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 Jarzabski, 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.
Speakers: Various UUFF Members and Friends Lay Leader: Jana Peirce
Our annual “Love is Like a Box of Chocolates” service gives us the chance to reflect on the many meanings of that overworked word, love. We know what Hallmark and Hollywood think, but what does love mean to you? We ask an assortment of people to give us their thoughts on the subject – in word, verse, and song — in 1-3 minute bite-sized morsels. And while not everyone will get a Valentine with their name on it this year, everyone who joins us will get a piece of chocolate as part of the chocolate communion. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”
Speakers and Lay Leaders: Rev. Leslie, Molly Lemen, and Stephanie Sandberg
An Earth-centered, multigenerational service celebrating Imbolc (pronounced i-MOLG). Imbolc is a celebration of the first signs of the return of spring, the feast of St. Brigid, and the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Join us for a morning filled with color, light, and song.
Speaker: Rev. Leslie Jarzabski Lay Leader: Cam Leonard
Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith. Our covenant is also a living document that needs love and attention to thrive, and requires periodic renewal.
Chalice Circles will be back at UUFF starting this February. One of our most popular programs, Chalice Circle provide the opportunity to make deeper connections with each other than are possible on Sunday mornings alone and to talk about the things that matter most to us.
Speaker: Rev. Leslie Jarzabski Lay Leader: Jana Peirce
It’s safe to assume that if you’re a UU, you’ve got questions. You may even have deep theological questions, ethical quandaries, and even playful paradoxes taking up space in your brain. This program will be made up entirely of your questions, and Rev. Leslie’s answers to them. Email your questions to Rev. Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop them in the “Question Box” at the church by January 5th.
Speaker: Audrey Copeland Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill
Audrey Copeland, a retired Fairbanks teacher who currently teaches a World Religions class at UAF, will present a brief introduction to Islam including information on its core values and the various denominations within the faith. We will discuss the Five Pillars of Islam and highlight the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
December 24th, 7-8 PM. Join UUFF for an evening of fellowship, hot cocoa, and Christmas carols both familiar and unfamiliar. Please email or call Rev. Leslie (email@example.com, or 371-4798) if you would like to contribute to the holiday cookie potluck.
Speakers: Rev. Leslie Jarzabski and Jordyn Jarzabski Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder
With the winter solstice behind us, daylight is beginning to creep back into our lives a few minutes each day. But spring just can’t come soon enough for Iffy the Muppet, our resident Minister of Mischief. With the help of our UUFF kiddos, Iffy will lead us on a fun-filled journey to find the sun. Join us for a morning full of stories, songs, jokes and — of course — muppets.
Coordinator: Jana Peirce Storyteller: Susan Grace
Drawing on both Native American myth and pagan ritual, this non-traditional service begins in darkness with drumming and chanting and ends with the returning of the light as we weave together music and story to call down the sun. This is an inter-generational program, meaning that children of all ages are invited to stay for the entire service, which has been designed to appeal to all ages. Please join us as we get ready to mark passing of the winter solstice not intellectually or stoically, but joyously and experientially.