Sunday, February 25: “Spiritual Quilts”

Presenter: Julie Merrick

Much like a beloved hand-made quilt, spiritual practices can summon comfort, beauty and love into our lives.

We might wrap ourselves in prayer, meditation and mindfulness or be comforted with long walks as we contemplate the beauty of nature. We could keep journals of gratitude and reflection, set aside time for study and inspiration, and create habits of kindness and compassion.

We may wish to embrace a Sabbath time of rest and renewal and attend gatherings, such as church services, where we may connect with others. We all have need of support in our lives and choosing to cultivate practices of the spirit which resonate with our personal search for truth and meaning, will bless our lives.
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 usually available.

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Feb. 18: “The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Writer Caroline Paul, one of the first women on San Francisco’s firefighting force and an experimental plane pilot, believes that not much has changed in the century since the Victorian era — “…. that beneath the surface progress, our culture still nurses girls on “the insidious language of fear” and boys on “that of bravery and resilience.” ****

Paul “…. offers an intelligent and imaginative antidote in The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure — part memoir, part manifesto, part inspirational workbook, aimed at tween girls but speaking to the ageless, engendered spirit of adventure in all of us, exploring what it means to be brave, to persevere, to break the tyranny of perfection, and to laugh at oneself while setting out to do the seemingly impossible.” To read the whole review and find out more about the book, please visit brainpickings.org to read  Maria Popova’s article.

Join us as we learn more about Caroline Paul.

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 usually available.

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MARCH 4: 25th MVUUF Anniversary Celebration Party! Mark Your Calendars!

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!

Location:

THE 360’s Center
348 4th Ave S
Twin Falls

Time: Service begins at 3pm,  Child care provided
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments following the service

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Sincerely,
Members and Friends of MVUUF

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MVUUF . . .  ”Standing on the side of love, justice, and compassion”

Directions:

  • 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.

Parking:
You may park near the building…

Google Map to 360’s Center  <<  Click here for directions from Google Maps

Map to 360s Center

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February 11: “Is Anything Meant to Be?”

Presenter:  Ray Cross

Many of us feel comfort at the thought that some divine force or God is looking after us and guiding our lives. We may feel protected and led to think that things that happen to us were [or are] “Meant To Be”.  Our service this Sunday will explore this question, and the contemplation which may result.

What do you believe about this question? Regardless of your stand on this issue, join us for the discussion.

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 usually available.

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February 4: Developing Perseverance

Presented by Collete Hoglund

Individuals who practice perseverance have an intense commitment to what they are doing and seem to be able to sustain this steadfastness even in the face of obstacles, losses and setbacks.

This ancient virtue of perseverance can be part of a fuller and richer life. This talk will explore the concept of perseverance and how spirituality may play a role, roadblocks to perseverance, and how to cultivate perseverance in your life.

The Djembe West African drumming group will provide drumming during offertory.

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. Child care is usually available.

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January 28: “The Gift of Good Questions”

Presenter: Chad Minteer

As we think this month about “Intention” starting out a new year and well on our way to new spring beginnings, we’re invited to think carefully about our connections with other people.

When was the last time someone asked you an open honest question? A question that invited you to reflect more deeply on your own life asked by a person who did not want to advise you or “fix” you but “hear you into speech”?

For most of us, this is rare. If we pay attention to our own interactions, we may find ourselves not really connecting with the shared humanity in others but instead listening with an ear to offer advice or fix or help or talk about ourselves.

The difference really is our intention and the gift we have to give is not knowledge of how to fix someone else’s problems but the gift of listening and asking good questions that remind people of their own often unsuspected inner resources.

We do not have to be skilled professionals for this to work well – it’s all about our orientation towards each other and our shared humanity.

Join us as we consider how we all may bear this gift.

Please Note:  We will also be welcoming and celebrating new members joining our Fellowship this 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 handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is usually available.

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January 7: A Reason for Being: Ikigai

Presented by Collete Hoglund

Ikigai is the Japanese concept for “a reason for being” or purpose in living. Living one’s Ikigai brings meaning to life. In Japanese culture, it is considered one of the keys to happiness and longevity.Ikigai

Ikigai stems from the intersection of “what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for.”

This talk will explore this concept further, integrate it with spirituality, invite you to contemplate your own Ikigai, and explore possible “reasons for being” for our fellowship.

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. Child care is usually available.

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