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 a interim minister, Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock, who travels to Fairbanks one week each month from her home in at the base of Sheep Mountain off the Glenn Highway. In between visits, she is available for consultation and pastoral care by phone and email. Other services are lay led or feature guest ministers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Upcoming Acoustic Guitar Concert

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Masters of solo finger style, Steve Baughman and Peppino D’Agostino will be giving a concert at UUFF.

Steve Baughman is a master of both finger style guitar, and claw hammer banjo, but is an avid teacher as well. He recently produced an instructional DVD “Zen Banjo” in collaboration with the Zen Monk Rev. Heng Sure, and explores mindfulness in the context of banjo playing as a practice.  In addition to his work with Celtic music and alternative tunings, he has also explored applying claw hammer banjo technique to the guitar, resulting in a unique sound with subtlety and drive.   His album Farewell to Orkney, is listed as one of the “Best Albums of 2013″ by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Known as “the guitarist’s guitarist”, Peppino D’Agostino has helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”.  His recording Every Step of the Way, was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers in 2008.

Tickets at Grassroots Guitar and at the door: $20.  For more information contact Leif Thompson at 456-2540.

25 years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Speaker: Doug Toelle Lay Leader: Marilyn Richardson

In July many Americans celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, what’s changed and where are we heading and why should UU’s care.

Highlights of General Assembly

Speakers: UUFF Members who attended GA this year Lay leader: Hayden Nevill

General Assembly is our once-yearly gathering of UUs from across the country. It is a place to find information and encouragement to increase the good we do in the world. Please join us this Sunday to hear inspiring words from GA 2015 Portland OR.

Inspired by Nature

Speakers: UUFF Members Lay Leader:  Dave Frey

Stories Inspired by nature essays, books and shared experiences.

Dana Lyons Great Salish Sea Tour CD Release Concert

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Bringing together a mix of comedy, ballads and love songs, Dana Lyons’ sharp wit and beautiful voice have him performing at concert halls, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and universities across the US and around the world. Dana’s music receives crossover radio play on country, rock, alternative, community, college and oldies radio stations worldwide.

“Internationally known, Bellingham based ‘warrior troubadour’, Dana Lyons, carries on the legacy of artist/activists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.” — Margaret Jakubcin, North Olympic Library System

Donation of $15/Adult $8 Students/Seniors/Military. For more information, please contact Susan Grace at 479-0780

Songs Inspiring Action

Speaker: Dana Lyons Lay leader: Susan Grace Music: Dana Lyons and Susan Grace

Singing and music unites people. Dana Lyons has performed nationally and internationally working with groups all around the world stirring folks into action. He will share his inspirational stories about working as an activist, his songs, and experiences.

Walking Towards Trouble

Speaker: Mel Sikes Lay Leader:  Laurie Walton

The UU Faith is a faith that can provide not only us, but others with a powerful answer to the question: When destruction happens, what are we asked to do? Where do we find healing? Where do we find salvation? The journey of faith is walking toward trouble. Faith leaders walk toward trouble. They walk toward people in pain. They walk toward people with broken hearts. And when they walk toward suffering people, they bring something special, something more important than blankets and food. They bring curiosity. They bring a willingness to be surprised. They bring doubt. If we don’t have doubt, we are certain of what is going on and how to fix the situation. When we believe we don’t know the answers, we can hear what other people have say.

A History of Explosive Ideas!”

Speakers: Various UUFF members Lay leader: Jana Peirce

Religious tolerance, the separation of church and state, humane treatment for the mentally ill, women’s equality, civil rights, environmental justice, LGBTQ rights, sexual freedom…. Unitarians Universalists have been at the forefront of many progressive and, in their time, explosive ideas over the course of our history. We’ll take a closer look at a few of these and think about the revolutionary ideas we may be called on to champion in the future.

Poetry Sunday

Speakers: Various UUFF Members/Friends Lay Leader: Cam Leonard

The theme is “Poetry: The Worship of Words.”  All in attendance are invited to share a favorite poem with the congregation.

The Upside of Quitting

Speakers: Janie Magelky and Lane Delventhal Lay Leader: Mel Sikes

Most of us hear early on that it’s not good to be a quitter. But whether it’s a religion, a job or a life dream, sometimes we come to learn that quitting is the best thing we can do for ourselves or others. This is the third and last service in our series, This UU Life. For each service, UUFF members share wisdom and insights hard won from personal experience. Previous services have explored what happens when we leave our comfort zones or when we let go of something we’ve been holding onto for dear life. Join us this Sunday to hear about the upside of quitting.

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