Burley Presbyterians announce upcoming events

BURLEY — The Burley Presbyterian Church has scheduled “A Sweetheart Affair” after worship Sunday at the church, 2100 Burton Ave. The public is invited for worship, lunch and games. Take your favorite snacks and games. The event is hosted by the fellowship committee of the church.

A Lenten series will be presented at noon from Feb. 21-March 21 at the church. The study is entitled “The Meaning of Lent for Today’s World.” The public is invited for a light lunch, then the discussion. A free-will offering will be appreciated, with proceeds going to fund scholarships for young people wanting to attend Camp Sawtooth this summer.

Burley Presbyterian’s pastor is John Ziulkowski. More information: call 208-678-5131.

Wendell Methodists host pancake supper

WENDELL — The Wendell United Methodist Church men will sponsor their annual “Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 175 E. Main St. Gather to be with friends and family for a supper of pancakes, sausage and eggs. A free-will offering will be appreciated.

More information: call 208-539-2419.

Our Savior Lutheran Church installs new pastor

TWIN FALLS — Rev. Jon M. Beake, dean of the Upper Snake River Cluster of the Eastern Washington/Idaho Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preside at a Holy Communion service and installation of the Rev. Anne Palma beginning at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 464 Carriage Lane N., Twin Falls. The public is welcome.

Palma and her husband Romney moved to the Magic Valley last month, following her retirement from a career as a physician with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boise.

Our Savior Lutheran holds its regular Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with fellowship and Sunday School following. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday at Ascension

TWIN FALLS — Ascension Episcopal Church will welcome Rev. Fred Elwood as guest preacher and celebrant at the 9 a.m. Holy Communion service Sunday at the church, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls. Nursery care for children younger than seven will be available from 8:45 a.m. until after worship. A fellowship coffee hour will follow the service.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, the Religious Study Group will begin a 6-week discussion based on the book “The Road Back To You” and its study guide by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. This will be a study of the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual self-discovery tool. All are welcome to participate; you will need to order the book and guide, but they will not be necessary for the first class. More information: call Dave Duhaime at 208-733-8881.

The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday — served by the vestry. All are welcome; a free-will donation will be appreciated.

Ash Wednesday will be observed with services at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Imposition of ashes and Holy Communion will be offered at both services.

All are welcome for worship, fellowship and study at Ascension Episcopal Church. It is handicapped-accessible. More information: call 208-733-1248 or go to www.episcopaltwinfalls.org.

Ascension Episcopal announces co-rectors

TWIN FALLS — After a long search-process, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension has called Rev. Robert Schoeck and Rev. Lauren Schoeck to be co-rectors. They will begin their ministry on March 4. The Celebration of New Ministry will take place with our Diocesan Bishop Brian Thom at 4 p.m. April 22 at the church, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls.

Unitarian Universalists wonder “Is anything meant to be?”

TWIN FALLS — Many of us feel comfort at the thought that some divine force, or God, is looking after us and guiding our lives. We may feel protected and led to think that things that happen to us are “meant to be.”

We will consider whether this is true or not, and the results may be surprising. What do you believe about this question? Regardless of your stand on this issue, join us for the discussion at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 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 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. Newcomers of all religious paths, or none at all, are always welcome. Child care is available. The center is handicapped-accessible. Parking is in the rear of the building.

More information: call Ken Whiting at 208-734-9161 or email mvuuf83301@yahoo.com.

Twin Falls Methodists observe Ash Wednesday

TWIN FALLS — Ash Wednesday will be observed at 12 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls. The Reverend Michael Holloman will impose ashes on worshipers at that time. From 12:15 to 1 p.m., he will move outside — to the corner of Shoshone Street East and Fourth Avenue North — for “ashes on the corner” for passersby who remember the need for God’s healing in their broken lives.

Lent study will be based on the book “Creed” by Adam Hamilton, and will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. It will be led by Pastor Penny Hodges and will delve into the Apostles’ Creed — an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs.

“I use the Apostles’ Creed as a way of looking at the essential tenets of Christianity, and then look at how we make sense of these things in our modern world and why these beliefs matter,” Hamilton said in a statement. “As I wrote [this book], I was thinking of the many young adults who grew up in the church but no longer attend.”

Everyone is welcome at these events, as well as the regular worship service at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church building is handicapped-accessible, with an elevator entrance on Fourth Avenue North.

Burley Methodists hold Lenten lunches

BURLEY — The United Methodist Church will host Lenten lunches at noon each Thursday from Feb. 22– March 22. Lunch will be at the church, 450 E. 27th St., Burley. A guest speaker will follow. A free-will offering will be appreciated.

Twin Falls Methodists hold Scout Sunday

TWIN FALLS — The First United Methodist Church will celebrate Scout Sunday during worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls. Members of Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be recognized.

Nine members of Cub Scouts will be presented with God and Me or God and Family awards from the P.R.A.Y — Program of Religious Activities with Youth — program. Scouts receiving the award will then be allowed to wear a religious knot on their scout uniform. Cub Scout Pack no. 67 has been chartered off-and-on since the 1950s, with the current troop entering its 10th year. It is thrilled to be one of the first packs in the nation to offer Cub Scouting to girls.

Two Girl Scout Troops — no. 470 and no. 513 — meet at the church. Boy Scout Troop no. 67 has been chartered since 1939. More information: call the church office at 208-733-5872.

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