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Gooding Methodists host annual turkey dinner

GOODING — Mark this date on your calendars. The Gooding United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church, 805 Main St., Gooding. The costs are adults $10 and children under 12 years $5.

We are unable to make home deliveries since we do not have enough people to provide the service; thank you for finding a neighbor or friend who can make the delivery.

Everyone is welcome to join in this time of fellowship with friends and neighbors to enjoy good food. More information: Donald K. Larson at 208-934-4887 or

Unitarian Universalists explore civility

TWIN FALLS — In a world that often appears divided by ideology, how can we recover the lost art of civility and truly engage with people and ideas that are different? Having the attitude and skills to truly engage doesn’t mean we will all agree or that every moment is a kumbaya moment. But meaningful change can’t come from shrill social media fights, constantly being aggrieved and offended or constantly attacking; studies show that making someone feel defensive is the quickest way to make sure that we are not heard.

As individuals, we are each walking a unique path that is greatly influenced by our own life experience. Finding common ground is beneficial to all. Please join us 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. Special guest Jen Blair will discuss her experiences with Mama Dragons — relating to the important subject of dialogue, engagement, and social justice work.

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

Neighbors in Need raffle takes place today

TWIN FALLS — The annual Neighbors in Need raffle will take place at 2:30 p.m. today at the holiday festival at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 464 Carriage Lane N., Twin Falls. Neighbors in Need is an outreach program of Ascension Episcopal Church which works through local social service agencies in assisting Magic Valley families with food boxes, rent, utilities and other costs. Raffle items can be seen and tickets will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the holiday festival — $1 each or 6/$5 — no need to be present to win. Advent calendars will also be for sale to benefit Neighbors in Need.

Worship service of morning prayer will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at Ascension Episcopal Church, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls, followed by a fellowship coffee-hour. Also, the “Gifts of Love” program will be explained in Ascension Café as a kickoff for the November in-gathering. Childcare will be available starting at 8:45 a.m.

A harvest potluck dinner will be celebrated, as the conclusion of the Ascension Community Garden year, at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. 2017 was a very successful year, with 36 garden spaces being utilized. All are welcome; bring a dish to share.

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

Twin Falls Methodists present November worship series

TWIN FALLS — The public is invited to the Season of Saints worship series at First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Rev. Mike Holloman will lead this celebration of the saints of our faith.

The topic on Nov. 5 will be “Clothing of the Saints”; Nov. 12 will feature “Stories of the Saints”; “Thanksgiving of the Saints” will be discussed on Nov. 19; and the concluding session on Nov. 26 will be “Christ the King — Shepherd of the Saints.”

Items donated for the First Sunday Food Drive will be given to the food pantry of the Twin Falls School District. More information: Eleanore Burkhart at 208-733-4804 or


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