October 7: “How the Hell got into Religion”

This sermon was delivered on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson. In this lively presentation (video) Bishop Pearson gives some insight and background to how some figurative references to a valley in Jerusalem (“Gehenna,” meaning “Valley of Hinom”) found in rabbinic literature, as well as Christian and Islamic scripture, evolved over 2000 years of Christian thought to become the very different concept of “Hell” eagerly embraced and promoted by evangelicals today.

Please join us! Newcomers of all religious paths (or none at all) are always welcome.

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 are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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September 30: “A Vision For Community” Rev. Elizabeth L. Greene – Potluck Meal to Follow

What does it mean to have a vision, an intentional imagination of how you want something to be? What does it mean to be a community, particularly a spiritual or religious community? When we envision and practice community, we receive great benefits—and we may also find some challenges.EGreene

Rev. Greene will reflect on how our vision informs our actual practices, and how our spiritual values may be enriched by both vision and the practice of 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.

Potluck Meal to follow service!

Please join us for food and fellowship during a potluck meal following this service. All are welcome. Please bring your favorite dish – if you are unable, that’s okay too.

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 available.

 

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September 16: The Wisdom in Going Too Far

Presenter: Christina Charbonneau

When you try to keep your life in perfect balance there are bound to be missteps. There is wisdom in kindly and gently allowing those missteps to positively inform your future self while at the same time avoiding a shame spiral. Please join us this Sunday to learn how missteps can become positive tools to improve our future well being.

Our sermon will be given by Christina Charbonneau, who has been a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah for nearly 25 years. Ms. Charbonneau is a teacher at a Special Needs Preschool in Ogden, Utah.

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 available.

Join us! We meet at 10:30 AM each Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls.

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September 9: Finding enlightenment in Fiction

Presenter: Rick Dykes

Can one gain enlightenment and even spiritual growth from reading works of fiction? Over Rick Dykes’ long life, he has received great pleasure from the works of such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Steinbeck.

Rick believes we can find that same kind of personal enrichment and spiritual growth in more modern fictional works.  Indeed, it is the great gift of astute authors to transport us inside the characters and their life situations. The result is inspiration, and perhaps even moral or spiritual change. This is the idea Rick wants to explore with those who attend our MVUU Fellowship on Sunday.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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 available.

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September 2: Water Communion

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Like water flowing to the sea, we have returned from the mountains, rivers and quiet places where we spent some of our days this past year then once again returned to our beloved community.

As we come together for our first service of the “new” church year we will celebrate both new beginnings and reminisce together.

Members and guests are invited to bring water from their summer adventures, be they from travels far or near (even from your home water supply).water join

We will be sharing our stories with each other as we participate in our uniquely Unitarian Universalist ritual of water communion, so please be prepared to offer a sentence or two, not only where the water is from but perhaps more importantly, what meaning it holds for you.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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 available.

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August 26: Covenants versus Creeds: Are You Curious About the Difference?

Presenter: Kacee O’Conner

If so, visit Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, August 26th, to hear guest preacher Kacee O’Connor’s presentation on the significance of belonging to a covenant-based liberal faith. 88f7dc1a9bb3c33b424f3e59c4fa7c57Unitarian Universalists do not adhere to prescriptive dogmas and doctrines, but rather are guided by basic principles including respect for the democratic process.

O’Connor is a member of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She serves on the Social Justice Council which strives to shine the light of our liberal faith and our justice centered religious community to make a positive difference 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 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 available.

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August 19: “Staying Put”

Presenter: Anne Martin

In a world which is spinning faster and faster, it seems that we must run faster, jump higher, to accomplish more in less and less time.

At the same time, our time becomes even more and more fragmented by the many distractions that our modern way of life throws at us. What would happen then if we simply stopped and stayed in that moment of time until the next thing occurred to us?

Anne Martin, in her sermon “Staying Put” will explore the risks and rewards of stopping to attend to what’s in front of us now as opposed to pushing on towards some imagined and ultimately unknowable future.

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 available.

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