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Buhl Methodists host Lenten luncheons

BUHL — Looking forward and preparing for Easter, the Buhl Methodist Church will host their annual Lenten luncheons at 12:00 p.m. starting Feb. 21 at the church, 908 Maple St., Buhl. The luncheons will be held on Wednesdays throughout Lent. The community is invited to share soup and bread to nourish the body. Guest speakers will nourish the soul.

Ascension celebrates Lenten Thursdays

TWIN FALLS — Ascension Episcopal Church will celebrate Thursdays in Lent with a short worship service of Compline at 6 p.m. beginning Feb. 22 at the church, 371 Eastland Dr. N., Twin Falls. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a soup supper. Lenten study — “Wondrous Encounters: Scriptures for Lent” — will begin at 7 p.m.

All are welcome for any part of the these Thursday evenings through March 29. A free-will offering will be appreciated for the soup suppers.

The Rev. Fred Elwood will be guest preacher and celebrant for Sunday’s 9 a.m. worship service of Holy Communion. Nursery care for children younger than seven years will be available from 8:45 a.m. until after the service. A fellowship coffee hour will follow worship. Ascension Café, the adult discussion group, will also meet then in the Memorial Room to reflect on scriptures for Lent.

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

Our Savior Lutheran hosts Lenten services

TWIN FALLS — Lenten services are being held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 464 Carriage Lane N., Twin Falls. A soup and bread supper is followed by a worship service at 7 p.m. Pastor Anne Palma will be conducting the Wednesday services through March 21, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Regular Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m., with fellowship and Sunday School following. All are welcome to attend.

Twin Falls Methodists hold mini-concerts

TWIN FALLS — The First United Methodist Church will hold free brown-bag pipe organ mini-concerts at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent at the church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls.

Through March 28, take a sack lunch, sit at a table near the stained-glass windows and enjoy a short concert by local organists. The sanctuary will be open at noon.

Unitarian Universalists learn about Caroline Paul

TWIN FALLS — Writer Caroline Paul, one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco and an experimental airplane pilot, believes that not much has changed in the last century — that beneath surface progress, our culture still nurses girls on “the insidious language of fear” and boys on that “of bravery and resilience.”

“Paul offers an intelligent and imaginative antidote in ‘The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure.’ The book is part memoir, part manifesto, part inspirational workbook — aimed at tween girls but speaking to the ageless engendered spirit of adventure in all of us. It explores what it means to be brave, to persevere, to break the tyranny of perfection and to laugh at oneself while setting out to do the seemingly impossible.” (Find the book at the public library.)

The public is welcome to learn more about Caroline Paul 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

Burley Presbyterians announce upcoming events

BURLEY — The Presbyterian Church will present its Lenten series — “The Meaning of Lent for Today’s World” — at noon on Wednesdays through March 21 at the church, 2100 Burton Ave., Burley. The public is invited for a light lunch, then the discussion. A free-will offering will be appreciated, with the proceeds going to fund scholarships for young people who want to go to Camp Sawtooth this summer.

Important Lenten events include:

  • Special Palm Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. on March 25
  • Maundy Thursday service and meal at 6 p.m. March 29
  • Fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 31
  • Easter Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. on April 1

The public is welcome at all events. John Ziulkowski is the pastor.

More information: call 208-678-5131 or email


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