name(s) and the congregation will say words of support as a congregational village. Each child will receive a rose.

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, September 25, 2016: “Are Unitarian-Universalists Soft on Evil?”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

This weeks message will be based on a talk by the Rev Dr Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle. We will examine the following idea: How do we reconcile our beliefs in the inherent worth and dignity of every being with the notion of evil?

“Both the capacity for brutality and the capacity for love exist in all of our hearts. A belief in our innocence is not an option. We must find place that can know the reality of both.” — Rev. Dr. William Sinkford

Rev. Sheets Owen-Towle is minister emeritus of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, which she served with her husband, the Rev. Tom Owen-Towle, from 1978 to 2002. She was a candidate for the UUA presidency in 1993. A published author and popular speaker, she is also the daughter of renowned water colorist Millard Sheets. Carolyn has always been immersed in the world of art and continues to be actively involved with many art organizations.

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.UA GNBathrm

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.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016: “The Light of Hope”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” This famous quote by Emily Dickinson, touches upon the beauty and wonder of this feeling we call hope; this is a state of mind that shines a light in our dark moments and carries us over rough waters.

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Hope can dissolve fear and empower us to take another step on our journey, no matter how challenging that step might be. Hope whispers that there is love and light and possibility present in this moment and calls our attention there.

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, September 11, 2016: “Wanderer, Worshiper, Lover of Leaving”

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

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Speaking of community, the poet Rumi writes that we are all wanderers and worshipers and lovers of leaving. That last word, “leaving” jars us when we think of the groups to which we belong: our churches and temples and places of worship. But, if he is right that we sometimes seem to love leaving, how do we deal with this, in our communities? How does faith and fellowship keep human beings together joyfully, in the face of all that happens in the world?

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.UA GNBathrm

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.

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