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 Welcome!

We gather together to...

  • Search for truth and meaning,
  • Connect in beloved community,
  • Stand together On the Side of Love

PUUF...

The Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and is a liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and meaning, and to affirming the inherent worth and dignity of everyone.

Please join us for 4:00 pm Sunday Worship Services and other activities at 309 N. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello, ID.

 

 

NEW! Weekly Get-Together at Elmer's!

Stop by Elmer's Restaurant every Thursday evening at 6:30 - 8:30 pm..
Join us for dinner or dessert and casual conversation. This is a wonderful opportunity for PUUF members and friends to get together for conversation, sharing stories and just having fun. Elmer's Restaurant is at 851 S 5th Ave. in Pocatello. Anyone in the community is welcome 

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Held on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays of every month at 4:00 pm

See our "News & Events" page for more information about the services.  

 November 5: When Human Rights are Served as Selective White Privilege,  What's a UU to DO About It? with Pastor Jenny Peek

Today’s service originally was going to include our minister’s reflection on the topic of Human Rights and White Privilege. But we as UUs have been called to deepen our work of de-centering Euro-American or white voices in our worship services. Instead, our worship service is uniquely prophetic: Through the contributions, writing and music of People of Color, this service calls to us who identify as white to listen, humbly and perhaps with some discomfort, to the lived reality of black UUs. Read more...

 November 19:  To, For, With: In Gratitude, with Pastor Jenny

This Sunday is quite a big deal! First, we kick off our participation in the annual Guest At Your Table fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Second, we consider our individual or collective approach to serving others. Third, this is our Potluck Sunday following the worship service. For fun this time of year, please consider bringing a traditional bread from your childhood in addition to your favorite potluck dishes. Whether 'bread' meant homemade or store-bought, gluten-free, or anything else, let's enjoy 'breaking bread' together. Read more...

December 3:  Sustainable Hope in an Era of Cynicism, with Pastor Jenny

December’s Fellowship Theme is Hope. When we embrace hope as an action verb, what may we accomplish? Pastor Jenny will share on the meaning, purpose and sources of hope.

December 17:  Festival of Lights

Join us for our traditional celebration of holiday traditions around the world. We will have special music with guest musicians, candle lightings to represent each religion, meaningful readings and group activities. Stay around for a Potluck Holiday Feast and more fun. Come early to get a good seat!

December 31:  Worship Service To Be Announced

 

Join us for a Potluck Dinner or "Linger Longer" reception after every service.  Check out the "Newcomers" page for additional information that you may find helpful.

RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (RE)

Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at 4:00-5:30 pm at the Church Building, open to teens and adult

November 26: Nonviolent Communication, with Jim Mariani

This class is based on principles delineated by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life, which can be purchased (along with the companion workbook) online. 

December 12: The Place We Call Home, with Jennifer Attebery

Jennifer Attebery will be facilitating the first of two sessions  on relationships to the place we call home and the people in that place. She will be drawing material from the book by Catherine Reid, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home, Beacon Press, 2014. The second session will be on January 8, 2018.

All are welcome to join in Religious Exploration, regardless of religious belief or church membership. RE sessions cover discussions of various short articles of topics covering religion, spirituality, or social justice.  All RE sessions are on the second and fourth Sundays. Come to the church at 4 pm to join us for stimulating conversation and new learning experiences. Articles, whenever possible, will be distributed prior to the session via email or discussion. Or check the "News & Events" page for current information.

 CHILDREN'S RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (CRE)

For more information go to the "Children & Youth" page. 

 PUUF is a Welcoming Congregation!   Rainbow Flag

After several years of hard work, PUUF has been officially recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation since 2011. PUUF membership is open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) people, and to anyone else, regardless of religious background or ethnicity. See the "About Us" page for more details.

Contra Dances

[September thru May] Contra Dances meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 7:30-10:30 pm in Pilgrim Hall (gymnasium of the UCC building). There’s always a live band and lots of fun. Singles and families are welcome.  Donation of $6 per dancer is requested, but pay as you can. Call Don Allen at (208) 220-1736 or Kristi Austin at (208) 523-3847 for more information. See our "News & Events" page for updates. 

PUUF Offerings help other organizations

Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship contributes 100% of Sunday worship service offertory plates to local organizations that help others and to organizations that are concerned with our environment. Recent contributions have gone to Aid For Friends, The Idaho Foodbank, Family Services Alliance, Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust, Pocatello Free Clinic, All Under One Roof, 2Great4Hate, Road to RecoveryRyan's Rainbow Connection, Native Aspirations Program, Breaking Boundaries, and Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Center.

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