We are welcoming, open and affirming to all. Our services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Religious exploration for school-age children and childcare for preschoolers are available from September to May. Learn more about us and what happens Sundays at UUFF.
Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by a part-time minister, Rev. Tracy Springberry, who travels to Fairbanks five times each year from her home in eastern Washington and is available for consultation and pastoral care between visits as well. Other services are lay led or feature guest ministers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.
Lay Leader: Mike Walleri Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry
For most of us the holidays are full of expectations. We want them to be fun and joyful. However, the Buddha taught that wants and expectations are the road to suffering. Might that be a problem?
Lay Leader: Barbara Clark Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry
While the US has just 5% of the world’s population, we have 25% of the world’s prison population –the largest percentage in the world. Most of the prisoners are people in color.
Lay Leader: Susan Grace Music: Laurel Holmes, Susan Grace, Dance Band
This multigenerational Service is for all ages as we celebrate the mystery of life and share gratitude with music, dance, and stories.
Join us Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. for a recital of brass music with UAF trumpet and trombone professors, Karen Gustafson and Jim Bicigo. $10 suggested donation. This is a Music in the Woods Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, 4448 Pike’s Landing Road (across from the Princess Hotel) in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Lay Leaders: Laurie Walton and Cam Leonard
The late Forrest Church, longtime pastor at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City, said “Whenever a trap door swings or the roof caves in, don’t ask “Why?” Why will get you nowhere. The only question worth asking is “Where do we go from here?” And part of the answer must be, “together.” Church believed in many things. One of them was that the term evangelical Unitarian is not an oxymoron. Church described himself as a born-again Unitarian: “Born again” to the trembling beat at the world’s very heart” – open to both the laughter and pain of life. He believed that those who dare to be thankful in the face of all that life throws at us might even express our gratitude by sharing it with our friends. Join us on Sunday, November 17 to hear more of Forrest Church’s gospel of life and love.
Program Coordinator: Jeanne Olson
Remembrance/Armistice Day: Every year on November 11th at 11am , 11/11/11, people around the world pause for a moment. Remembrance Sunday is a day for us to join together to remember, reflect, and mourn for the violence and death in the “war to end all wars.” And, oh yes, my goodness, there’s the poppies.
Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer Speaker: Hayden Nevill
Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls on us to perform good deeds in the name of justice, but it is sometimes difficult to translate faith into action. Hayden will discuss current work of the Social Justice Committee, including opportunities for all of us to be involved in direct action.
Lay Leader: Susan Grace Speaker: Mike Walleri
Alaska is one of several states considering raising the minimum wage. Mike Walleri will discuss how this issue fits with our UU principles.
Cold Steel is the world’s northernmost steel pan orchestra and they will bring tropical sounds to life playing on traditional steel drums from Trinidad. Suggested donation is $10. Bring your friends to hear great music in our beautiful performance space!
Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry
The idea of faith is sometimes challenging for Unitarian Universalists. Rev. Tracy Springberry will discuss her faith.