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Buhl Methodists

host gathering

BUHL — The Methodist Church will welcome you to our annual Christmas Tea and Gathering at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the church, 908 Maple Street, Buhl. Kathy Amoth will speak about the Idaho Christmas tree delivery to Washington, D.C., last year. Call Peggy Shriver at 208-539-6887 if you plan to attend.

Unitarian Universalists explore gratitude and abundance

TWIN FALLS — The Unitarian Universalists giving-of-thanks service will take place after Thanksgiving. Offered from an anthropological point of view, our purpose will be to add spiritual enlightenment and perhaps a new consciousness to our members’ and friends’ lives.

For some, gratitude will stream in to become a practice of abundance. Believing is a gratitude lifestyle that creates the abundance we desire. This really is a “Field of Dreams.” Gratitude and abundance are literally our choice. The choice is ours.

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. Robyn Romney will present “Great-full for Abundance.

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

Guest Celebrant

serves at Ascension

TWIN FALLS — Ascension Episcopal Church will welcome Rev. Marilyn Butler as guest celebrant for the service of Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 371 Eastland Drive N, Twin Falls. Butler is the priest at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Buhl.

There will be no childcare available this Sunday; children are welcome to join their families in the sanctuary. A fellowship coffee hour will be held after the worship service. Ascension Café, the adult discussion group, will also meet then — concluding a discussion of “Myths, Miracles and Metaphors” led by Dave Duhaime.

This is the final Sunday for the in-gathering of items for “Gifts of Love.” Donations of new or like-new items will be distributed to four area care-facilities, enabling residents to “shop” for holiday presents for their families.

On Monday, Djembe Drumming will not meet.

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

Stake Center hosts musical event

BURLEY — The Burley Stake Center will host a musical Christmas program — “The Guest, the Light, the Promise” — at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Burley Stake Center, 2050 Normal Ave., Burley.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Gooding First Christian presents “Countdown to Christmas”

GOODING — The First Christian Church and their God Squad Puppet Team invite the public to see “Countown to Christmas” at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church, 334 Fourth Ave. W., Gooding. There will be fun, inspiration and encouragement for all ages in this Christmas musical as Cameron Camel and his friends count down the top songs of Christmas.

Refreshments will be available after the show. A free-will offering will be welcome, with proceeds going to Helping Hearts and Hands of Gooding and Harvest Hope in Haiti.

More information: call 208-934-4542 or email

Faith leaders celebrate religious freedom with rally

TWIN FALLS — A rally to celebrate religious freedom will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Twin Falls City Park. Faith leaders of the Magic Valley have come together to organize the event. They invite the public to share their voices on how to get along together and even be friends — despite any differences — in order to make a statement about Magic Valley values.

Bring family and friends to hear religious and civic leaders speak, join hands around the park in prayer and have refreshments. More information: See the flyer at


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