July 19,2020: “Confidence has no color” (Online)

10:30 AM Mountain Time (USA & Canada)

Presenter: Winnie Christensen
President of Culture for Change Foundation

Worship Associate: Don Morishita

Winnie“Growing up we are told and we see what beauty is supposed to look like in Africa”, says Winnie Christensen, President of Culture for Change Foundation. That is an image Winnie can relate to. When she came to the United States, the standard of beauty was different from what she had grown up with. “It is so important to remember that all women are great creations, and all are beautiful with different personalities”, Winnie adds.

So many refugee and immigrant women and youth come to America and are told what they should look like, what they should wear, and how they should style their hair. They are asked to give up the essence of who they are, and to merge into a society that doesn’t always accept them. The youth in the refugee community also face an identity crisis and strive to place themselves in spaces that enable them to train for success.

It is Winnie’s mission to help these women and youth in the refugee community to appreciate themselves, integrate with the community at large, not to undermine their ideas and process, and still see their true beauty. It is critical to understand that beauty is not only from within, but to also change the dichotomy of beauty standards.
Christensen feels that in order to polish up who they are, they have to have confidence in themselves — because confidence has no color!

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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.

March 15: “Finding Spiritual Peace Amid The Storms of Life.”

Lejla Becirovic is National Award Winning Social Worker currently working at Idaho Hospice.  Author of Beyond Borders: A Story of War, Love, and Loss, Lejla will speak about “finding faith” during the hardest times in life. She will share her story of escaping war and homelessness and finding faith through her losses.

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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 our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we 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 working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.

Sunday, June 12, 2016: “For What the Soul Hungers”

 

Host/Presenter: Karen Fothergill

We will examine a sermon by Rev. Josh Pawelek of the Unitarian Universalist Society (East Manchester, Connecticut) entitled “For What the Soul Hungers.” Rev. Pawelek suggests human beings share an innate “soul hunger” for reconciliation, a “circle unbroken.”

While we don’t always feel it, there comes those times when we are shaken up, awakened, called. In these moments perhaps we produce a work of art to mend a broken society; perhaps we forgive one who has wronged us; perhaps we feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, free the prisoner, welcome the stranger. Perhaps we work for a more just society. Perhaps we sing. Perhaps we dance. Perhaps we build the beloved community.Pawelek_FWTSH

However and whenever the possibility for reconciliation presents itself to us, may we hear this ancient call: “May we do what we can to make the circle whole.”

Karen Fothergill will share a photography and a calligraphy project that has been used to create healing between groups that have been involved in fighting and war.

A presentation by local refugees and a performance by the choir will also be a part of our service.

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.