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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.

 

 

Join Us for a 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, for 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.  

 January 7:  Panikkar’s Window with Pastor Jenny

How can our awareness of personal perspective impact our sense of truth? Theologian Raimon Panikkar used the window metaphor to inspire curiosity, humility, and decentering of ‘truth’. Join us this Sunday for Pastor Jenny’s reflection on ‘windows’ and communication. Do we live our lives in a way that assures a comfortably "familiar view", and if so, how might we stretch beyond our comfort zone? 

January 21:  Call to a National Moral Revival

One year ago, millions across the planet raised their voices in solidarity, pledging in so many ways to be a force of moral resistance. 2018 demands of us to renew this pledge. “We who believe in freedom shall not rest until it comes!” Pastor Jenny wishes to express her gratitude to our congregation and the Search Committee. Our Unitarian Universalist neighbors from the Magic Valley UUF in Twin Falls will join us for this service, as we celebrate our common purpose as a people of faith dedicated to freedom, justice and peace.

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

January 14: The Place We Call Home, with Jennifer Attebery

Jennifer Attebery will be facilitating the second 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.

January 28:  On Prayer, with Becky Hardy

Becky Hardy will facilitate a discussion on prayer. This is somewhat based on the Maine Forest Service Chaplain and Ordained UU Reverend Kate Braestrup’s book, Beginner’s Grace, regarding prayer. If you are so inclined, be mindful of prayer popping up (or not) for you in the weeks ahead. Our meeting will be a time to listen, share and further explore different aspects of this classic religious topic.

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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