Twin Falls Methodists hold Festival of Carols

TWIN FALLS — The fourth annual Festival of Carols will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E. The public is invited to enjoy holiday music from local musicians and to join in the singing of Christmas carols. The event is a collaboration of the churches of United Methodist Magic Valley Ministries.

No admission will be charged. Twin Falls Methodist Church is handicapped-accessible, with an elevator at the Fourth Ave. N. entrance. More information: call 208-733-5872 or go to www.tffumc.com.

Steve Thompson visits Unitarian Universalists

TWIN FALLS — The Unitarian Universalists will host Steve Thompson as guest speaker at 10:30 Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Ave. W. near the old hospital, Twin Falls.

Thompson is the political director of Marsy’s Law for Idaho, a victims’ advocacy organization. He recently moved to Idaho from northern California where he worked in legislative-placement assistance for foster youths transitioning to adulthood. He is also experienced in public relations campaigns, including developing a $90 million bond measure for Butte Community College.

Thompson is a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a drill sergeant. He is married with three children. Thompson has authored the children’s book series “The Daughters Daring,” which was written for his own daughters to assist them in finding the courage they need to excel in their lives.

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.

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

Kimberly Nazarenes host Liberty Gospel Quartet

KIMBERLY — The Church of the Nazarene will host the Liberty Gospel Quartet at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 3550 E. 3750 N. (Polk Street), Kimberly.

The quartet is a gospel group based in the west with a full-time concert schedule. The members of Liberty are Royce Mitchell, bass; Paul W. Ellis, lead; Derek Simonis, baritone; and Philip Barton, tenor. The group performs for church services, nursing homes, prisons and other ministries. They also sing at conventions including Southwest Gospel Music Festival, Great Western Fan Festival and Canad’s Gospel Music Fan Festival.

While featuring everything from high-energy performances to moments of contemplation, Liberty always leads the congregation in an incredible concert of worship. Their ministry bridges all generations, at traditional and contemporary venues. Liberty has shared the platform with the Gaither Vocal Brand, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Booth Family and many others.

Whether or not you are a fan of southern gospel music, you will enjoy the enthusiasm these men exhibit while serving and singing to the Lord.

The concert is free, but a contribution will be taken in support of their ministry. More information: contact Liberty Ministries Inc., 55 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 100, Meridian; call 208-938-9364; or go to www.libertyquartet.com. Call the Church of the Nazarene at 208-423-5290.

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