October 28 Minister Start-up

It is customary to have a "Minister Start-up" when a congregation accepts a new minister. Rev. Elizabeth Greene will join us to help facilitate a gathering of the PUUF congregation and leadership. The meeting is intended to clarify our relationship with our new minister, and to learn what the minister expects from us. It will also clarify our short-term and long-term goals as a congregation. Meetings will be at the church at 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and a potluck lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Mark at neiwmark@isu.edu.

Schedule for Saturday, October 28:
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Workshop with the whole congregation
12:30-1:30 p.m.  Potluck Lunch
1:30-3:30 p.m.  Meeting with PUUF Board and committee chairs

Theme for October:  Hospitality*

PUUF Aspirational Covenant 

(Adopted in June, 2016)  "May we be a compassionate religious community built on love and justice, exploring and celebrating the mysteries of life with reason, reverence, and courageous doubt. With conscious action, we can be the change we wish to see in the world."

Offerings for October go to Breaking Boundaries

The mission of Breaking Boundaries is to help those with HIV/AIDS in Southeast Idaho live a life of independence and dignity, through direct financial support, and also to increase awareness and prevention by providing of HIV/AIDS education to the community. For more information, go to http://breakingboundariesidaho.org.

ANNUAL MEETING MAY 6, 2018.  Please note the earlier date this year.

Our Newsletter

Download our September 2017 Newsletter in PDF format.

Upcoming issues and deadlines (deadlines end at 5:00 pm)...

November:  Call for submission on Oct. 23th due by Oct. 25th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by October 31st

December:  Call for submission on Nov. 15th due by 17th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by Nov. 22th

January:  This will be an early call & send out month. Call for submission on Dec. 18th due by Dec. 20th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by Dec. 29th

February:  Call for submission on Jan. 22nd due by Jan. 24th by 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by Jan. 30th

March: Call for submission on Feb. 19th due by Feb. 21st by 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by Feb. 27th

April: Call for submission on March 19th due by March 21st by 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by March 27th

May: Call for submission on April 19th due by April 23th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by April 30th.

June:  Call for submission on May 18th due by May 22th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by May 29th

July & Aug.: Call for submissions on June 15th due by June 19th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by June 26th

September: Call for submission on Aug. 20th due by Aug. 22th at 5 pm. Newsletter sent out by August 28th

Our By-Laws

View our By-Laws in PDF format.

PUUF Board Meetings

Members are welcome to sit in on any PUUF Board meeting. If you are a Member and would like to propose an agenda item, please let the Board President know by midnight Wednesday before the meeting.The next meeting will be held November 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the church.


Touchstones is a monthly resource published by the Mountain Desert District for the Pacific Western Region. If you are a PUUF Member, you can obtain a copy of Touchstones by contacting Teri Peterson peteteris@gmail.com.

* This year's Themes

These themes are based on Touchstones.

January:  Courage

February:  Respect

March:  Balance

April:  Consolation/Desolation

May:  Acceptance

June:  Prophetic Imperative

July:  Circle of Light

August:  Ambiguity/Paradox

September:  Beauty

October:  Hospitality

November:  Faith

December:  Hope


January:  Love

February:  Justice 

March:  Humility

April:  Transformation

May:  Beloved Community

June:  Wisdom

July:  Liberty

August:  Unity/Diversity