Welcome 

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 Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half our Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Living in the Shadow of Gun Violence

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Marsha Sousa

From Columbine to Sandy Hook, San Bernadino to Orlando, the specter of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence looms large over our lives. What courage and strength can we draw from our Unitarian Universalist faith? What comfort do we have to offer to those seeking to live compassionate lives — and raise compassionate children — in an increasingly violent world? You’re invited to participate in a talk-bcc discussion following this frank, hopeful program on the most pressing public health concern of our time.

This Alaskan Life

Speakers: UUFF Members  Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

Join us as we welcome guests from around the country for our second of two Whale Coast Alaska tours! With story, song, and more than a little humor, we’ll gather campfire-style around our chalice and listen as members and friends of UUFF celebrate this wild, beautiful place we call home.

The Community of Caring 

Speaker: Ellen Weiser  Lay Leader:  Lisa Sporleder

Fairbanks exemplifies a caring community. Ellen Weiser, Program Director for Aging At Home Fairbanks, will explain how this new program is a perfect fit for our town, which takes to heart the values of volunteerism and caring for one another.  AAH Fairbanks is part of a nation-wide movement that promotes the idea of members and volunteers sharing their skills to help people live in their own homes as long as they can be kept safe and healthy.

 

With Liberty and Justice for All

Speaker: Hayden Nevill Lay Leader: Tomas Vrba

In the spirit of Independence Day, join us as we explore our 5th and 6th Unitarian Universalist principles: Our commitment to the democratic process, and our dream of a world community ensuring peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Our Alaska

Speakers: UUFF Members Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Fails

Whether you were born in Alaska, or if your car’s still sporting dust from your first trip up the Alacan, no doubt you’ve got a story about why Alaska is home. Today we welcome new friends joining us from around the country for the first of two Whale Coast tours this year. In a service full of epic storytelling, humor, and song, UUFF members and friends will share uniquely Alaskan tales of adventure, wonder, inspiration, and plenty of the strange-but-true.

Blessing of the Animals

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Lindsey Parkinson

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, Unitarian Universalists gather once a year to celebrate the creatures who accompany us through life. Whether they walk, swim, hop, crawl, scamper, or fly, your animal friends are welcome to join us in “paw-son” for a special service of blessing (as long as they play well with others). You can also bring a photograph of your animal friend, or of beloved pets who have passed on. This service will honor them all.

Why Bathrooms Matter

Speaker: Hayden Nevill Lay Leader: Laurie Walton

In recent months, dozens of bills have been proposed that would limit bathroom access for transgender people. Rhetoric associated with these bills has become quite heated. Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to stand on the side of equality and justice. How can we do the difficult work of answering that call?

Unexpected Joy (followed by the UUFF Annual Meeting)

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Mike West Music: Marsha Sousa

Our search for truth and meaning is a lifelong journey, made sweeter by the presence of our fellow travelers. This brief service — followed immediately by UUFF’s 2016 Annual Meeting — will celebrate the expected and unexpected joys of the past year. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Come take part in the UU sacrament of voting for board members, bylaw changes, and other exciting developments in the life of your fellowship.

May Pole Celebration

Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Music: Marsha Sousa

Join us for our yearly inter-generational celebration of the return of greenness to our Northern home, with live music provided by members and friends of the fellowship. And, of course, dancing around the maypole! All ages are welcome and encouraged to join in.

Parking Options Meeting

We will be having a Review of Parking Options after Sunday May 8th’s service. Pizza will be provided. Please join us. You can review the parking options by clicking UUFF Parking Options. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Shambare at jtshambare@nullalaska.edu 

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