January 5th: “A People of Covenant”

Presenter:  Mary Beth Bolin

Sunday, Mary Beth Bolin, our intern minister, will lead us in a service to deepen our understanding of covenant – the promises that we make to each other in order to stay in healthy relationship as a community.

The Unitarian-Universalist faith is often described as a “covenantal” rather than a “creedal” faith, meaning that it is the way we treat each other that matters the most and holds us together, not any beliefs or creeds.

In preparation for making a covenant that we can all commit to as a community, we will hear from a couple congregants about what right relationship within the Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship means to them, and invite all to share written ideas and feedback.

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.

February 17: Stages of Faith

Presenter: Jen Blair

Many people attending Unitarian-Universalist fellowships were raised in other religions, so much so that Unitarian-Universalism is often referred to as a sanctuary for religious refugees.  Let’s explore the natural stages of faith development into adulthood and discuss what potential benefits and drawbacks can come from gathering together with others who are in a variety of similar yet different phases of faith and transitional faith stages.

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 or on the street in front or the side of the building. Child care is available.

Join us at 10:30 AM at our new location: 160 9th Avenue East in Twin Falls.

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.

July 8, 2018: “Spiritual Paths”

Presenter: Don Morishita

We each have our own spiritual path in our lives. For some, the path is quite straight and for others, the path may have some twists and turns.

Each religion has its own spiritual path; some longer than others. Each religion’s spiritual path is unique with many interesting events along the way. The same can be said of Unitarian Universalism. The spiritual path of Unitarianism began in the 1600s with the formation of the Unitarian Church in Romania.

Universalism was unofficially introduced years before that, but church hierarchy considered the beliefs of universalism as heresy. The Unitarian and Universalist religions combined in the United States in 1961. Join us this Sunday as we take a walk along the spiritual path of Unitarian Universalism from the 1600’s to present day.

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.

March 11: “Why UUs”

Presented by:  Rev. Elizabeth Greene

EGreeneRev. Greene will be speaking about how important it is for a religious faith to embrace all people, why we need and have a responsibility to help create community for all, and how working for justice is often a result of a commitment to the proposition that all people have some of the Holy within them.

In addition to reflecting on our close-to-home communities and commitments, Rev. Greene’s sermon will include stories of how Unitarians and Universalists have contributed to nurturing souls and helping heal 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.

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.

Sunday, May 15, 2016: “Jesus Was Not a Unitarian Universalist”

Host/Presenter: Ray Cross

Our sermon this Sunday is based on the sermon given September 29. 2013 by Rev. Thom Belote of The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

We will explore who Jesus was and what he became after his death. We will look at the Jesus of history then we will talk some about the Jesus Christ of the Christian faith, the Prince of Peace.

The man, Jesus, was a revolutionary zealot in first century Galilee who became God to his many followers. How do we separate the man, Jesus from the deity he would become? Can we?

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, October 4, 2015: “Reverence and Acceptance,” Rev. Elizabeth Greene”

Host: Kacee O’Conner
Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Unitarian Universalism believes that there are many paths to the holy, and that it is right to accept people from all religious and philosophical views, as long as those views do not harm others. With such an embracing outlook, what brings a faith together? Elizabeth will reflect on how the value of reverence can bring all of us together in compassion, equity and justice. Reverence is a high attitude that, when we embrace it, allows us to accept others, even though their path might not be fulfilling 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.

REMINDER: We will be having a potluck after our service. Please reply to let us know what you will be bringing. You can email us at: mvuuf83301@yahoo.com