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Our Sunday services begin at 10:30am. Children religious education classes are available during the services, and child care is available for nursery and preschoolers. Our sanctuary is wheelchair accessible. See the "Newcomers" link for additional information.

Sunday Services for the Month of October, 2017

Oct. 1: "Pride Not Prjudice"
     "Pride Not Prejudice" was the theme of yesterday’s (this year the fifth) Idaho Falls’ Pride Celebration. However, those of us who have worked hard to make "IF Pride" such a success still sometimes hear others complain that LGBT people make too big a fuss about their sexual orientation and gender identity. So lets get this "Pride" business straightened out.

Oct. 8: "A Powell Davie; A Man, A Vision, A LegacyOpa"
     A. Powell Davies is a name that even Unitarian Universalists living in the 21st century, way out here in the west, should know. Let’s explore a bit of the history and influence of this Unitarian minister; his words and his ideas.

Oct. 15: "Radicalism in the Name of Hospitlality"
     Even in this day in age in many parts of the world hospitality is far more than offering a weary traveler refreshments. It is to take responsibility for the traveler’s well being in every sense, to provide food and drink, a place to rest, and, if necessary, protect them from any who would do them harm. How have we in "the West" lost this idea and how might we regain this most fundamental part of human societies?

Oct. 22: "It's White Supremacy! Teach-in II"
      "Everybody has to start somewhere and it takes commitment to disrupt business as usual." Last spring, long before "Charlottesville" or the "Fire the-------" speeches addressed to the owners of the NFL, we knew that what we UU’s, all of us mostly white folks, clergy and lay, young and old, need to do, is to continue to study and learn together. Let us again focus our worship on how we can recognize and start to address "business as usual"

Oct. 29: "Celebrate the Dying Season"
     For more than a decade this congregation has enjoyed welcoming and learning about the Mexican holiday, "Dia de los Muertos." Let’s now explore the connection of that ancient celebration and our own reluctant acceptance of the death that defines these autumnal days.

Nov. 5: "Hospitality and Generosity"
      Irina Aristarkhova author of "Hospitality of the Matrix" writes, How do we, how should we respond to the immigrant, the refugee, those mired in poverty, the homeless person, the disenfranchised, or those who are discriminated against? It is not enough to be a Good Samaritan again and again and again. We are also obligated to work to eliminate the causes, to go beyond band aids to systemic solutions. Clearly, the quality and extent of hospitality is crucial to the common good. Hospitality is an act of love. It cannot exist in hate’s shadow.
     This morning Daylight Savings Time ends so you can relax a bit and still arrive on time for our 10:30 service!

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