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.

Wild Alaska

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Speakers: UUFF Storytellers

UUFF members and friends, lifetime Alaskans and transplants alike, will share their thrilling tales of adventure in Alaska’s vast wilderness. Join us in welcoming our guests from the lower 48 for this summer’s first Whale Coast tour!

Living From a Full Cup

Speaker: Laurie Walton  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

Sometimes the demands of modern life leave us depleted, overwhelmed and burned out. How can we develop a presence and practice that allows us to experience more ease and resilience in our daily lives? This service will be an introduction to Full Body Presence, as developed by Suzanne Scurlock- Durana. Laurie will lead a guided inner exploration following the service.

Disconnected

Speaker: Holly Blood Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill Music: Marsha Sousa

Experiencing homelessness in Alaska is a unique challenge compared to other places around our nation. Working with young people experiencing homelessness in Fairbanks has helped Holly Blood to understand how we can do more as a community – even in seemingly small ways – to help our most vulnerable community members.

Mother’s Day

Leaders: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and Molly Lemen   Music: Marsha Sousa

A morning of ritual and song celebrating those who have mothered us, the mothers among us, and honoring the often complicated relationship between mother and child.

Pledge Day Celebration!!!!

Special Announcement
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
FELLOWSHIP OF FAIRBANKS
PLEDGE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

8:00AM TO 8:00PM SATURDAY – MAY 12

Come and join your UUFF members and friends for our “One Day Pledge Celebration. Join in the fun as we make our financial pledges to support UUFF in the coming fiscal year ( July 2018-June 2019).

Your pledge can be made by email, phone or by coming by the Fellowship.

Here is how it works:

EMAIL YOUR PLEDGE: info@nulluuff.org Please provide your Name, mailing address, Your pledge amount and method of payment.

PHONE YOUR PLEDGE: 907-451-8838 Your call will be answered by one of our members and we will happily take your pledge.

PLEDGE AT UUFF: Drive, bike, walk, unicycle or paddle your way to UUFF where cheerful volunteers will be eager to assist you in making your pledge.
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PLEDGE DAY SCHEDULE
8 AM- CAST OFF
Pledge Day begins! Snacks and coffee for pledgers and volunteers

9 AM – FIRST HOURLY DRAWING
Your chance to win some fabulous UU prizes- winners announced on Facebook and email

10 AM – LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Games and activities for all ages (crafts, UU trivia, and more!)

NOON – 1:30 PM LUNCH FOR PLEDGERS AND VOLUNTEERS

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
More fun and games

4 PM – THE UUFF FLOTILLA OF GENEROSITY
Canoe or kayak from Pioneer Park to UUFF to make your pledge and stay for the celebration dinner.
The Flotilla will be launching from the Pioneer Park Boat Launch off
Peger Rd. PFD (personal floatation device) required for each boater.
Contact: Cam Leonard: 907-750-3084 C, 907-455-7859 H
Dave Frey: 907-322-4966 C, 907-457-2131 H
You have no boat but would like to float! Contact Dave or Cam to connect you with a boat with an open seat.

5:30 PM DINNER FOR ALL PLEDGERS AND VOLUNTEERS
Finish off our day with a fabulous cookout provided by the Sunday Afternoon Chalice Circle.

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT

8 PM OARS OUT OF THE WATER!
The grand prize drawing of the evening, open to all pledgers, a travel chalice set from Balzaro Designs

THERE IS MORE!
Celebrate the Pledge Day theme, A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, by enjoying a root beer float while visiting with your UUFF friends.

ON GOING ATIVITIES:
Prayer Flags, Origami Canoes, Boats and Cranes, Nautical Flags.
Limerick and Pun challenge –write a limerick with our pledge day theme or UUFF theme. The winner will be chosen during the celebration dinner.

Love Thy Neighbor

Speaker: Rev. Shirley Lee  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

Rev. Shirley Lee will offer us an update on the Tanana Chiefs Conference Sobering Center. During the winter of 2007-2008, six people froze to death on the streets of Fairbanks due to being intoxicated and having nowhere safe to go. The new Sobering Center offers a place for intoxicated people to sober up for 12 hours in safety and warmth, and a chance to connect with the medical and social services they need. She will also be updating us on how the fellowship can continue to show up in solidarity with the Fairbanks Four, a group of young native men who were wrongfully incarcerated for 18 years.

Celebrate Our Sacred Places Outside and Within

Leaders: Susan Grace and Jeanne Olson  Music: Marsha Sousa

Celebrate Earth Day! We will share songs, readings, and photos of our favorite places on the planet. Send digital images of your favorite wild and sacred places to Susan at blackdog@nullptialaska.net to have it included in a special slide show that will be enjoyed during the service. If you would like, bring your favorite quote for the Earth and the wild places to share.

Who We Are

Speakers: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and UUFF Storytellers Music: Laurel Holmes

This service will explore three important questions: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? Join us in welcoming storytellers who will illuminate us with tales of our fellowship’s past, present, and future.

Who Decides?

 Speaker: Kenneth Reams Lay Leaders: Hayden Nevill, Alison Carter and Eric Muehling

Our speaker will be Kenneth Reams, who will be phoning in from Varner Supermax prison in Grady, Arkansas. From his jail cell, Reams founded an organization called “Who Decides,” a group “whose ambition is to educate about capital punishment through art.” Reams will speak to us about capital punishment in the United States, the racism inherent in our criminal justice system, and his own experience living on death row.

Holy Fools

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Mel Sikes Music: Vera Alexander

It’s Easter … and April Fool’s Day! The perfect opportunity to honor a rabble of “Holy Fools,” people throughout history who have flouted society’s expectations in order to live radical lives. After the service there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.

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