We gather together to...

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


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 




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.  

February 18:  Why here, why now? with Pastor Jenny

Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship originated in a vision or dream shared by its founders. Let’s talk about the dream as it manifested into ministry. What does this Fellowship represent in Pocatello, in Bannock County, in Idaho? Stick around for a potluck dinner afterwards.

March 4:  Diversity for Sustainability  with Pastor Jenny

Inspired by the book, Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems, by John H. Holland, this service’s reflection will consider cultural diversity among humans as an answer for sustainability in community.

March 18:  Beauty from Brokenness  with Pastor Jenny

Pastor Jenny Peek's message is "Beauty in Brokenness," which is no modern concept or philosophy. In Japan, the art of Kintsugi is a method of repairing broken things with gold or golden lacquer so that the imperfections are beautifully highlighted. How can this appreciation for brokenness help us today? Following the service, we will have a short congregational meeting (see the News and Events page for more information). This is our 3rd Sunday, so please plan on staying for potluck dinner and fellowship.

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.


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

March 11:  Mithraism  with Jeffry Shelton

The ancient Roman Mystery Cult Mithraism was a religion practiced in the Roman Empire from the 1st to 3nd centuries A.D. chiefly by soldiers. Although some of the ritual practices of the cult are known, the beliefs of the cult were and are largely mysterious. Clues to what Mithraists believed have been found in the iconography of their temples. Jeff will inform us of what is presently believed about Mithraism.

March 25:  Letting Go:  What it is and What it isn't  with Bob Gehrke

While this is a very broad subject, we will focus on its spiritual and social justice aspects. For those who would like an introduction to this very broad topic on which many articles have been written, Bob has selected the following by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, “Letting Go.”

The article can be found at  http://drlwilson.com/Articles/letting_go.htm

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.


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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