Wendell Methodists host annual turkey dinner

WENDELL — The United Methodist Church will host their annual turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the church, 175 East Main, Wendell.

Come enjoy a great time to visit with family, friends and neighbors. A free-will offering will be accepted. More information: call Margaret Presnell at 536-5751 or Mary Lou Ruby at 536-6583. Our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open.

Mennonites welcome mission speaker

FILER — The Mennonite Church will welcome James R. Krabill for a short mission series “Call and Challenge of being a Congregation” at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church, 109 5th St., Filer. It will be followed with a soup and sandwich meal. An evening program will continue from 6-8 p.m. The regular Sunday School hour at 10 a.m. will be a question-answer time about the Saturday sessions. Krabill will continue his message during the 11 a.m. service.

James Krabill is a senior mission advocate with the Mennonite Mission Network of the Mennonite Church USA. As a writer and speaker, he captures audiences with stories from his years living in West Africa and his passion for the global mission of the church. Krabill, a Staley lecturer, speaks in a variety of settings including churches, conferences, seminars, schools and youth conventions. He is an author and editor of several books, including a series of 24 Missions Insights booklets and the Missio Dei series for the Mennonite Mission Network.

Krabill and his wife Jeanette lived and taught in Ivory Coast for 14 years, beginning in 1976. They have since lived in Paris and Birmingham, England. Krabill offers insight on how the North American church can learn from the church around the world. Through the message of the gospel, he shares the interwoven callings of the church for evangelism and peace.

The public is invited to join the Filer congregation. Information: Pastor Tim Gascho at 208-326-5150.

Ascension Episcopal sells Advent calendars and tickets

TWIN FALLS — Ascension Episcopal Church will sell Advent calendars and raffle tickets for Neighbors in Need after services from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3 at the church, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls. The items will also be available from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays at the church office. Prices for a selection of Advent calendars will be $3-$7.50. Raffle tickets will be $1 each or six for $5. The raffle will be held Nov. 4; you do not have to be present to win. There will be something for everyone.

Neighbors in Need provides emergency food and financial assistance to families in the Magic Valley upon referral from South Central Community Action Partnership, 208-733-9351. More information: Cindy Jardine at 208-420-5147.

Explore love and spirituality with Unitarian Universalists

TWIN FALLS — Unitarian Universalists by definition have declined traditional religious structures and dogmas, although our religion does look for value in other religious traditions. While our paths to the spiritual and mystical are diverse and individual, we believe that there is great power in love. In our experience love, the mystical and the spiritual are intertwined. How we access the mystical and spiritual powers of love is less clear. What has become clear to me is that love may be the closest thing to God that we will ever experience. Could they be the same thing?

Most of us wish to explore spirituality and fellowship in a supportive environment. Please join us at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to explore love, the mystical and the spiritual at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Ave. W. near the old hospital, Twin Falls.

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. Child care is available. We are handicapped-accessible. Parking is in the rear of the building.

Information: Ken Whiting at 208-734-9161 or email mvuuf83301@yahoo.com.

Hollister Presbyterians hold harvest dinner

HOLLISTER — The Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Harvest Potluck Dinner following the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday at the church, 2461 Central Ave., Hollister. There will be Halloween crafts for children. Visitors are welcome. More information: Linda at 208-733-9183.

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