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.

March 19: “Happily Ever After”

Presented by Julie Merrick

Why are we drawn to the idea of Happily Ever After? Is it simply a desire to live a trouble free life? Or is something deeper at work here? Could it be that within each of us is a knowing that life is a gift; that we are blessed and that when we choose to live in gratitude, happily ever after (not perfectly ever after) is not only possible but probable?

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. Parking is available in the parking lot to the north side of the building.

Sunday, July 24: “How to be Happy (The Fine Print)”

Presenter: Cindy Yarger

Cindy Yarger will be speaking this Sunday on the topic “How to be Happy (The Fine Print).”

Please Note:   The MVUUF summer camp out is also happening this weekend, and visitors are welcome! Friends and members of the fellowship are welcome, and can review their emails for directions. Group camping areas are reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Arrive as early as noon Friday. Checkout is Sunday at 10am. Those not camping overnight are still very much welcome to attend and visit during the day and evening hours.

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.

Sunday, July 3, 2016: “How Do We All Crave Happiness?”

Host/Presenter: Michael Johnson

It’s interesting how we all crave after happiness; how all of our choices seem to be tied by ropes or threads to our obtaining happiness.

It’s interesting also when we consider how we participate in that life-long quest. Do we get the level of happiness we want? What do you think?” Please come prepared to discuss.

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

Sunday, January 3, 2016: “Happiness”

Host: Ken Whiting

Presenter: Michael Johnson

Surely we all said happy New Year these last few days. But then what? We tend to go on in the New Year like we did in the last year. And each year we do that we seek happiness.

But how do we find happiness. Without some kind of map it’s just accidental. Also it seems, that we unknowingly sabotage our efforts toward happiness.

So, let’s explore a map that we can follow in the coming year to help us toward that “Happy New Year.”
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.