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.

We Who Defy Hate

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

Thanks to a PBS documentary airing on September 20th, people across the country are learning for the first time about a Unitarian couple — Martha and Waitstill Sharp — who traveled to Nazi-occupied Europe to defy Hitler at great personal risk. The religious bigotry and international refugee crises which the Sharps faced echoes into today’s political environment. This program will explore the Sharps’ epic story and what we can learn from their example as a people committed to manifesting justice in this world.

Our Place in the Cosmos

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Cam Leonard

2015 — which saw convincing evidence of water running beneath the surface of mars, new achievements in private spaceflight, and breathtaking images of never-before-seen corners of our solar system — was a landmark year in space exploration. In the spirit of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s belief that “we are all stardust,” this service will explore our place in the cosmos as starstuff, contemplating itself.

Water Communion

Program: Laurie Walton Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

Each year as we gather in the fall, it is our custom to offer water as a symbol of our connection one to the other. This year there will be 4 periods of water sharing during the service. We may be sharing where the water came from but perhaps  more importantly, what this water means to you …  what it symbolizes in our lives together . Please bring a small container of water from a place special to you, anywhere from your dog’s water dish to your favorite fish camp, deep in the wilderness.

A Labor of Love

Leader: Lisa Sporleder Music: Marsha Sousa

UUs are quite passionate people.  They care deeply about the endeavors they take on. What do you do simply because you are so passionate about the subject that you give your time to it?  What do you do just for the love of doing it? Just in time for Labor Day, join us for a morning dedicated to the work that gives our lives meaning and joy.

Calm Soul of All Things

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Vera Alexander

Join us for a morning of meditation and reflection on our seventh principle — our place in the interdependent web of all living things, of which we are a tiny but important part. Together we will share music, silence, and the spoken word.

Flower Communion

Speaker: Lisa Sporleder Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Marsha Sousa

Small, but mighty, the flower comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, wild and domestic…just like people!  Bring a flower to the service, and let us behold the beauty of the bouquet that we create together.  How can this lovely creation be used as a metaphor for the community we hope to create through our Unitarian Universalist faith and beyond?

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.

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