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.

Sunday, September 27, 2015: “The Big Tent”

Host/Presenter: Chad Minteer
Part of a free and responsible search for truth may be outgrowing beliefs that are limiting. But things are not always as they seem, and part of personal growth is coming to a new understanding of our own limited perspectives. As T.S. Eliot said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
Many of us who consider ourselves Unitarian Universalists or even simply seekers can tell stories of what we used to believe, religions we used to be part of, and faith traditions that we left behind. But as we discover when we muster the courage to go exploring, even what we have left behind may be more diverse than we imagined. Join us in exploring some examples of “Lost Christianities” and what learning about them meant to us.
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.
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.

April 19, 2015: “What is Happening to the Christian Religion in America?”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Sunday, we will examine what is happening to the Christian religion in America. We will view an online sermon by Rev. Thom Belote, minister at The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Chapel Hill North Carolina.

America is still a very predominantly Christian nation but there are serious changes taking place in the Christian religion across this land. These changes affect most if not all Christian denominations. We will also explore how these changes may affect Unitarian Universalists.

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.

Please join us Sunday, April 19th at our new location located in the Vender 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. Please use the entrance on the west side of the building.