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John Nilsen

performs at Twin Falls Methodist Church

TWIN FALLS — The First United Methodist Church will host John Nilsen in concert at 2 p.m. March 25 at the church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls. Nilsen is a pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter — one of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful performance and recording artists.

More information: call 208-733-5872 or email

Baha’is host

‘Prayers for All’

TWIN FALLS — If it is the first Saturday of the month, then it is time for “Prayers for All.” Sponsored by the Baha’i Faith, the event will be at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Max Newlin’s home, 328 Seventh Ave. E., Twin Falls. This month’s theme is “peace.”

Prayers from “Bhagavad Gita,” Buddhist Scripture, Christian Scripture, Jewish Scripture, the “Quran” and “Baha’i Prayers” will be read. Discussion will follow, without proselytizing and with respect for all viewpoints.

Remember the two-letter words for action: “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

More information: call Max Newlin at 208-221-8621.

Nazarenes host

university choir and orchestra concert

TWIN FALLS — The Church of the Nazarene will hold a community concert featuring the Northwest Nazarene University Choir and Orchestra, consisting of about 100 students. The program will be at 7 p.m. March 17, then 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 18 at the church, 1231 Washington St. N., Twin Falls. More information: call 208-733-6610.

Unitarian Universalists celebrate 25th anniversary

TWIN FALLS — Families and organizations are invited to attend the 25th anniversary celebration of the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3 p.m. Sunday at 360’s Main Event Center, 348 Fourth Ave. S., Twin Falls. Come help honor the roots of MVUUF and Unitarian Universalism’s continued presence in the Magic Valley.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow the program. Child-care will be available. For directions to the celebration, go to" target="_blank">

RSVP to as soon as possible.

There will be no service Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths individuals travel. Congregations are places where people celebrate, support and challenge one another as they continue on their 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.

More information: call Ken Whiting at 208-734-9161 or email or go to

Ascension welcomes

new co-rectors

TWIN FALLS — The Episcopal Church of the Ascension will welcome the Rev. Lauren Schoeck and the Rev. Rob Schoeck for the first Sunday of their ministry in Twin Falls. The Schoecks recently served at St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Penn.

This third Sunday of Lent will be observed with Holy Communion at 9 a.m. at the church, 371 Eastland Dr. N., Twin Falls. Nursery care for children younger than seven years will be available from 8:45 a.m. until after the service. A reception will be held for the new co-rectors following the worship service. Ascension Café, the adult discussion group, will not meet this week.

The knitting group will meet on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. — working on individual projects, prayer shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry or hats and scarves to donate to the community.

Thursdays in Lent continue with a short worship service of Compline at 6 p.m., followed by Soup Supper — a free-will offering will be appreciated. Lenten Study, “Wondrous Encounters — Scriptures for Lent,” will begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome for any part of the evening.

Ascension Episcopal Church is handicapped-accessible. More information: call 208-733-1248 of go to

Rupert Catholics perform Passion Mime

RUPERT — St. Nicholas Catholic School will perform the Passion Mime at various area churches:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church — during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at 909 Eighth St., Rupert
  • Burley Methodist Church — 7 p.m. Tuesday at 450 E. 27th St., Burley
  • Grace Community Church — 6:30 p.m. March 14 at 100 Meridian Road, Rupert
  • St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church — 10:15 a.m. March 18 at 601 Oakley Ave., Burley
  • St. Nicholas Parish — 9:20 a.m. March 21 at 802 F St., Rupert

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