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 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.

Celebrating the Summer Solstice: The Ant and the Grasshopper

Lay Leader: Susan Grace Accompanist:  Vera Alexander

We celebrate Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, joyfully in the beauty of this time together in community with love and light.

Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice

Lay Leader:  Marilyn Richardson  Speakers: Mark DeCorso, Dave Frey, and Susan Grace

Inviting visiting folks into your home and sharing your life for a few days can be a very spiritual and gratifying experience. Various UUFF members will speak of either giving or receiving hospitality.

Caution Church Ahead

Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill     Speaker: Cam Leonard

Liberal religion does not demand tithes or confessions of sin or adherence to a creed. What, then, do we ask of each other? Cam Leonard will deliver Victoria Safford’s award-winning sermon that explores the profound demands on all of us.

UUFF Annual Meeting

Lay Leader: Doug Toelle Accompanist: Vera Alexander 

A brief service as we come together as active members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks for our Annual Meeting.

Is it Good or Is it Bad?

Co-Coordinators: Rev. Tracy Springberry and Bre Griffin

We will celebrate life transitions in this multigenerational service. Many transitions are full of opportunity and fraught with peril. We will bless and honor those in the midst of these exciting and challenging life moments.

UUFF Annual Meeting

The UUFF Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 4, at approximately 11:00a.m. after a brief Sunday service. Members are encouraged to attend to elect new members to the Board of Directors, seat a Minister Search Committee, and vote on one bylaw change.

 

The proposed bylaw change is to remove the requirement for ratification of Board officers by electronic vote. The reason for this proposal is that the ratification process is cumbersome and slows the business of the Board until officers are ratified. The reason for this proposed change will be further discussed at the Annual Meeting. Selected text of the original article follows.

 

Article VI, Section 2 – Election of Officers and Directors

(b)  Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) shall be elected by the Board at the first regularly scheduled Board meeting after new Board members take office at the beginning of the fiscal year and ratified by the Fellowship by electronic vote.

Famous Unitarian Universalist’s From Our History

Lay Leader/Interviewer: Susan Grace Speakers: UU Characters from History

Our program will be presented by you the fellowship.  Come dressed as your favorite Famous UU Man or Woman from our rich history.  Learn a little information about this person to share with the fellowship in 1-2 minutes in a brief story of who they are (were), and what they did with their lives.

Light Returns and Nature Awakens Our Spirit

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla  Speaker: Mel Sikes

The spring equinox is upon us turning our thoughts to warm weather and spring awakenings. It’s a magical time of longer days; nature coming to life again; joy; hopefulness; and reawakening of ourselves after a long winter. Let’s plant the seeds of goodness in the soil of our thoughts.

Peacemaking Begins At Home

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder Speakers: Scott Bell and Cathy Walling

Tending our interpersonal relationships is tending our web of connection to humanity.  Learning to listen and speak in ways which foster more understanding is a spiritual practice of interpersonal peacemaking useful in our most intimate relationships, with family and friends, at work, and in our communities.  We deepen our connections with others by developing listening, self-reflection and speaking abilities which allow us to more fully understand a situation and convey our thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for

Lay Leader: Danny Swisher  Speaker: Kim Swisher

In a world where we are fatigued from information overload and social media, we long for ways to nurture and feed our souls. We seek. One of our guiding principles, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, offers us support to seek, but many of us UU’s still haven’t found what we are looking for. How do we find it? This service will revisit the words of Rev. Robert M. Hardies of the All Souls Unitarian Church. His sermon from January 5, 2014 provides some insight on how to find what we seek on Sunday morning.

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